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(Fox News)   Fox News continues to pander to their key "old man yells at clouds" demographic by having a psychiatrist label Yik-Yak "the most dangerous app I have ever seen" because it lets people anonymously post comments everyone else can read   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2014-05-12 11:15:10 AM  
Sounds familiar, but I just can't put my finger on why...
 
2014-05-12 12:15:33 PM  
Oh, it's Ablow again. So not, like, a real or credible psychiatrist.
 
2014-05-12 12:44:52 PM  
So Fox News viewers are now only thirty years behind the times?  I guess that's an improvement.
 
2014-05-12 12:46:07 PM  
As a psychiatrist I can tell you that Facebook contributes to narcissism, depression and impaired interpersonal relationships. This likely happens because users craft appealing profiles of themselves, twisting their stories along the way, fooling themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of "friends" and finally using a keystroke to block unwanted feedback.

And this NEVER happens in real life! EVER! Canadian Girlfriends are REAL, you just wouldn't know them!
 
2014-05-12 12:46:20 PM  
Fox News Medical A-Team

There's no way that's a thing. Who are they going to get to fill Mr. T's role that doesn't scare the living daylights out of their viewers?
 
2014-05-12 12:46:41 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-12 12:53:21 PM  

skozlaw: Fox News Medical A-Team

There's no way that's a thing. Who are they going to get to fill Mr. T's role that doesn't scare the living daylights out of their viewers?


Kiefer Sutherland?
 
2014-05-12 12:54:04 PM  
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-12 01:00:24 PM  

jayhawk88: As a psychiatrist I can tell you that Facebook contributes to narcissism, depression and impaired interpersonal relationships. This likely happens because users craft appealing profiles of themselves, twisting their stories along the way, fooling themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of "friends" and finally using a keystroke to block unwanted feedback.

And this NEVER happens in real life! EVER! Canadian Girlfriends are REAL, you just wouldn't know them!


I actually think this is the entire Fox News business model.
 
2014-05-12 01:02:59 PM  
Ablow link?

Ablow link.
 
2014-05-12 01:03:06 PM  

skozlaw: Fox News Medical A-Team

There's no way that's a thing. Who are they going to get to fill Mr. T's role that doesn't scare the living daylights out of their viewers?


media.ebaumsworld.com
 
2014-05-12 01:23:21 PM  
What a novel use of "technology". Someone give them a billion dollars.
 
2014-05-12 01:30:07 PM  
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Seriously, I've read about this app causing some chaos in high and middle schools.

It's only a matter of time before an unstable kid gets ganged up on via Yik-Yak and kills his or her self.

I know this will be an unpopular opinion, but I think Apple and Google should do the responsible thing and pull this app from its stores.

Perhaps there is a constitutional right to goad, say, a 14 year-old girl into killing herself by anonymously posting a bunch of libelous and explicit messages on what kind of sex acts she likes to do for all her peers at school, but responsible companies should in no way endorse such a thing or make it easy.

People who REALLY want it would be free to take the extra effort to jailbreak their iPhone or sideload the app in their Androids.
 
2014-05-12 01:34:33 PM  
I work in a school district. We had parents ask what we plan to do about this "Yik Yak thing." So it came up in a school board meeting and we, the IT folks, were asked to "block it." We explained that it was the parents' decision, along with the school board, to allow students to have and use cell phones in school. While we can block anything on our own network and wireless system, as well as on any mobile devices issued by the school, we can do nothing about apps that kids download and use on their personal devices over their carrier's data plan. A few of the less tech-savvy individuals guffawed and said that wasn't good enough and we needed to find a solution. When all of the proposed solutions involved teachers being more alert to what students were doing in the classroom (union grievance!), and parents monitoring what was on their child's phone (don't tell us how to parent!), the matter was almost immediately dropped and replaced with a "Be Responsible Online!" campaign consisting of posters and catchy slogans. Most of which will be made fun of on Yik Yak I imagine.
 
2014-05-12 01:40:16 PM  
This isn't a fox news is dumb thing, this is a people are dumb thing.

As mentioned up stream, the first time some kids kills himself/herself because of this app every liberal and conservative politician that can find a tv camera will be denouncing its evils.
 
2014-05-12 01:47:12 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-12 02:07:03 PM  
WinoRhino: ...When all of the proposed solutions involved teachers being more alert to what students were doing in the classroom (union grievance!)...


Ugh. Generally speaking, any teacher that allows students to have their cell phones out during class is probably worthless.

Frankly, I'm surprised there are still public school districts that allow teachers to be so lax. When I was teaching last year the school administrators were insanely up every teacher's ass about every little thing we did or did not do.  It was crazy-- we were all highly educated professionals but were treated like we were a bunch of retards manning the fry station at McDonald's.
 
2014-05-12 02:20:59 PM  
I was a normal person, I loved Jesus, my country and my family.  I had a good job and a good life until I got involved with computers and the internets.  At first is was just the email and maybe some instant messaging but soon I was doing the hard stuff like facebook and twitter.  Then one day I found myself with out a wifi signal, penniless and alone in the world without a family or friend.  Thankfully I was save by the grace of Fox News.

Thanks to Fox News I only use the internets as god wanted, to forward emails about Benghazi and obamacare death panels.  Thank you Fox News.
 
2014-05-12 02:29:01 PM  

Riche: Frankly, I'm surprised there are still public school districts that allow teachers to be so lax. When I was teaching last year the school administrators were insanely up every teacher's ass about every little thing we did or did not do.  It was crazy-- we were all highly educated professionals but were treated like we were a bunch of retards manning the fry station at McDonald's.


Sorry to hear that. It's somewhat the opposite around here and we're worse off for it. There is certainly a middle ground to be had. But the stories I could tell you... there's one school in the district that just would not read any of my emails. I held two training sessions with staff about how to use a new ticketing system we had put in place for any IT service requests. Both times teachers were talking to each other, using their phones, not paying attention. Came time to use it and no one knew what to do. Seven other schools were a complete success using it. I sent another email to their school with instructions, screen shots, etc, and even included a line that said "The first teacher to submit a test ticket using the new service portal will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card."  That was in October. I still have the card.
 
2014-05-12 02:32:16 PM  

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I was 13 when that came out.  Don't think I will ever forget what Tawny Kitaen's ass looked like in a leather g-string.
 
2014-05-12 02:34:07 PM  

Znuh: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x296]


Yuuup. First thing I thought of.
 
2014-05-12 02:40:54 PM  
Yik Yak can turn a school into a virtual chat room where everyone can post his or her comments, anonymously. Untruthful, mean, character-assassinating short messages are immediately seen by all users in a specific geographic area.

I see why FoxNews is concerned being they've cornered that market,
 
2014-05-12 02:57:35 PM  
And now Yik Yak sales will skyrocket
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2014-05-12 03:40:20 PM  
"Untruthful, mean, character-assassinating short messages are immediately seen by all users in a specific geographic area. "

Just like the comments to a Fox News article!
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2014-05-12 03:45:30 PM  
As a psychiatrist I can tell you that Facebook Fox News contributes to narcissism, depression and impaired interpersonal relationships. This likely happens because users viewers craft appealing profiles of themselves their political ideology, twisting their stories along the way, fooling themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of "friends" supporters and finally using a keystroke "fair and balanced" TV network to block unwanted feedback.

Hey! I knew that looked familiar!
 
NFA
2014-05-12 03:53:52 PM  
So FOX News is actively taking a stand in opposition of free speech???

China also believes free speech is too dangerous.
 
2014-05-12 04:00:05 PM  
The idea of posting online comments....isn't that what we're doing on FARK?
 
2014-05-12 04:26:04 PM  

NFA: So FOX News is actively taking a stand in opposition of free speech???

China also believes free speech is too dangerous.


I didn't know your post was important until I saw that it was in a large, bold font.  This let me know I should really pay attention to what was being said.
 
2014-05-12 04:30:06 PM  
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2014-05-12 04:30:42 PM  

Li'l Robbie: The idea of posting online comments....isn't that what we're doing on FARK?


You subversive, you.
 
2014-05-12 04:31:38 PM  

Relatively Obscure: NFA: So FOX News is actively taking a stand in opposition of free speech???

China also believes free speech is too dangerous.

I didn't know your post was important until I saw that it was in a large, bold font.  This let me know I should really pay attention to what was being said.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-12 04:59:40 PM  

skozlaw: Fox News Medical A-Team

There's no way that's a thing. Who are they going to get to fill Mr. T's role that doesn't scare the living daylights out of their viewers?


Yeah, they pulled this thing out of thei ass last week or the week before for some wonderful derp. Can't remember the story, but the stupid was strong with the "A-Tea'. Someone on here pointed out that having an 'A-Team' implied that somewhere out there was a 'B-Team' o people who didn't make the cut. Could you live with yourself if you found out that you weren't "smart enough" for Fox News?
 
2014-05-12 05:02:45 PM  
While I understand that internet anonymity can lead to some pretty bad bullying, I don't understand how this guy has never heard of the myriad of other places where you can be anonymous and spew vitriol... Fark jumps to mind, we have no ID confirmation to sign up here. Same with Google, Yahoo, YouTube, reddit, 4chan, any place where people hang out,

And the "most dangers app ever"? I'm betting that there is either a goatse or 2 Girls, 1 Cup app out there somewhere,
 
2014-05-12 05:22:51 PM  
You killed my father, prepare to die.

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-12 05:24:26 PM  

Riche: WinoRhino: ...When all of the proposed solutions involved teachers being more alert to what students were doing in the classroom (union grievance!)...


Ugh. Generally speaking, any teacher that allows students to have their cell phones out during class is probably worthless.

Frankly, I'm surprised there are still public school districts that allow teachers to be so lax. When I was teaching last year the school administrators were insanely up every teacher's ass about every little thing we did or did not do.  It was crazy-- we were all highly educated professionals but were treated like we were a bunch of retards manning the fry station at McDonald's.


Well, they allow my stepsons to have their phones out, but it's only in a class where they would normally use a calculator, math or science. Just pointing out that there is a time when it's valid to let them use it. Otherwise, they don't get to have them out in class. As a matter of fact, the younger one got his taken away because he was chatting with this "girlfriend" during English. He got in enough trouble with us, but on top of that, he had taken it out of our room after we took it away from im, so he doesn't have a phone until the end of the summer, IF he doesn't fark around anymore.
 
2014-05-12 05:27:43 PM  

WinoRhino: I work in a school district. We had parents ask what we plan to do about this "Yik Yak thing." So it came up in a school board meeting and we, the IT folks, were asked to "block it." We explained that it was the parents' decision, along with the school board, to allow students to have and use cell phones in school. While we can block anything on our own network and wireless system, as well as on any mobile devices issued by the school, we can do nothing about apps that kids download and use on their personal devices over their carrier's data plan. A few of the less tech-savvy individuals guffawed and said that wasn't good enough and we needed to find a solution. When all of the proposed solutions involved teachers being more alert to what students were doing in the classroom (union grievance!), and parents monitoring what was on their child's phone (don't tell us how to parent!), the matter was almost immediately dropped and replaced with a "Be Responsible Online!" campaign consisting of posters and catchy slogans. Most of which will be made fun of on Yik Yak I imagine.


Yeah, people think I'm a wizard because I know how to open windows with keyboard shortcuts and can turn their computer off and back on again. Sometimes that level of wonder can be Hell for the IT guy. For example, if a wire has ever passed anywhere near something, I'm the go to repair guy. I even fix the desks when they get wobbly.

www.yogaallthetime.com
 
2014-05-12 05:39:05 PM  
I hope the app's creators go bankrupt, too.
Notice this:  I am willing to say all this about Yik Yak honestly and openly, without hiding behind an anonymous app created by antisocial developers who want to get rich and don't care if that means ruining our kids on the way to the bank.



Oh, Dr Keith Ablow, what giant brass balls you have.
 
2014-05-13 10:08:20 AM  

K3rmy: And now Yik Yak sales will skyrocket


I just downloaded it and am totally dishing about this fatty wearing mismatched flip-flops right now.

/jk he's not fat
 
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