Snapchat Introduces “Discover,” a News Feed Pushing Media Agendas Instead of Trending Topics

Snapchat wants to be more than an outlet for sharing your naughty self or meaningless goofy daily encounters to the world. Today, they are introducing “Discover,” which should help it become much more than a penis vehicle, assuming you care about news decided upon by “world-class leaders in media” and their agendas, instead of what you are actually interested in.  (more…)

Facebook Introduces Slingshot, a Snapchat Competitor Based on an Odd Idea

Facebook Creative Labs introduced their new app today, called Slingshot. This app has been rumored for some time as a Snapchat competitor, in that you can send short videos or images to friends that will disappear shortly after they view them. Slingshot is different in a way, though. In order to view images or videos received, you have to first “sling” something to the friend who just sent something to you. Wow, that was as odd to type as it sounds.  (more…)

After Deal Falls Through, Facebook Readies Snapchat Competitor Codenamed Slingshot

At the end of last year, the public was made aware of a deal-gone-south between Facebook and Snapchat, which had Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg offering a reported $3 billion for control of the company. As we all now know, that deal never transpired, leaving Facebook to work tirelessly on a rival application, codenamed Slingshot(more…)

Major Snapchat Update Headed to Android and iOS, Adds Live Video Chat

Snapchatters around the world today will be excited, as a major update to Snapchat is set to bring a completely new take on the way people use the application.

Since its release, the main idea behind Snapchat was that one person would snap a photo, place a self-destruction timer on the photo, and then send it out to friends. Once the photo was viewed for the selected amount of time, it would then be deleted from Snapchat’s servers, never to be seen again.

Today, Snapchat introduces “Chat,” not just for real time conversations, but also for face-to-face conversations with your friends.  (more…)