Facebook is crowded with annoying people from your high school and weird family members, Twitter is basically a random smorgasbord of people you sort of know and those hilarious meme accounts, and if you’re being really honest, you literally don’t care about half of those people’s lives. In college, you’re whole entire world is basically your sorority, your classes, your friends, and everything concerning your campus. You want to know what’s going on in that world.
You chose your school for a specific reason, but one of those reasons probably had to do with the campus culture. The people. The parties. Or the lack of parties, if you’re into that. When you chose to surround yourself with these people for four years (or five… no judgment), it’s because you could see yourself being friends with them. This new social media app called Speakiesy allows you to connect with all the cool people around you at your campus to share your thoughts, post pictures and video, and connect with students who all share one thing in common: your school.
Speakiesy allows you to have a direct connection to what’s happening on and around campus. No more sorting through pointless statuses and tweets — you can find out exactly what’s happening at your school from the students who actually go there. It’s like a private party, and everyone at your university is invited.
The best thing about Speakiesy is that it’s specific to your university. You need a .edu email address to even sign up, so you know it’s completely exclusive. No weird high schoolers or creepy post grads allowed. Just you and the people at you school talking about school gossip, classes, parties, or really anything. If you want to share how much you hate your biology professor for scheduling a test on a Friday, other students at your school can bitch and moan with you. Maybe someone who’s taken the class before will see the post and let you know that he curves everyone’s final grade. Unless you’re already “friends,” with that person, that kind of insight won’t happen on Facebook.
One of the cool things about Speakiesy is any text, picture, or video you post only exists on the app for 90 days. After that, it’s like it never happened. Your mom, your bosses, or your future self can’t go back and look at the stupid things you said when you were drunk and ranting about politics or religion.
This isn’t just one single thread of random, anonymous musings, either. Speakiesy holds people accountable for what they say, so there’s no anonymous haters spewing their bullshit for attention. It also allows you to follow the topics you want to, using hashtags. The app is filled with tons of relatable content that only people from you school create. It shows you everything everyone is talking about, so you can choose what you want to see or don’t want to see.
Not only is Speakiesy made specifically for students, it was created by students in greek life who are using the success from the app to partner with sororities across the country to sponsor their philanthropies. This semester, they sponsored Zeta Tau Alpha at University of Central Florida’s Lip Sync competition. Smart, entrepreneurial guys with a philanthropic side? Can’t get much better than that.
Download Speakiesy for iPhone (or Android) here, and start connecting with the people who actually matter to you. .