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Yeti Campus is an app that describes itself as featuring "local pictures and videos by showing the most recent posts from users around you."

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Sex, money, drugs and guns seen on Yeti Campus Stories

Jan 12, 2016

Home » Favored Content » Sex, money, drugs and guns seen on Yeti Campus Stories Sex, money, drugs and guns seen on Yeti Campus Stories Tweet Piles of money, drugs and guns are what students are posting on the latest app directed at college students. The app, Yeti Campus Stories, allows users to post pictures anonymously and link them to a university. Users can view all posts linked with the campus in “a story”—similar to Snapchat’s Campus Stories. The difference between Snapchat’s Campus Stories and Yeti Campus Stories is the content is not filtered before it is posted. Ben Kaplan, director of communications at Yeti, stated in an email, “The vision behind the app is to be a visual and local communication platform that connects communities in ways never before seen.” According to Kaplan, the app has been one of the fastest growing social apps on college campuses since its launch last spring. When asked further questions about the illegal and explicit posts on the app, Kaplan responded, “We’re unfortunately no longer available for this interview. Sorry!” The company’s terms of use for the app state, “you may not post nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos…you may not use the Yeti Campus Stories service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose,” and, “You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your account.” After spending only a few minutes on the app one can encounter several nude images and a handful of “partially nude or sexually suggestive photos” as well as illegal activities. More often than not, these images were the bulk of posts from users. What is most interesting about the app is users are not required to make an account­—or register an email address—to post images. No personal information is required whatsoever. Because of this anonymity sophomore kinesiology major, Brian Thomson, feels comfortable using the app. “I don’t really care if I post a picture of me smoking a bowl or not because no one is going to find out it was me,” Thomson said. “It’s a really good way for people to see what college is really like. It connects you to people who are doing the same things you are doing, but can’t always talk about.” According to Thomson, Yeti fills in the gaps Snapchat leaves when filtering its content. “The craziest thing I’ve seen on the app was a guy snorting cocaine from a girl’s ass,” Thomson said. “There’s some seriously crazy shit that people post.” Dean of Students Christian Wuthrich said he is well aware of apps like Yeti, where anonymous users’ posts are tied directly with the universities. “If students are posting things that reflect poorly on Boise State, our image and our brand, I would be very concerned,” Wuthrich said. “We believe our image and brand speaks for itself. It’s important to separate what folks post on these platforms and what the institution stands for. We really don’t know that these are indeed our students.” Wuthrich is confident the university’s message on mainstream social media platforms will continue to prevail over these smaller social platforms. Wuthrich warned students to be aware when posting on apps like Yeti, not only because of how it might effect the reputation of the university, but also because of how it could impact the individual’s reputation. “If students are posting and promoting illegal behavior, that doesn’t reflect on our shared values and we would discourage that,” Wuthrich said. The company’s terms of use for the app state “You may not post nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos,” “You may not use the Yeti Campus Stories service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose,” and “You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your account.”   After spending only a few minutes on the app I encountered several nude images and a handful of “partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos” as well as illegal activities. More often then not, these images were the bulk of posts from users. About Patrick Adcock ( 46 Articles ) Patrick is the News Editor at the Arbiter. He is a Senior majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism and Media Studies at Boise State.

Yeti Campus Stories Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Yeti Campus Stories acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was WiGo on September 22, 2015.

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Total Funding

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9/22/2015

Seed / Angel

$99M

$2.2M

Acq - Talent

1

Date

9/22/2015

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Seed / Angel

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

$2.2M

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Acq - Talent

Sources

1

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