Is Fizz fizzing?

Photo courtesy: Fizz App

An anonymous social media platform named Fizz has made it to the campus of Florida A&M University. This app was co-founded by Teddy Solomon and Ashton Cofer, two sophomores from Stanford University on July 29, 2021, and has since made its debut on several college campuses around the world. Solomon says they created fizz as a place for students to discuss events on campus, confessions, crushes and anything else that comes up, according to Dartmouth.

The real question is, “Is Fizz Fizzing?”, since this app has surfaced, students on campus have used this app to vent, create polls, make jokes and stir things up. Many students have found out about the app because sweet treats and money persuaded them.

Jazmyn Grandison, a 4th-year bio-premed student, shared that she found out about the app through an Instagram post made by her friend.

“I first heard about it when my friend posted on her story that you’ll get $15 if you download the app,” Grandison said.

This prompted an email from the university stating, “Please be advised the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is aware that individuals may have received paper flyers from Fizz promoting a mobile app that is NOT affiliated with Florida A&M University.”

Students however continue to use this app and view it as a means of self-expression. The geese that wander the school are one of the trending topics, and students have created several memes about them.

Photo courtesy: Fizz App

Jayden Louis, a second-year general health science student, enjoys Fizz and loves how free you can be.

“I feel like it’s pretty engaging on an anonymous level, I like that,” Louis said. “We can get our thoughts out without having backlash, you don’t really know who is who. There’s no hype behind anyone just people’s thoughts and opinions going viral.”

Although many students enjoy the Fizz app, some dislike how it’s impossible to tell who posts what, especially when it concerns them.

A 19-year-old Fizz user found out about the app because his friend sent him a post someone made about him.

“I was in shock because I didn’t agree with the post,” The Fizz user said. “Neither did I know who posted it and why they posted me, but it wasn’t a good look on me. I’m glad it was deleted, and I like how you can report things, so it won’t be on there.”

Will this app eventually lose its hype or will it be the new Famu Twitter for students?