The Daily Illini
Rokwire’s Illinois app allows anyone with a NetID to create a group chat for friends or people with shared interests. How are students using this feature? One student created a group called “ur mom.” Daniel Odicho, a freshman in Engineering, figured he could one-up them, and created ‘ur mom, but better’ (UMbb). Over 100 students have joined, finding friendship and comradery through the power of memes.
The group function is one of many new abilities available in “Illinois 4,” the updated version of the Illinois app. Rokwire director Bill Sullivan explains, “We’ll be adding many smart technology features over the next months that support teaching and learning, as well as student health and wellness.”