stupidity will be the downfall of the stock market
"a sense that whatever you do, you won’t someday regret what you’ve sent into the electronic ether"
Except, that you will if send a questionable picture and someone on the receiving ends decides to take a screenshot and keep it for posterity.
Can't someone on the other end take a screen shot or record on a program that doesn't disappear, still exposing the sender to the same risks?
Honestly not sure I get all the hate. I'm in my 40's and I have Snapchat. I don't have a huge network. I use it exclusively so that my brother in law in CA can send fun pics of his dog back and forth to my kids. They love it to send goofy videos back to him. It's fun. It's only on my phone so nobody is doing anything without my consent. I also use it to follow some other orgs, like the Indians, NYT, who use it creatively. The most fun is when Snapchat puts up a running 'story' of multiple users videos related to an event (like a big festival, or a holiday, whatever). You get to see the perspective from people all over the world. It's a fun app.
Well, I STILL don't get it..... And....I won't get it....
Still at a loss on how this makes money.
As alluded to, I think the key draw is the confidentiality/privacy that it offers by making the posts disappear after a short while - it facilitates or at least emboldens spontaneity. The exclusivity (only certain friends get to see it) is also a draw, possibly reinforcing social bonds, and, ironically, gives them something to talk about or reference later amongst themselves. If anything, I would think co-workers would want to use as much as younger people.
At least one person is going to become a billionaire overnight. As for everybody else ... we'll have to wait and see.
Snapchat has said it doesn't ever expect to make a profit. And its priced at $24 billion (and for a company that doesn't expect to ever make a profit). Some people are going to make a lot of money, and a lot of people are going to lose their shirts as well as a lot of money.