Have you ever explained YKYZ to someone, and they said, “But WHY do you use it?” Maybe you have answers that just roll off the tip of your tongue, but for the rest of us, here is a quick cheat sheet:
It is the friendliest site out there.
How many social media sites can say this? YKYZ is friendly. The users are engaging, supportive, and thoughtful. You do not leave the site feeling like you have just stepped on someone’s toes and you should avoid them for the foreseeable future or wonder if you somehow offended someone. (although if you did, there’s always c/apologies)
You can talk it out.
Having a conversation with someone by voice chat is different from having a text conversation. You can hear the tone of their voice, which is a big plus – texts can be so hard to interpret sometimes. No need to hunt up the perfect emoji to convey your thoughts – your listener can tell if you are happy, sad, or just plain mad.
You can multi-task!
Okay, judging by the exclamation point, this is a big one for me. It is so nice to be able to both listen and reply without having to be tied down to a keyboard. Yes, you obviously must pay some attention to the site, but I can get so much more done when I do not have to type out and read every response.
There is so much variety.
On other social media sites, you tend to follow people who are like you or have similar interests. On YKYZ, it is just one feed with every single user. No one is left out. Due to this, I have listened to, and enjoyed, microcasts on topics that I would not necessarily have thought I would be interested in. There is something here for everyone.
You do not have to spell.
Okay, this is a bit of a gag reason, but seriously – you can just talk away and not worry about how to spell a word. Unless you are not sure how to pronounce something – then you are on your own. You also do not have to worry about auto-correct changing your words to something awful – you can say what you mean, and it’s not misunderstood.
It is a community.
Granted, YKYZ is still small, and the sense of community is likely possible in a slight measure because of this. However, one thing I have noticed is that people on the site genuinely care about others. If someone is struggling or having a bad day, people go out of their way to support them. There is no negativity – just positive vibes.
It is slightly addicting.
Yes, this falls under good things. Especially when we are mostly stuck inside, it is easy to fall down rabbit holes. If you are on social media, you do not often emerge feeling better. This is why we go on YKYZ – there are so many channels and conversations that you can kill an hour on the site and not feel bad because it’s not a waste of time – you engaged in (mostly) intelligent conversation, and made a connection with real people.
I am sure you can add more to the list, but these are just a few of the reasons why I enjoy the site. What are yours?