Facebook launches Slingshot to compete with SnapChat

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Today Facebook announced Slingshot, an app available for Android and iOS which works like Snapchat but with a twist.   Slingshot allows users to share photos or 15 seconds videos to a friend or to all  contacts. The “slings” can be eddied with text, emoticons or draws and, very importantly, will only be viewable if the recipient will send a reply first. It’s an interesting  approach  taken to create a sufficiently differentiated product, when compared with Snapchat, and to stimulate engagement.

Facebook previously tried to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion but the offer was turned away. Later on it acquired Whatsapp for $19 billion in one of the most expensive deals in social media history.

As the app will only become available worldwide at a later date but a preview is available curtsy of The Verge.

OK Go has a new video

5 years ago, when YouTube almost made me quit watching TV, I stumbled on a music video that instantly grabbed my attention.
OK Go uploaded their treadmill video. Although I was never a fan of their music, OK Go always had creative and unique music videos. In a sea of manufactured music video, they came with something unique, on a new platform.

Now in 2014, they are back with a new song (meh) and a new video (cool!).

P.S. My favourite song from OK Go was “A million ways”. Somehow it reminds me of the old days (only 7 years ago) when YouTube was more ‘You Tube’.