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TOPIC: Snapchat Buys Bitstrips

Snapchat Buys Bitstrips 26 Mar 2016 23:47 #9298

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Article: recode.net/2016/03/24/snapchat-is-buying...s-you-into-an-emoji/

It is apparent in recent time that the latest tool of empowerment is the smartphone. Providing us with a means of communication both through the generic front and also through the more diverse mask of “social media.” One of the ventures leading to the creation of a popular app called Snapchat has found its place on the dock or home screen of millions of users across the globe. Snapchat providing for a means of publishing snippets of videos and distorted images for a timed frame has definitely seen its success over the years of active development. Recently, a new venture has given the developers behind Snapchats line a reason to smile, Bitmoji. Bitmoji powered by Bitstrip was the one tool many of us have used for the personal ease of creating a digital version of yourself. This tied in with the fact that this digital version has the ability to associate itself among a vast majority of graphics and texts calls for a great and fun tool. Through the acquisition of such a clever aid in graphic text Snapchat hopes its $100 million purchase price proves its continuous benefit.

A bit of elaboration on the article providing this information discusses the advancement and purpose of Snapchat within our daily lives. This is taken further with the discussing of Bitmojis potential in utilization within the apps processes. Having been able to distort images in the past, it seems as though this addition will fit right into the current mindset Snapchats team possesses.
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Snapchat Buys Bitstrips 27 Mar 2016 21:33 #9321

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Your metaphor of social media as a mask is quite clever and accurate. It is uncommon to find someone on social media who posts both good and bad selfies on purpose (which would show their raw and true self) or posts about a boring day spent at home cleaning. Social media is mostly used as a way to show off how exciting and wonderful a person’s life is. The pictures and posts that are uploaded are carefully selected (and sometimes edited) in order to show a mask of happiness. It is interesting that Snapchat bought Bitstrips. Now, for example, if someone is having a bad hair day and does not want to post a selfie on Snapchat, they can use a Bitmoji of themselves instead.
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