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Yes, You’re Surrounded by Idiots June 18, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.

Never underestimate the stupidity of large crowd…sources.

“Yo.” That is all you can say with Yo, the new messaging app for iOS and Android. Yet somehow it has raised $1 million from investors and has attracted 50,000 users. The self-described “single-tap zero character communication tool” was created in eight hours by Or Arbel, an entrepreneur who moved to San Francisco from Israel. (Yes, he is hiring). As one might imagine, it’s pretty easy to use. Tap someone’s name and it will send a push notification that says, “Yo.”

Many crowdsourcing projects have been meritorious and successful. But I suspect stories of these not-so-meritorious projects will be cropping up more frequently.


1. Cathy - June 18, 2014


2. Retired Geezer - June 18, 2014


3. lauraw - June 18, 2014
4. Sobek - June 18, 2014

Geezer beat me to it. An Israeli came up with this, and it doesn’t have an “oy” function? For shame.

Also, I think this is really stupid, but I also thought Twitter sounded like a terrible idea, and it turns out some people use it.

5. osoloco11 - June 19, 2014

Yo. Oy. Hava Nagila.

6. daveintexas - June 19, 2014

I get more news faster from twitter than any other source.


7. Lippy - June 19, 2014

Word ^^^

8. Cathy - June 19, 2014


9. Retired Geezer - June 19, 2014


Can’t believe that was missed.

10. Jimbro - June 20, 2014

Yo mama likes this

11. Michael - June 20, 2014

♫ Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum ♪

12. Cathy - June 20, 2014

Yo Yo Ma ♪

13. Retired Geezer - June 20, 2014


I’ll take Japanese Film Noir for $20, Alex.

14. geoff - June 20, 2014


The creators of the popular new social messaging app Yo reportedly confirmed Friday that the app has been hacked.

The app’s creator Or Arbel confirmed to TechCrunch that the app was “having security issues,” and that specialists were working to alleviate the problems in the next few hours.

TechCrunch obtained an email from a group of three college students claiming to have hacked the app. The email stated that the group could access any Yo user’s phone number and send Yo’s and push notifications to users.

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