When we're in that kind of childish space, we're more genuine and feel more comfortable with our friends.
Typing and read receipts make a lot of sense for messaging. You write a letter, you put it in an envelope, you send it to a friend, and you want to know when they get it. It's like FedEx - they let you know when the package gets dropped off.
There is real value in sharing moments that don't live forever.
If I had a ringtone, it would probably be Neil Diamond.
Social media is about friending someone so they'll invite you to a party or get you a job. If that's the work, Snapchat is the playground.
More people are watching college football on Snapchat than they are on television.
It's not about working harder; it's about working the system.
Somewhere along the way, when we were building social media products, we forgot the reason we like to communicate with our friends is because it's fun.
Traditional social media, in the view of our company, has become a bit repetitive. It doesn't feel very good to be marketed to by your friends. Snapchat is different because it says, look, friends aren't valuable to you just because they can get you into a cool party.
Snapchat changed that perception of deleting something as bad. Online, typically you delete something if it's bad or if it's really embarrassing.
It's important to be thoughtful and mindful about the things you say to other people.
The intent to preserve and capture something is very different from the urge to share, but they had become intertwined.
Cars bring me sheer joy.
Ephemeral should be the default.
I am a young, white, educated male. I got really, really lucky. And life isn't fair.
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