January 21, 20151 min read
In a world of exploding social media channels, there has been plenty of chatter in recent days about the free, location-based mobile app Yik Yak. Dr. Jonathan Obar, a digital media researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), admits the power of the network can be intimidating to all. But he says banning or blocking services like Yik Yak is futile, because students will just move on to the next social networking service that becomes popular. Read the following article, and also check out Dr. Obar's research profile.