Casey Newton+ Your Authors @CaseyNewton I write The Interface. Get it by email: | [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 

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  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 

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