December 24, 2012

Photo Apps 3.0: Snapchat, Facebook Poke

Photo Apps 3.0: Snapchat, Facebook Poke.

Dustin Curtis in Photography’s Third Act discusses why SnapChat has become so popular (and now Facebook Poke). 
Until Snapchat, which has captured the essence of using photos as communication. Because it is completely ephemeral – and because the photos are deleted after 1-10 seconds – it’s impossible to use the photos for anything but communication. It’s an amazing app, and its popularity is just a hint of how I think we’ll use photos in the future.
Photos for communication.

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