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Brief Description: Photo sharing, Instant messaging, Video chat, Multimedia

Snapchat just did a pretty large update Tuesday with some new features. While there are some new fun ways to use Snapchat now, it has yet to be determined how the features could potentially be misused.

A question that comes up often during my trainings is, “How do free apps make money?” While I do not have the experience to give a perfect answer to this question, I can link you to this article that discusses Snapchat’s Discovery feature which is a pretty easy way to see why companies would pay to have their information posted on Snapchat. The Discovery feature is actually pretty cool and and hip way for young people to get a “Snap” of news and send it on to friends. I just snapped news to about four friends of my own today.

– Ryan

“In my role I have to interpret teen behavior related to social media and present it to an audience. But I really enjoy listening to teens discuss social media from their perspective. Here is an excellent blog post from a college aged teen articulating teen views on social media. ~ Ryan”