Description: Three Tech Crunch Writers get together and discuss the week’s hot tech topics including stories on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Source: Tech Crunch
Date: December , 2013
The launch of Instagram’s first ever messaging feature called Instagram Direct and the impressive new usage figures announced by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Twitter changing how its blocking feature works (and reverting back to the original block system after a swift public outcry), and Snapchat confirming that it has closed $50 million in a Series C round of funding from New York hedge fund Coatue Management, leaving out the usual Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Read Rest of Story.
Questions for discussion:
1. Do you think Instagram’s new direct message application differentiates enough from all other social media platforms’ similar features?
2. How did you feel about Twitter’s blocking feature change? Do you think the backlash from users was justified?