Snapchat is all the rage these days. Facebook's recent attempt to clone the popular photo-texting service with its new "Poke" app only helped generate more interest in Snapchat. Facebook Poke? Not so much.
Snapchat has been getting a lot of flack for its "sexting" appeal, but let's be serious. There's a lot more to it than just teens sending tons of NSFW photos. Instagram proved how crazy we are for mobile/social/photos all rolled into one. Snapchat could be the next big thing. Maybe.
Business Insider argued in an article why Google should acquire Snapchat. I have to say, I don't disagree with it. And hey, with Facebook already owning Instagram and after its failed attempt at creating a good Snapchat clone, it might make a lot of sense for Google to grab the whole Snapchat team while it can. It could be good for Android, and like BI points out -- good for Google Glass as well.
Or is Snapchat just another fad, destined to fade out over the next few months? I hardly think so, but I'll be keeping an eye out on this trend to see where it goes.
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