For better or worse, Snapchat changed sexting forever

For better or worse, Snapchat changed sexting forever

When Stanford University student Reggie Brown told his classmate in 2011 that he wanted photos he’d sent to a girl to disappear, he uttered aloud a thought that had crossed the minds of countless others. But this time, his assertion would lead to the creation of an app that would change the nature of photo messaging and – crucially – sexting, forever. That app became Snapchat.

Snapchat’s launch has taken sexting – the consensual act of sharing intimate photos – from a stigmatised and seedy activity, to a mainstream and widely-accepted practice. The company has grown significantly since those early dorm-room days – and will soon be a massive public company – thanks in part to its legacy in the world of sexting. Leer más