Snapchat

Snapchat is a photo messaging application ("app") developed by Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy, then Stanford University students. Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (as of April 2014, the range is from 1 to 10 seconds), after which they will be hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from Snapchat's servers.
Posts about Snapchat
  • Why People Turn to Social Media During Natural Disasters

    … and indirectly involved. Helps With Response and Relief Efforts During Hurricane Harvey, there was an influx of people pleading for help over Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. Despite repeated requests to avoid posting on social media for help from the U.S. Coast Guard, victims and their loved ones were posting photos and addresses on various social…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 16 readers -
  • Can Social Media Companies be Liable for Distracted Driving?

    … to get it to read over 100 miles per hour. The alleged combination of distraction and dangerous speed caused her to crash into another operated by an Uber driver. The car accident victim suffered brain damage and was in a coma for five weeks. The victim then sued the distracted driver, who admits to speeding but denies using Snapchat at that time…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    …, checking emails. Checking social media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram). Eating. Grooming. Reading. Watching videos or even adjusting the radio. Isn’t texting while driving illegal? While Texas has tried to pass a state-wide texting-while-driving ban twice before, there is currently no law on the books (Texas is only 1 of 4 states…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • High Cost of Traffic Deaths & Related Injuries in 2015

    … of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram Conducting video chats Shooting videos Snapping selfies According to the NSC, a driver increases his or her likelihood of becoming involved in a crash by eight times by making the choice to text and drive. In addition, crashes in which the driver is either texting or talking on a cellphone while…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -