“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature
“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature

In a big update clearly designed to try to stay relevant in a struggle with Facebook & Instagram, “limitless” Snapchat changes its nature. Everyone’s favorite ephemeral social platform – the stock and trade of which has been its fleeting messages – has decided users can keep messages alive for as long as they please – […]

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat
Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat. At least, that was the sum total of a blog post published Nov. 1 in response to the Internet freak out over an October 28 revision to its Terms of Service statement and privacy policy. Well, okay, maybe the entire Internet didn’t freak out but the Snapchat portion […]

Keep your Snapchat alive – with money!
Keep your Snapchat alive – with money!

With the latest update to everyone’s favorite disappearing online messaging app you can now keep your Snapchat alive – with money! That’s right, with the update which began rolling out Sept. 15, Snapchat will allow users to “replay” ┬áSnaps for a buck. Well, actually 99 cents to replay three Snaps. For almost two years, now, […]

Twitter wastes no time launching Periscope
Twitter wastes no time launching Periscope

It took fewer than two weeks for Twitter to clamp down on live-stream video app Meerkat and launch it’s own live-stream video app, Periscope. If for some reason you haven’t heard, live-stream video with running commentary of viewers is the hottest new playtoy in the social media sandbox and the iOS app, Meerkat, with its […]

Snapchat launches (ephemeral?) news
Snapchat launches (ephemeral?) news

Snapchat is upping the ante for ephemeral messaging apps by bringing on a news feed. Snapchat Discover is the news feature and, taking a poke back at Facebook, it promises actual, real, important news rather than headlines you may see derived through algorithms based on what your friends have liked. “Social media companies tell us […]

Instagram Bolt photo messaging app – oh boy.
Instagram Bolt photo messaging app – oh boy.

Just what we need: another messaging app from Facebook – and it looks like Instagram Bolt is on the way. Leaked screen shots, disappearing ads on Instagram itself and rumors of the app actually rolling out in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Instagram Bolt, not to be confused with a certain Jamaican sprinter and […]