Ubergizmo: Snapchat Could Get Its Own Events Feature

Ubergizmo: Snapchat Could Get Its Own Events Feature. “Facebook’s events feature is the gold standard for establishing an online presence for your events and now it looks like Snapchat wants in on some of that action. An unannounced feature has been discovered which suggests that Snapchat may get support for events as well. This would put the feature in direct competition with the functionality that has long been offered by Facebook.”

Mashable: What’s the deal with Yolo, the #1 app that’s taken over Snapchat

Mashable: What’s the deal with Yolo, the #1 app that’s taken over Snapchat . “There’s a new app that’s topping the App Store: Yolo. If you’re not a teen, or don’t spend a lot of time on Snapchat, you might not have heard of Yolo. But the app is undeniably a viral hit. It’s spent more than three weeks in the App Store’s top 10 apps and has held the top spot for nine days in total. The app has been downloaded about 5 million times since its release on May 2, according to data from analytics firm Sensor Tower.”

Tubefilter: Snapchat Bans Adult Entertainment Company’s X-Rated Lenses

Tubefilter: Snapchat Bans Adult Entertainment Company’s X-Rated Lenses. “Despite its long-running reputation as a handy app to send private photos that self-destruct, Snapchat doesn’t want your nudes. Or, at least, it doesn’t want nudes from adult entertainment company Naughty America, which recently rolled out a series of X-rated augmented reality Snapchat lenses to promote its products.”

The Verge: Snapchat has become a content creation tool for Instagram and Twitter users

The Verge: Snapchat has become a content creation tool for Instagram and Twitter users. “Instagram Stories has pulled a lot of people away from Snapchat, but there is something that Snapchat continues to do that draws people back: offer particularly creative filters. Snapchat is best as a content creation platform, and people are appropriately using it like a tool to make engaging photos that they can share elsewhere. The same thing happened recently with Snapchat’s baby filter, when people posted pictures using the filter all over Twitter.”

Refinery29: The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter Is Taking Over The Internet — But Is It Problematic?

Refinery29: The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter Is Taking Over The Internet — But Is It Problematic?. “The filters (of which there are only two) reinforce long-held traditional gender norms. With the woman filter, I had a softer look: airbrushed skin, an angular face, long hair, and doe eyes. And as a man, I was gifted a strong jaw and some admirable scruff. But while this was all in good fun, and I now know what I’d look like with a beard, some are calling on Snapchat users to check their privilege when using the gender-swapping filters so frivolously.”

Yolo: Viral Snapchat app raises abuse concerns (BBC)

BBC: Yolo: Viral Snapchat app raises abuse concerns. “Yolo – an app that lets anonymous questions be posed to Snapchat users – has become the most-downloaded iPhone app in the UK and US just a week after its release. It is highly unusual for an app to top Apple’s chart so soon after its launch without a major marketing campaign. However, the viral success of the product has raised concerns.”