Casey Newton+ Your Authors @CaseyNewton I write The Interface. Get it by email: bit.ly/2yTbZcK | [email protected] | instagram + snap: @crumbler May. 08, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

It’s nice to see something succeeding with SnapKit, but there’s never been an anonymous Q&A app that didn’t
- promote widespread bullying; and
- fizzle out within a few months

 https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/08/download-yolo-app/ 

Given that, it’s weird to see the founder position YOLO as a crazy experiment whose virality was unforeseeable. In fact, we’ve seen the same app go viral now many many times

Earlier anonymous Q&A apps like  http://Ask.fm  and Formspring were linked to suicides of the same young people YOLO is now targeting on Snapchat. I wrote this story six years ago and it’s sad to see how little has changed  https://www.theverge.com/2013/9/17/4740902/no-good-answers-why-didnt-ask-fm-learn-from-the-formspring-suicides 


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