Read Sian Bayne's article on WonkHE looking at social media and anonymity in universities.

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What are the implications for students and universities of anonymous social media? An article on WonkHE gives a brief account our research into the - now defunct - anonymous social media app Yik Yak, showing that the social value of anonymity was considerable for many of the students that used it. In this article Sian Bayne makes the case of a reconsideration of anonymous social media, and for wider thinking around the privacy issues surrounding how students use other forms of social media.

You can read the full article here: Digital sanctuary and anonymity on campus, WonkHE, 12th September 2017.