back to article Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?

In 2014, the world was graced with yet another social network. This one was special. While Facebook and Twitter were grotesquely stodgy beasts, this app stood out with its almost Scandinavian simplicity. It would allow you to message your friends with the word "Yo!" – and that's it. This app's name? Yo. And it quickly caught …

  1. Chris G Silver badge

    Yo dude

    I'm like, totally stoked at this rad app man!

    Now, where did I leave those last few brain cells?

  2. Daedalus Silver badge

    Sticky Octopi*

    Once upon a time there was a nice man who created a plastic octopus that would stick to most walls when thrown against them, and then roll down in an entertaining fashion. He made millions off it.

    To get rich, sell worthless stuff to nitwits.

    * Yes I know "octopi" isn't really the plural of octopus.

    1. noboard

      Re: Sticky Octopi*

      I can still remember the streaks we put down a large conservatory window playing with them. Great fun and in no way worthless.

    2. jmch Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: Sticky Octopi*

      "Yes I know "octopi" isn't really the plural of octopus"

      But, yo, it really should be!

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Sticky Octopi*

      > Yes I know "octopi" isn't really the plural of octopus.

      Isn't it approximately 25.1327412288?

      1. Fungus Bob Silver badge

        Re: Sticky Octopi*

        No. It's an 8-way Raspberry Pi cluster.

    4. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge

      Re: Sticky Octopi*

      To get rich, sell worthless stuff to nitwits.

      better still , To get rich, sell worthless stuff to millionaires.

      you know theres a guy in london who washes the cars of the hoi polloi and charges £6000 a go .

      1. H.Winter

        Re: Sticky Octopi*

        > "sell worthless stuff to millionaires."

        > "hoi polloi"

        Hoi Polloi means the common people, not the millionaires

  3. lglethal Silver badge
    1. sabroni Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      re: Yo

      Yo!

      1. AndrueC Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: re: Yo-Yo

        Now you're just stringing it along.

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    2. EVP Bronze badge
  4. Aladdin Sane Silver badge
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  5. Mephistro Silver badge
  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's such an edge case but I could see the use in it, especially if it let you put a widget for a specific user on your home page. A one-press "Hey, I need your attention" pager. I'm surprised there's not an imitator built into M$ Teams

    1. tfewster Silver badge
      Stop

      As long as I can have a "What's the ticket number?" widget to respond with.

      IMs with just "Hi" in them get ignored until the sender has actually supplied some content to the message.

      1. bpfh Silver badge

        There is a market for this!

        In Teams, Slack and Outlook....

  7. TheProf Silver badge
    1. Martin Summers Silver badge

      Throws sheep

      1. Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble? Silver badge

        *Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble? slaps Martin Summers around a bit with a large trout

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          slaps Martin Summers around a bit with a large trout

          Is that some sort of fishing attack?

          1. Chronos Silver badge

            It cod be, or it could be total pollocks.

            1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge
              Coat

              Seems to have put him in his plaice.

              1. Anonymous Coward
                Anonymous Coward

                Oh Cod

                Haddock you hake enough with the fish?

                1. AndrueC Silver badge
                  Joke

                  Re: Oh Cod

                  The app sounds useless. I don't think it has any porpoise(*).

                  (*)Yes, I know they aren't fish.

        2. illiad

          do you mean this??

          https://youtu.be/T8XeDvKqI4E

          or a red dwarf reference??

          1. gotes

            It's from the Windows IRC client mIRC.

          2. Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble? Silver badge

            do you mean this??

            https://youtu.be/T8XeDvKqI4E

            Sort of but not directly. It's sort of a reference to what some people think might have been a reference to Monty Python. Back in the old days (OK the 90's) we didn't have social media, we had mIRC (an IRC client) and in mIRC you could /slap people.

            It was a simpler time. Aah, the memories....What did I come in here for again? Keep off my lawn you damn whipper-snappers! Buggerit, buggerem, millennium hand and shrimp.

            1. Mine's a Large One
              Pint

              Millenium Hand and Shrimp

              For the reference to Foul Ole Ron -->

            2. A K Stiles Silver badge

              What duck?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I often wonder in this day and age if a new player could enter the search or connecting people marketplace. If it was me I would create one called DuckCockMateLove which would be an English style Facebook using much loved terms of endearment from various parts of the UK to form it's name.

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      @AC

      "I often wonder in this day and age if a new player could enter the search or connecting people marketplace."

      Considering I have just discovered that there are people who sell 'Adulting classes' to Millenials

      https://www.studyinternational.com/news/todays-students-classes-adulting/

      I should think there is a market for just about anything.

      WARNING the link I gave will try to track you.

      I'm beginning to wonder if evolution has decided humankind are no longer fit to survive. Coming Up; Darwinian Pandemic strikes!

    2. Rich 11 Silver badge

      Which do you think would work best, DuckCockMateLove or PetChuckMyLover?

      1. STOP_FORTH Silver badge

        DuckCockMateLovePetChuckMyLoverMyLamb.

        1. STOP_FORTH Silver badge

          Oh, and marrer.

        2. A K Stiles Silver badge

          DuckCockMateLovePetChuckMyLoverMyLambPal

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  11. 0laf Silver badge
    Alert

    Wassup!

    Wassup!

    Sorry wrong decade

    1. nagyeger

      Re: Wassup!

      wocha

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Wassup!

        Gertcha

        1. STOP_FORTH Silver badge

          Re: Wassup!

          Ay oop.

          1. Spoonsinger

            Re: Wassup!

            Hello my good man.

    2. Dapprman

      Re: Wassup!

      Wassabbiiiiiiiiiii

      Ok 3 days late, but it is full of preservatives.

  12. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Yarrrrrt

  13. John N

    Felicitations

    (posh Bro greeting in the 1700s)

  14. Stuart Halliday

    Yo!

    1

    1

    Might as well be current...

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