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A Snapchat Interview with an 8th Grade Student

Back in November I heard from an 8th grade student who wanted to interview me about Snapchat for a research project she was writing for school. Her questions were probing, interesting, and excellent! With her permission, and the permission of her parents, I am sharing that interview today. J: Why was snapchat created? Adam: In my post, Why… Continue reading A Snapchat Interview with an 8th Grade Student

Tech Tuesday Questions about Snapchat, high school graduation, and big data

For the past month or so I’ve had a form in the sidebar of my blog. The intention is for readers to submit their questions about anything tech related. Here’s a few questions that have been submitted. Question How do I get in contact with Snapchat? I’ll track these mfs down and then snapchat and my friends… Continue reading Tech Tuesday Questions about Snapchat, high school graduation, and big data

From Monica to Snapchat

Whipser, Secret, Yik Yak, Snapchat, Burnbook, et al.  These are apps low on the “get it” list for adults. We look at them and wonder… “Why would I want that?” And it goes back to a fundamental difference between why teenagers use social media and why adults use social media. Adults use social media to… Continue reading From Monica to Snapchat

Snapchat Settles with the FTC Regarding Privacy Concerns

In December and January I received hundreds of comments and emails telling me I was wrong, that I didn’t know what I was talking about, and that I was misrepresenting Snapchat in this post. Well, according to a consent decree released today between Snapchat and the Federal Trade Commission, I wasn’t wrong about Snapchat: They really… Continue reading Snapchat Settles with the FTC Regarding Privacy Concerns

Snapchat: Good for teenagers?

Snapchat is popular photo sharing service among some segments of teenagers. In this post, Adam McLane points to some principles that should help navigate teenagers away from the service.

Dealing With Negativity

Ten years ago I wrote about the power of negative content on blogs. At that time, I could see a new trend emerging, a trend that would one day become part of entities effectively turning this behavior into a driving force that was used to divide our country into segments of people who hate one… Continue reading Dealing With Negativity