Posted 01/07/2014 at 4:17 PM
Posted 4 years ago
The Snapchat quickshot, say cheese factory ordeal rolls on.
As per my recent blog post, the writing was on the wall long before the brushstrokes created to hide the evidence of the disappearing photo app, Snapchat had a chance to see the paint dry. Look who smelled a rat: What rat? Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. Preteens use this app to send often times dubious photos, engaging in what has been termed “sexting”.
BusinessDictionary.com gives the definition of lobbying as this:
lobbying: The act of attempting to influence business and government leaders to create legislation or conduct an activity that will help a particular organization. People who do lobbying are called lobbyists.
And a lobbyist is?: Someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist’s employer, on behalf of a special interest.
Manipulation. Desperation. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has laid blame not on his company’s own software but blamed the rampant abuse on/by hackers. Does this make sense? No. Enter, persuasive people in top-dollar K street lobbying firm, Heather Podesta + Partners (that will sieze on issues somehow to twist the company’s operation and practices into some shiny white light of goodness) to try to desperately search for vestiges of real worth that Snapchat can claim in the aftershock of the security leak, a massive disaster.
4.6 million Snapchat users had their usernames, telephone numbers, and more stolen, leaked, posted and published to the web in a most damaging manner this past week — to be seen by and sundry in plain sight.
An ongoing dilemna, where damage has already been done.
Blinded by greed, besieged by big money secretiveness, and a devil-may-care-who-gets-hurt attitude by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in play for months where dreams of wads of cash in his grubby palms — blinded him to all but his own Snapchat self-interests — the fearless leader now faces heavy fines by the FTC.
FTC will certainly have some interesting things to say about Snapchat. And a price may well be levied on CEO Spiegel’s head for all the calamity caused over these long months of secrecy and greed.
It may be redundant, but it warrants saying: Avoid Snapchat. If all you did as a user, or as a parent of a Snapchat user (and you heard of this), was change the password — you need to delete the app.
Cut the cord.
Snapchat reminds me of a real crooked version of the old prop: The camera that squirts water in your face.
Yeah. Spiegel should throw in the towel. He’s all wet.