Snapchat is a photo sharing application developed by two students from Stanford University.
Users can use this application to take pictures, videos, add text and images. Users of Snapchat are called snubs.
One of its primary functions of Snapchat is that all the photos have a life span of 1 to 10 seconds. All these pictures will be automatically destroyed after users have sent them to their friends at the preset time. Meanwhile, users will be noticed if the receiver is trying to capture the picture during this period. This application provides a safe platform for young people since there is no sign left for that information they have sent to each other.
It has been four years since Snapchat was released in September 2011. Now we will introduce you the history of Snapchat.
In April 2011, Evan Spiegel presented the final project of Snapchat in the produce design course at Stanford University. And finally in September 2011, Snapchat went online formally.
In January 2012, Snapchat get 0.48 million dollars investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners. In May 2012, there are 25 snapshot pictures sent on Snapchat every one second. At the end of the same year, there are more than 20 million photos sent on Snapchat for iOS platform.
In February 2014, Snapchat received about 13.5 million dollars in the A round investment. And in the second half of the year, Snapchat received about 80 million dollars in the B round investment.
At the end of 2014, Snapchat cooperated with Square to released a new service to help users transfer money to make investment.
The audience users of Snapchat are mainly the youth between 13 to 25 years old. The most attractive function of Snapchat is that it can be used privately, that is, it can protect your privacy. The bigger market it faces is the product that is abundant in American market: instant communication. The most attractive thing of Snapchat is not that the pictures can be destroyed in a particular period but that it can send the images at a faster speed than other share tools.
Snapchat can make everyone communicate freely, even with the strangers. You don't need to worry about the information will be leaked. Because it can protect your privacy information. Thus, it will decrease the burden for people to chat with strangers. The ambition of creating Snapchat as a social communication platform gradually shows at some new functions, such as the function of Stories. It is similar to Facebook information flow. It indicates that users not only can share the photos to themselves, but also they can share their Stories to their friends. Users' friends can scan their Stories. And also the content of Stories will disappear after 24 hours.
Pinterest uses a way of waterfall stream to show pictures so users don’t need to open a new page to see the next content. Pinterest is called the picture version of Twitter, you can save the photo, like the photo and forward it to your own account.
If Google+ is the promise land for the tech nerds, then Pinterest will be the paradise for wives. Pinterest applies two elements that are pinboard and pin. There are four elements for the Pinterest:Pin, Repin,share,board
It has been a long history since Pinterest was released. Pinterest is a creative mix of two words: pin and interest. The original meaning of it is to pin the pictures that you are interested in on a board to share.
In 2010, Pinterest was created by a team name Cold Brew Labs.
In August, 2011, pinterest was selected as one of fifty best websites on Times Magazine in America.
In November 2011, Pinterest was listed as one of ten biggest social network website by Hitwise.
In January 2012, the traffic of Pinterest has surpassed Linkedin, Youtube and Google+.
In January 2013, Pinterest get invested by the venture investment SV Angel, after this investment, the value of Pinterest estimated about 1.5 billion dollars.
In May 2015, American social website Pinterest carried out three kinds of pins, which took the first step in the cooperation with large retail brand in the United States.
You can make the fast registration on the welcome screen if you never use this application. Or you can also log in by using your Facebook and Twitter account. While you can scan all the users' photo sharing if you register a new account on Pinterest. While the goal of creating this application is mainly to view some interesting or eye-pleasing pictures in the leisure time. Come and experience it now!
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