'Rich Private School Kids' Snapchat Offers New Batch of Kids to Hate

I don't think teens are awful, I really don't. Sure, I hated them when I was one and I'm afraid of them now (they travel in such big groups), but I've read enough Rookie and encountered enough brilliant 13-19 year-olds to know that there are some really wonderful teen minds out there. Today, unfortunately, we're… » 7/02/14 5:15pm 7/02/14 5:15pm

Students: Silicon Valley's Farm System Is Steeped in "Rape Culture"

After Stanford University officials condemned sexist emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at school, Stanford students who have long protested the university's weak policies on sexual violence are making a more aggressive push to reform "the Rape Culture here at Stanford," as one current student… » 6/05/14 5:53pm 6/05/14 5:53pm

"Fuck Bitches Get Leid," the Sleazy Frat Emails of Snapchat's CEO

Evan Spiegel, the boyish cofounder and CEO of Snapchat, is dying to be taken seriously. He rejected Mark Zuckerberg, opines like Steve Jobs, and hobnobs with media titans. But Spiegel's undergrad emails—when he began his path to Snapchat—show a different Evan. Did Steve Jobs ever joke about peeing on girls? » 5/28/14 9:21pm 5/28/14 9:21pm

Your Snapchat Videos Will Come Back to Haunt You

Remember that conventional wisdom saying whatever you posted on Snapchat would stay on Snapchat — despite the company promising it would disappear in ten seconds? Well, wisdom won and the app-based company just settled charges against them from the FTC for lying to consumers. Oh, and be careful that sext video of you… » 5/09/14 7:00pm 5/09/14 7:00pm

Teens Are Literally Crawling on the Floor For the New Snapchat

The level of interest app-makers can command for adding new features is usually limited to a dutiful parroting of the press release on tech blogs. Maybe a mass privacy freakout, if you're lucky. (Sucks, but at least you know they care!) The bros at Snapchat, however, have lived a pretty blessed life. » 5/02/14 1:36pm 5/02/14 1:36pm

Social Media Is Killing High School Dances and Romantic Dreams

What would the late John Hughes say? The director's 1980s flicks were chock-full of school dances, the the tradition is being phased out — in New York State, at least. Instead, teens are connecting on social media platforms like Snapchat, where it’s easier to make bad decisions if you can convince yourself that it … » 3/14/14 5:30pm 3/14/14 5:30pm