The 7 Types of University Yik Yakker
Yik Yak is the social media craze sweeping British Universities. Thinking of joining? Here are the types of posters you can expect to meet.
1. The Shameless Plagiariser.
Not equipped with the patience necessary to think of a funny, original Yak, the Shameless Plagiariser trawls the internet for jokes and snappy one liners. If this proves fruitless, they even recycle Yaks barely hours old.
These people can often be observed bragging about their witty YikYak success. However, you look over their shoulder and recognise the joke from a 2011 Episode of Mock The Week.
2. The Oversharer.
The anonymity Yik Yak provides a platform to those who like to share – and I mean share. You and your boyfriend just had sex in the library toilets? Great! But you definitely wouldn’t Tweet about this…
3. The Bandwagon Jumper.
Hop on! Everyone is doing it. Similar to the plagiariser, the infamous BJ craves upvotes and is willing to devote time and energy to this pursuit. They monitor the trends and patterns of the day and tailor their Yaks towards issues which appear to be hot topics.
4. The Hopeless and Boring.
These people leave themselves at the mercy of the downvote. Their offerings could be poorly worded, littered with spelling mistakes or just plain boring. They all head the same way.
Not everyone is cut out for YikYak, or perhaps more accurately, not everyone is that bothered.
5. The Confrontation Lover.
Yik Yak caters for all sorts and some people really do have a low irritation threshold. These people love an argument, even anonymous ones with people they’ve never met and are never likely to meet. Just don’t tell them to calm down whatever you do.
6. The Pun Enthusaist.
This character believes the road to Yik Yak success is paved with puns. They are desperate to tell you that their favourite film is ‘Love Yaktually’ or that they wile away their time ‘procrastibaking’.
Bearable in small doses.
7. The Uplifting Yakker.
Not to be confused with ‘upvoting’, the uplifting Yakker eschews trivial matters like the fact that Maccies doesn’t deliver and tries to offer some perspective. They can restore your faith in humanity through trying to raise awareness about a natural disaster or a missing person.
See, Yik Yak can be a force for good too..