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  1. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Thing is, it's a chicken and egg situation. A lot of young people actively avoided WP because it didn't have snapchat. Were it there, would the platform have failed?

    Now I'm not saying that WP pivoted completely on snapchat, but to say he was right isn't the whole story, and I think it's more a case of, he didn't support the platform because he wanted it to fail not because he thought it would.
    If the likes of Snapchat didn’t kill third party apps that actually got them more users, WP would have survived. Many banks had also joined WP. It was this and freaking Pokemon Go that highlighted the app gap more than it was needed.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    11-10-2017 10:35 AM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    If the likes of Snapchat didn’t kill third party apps that actually got them more users, WP would have survived. Many banks had also joined WP. It was this and freaking Pokemon Go that highlighted the app gap more than it was needed.
    Maybe with the kids but Google’s willful refusal to play nice had a greater effect on WP’s demise from an app perspective.
    RumoredNow, TgeekB and Guytronic like this.
    11-10-2017 11:44 AM
  3. Wolfjt's Avatar
    Maybe with the kids but Google’s willful refusal to play nice had a greater effect on WP’s demise from an app perspective.
    Playing nice in business is not top priority for companies. :)
    J Dubbs likes this.
    11-10-2017 01:51 PM
  4. editguy's Avatar
    Do we really give a hairy rat's a$$ what happens to Snapchat or its owners? It's not like any of us are in his will or get alimony from him. Live and let live.
    As arrogant and self centered as he is, I'm pretty sure he's leaving everything to himself.
    RumoredNow, libra89 and fatclue_98 like this.
    11-11-2017 12:39 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    As arrogant and self centered as he is, I'm pretty sure he's leaving everything to himself.
    Lady Karma takes care of things.
    Guytronic, libra89 and saras112 like this.
    11-11-2017 12:18 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Do we really give a hairy rat's a$$ what happens to Snapchat or its owners? It's not like any of us are in his will or get alimony from him. Live and let live.
    I could care less also.
    How can people who who don't know each other personally derive so much disdain for some action that really has minimal effect on so few.
    I haven't given Snapchat a second thought until this thread appeared.
    11-11-2017 01:05 PM
  7. etphoto's Avatar
    The same could have been said about Myspace. But, for all practical purposes, it died.
    MySpace was popular before Smart phones became so prevalent. Snapchat is made for smart phones and without doing the research taking a stab at it and say has probably 30 times the user base.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-14-2017 03:55 PM
  8. editguy's Avatar
    MySpace was popular before Smart phones became so prevalent. Snapchat is made for smart phones and without doing the research taking a stab at it and say has probably 30 times the user base.
    Your stats are way off, but even if they were it doesn't change my point: Nothing is too big to fail. Nothing.
    11-15-2017 08:52 PM
  9. sd4f's Avatar
    Saw an article that Evan Spiegel is now selling off stock. Only about 1% but purportedly worth about $50 million.
    02-18-2018 04:44 PM
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