MIT, Wharton using Yellowdig (‘Reddit for classrooms’) – co-founded by Pune’s @Jaju

Here’s a quick note on Yellowdig, a startup founded by Shaunak Roy of Philadelphia, and Ravindra Jaju of Pune, which is being used by students and professors in MIT and Wharton – like ‘Reddit for the classroom’

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Nearly 300 students at MIT and Wharton used Yellowdig this spring — a tool that aims to be like Reddit for the classroom, said South Jersey-based founder Shaunak Roy. Three MBA classes at Wharton and one engineering class at MIT piloted the tool.

Yellowdig allows students to share relevant links, photos or notes with their classmates, and classmates can up-vote or down-vote links. Users can build their “influence” score by getting up-votes, posting on the platform and gaining followers.

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