Snapchat: The Information Suck

Perhaps millenials are using Snapchat in large numbers but there are problems with information, pictures, and videos with expiry dates. For that reason it will never truly challenge Facebook. It’s supposed to be like an informal conversation where your words don’t remain on display forever.

Snapchat has a variety of ways to make information disappear. One is that your follower is only allowed to see it once and then the information is terminated. There are ways to tell if the follower has screen captured the eventual contraband.

now I have nonfunctioning places in my blogs where there should be a comic strip

Now this is all well and good, but Snapchat bought out Bitstrips and now I have nonfunctioning places in my blogs where there should be a comic strip. Thank you Bitstrips and Snapchat for combining to take away my comics if only temporarily. I have about ten strips that got sucked out into the vacuum of Snapchat.

Well done, Snapchat. You have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can make anything of yours disappear. Bravo.

If the cartoon remains intact by the time Bitstrips returns to service…

But wait a second, what’s that I have on my Super Power: Sun Shielding post? Why, it is my cartoon still intact. This is the only cartoon still intact, I say we use this as a canary in the coal mine. If the cartoon remains intact by the time Bitstrips returns to service, I say we point out to Snapchat that the tears and trouble were never necessary in the first place.

The Bitstrips site says a few weeks. I’m waiting.

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