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New Social App Shut Down at Staples

By Bella Gollomp

Inklingsnews.com

Just when Staples students thought the harassment had come to an end, they were faced with yet another demoralizing app: Gaggle.

Within 24 hours, the administration had blocked the app, but students found they were able to access it outside the school’s network.

The app is described on iTunes as, “An anonymous local bulletin board to post messages to the people around you. It is a fast reliable way to share your thoughts, gossip and talk about things around you.” Essentially, it is the equivalent of Yik Yak, just with images instead of text.

“What we have created here, ironically, is a public toilet stall on the Internet for everybody to see,” Principal John Dodig said. “it’s anonymous, and you can be as gross as you want.”

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