Welp, guess we’ve been using Snapchat all wrong. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel spoke this morning at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile conference, where he that argued his creation “isn’t a great a tool for sexting” and stated that the future of apps should be ephemeral.
Mr. Spiegel said more than 150 million pictures are uploaded every day to Snapchat by people aged 13 to 25. Although he noted that “some” of its users are probably naked, usage dips after 11 p.m., when he assumes when sexts are sent. (We hope by that time people already have sealed the deal).
Sext and the City
Our prediction for employment trends of 2013? A “no sexting” clause in your contract.
The New York Post reports that Scott Sassa, a top executive at Hearst, has been forced to resign after a Los Angeles-based stripper forwarded he sexts he sent her to Hearst’s “very conservative top brass.”
Sext and the City
It turns out that even top secret agents aren’t immune to the sexting craze. CNN reports that according to confidential disciplinary reports it obtained, the FBI is fighting a “rash of sexting” among its employees, many of whom used their work cell phones to transmit noodz.
Sext and the City Jail
It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. You finally wrack up the nerve to send that sultry message to your lover via text, only to discover that you accidentally sent it to everyone in your address book. For 24-year-old swimming teacher Craig Evans, this wasn’t a nightmare–it actually happened. Unluckiest dude ever?
Smartphones are a menace. Lots of them are straight-up covered in poop germs. We’re all well-nigh addicted to the chirping that heralds an incoming email. And now, CNN reports, our constant texting is giving everyone “headaches, neck cricks and achy shoulders.”
Finally, a way to pretend those headaches aren’t due to your runaway Read More
Alley vs. Valley
By the tweets of it, everyone, their mom, and Jennifer 8. Lee showed up for Y Combinator’s biggest Demo Day evah last night to watch the parade of hoodies try to convince folks they have the next Airbnb. To make sure no one got bored, the thoughtful editors of the Daily Muse even put together a BINGO card of expected phrases (that could also work well as a Mad Libs): “We make it easy to disrupt the future of ________. Please ignore the label-less Y axis on our chart of ______. So if you’re _______ come talk to us. “
But one company that seems to have emerged from the fray is Pair, an app built for two that lets couples send each other messages, pictures, and thumbkisses, which is when both users press their thumb to the screen at the same time, making the phones vibrate. It sounds like a mobile version of OurSpot, the social network (population: 2), we told you about in January, minus the good vibrations, of course.