Photo messaging app makes shared images disappear within 10 seconds

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The success of Instagram has shown that photo sharing is now a standard part of the mobile world, but Snapchat offers a different take on this. Whereas Instagram presents photos as a stream from the people a user follows, Snapchat is closer to text messaging and sends photos only to friends the user chooses. Even more intriguing, it gives those friends only a few seconds to view them. Launched a little over a year ago, California-based Snapchat aims to make social media “fun again,” it says. With versions for both iPhone and Android, the app enables users to take photos,…

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