by Emmanuel Quartey
Image from Yale Daily News
Quick, what’s the second most popular online social network at Yale? I’m willing to bet that after Facebook, the site that most Yalies are posting/lurking/procrastinating on is YaleFML.com.
Anisha Suterwala recently wrote a nice YDN piece about this unique anonymous hangout. It’s fascinating to see the many different functions that the site serves. It can be a place to vent:
A place to get answers about school stuff:
Or a place to share a bit of positive energy:
I don’t read YaleFML as often as some of my friends, but when I do, it’s always weird knowing that hundreds of other Yalies are probably on there at the same time, reading the same thing.
Which makes me wonder:
1) Why is the ad banner at the top empty? The obvious thing to do would be to sell the space to companies, but why not make it available to Yalies? I imagine that student groups would be willing to pay a small sum to publicize events.
2) YaleFML mobile app? Or at least a send-via-SMS option.
Thanks to Matthew Regan for the idea for this post!
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