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  1. Sep 2018
    1. Snapchat says it reaches 28.5 to 30 million 18-24 year old users in the U.S. According to a recent survey of Instagram users, approximately 32 percent of its 1 billion-strong user base is 18-24.

      Snapchat reaches around 30 million 18-24 year old users; important ages that are more recently able to vote and take political action. Instagram and snapchat are most popular amongst younger users.

    1. Snapchat will offer themed creative tools including an “I’m Registered To Vote” filter.

      They're trying to appeal to people by making it more interactive.

    2. With 100 million monthly and 80 million daily users in the US and Canada, Snap has the potential to get more of the youngest voters to the polls.

      since Snapchat's majority audience is the those older than 18-22, with their new swipe up to register, even if only 5% of the of those who use Snapchat register that is still 500,00 registered voters.

  2. Jun 2018
    1. Put another way, there are a whole lot of design decisions that go into creating a single “snap”—much more than simply taking the photo.

      https://youtu.be/WYwTGLdnXkU A student of mine had seen me riding my new skateboard on her SnapChat story. I looked over her shoulder while she scrolled through a morning's worth of snaps at our high school, trying to show me two videos of me somewhere in a volume of images text and videos. I knew students at my school stay tuned into this daily story all the time but I'm still a little awestruck the way she navigates and filters through this media stream on a mobile app. They compose Snaps that have a longer life span- 24 hours- to contribute to this ongoing social stream that gives new meaning to the 24 hour news cycle.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. connected teenagers  had decreased feelings of well-being. T

      I think this is a central question of our age--does social media make us happier? Increase democracy? Smarter? And the question always changes because the technology always changes. I now wonder about SnapChat. It functions a bit differently but with the same goal of connection. Does it produce better feelings than FB? Worse? More vicitimization? Less?

  4. Jun 2016
    1. Snapchat does not currently respond to do-not-track signals that may be sent from your device.

      Protecting yourself with do-not-track requests doesn't matter - it isn't listened to.

    2. Revoking Permissions. If you change your mind about our ongoing ability to collect information from certain sources that you have already consented to, such as your phonebook, camera, photos, or location services, you can simply revoke your consent by changing the settings on your device if your device offers those options.

      What happens to the data already shared if permission is revoked?

    3. we cannot promise that deletion will occur within a specific timeframe. And we may also retain certain information in backup for a limited period of time or as required by law.

      "Deletion" is a term used loosely in this case.

    4. f you submit content to one of our inherently public features, such as Live, Local, or any other crowd-sourced service, we may retain the content indefinitely.

      Is there a clear distinction in the flow of the app for the common user that there is a significant difference between the methods of sharing images or video?

    5. With third parties as part of a merger or acquisition.

      Another identifier that the data collected by Snapchat is an asset, not used for the benefit of the users.

    6. With our affiliates. We may share information with entities within the Snapchat family of companies.

      What is the "Snapchat family of companies?"

    7. Provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve.

      The value proposition tries to hide the functioning of the organization. Note that the real reason (ads, data collection, and tracking) are buried in the list below.

    8. enhance the safety and security of our products and services

      Collecting more information about users makes the service less secure. A breach, however small, can release PII because of the variety of metrics collected. Less data = more security.

    9. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook—and you’re one of that user’s contacts—we may combine the information we collect from that user’s phonebook with other information we have collected about you.

      I may choose not to allow my phone number to be shared, but a friend allows Snapchat to access their phonebook. My once-private information is now shared with a company without my consent.

    10. Information We Get When You Use Our Services

      It's important to remember that all of the following falls under "data which is necessary to provide a service."

      The quantity of information gathered here is enormous. Most of it seems innocuous, but it's all very personal and, implicit in their use of data for advertising, stored on Snapchat's servers with no time for deletion noted.

      This section outlines how Snapchat will continue to stay in business - by farming the information of its users and selling it for advertising.

    11. Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you send through the services,

      How many people forget that Snapchat actually sees everything sent? Is this explicitly shared with students when we're teaching?

      We cannot assume they're aware of the transfer of data that takes place when that data is sent through an app or website.

    1. Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS. CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.

      Snapchat had already breached the photos of nearly 5 million users. Those users affected cannot take legal action at the class level, even though it may be warranted.

    2. Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND SNAPCHAT WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and Snapchat are instead electing to have claims and disputes resolved by arbitration. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient, and less costly than rules applicable in court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In any litigation between you and Snapchat over whether to vacate or enforce an arbitration award, YOU AND SNAPCHAT WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, and elect instead to have the dispute be resolved by a judge.

      This seems like a minor issue, but as more and more cases of abuse and attack via social media arise, this is a significant right to waive in the event that a criminal investigation should be necessary.

    3. Subject to any applicable additional terms and conditions, all purchases are final and non-refundable. And because our performance begins once you tap buy and we give you immediate access to your purchase, you waive any right you may have under EU or other local law to cancel your purchase once it's completed or to get a refund. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AGREE THAT SNAPCHAT IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON.

      ...and they don't have to refund your purchase.

    4. You don't own these Virtual Products; instead you buy a limited revocable license to use them.

      You can pay for things to use, which looks like owning those things, but they're really licenses that can be revoked at any time.

    5. by using our Services, you agree that Snapchat can collect, use, and transfer your information consistent with that policy

      Data is kept somewhere in order to transfer it.

    6. In addition to the rights you grant us in connection with other Services, you also grant us a perpetual license to create derivative works from, promote, exhibit, broadcast, syndicate, publicly perform, and publicly display content submitted to Live, Local, or any other crowd-sourced Services in any form and in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). To the extent it's necessary, you also grant Snapchat and our business partners the unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use your name, likeness, and voice solely in Live, Local, or other crowd-sourced content that you appear in, create, upload, post, or send.

      All live streamed content is stored in perpetuity, also stored and used by business partners for their work.

    7. YOU AND SNAPCHAT AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN US WILL BE RESOLVED BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION, AND YOU AND SNAPCHAT WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.

      Snapchat cannot be taken to court.

    8. If you are using the Services on behalf of a business or some other entity, you state that you are authorized to grant all licenses set forth in these Terms and to agree to these Terms on behalf of the business or entity.

      Creating a school or class account makes the organization - and you - liable for that data and use.