Essay about The Impact Of Internet On Society And Technology

1577 Words Dec 13th, 2016 7 Pages
In the digital age, Snapchat is an example of a new medium that has had a significant impact on society and technology. The immediacy of Snapchat created a new social platform for users to communicate, send pictures and even make video calls. Snapchat was created in 2011, with a ghost as their logo. In terms of photo sharing, this ghost symbol is based off the concept, “there, then gone”, but the app quickly became much more than just that (Drake, 1). The public’s desire for an application that allowed photos to disappear was the main force behind Evan Spiegel and his co-founders decision to try out their new app. Once the public had access to the relaunched version of Snapchat, the founders had immediate success. One of the most significant additions to the application was Discover, also known as Snapchat news. Since 2015, Snapchat has changed the way users gather, watch and interact with news sources and publishers on the platform. In July of 2011, Snapchat was released as an application called “Picaboo” with only 127 users. By September of 2011, the application was relaunched as Snapchat and reached 100,000 users. It did not take Snapchat long to keep growing and expanding their user count and by December 2012, Snapchat launched the Android version of the app to invite even more users to the platform. As Snapchat continues to grow, it is easy to recognize its expansion in different areas, such as introducing news and Discover. In 2015, it was noted that Snapchat has the…

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