There's a curious little line in The New York Times' SnapChat story that has us scratching our heads: the app may incorporate coupons to try and make money.
This is not how you'd expect Snapchat, the self-destructing image-sharing app, to get college kids into trouble: many underage students at the University of Virginia dumped their beer and spirits because of a social media hoax on Monday afternoon.
This probably isn't the outcome Facebook was hoping for. After Facebook created Poke, its very obvious SnapChat intimidator, the rival app saw a big boost in numbers.
The secret guide to stopping the app's sexy messages from self-destructing has arrived, and the most unsettling part is that SnapChat doesn't seem to care.
Friday afternoon Facebook released its iPhone app for the incredible vanishing half-message — because that is apparently what the kids like sending these days, if SnapChat's huge, sexy success is any indication.
Facebook may have something of a new strategy: If you can't buy the competition, build a clone of it. Rumor has it that Facebook has built and is testing its own version of SnapChat, that popular-with-the-youngsters app that many associate with sexting.
SnapChat, the "sexting app," has reached the point in an app's life where it is too popular for you not to know about.
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