Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send their friends photos and videos that can only be viewed for a short period of time. Simple idea right? This simple idea is worth billions; Snapchat has been offered tree billion by facebook and four billion by Google. Both offers were declined. So how much is Snapchat really worth? It is hard to put a finger on the exact number but here is what we do know: Snapchat’s value will only increase in the time to come. Does Snapchat think they can profit more than four billion dollars from the app? Advertisements. Right now Snapchat appeals to a demographic of older kids and young adults, but it is being used by more and more people just because its simple effectiveness. So advertisements on the app will rake in money for the company. Ads will show up for a few seconds before every few snaps. The ads may cause some people to say that they are going to stop using Snapchat, but most will be more than happy to look at the ad for a few seconds because they know that they will get to see the snap. It is just like YouTube. Ads before videos are annoying but everyone is willing to wait through the fifteen or three second ads so they can see the content hidden behind them. If I were Google I would drop whatever amount of money they want for Snapchat. Snapchat will only get bigger, and if it integrated into Google Plus, Google plus would explode.
I have found social media as a tool to promote my content, myself, and my interests. Some people have found other ways to use it. There are the people that sell fake followers. I don’t understand why people would even want to buy followers in the first place when they can just get their own. There are also the people that just don’t know how to use social media. If you go to a community for a certain duck related television show, you will see what I mean. These people post things that People just don’t care about. Here is an example: “I missed it :(” Are you kidding me. How does that help me or entertain me. If they are going to do that go back to facebook. But I guess I could just not go to the community but their are some interesting articles about the show in the community. Another type of Google plus user that annoys me is the people that use Emoji’s. Why do you want to let people know that you are feeling excited. If you are, great, keep it to your self. Unless you are going to share why you are feeling excited, don’t. Do these people bother anybody else.