We analyzed over 600 YikYaks because no one else would
We’d be lying to you if we said the data collection that enabled this study was an extensive and arduous process – it took us at The Quarterly three days. Three days of poring through the latest 600+ messages from Reims’ finest. Three days of classifying your anonymous submissions into well-defined groupings. Three days of arranging our findings into something that could do justice to the beautiful digital haven, rife with intellectual and philosophical discourse, that YikYak is.
For those who are yet to be acquainted with YikYak, allow us to introduce you: YikYak, banned in several US college campuses as of 2015, has undergone a rebirth in SciencesPo campus de Reims, continuing to play unbiased host to whatever our (anonymous) students have on their minds, no matter how potentially damning to future political aspirations or our peers’ mental health these musings may be. Swipe through the graphs below to see the categorical breakdown, and get a sense of what exactly our young bright minds are thinking about on their days off. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.