ephemeral messaging

  • Meet Leo, The Lightweight New Way To Send Self-Destructing Messages

    Meet Leo, The Lightweight New Way To Send Self-Destructing Messages

    The idea behind Leo is to provide an ultra-lightweight platform for one-on-one and group conversations. The fact that its message disappear will cause some to draw comparisons between it and all the other ephemeral messaging apps out there, but that kind of misses the point. Read More

  • 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