I’ve been a vocal advocate (opposite of critic!) for disposable media apps like Snapchat and Facebook for some time.
A recent report from BI Intelligence shows that among the 544 million daily photos uploaded in May 2013, 28 percent of those were Snapchat — beating Instagram and Flickr handily.
As Bob Lefsetz said in his post Facebook is For Old People, “The oldsters are rarely early adopters. They know the value of money, they’re set in their ways. For all the old bloviators bemoaning the loss of privacy online, it’s the kids who got the memo, that if they post pictures of illicit activity they might not get a job in the future. Kids believe in evanescence, oldsters believe in the permanent record. Ergo, the growth of Snapchat.”
In fact, once I hit the renewal date on my Flickr Premium account, I never renewed. And now I’ve forgotten the password. I still love Flickr, but I don’t use it — and send 10x more Snapchat and Facebook Poke photos than I publicly publish to the social web.