Friday, March 03, 2017

Snapchat's IPO: this social media company really designs itself for socializing

Snapchat has gone public, although the number of detailed stories is surprisingly low.  Here’s Fortune’s account.
  26-year-old founder Evan Spiegel gave the Los Angeles Times an interview here.   His wealth will be more than Donald Trump’s and start getting into the ballpark od Zuckerberg.

I don’t use the service.  Other than talking by voice on the phone (I don’t record), I want a record of all my communications to stay.  But it’s possible that in the future, depending on what I get into, others could convince me to use it.

Snapchat is set up to encourage people to have fewer followers that they know better, and are willing to be silly with.  It presumes some natural openness to intimacy.

The New York Times has provided a way for users to submit tips in an encrypted fashion, story in Digital Insider here today.

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