Snapshot View Of Snapchat

Everyday, someone asks me about Snapchat. What is it? Why is it so popular? 

David Pogue, tech editor at Yahoo Finance, did a marvelous job explaining it. I decided to write bullet points, from his lengthy explanation, so you too can know enough about the app to engage in conversations. 

1-Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, recently went public at $24 per share. It’s now  $22.07.

2-The company lost $515 million last year, and $373 million the prior one.

3-Most people who use it are under 25, and 70% of them are female. 

4-Approximately 200 million people use Snapchat every day. They send 20,000 photos a second, and watch eight billion videos a day.

 5-Snapchat is made up of three apps. 

A-10 second self-destructing photos and videos. The app offers overlays on photos.

B-Longer term posts on the user’s time line called “Your Story.” Chats can be conducted by typing, talking, or video calling.

C-A news section is being developed where online publications can post their own content  for you to read: ESPN, Comedy Central, BuzzFeed, People, National Geographic, CNN, and many others.

If you want to know more, watch or read Pogue’s complete explanation. Click here

Seniors Should Learn To Have A Good Time With Snapchat 

Snapchat is an app that allows you to get extremely creative with short-lived or self-deleting photos and videos. If you watch my creations below, you will understand why you may not want these on files forever. My cousin Hanna and I had a ball making these.

It’s about time that seniors have more fun with digital applications. Try it, you’ll love it. 

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You Have 10 Seconds to View My Punim

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If you have a teenager in your life, you’ll want to be up on Snapchat, an extremely popular photo messaging app. But it’s not a copycat of Instagram or any other photo app. With Snapchat, the photos you share with your friends and family will disappear after a set time of your determination, but no longer than 10 seconds. After that the content is deleted from the recipient’s device and from the company’s servers. The whole idea is not to let others own or manipulate or share your material.

You could just flash your pretty punim for 2 seconds, and poof! It’s gone!

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