Technology Is Snap the new Twitter?

07:07  13 august  2017
07:07  13 august  2017 Source:   The Atlantic

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Twitter finally moved to an algorithmically ordered feed that surfaced the best content at the top from the people you care about most. In Q1 2017, it posted its first big growth in years, adding 9 million users. Today Snap announced it added just 8 million new users this quarter at a growth rate of 5

  Is Snap the new Twitter? © Lucy Nicholson / Reuters Snap was hailed as the next Facebook. It is starting to look like the next Twitter.

Alright, perhaps that’s unfair. But in its latest earnings report, Snap (formerly Snapchat, which remains the name of the company’s app) announced some awfully Twitterish news. User growth has declined and quarterly losses tripled, compared to the same period last year. The company is on pace to lose more than $1 billion in 2017 (not counting nearly $2 billion in one-time costs related to its initial public offering). After the announcement, the stock price for Snap slumped more than 10 percent, bringing it down to roughly half its post-IPO high.

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Is Snap the New Twitter ? The photo-sharing company was supposed to be the future of social media and video. It’s looking like just another Facebook victim.

The result is that now your background image will "break" (Our Snap ! Websites Twitter background is shown on the left, see the result in our screenshots below.) Most people won't see much of it anymore when they are on the new Twitter .

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Like Twitter , Snap is still losing a ton of money, and like Twitter , its user growth has not been impressive recently — the company now has 166 million That’s an oddly analog way of saying it is a company built around the new medium of smartphone-based images, video, and interactive content.

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What’s Snap’s problem? Basically, Facebook. One year ago, Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, introduced its own version of Snapchat’s “Stories.” This feature had been a critical differentiator for Snapchat, allowing its users to make and share mini-movies about their lives, and helped make the app extraordinarily popular. Since Instagram rolled out its near-perfect facsimile, though, Snapchat’s growth rate has collapsed.

There are several ways for a public company to assure investors of its value: rising profits or dividends (like Apple), rising cashflow (like Amazon), or so much growth in users that investors assume cashflow and profits are just a few years away. But Snapchat isn’t profitable, and its growth in daily users has slowed to just a few million each quarter. (Twitter’s monthly user growth, too, has slowed to the single-digit millions.)

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In fact, a Snap acquisition of Twitter would probably have been viewed more favorably if the deal was done while Snap was still a private company, the executive claimed. Snap is the new kid, Facebook the big brother.

There is a joke in Silicon Valley that Snap is Facebook’s product lead. That is, Facebook doesn’t have to think of new ideas anymore—it just has to mimic new Snapchat features and distribute them to its larger user base.

This joke is simultaneously a dig at Facebook (which has, by the quip’s logic, outsourced its creativity) and Snap (which is, by the quip’s logic, a product team that has no idea how to merchandise its ingenuity). But it’s also a genuine compliment of Snap, which, unlike Twitter, is a prodigious flood of new products and features. What’s more, Snap is poised to capture some revenue that will inevitably flow from pay-TV subscriptions, which are declining fastest among Snap’s young user base.

Snap remains a social-media behemoth that’s enviably positioned to profit from the future of video entertainment. All it has to do is convert popularity and potential to profit, in the shadow of one of the largest and best run companies in the world, one that also seems determined to destroy it.

DEREK THOMPSON is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the media. He is the author of the book Hit Makers.

Facebook knew about Snap's struggles months before the public .
You may have only recently discovered that Snap isn't having much luck attracting new users, but Facebook knew months before -- and there's a chance you helped it find out. The Wall Street Journal has learned just how Facebook has been using app usage data from Onavo Protect, the VPN-based security app from its Onavo team, to see how Snapchat adoption has changed over time. The social network looked at aggregated info about the frequency and duration of app use to determine that Snapchat use slowed down soon after Snapchat-like Instagram Stories became available.

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