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2014-01-17 09:26:47 AM
One, this reminds me of the "bikini clad teens will steal your wallet" joke. OH NO! The app I downloaded to get sexy pictures is feeding me sexy pictures! I'd better redownload it to make sure I got the right version...

Two,
But Snapchat usage has exploded. It turned down a reported $3 billion dollar buyout offer from Facebook

I feel....like we've heard this somewhere before. Suddenly successful internet company gets a multibillion dollar buyout offer, and refuses. FFWD 6 months when they're worth 10% of what they are now because something newer and slightly better came out.
Something about coupons...perhaps in groups?
 
2014-01-17 09:32:46 AM

grinding_journalist: One, this reminds me of the "bikini clad teens will steal your wallet" joke. OH NO! The app I downloaded to get sexy pictures is feeding me sexy pictures! I'd better redownload it to make sure I got the right version...

Two,
But Snapchat usage has exploded. It turned down a reported $3 billion dollar buyout offer from Facebook

I feel....like we've heard this somewhere before. Suddenly successful internet company gets a multibillion dollar buyout offer, and refuses. FFWD 6 months when they're worth 10% of what they are now because something newer and slightly better came out.
Something about coupons...perhaps in groups?


Yeah but Snapchat is different than Groupon in tthat I don't understand the point of Snapchat. Can't you just send pictures through text messages? And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.
 
2014-01-17 09:44:05 AM
Snapchat's porn bot problem

It's not a problem, it's a feature.
 
2014-01-17 09:53:43 AM
The spam messages appear with photo of a nude woman

Is that bad?
 
2014-01-17 10:11:42 AM

picturescrazy: Yeah but Snapchat is different than Groupon in tthat I don't understand the point of Snapchat. Can't you just send pictures through text messages? And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.


Only further reinforces my point. Turning down a 3 billion dollar offer when all you're really doing is streamlining (and only slightly) something that there are multiple avenues to do already?

Groupon died because after the offer got killed, competitors started showing up and doing what they do, better. Once snapchat isn't cool anymore, the same thing will happen, and I'll be wondering the same thing about these idiots.
 
2014-01-17 11:21:48 AM

grinding_journalist: picturescrazy: Yeah but Snapchat is different than Groupon in tthat I don't understand the point of Snapchat. Can't you just send pictures through text messages? And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.

Only further reinforces my point. Turning down a 3 billion dollar offer when all you're really doing is streamlining (and only slightly) something that there are multiple avenues to do already?

Groupon died because after the offer got killed, competitors started showing up and doing what they do, better. Once snapchat isn't cool anymore, the same thing will happen, and I'll be wondering the same thing about these idiots.


Didn't groupon refuse because one of the terms was allowing their books to be examined before the deal was final? That makes it less 'we don't actually like oceans of money' and more 'we are lying liars and don't want anyone to know'.
 
2014-01-17 11:34:57 AM

picturescrazy: grinding_journalist: One, this reminds me of the "bikini clad teens will steal your wallet" joke. OH NO! The app I downloaded to get sexy pictures is feeding me sexy pictures! I'd better redownload it to make sure I got the right version...

Two,
But Snapchat usage has exploded. It turned down a reported $3 billion dollar buyout offer from Facebook

I feel....like we've heard this somewhere before. Suddenly successful internet company gets a multibillion dollar buyout offer, and refuses. FFWD 6 months when they're worth 10% of what they are now because something newer and slightly better came out.
Something about coupons...perhaps in groups?

Yeah but Snapchat is different than Groupon in tthat I don't understand the point of Snapchat. Can't you just send pictures through text messages? And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.


1) You don't understand the power of marketing.  People _think_ snapchat pics are temporary and therefore safe.  Those people are wrong, but they use it because that's how it's marketed.
2) You don't even need to screenshot the pics.  It turns out that snapchat saves all the pics on your phone, so you can just look at the files later. -  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2322661/Gone-forgotten - Deleted-Snapchat-photos-stored-phone-easily-downloaded-claims-forensic s-firm.html
 
2014-01-17 12:00:44 PM

picturescrazy: And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.


Snapchat will notify you if someone took a screenshot of the picture you sent them at least.

Like most DRM, this isn't intended to stop 100% of people from finding the exploit, just 99% of the public which is good enough for their purposes.
 
2014-01-17 12:01:30 PM
So... what's the username, then?
 
2014-01-17 12:06:52 PM

Telos: picturescrazy: grinding_journalist: One, this reminds me of the "bikini clad teens will steal your wallet" joke. OH NO! The app I downloaded to get sexy pictures is feeding me sexy pictures! I'd better redownload it to make sure I got the right version...

Two,
But Snapchat usage has exploded. It turned down a reported $3 billion dollar buyout offer from Facebook

I feel....like we've heard this somewhere before. Suddenly successful internet company gets a multibillion dollar buyout offer, and refuses. FFWD 6 months when they're worth 10% of what they are now because something newer and slightly better came out.
Something about coupons...perhaps in groups?

Yeah but Snapchat is different than Groupon in tthat I don't understand the point of Snapchat. Can't you just send pictures through text messages? And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.

1) You don't understand the power of marketing.  People _think_ snapchat pics are temporary and therefore safe.  Those people are wrong, but they use it because that's how it's marketed.
2) You don't even need to screenshot the pics.  It turns out that snapchat saves all the pics on your phone, so you can just look at the files later. -  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2322661/Gone-forgotten - Deleted-Snapchat-photos-stored-phone-easily-downloaded-claims-forensic s-firm.html


That may be the case on iPhone, but I sure can't find a similar folder in my Android. (To be fair, I haven't rooted it.)
 
2014-01-17 12:38:35 PM
I bet there is a market for a phone app that allows you to open old Snapchat files without having to image the phone, and without the user knowing.
 
2014-01-17 12:59:08 PM

egomann: I bet there is a market for a phone app that allows you to open old Snapchat files without having to image the phone, and without the user knowing.


There's already the one that allows you to open current Snapchat files without having to image the phone and without the other user knowing.
 
2014-01-17 01:27:55 PM
Why don't I have this problem and how can I get it?
 
2014-01-17 04:01:39 PM

grinding_journalist: picturescrazy: Yeah but Snapchat is different than Groupon in tthat I don't understand the point of Snapchat. Can't you just send pictures through text messages? And people can take screen shots so Snapchat is not so temporary.

Only further reinforces my point. Turning down a 3 billion dollar offer when all you're really doing is streamlining (and only slightly) something that there are multiple avenues to do already?

Groupon died because after the offer got killed, competitors started showing up and doing what they do, better. Once snapchat isn't cool anymore, the same thing will happen, and I'll be wondering the same thing about these idiots.


Nobody does Groupon better than Groupon. Granted, there are a bunch of competitors that do Groupon just about as well as Groupon, but they're basically all the same.
 
2014-01-17 04:24:36 PM
The nude photos don't appear until a Snapchat user accepts a porn bot as a friend, but that would be an easy mistake for some to make.

No, it's not an easy mistake,

FFS, people it's not hard.  Don't download Snapchat in the first place.  If you do download it, don't accept invites from strangers.  Well, unless you like porn.

And if you do like porn - like I do, why not just look at the porn?  Why would you download some shiatty app?  I hate most apps.  Everyone wants me to download their app.  Why the fark can't I just visit your web page?  But we developed an app!  Maybe you should have spent that time making your mobile web page better.  I'm not going to download your farking app especially if it insists on having access to all my contacts.

I think some people just addictively download any app they hear about.  Fark that.  I'm the opposite.  I have to really want an app before I'll install it and if it asks for permissions that it does not need, I don't download it.
 
2014-01-18 05:42:20 AM

gfid: The nude photos don't appear until a Snapchat user accepts a porn bot as a friend, but that would be an easy mistake for some to make.

No, it's not an easy mistake,

FFS, people it's not hard.  Don't download Snapchat in the first place.  If you do download it, don't accept invites from strangers.  Well, unless you like porn.

And if you do like porn - like I do, why not just look at the porn?  Why would you download some shiatty app?  I hate most apps.  Everyone wants me to download their app.  Why the fark can't I just visit your web page?  But we developed an app!  Maybe you should have spent that time making your mobile web page better.  I'm not going to download your farking app especially if it insists on having access to all my contacts.

I think some people just addictively download any app they hear about.  Fark that.  I'm the opposite.  I have to really want an app before I'll install it and if it asks for permissions that it does not need, I don't download it.


Being that the article has the worst mobile interface I have ever seen, I agree fully with you.
 
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