ephemeral messaging

  • Secret.li Lets You Photobomb Facebook Friends With Self-Destructing Snaps That Last An Hour, A Week Or A Month

    Secret.li Lets You Photobomb Facebook Friends With Self-Destructing Snaps That Last An Hour, A Week Or A Month

    Blink and you’ll miss it. That’s the point of ephemeral messaging. But regardless of its brevity digital stuff that self-destructs is gaining in popularity. Witness the rise of Snapchat. Well, here’s another to add to the perpetually vanishing pile: Secret.li is an iOS app that lets users “timebomb” selected Facebook friends with photos that vanish after a… Read More

  • Facebook’s High-Stakes Poker Game

    Facebook’s High-Stakes Poker Game

    Editor’s note: Antone Johnson is a startup lawyer specializing in early-stage consumer Internet and location-based businesses. Facebook has been accused of creating a slavish copy of Snapchat. Yet Poke may turn out to be a poster child for why most multi-billion-dollar public companies try not to break things, and as a consequence, are often precluded from moving fast like startups. Read More