New Disappearing Photo App Slingshot, Great Tech Use for Outdoors, Is My Child Ready for a Phone?
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This week: New Disappearing Photo App Slingshot, Great Tech Use for Outdoors, Is My Child Ready for a Phone?
FACEBOOK’S DISAPPEARING PHOTO SERVICE: Snapchat continues to bring on more competitors as Facebook launches its Slingshot app, which allows you to connect with phone contacts or Facebook friends and send photos that disappear shortly after they’re viewed. Unlike Snapchat, users have to send a photo in order to view a photo they receive. It’s a strange differentiator designed to encourage more sharing, and its popularity remains to be seen. I wonder if there is any more room for another photo-sharing app on kids’ phones, so we’ll be watching this closely. Still, we need to remind kids that regardless of a photo’s lifespan on a phone, it’s never really disappears – because some other tech can capture it or it lives on in people’s memories. Share, but share wisely.
Read the full article at Trend Micro's Internet Safety for Kids and Families Blog here