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The Electoral Commission is Using Snapchat to Try and Boost Voter Turnout

If you worked for the Electoral Commission, and were tasked with boosting voter turnout, how would you go about it? I hope some of you suggested teaming up with Snapchat, because that's what just happened. Read More >>

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Instagram Is Snapchat Now

First it was "stories", now filters - there's very little about Snapchat that isn't a part of Instagram now. Read More >>

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Tiny, Incredibly Sad Voice: ‘Hey, Instagram Has Selfie Filters, Too!’

Facebook just can’t seem to help itself. Today, the company’s photo-sharing app Instagram announced that it’s adding “face filters.” Trouble is, the concept is just a bad rip-off of the one offered by rival app Snapchat. Read More >>

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Snapchat Debuts New Disappearing Stock Price

Snap Inc., the parent company formerly known as Snapchat, just released its first earnings report since its IPO, and the results aren’t pretty. Snap missed analyst revenue estimates by $10 million, bringing in $149.6 million in revenue. And although Snapchat had a 36 per cent jump in daily active users on a year over year basis, it added just eight million new users (five per cent), from last quarter. Read More >>

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There Are No Time Limits On Your Snaps Now

Starting today, Snapchat has made one of its most defining features - the ten second time limits on snaps - an option rather than a rule. Read More >>

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Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars

Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company’s new Facebook Spaces “social” VR venture launched this week. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Dumb New ‘World Lenses’ Feel Like Magic

Snapchat is about to get way more fucking adorable. The company just launched a major update today introducing its highly anticipated “World Lenses” feature, giving people the ability to drop digital 3D objects into real world scenes. Although the feature is undoubtedly augmented reality (AR), Snapchat curiously does not mention the phrase in its official announcement. Read More >>

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Is Snapchat’s CEO Awful Enough to Have Said This Awful Thing?

Here’s a Tuesday morning riddle for you. A lawsuit filed by an ex-Snapchat employee alleges that CEO Evan Spiegel once told him the app is “only for rich people,” and that he therefore didn’t want to expand into “poor countries like India and Spain.” At first glance, that comment might strike a reasonable reader as absurd, so explicitly awful as to be impossible to believe. Given that the company’s notorious fratty co-founder allegedly made it, however, we are faced with a familiar conundrum: Is there a limit to the sociopathic, bro-y, dumb-as-shit tendencies of Silicon Valley executives? Or am I a dummy for thinking there could be? Read More >>

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A ’90s Version of Snapchat Would Have Been a Whole Lot Less Confusing

Looking back at older versions of software makes you wonder how we even managed to use them years ago. Dusty iterations of programs like Word, Excel, and even Photoshop were crude as hell by today’s standards. But what if Snapchat — Mark Zuckerberg’s favourite ephemeral app — had existed on desktop computers in the ‘90s? It probably would have been simpler to use, actually. Read More >>

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Teens Have Brought Back The Chain Letter In The Most Annoying Way Possible

If you're feeling old and curmudgeonly this chilly Monday morning, we've got something you can attribute it to. Those blasted youths have found another way to be annoying via social media. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Parent Company Starts Trading on Wall Street Today

Today’s the big day for Snap Inc., the parent company of dick pic app Snapchat and some confusing drone project: It’s set to begin trading on Wall Street today after the company priced its IPO at £14 a share. Snap’s valuation could be as high as £20 billion, the largest for a US-based tech company since Facebook went public. It’s just a bummer that Snap seems like it’s doomed, since it lost over half a billion dollars last year. Read More >>

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Snap Will Say Literally Anything to Prove Its Stock Is Worth It

Just hours before Snap Inc. is set to price its initial public offering, The New York Times published a humdinger of a report. According to three anonymous sources, the company is building a drone in an attempt to be “a modern-day camera company.” Seems desperate. Read More >>

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How to Delete Your Online Existence, But Save All Your Data 

Sick of Snapchat? Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? This is a great time to completely eradicate yourself from social media. All of these online services let you scrub out your accounts if you want a cleaner, leaner life online. Even better, plenty of them let you export your data for safekeeping before you do. So you can always remember that time The Rock answered your desperate tweets or your roommate plastered your Facebook wall with photos of your dog. Read More >>

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Internet Company Snap Is Now Selling Its Spectacles on the Internet

With the release Spectacles, its first piece of hardware, Snapchat also announced that it was renaming its corporation Snap Inc.—a move that would position them as a broader tech enterprise. After months of restricting supply to IRL pop-ups, Snap will now sell the video-recording sunglasses online. Read More >>

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This Is How Lame You Look Trying to Be Cool Online

With the rise of online communities such as YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, a whole group of viewers are literally trying to emulate their favourite denizens of Team Internet. You might even know someone like that, the guy who constantly has his phone out, shooting video for his vlog (that very few people watch), and spending ridiculous amounts of time trying to capture the perfect humorous Instagram meme. Read More >>