Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone - The New York Times
A free and increasingly popular iPhone app called Snapchat allows a person to take and send a picture and control how long it is visible by the person who receives it, up to 10 seconds. After that, the picture disappears and can’t be seen again.
Snapchat for iOS lets you send photos to friends and set how long they’re visible for
Photo-Messaging App 'Snapchat' Launches on Android
Snapchat, an extremely popular photo-sharing app for the iPhone, is now available on Android devices.
The problem with Snapchat: How iPhone's new app is promoting sexting among teenagers
Company CEO Evan Spiegel acknowledged these concerns, admitting, 'The minute you tell someone that images on your server disappear, everyone jumps to sexting.'
Snapchat: The Biggest No-Revenue Mobile App Since Instagram
In April 2011 Evan Spiegel stood up in a Stanford product design class to present an idea for his final project. It would be a mobile app, he explained, where friends could share photos that would disappear—forever—in a matter of seconds. “Everyone said, ‘That is a terrible idea,’” Spiegel remembers. “Not [...]
Snapchat's Growth Could Be From Sexting - Business Insider
What else could be driving its runaway growth?
Possible Uses For Snapchat Besides Sexting
I’d never heard of Snapchat until my much-cooler 21-year-old sister spent most of Thanksgiving glued to her phone. I asked her what she was doing and she took a picture of unsuspecting, little me. Then, she sent it to her friend. But! Magically, there was no evidence of the photo on her phone and her friend would only be able to open it for 3 seconds. What!
Why Facebook’s rumored Snapchat messaging clone can’t win - The Verge
Rumors are swirling that Facebook is readying its own version of Snapchat, the massively popular new messaging app that lets you send pictures (and now video) to friends and have them self-destruct...