Kylie Jenner and Snapchat
Kylie Jenner wiped almost 1.3 billion of Snapchat’s stock market value after sharing a tweet that she no longer uses the Snapchat messaging app.
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner tweeted: “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.”
Snapchat’s shares sank significantly after Kylie’s tweet about Snapchat which was presented to 24.5 million Twitter followers who are most likely previous or current Snapchat users. After dropping almost 8% down on Wall Street, the shares are now back to near the $17 price. Needless to say that investors are still worried. They don’t know what to make of Snapchat; is it the future of communication or just another example of social media that won’t last for too long? Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown said: “Snap’s future rests on building user numbers, so anything which could undermine that journey is naturally going to unsettle investors.”
Snapchat main competition is Facebook’s Instagram, especially for celebrity users who tend to use Snapchat and Instagram for sharing photos. Even before Kylie’s tweet, shares have been sliding since the users expressed their negative reaction to the newest redesign. Snapchat has rejected massive complaints about re-design from November. Evan Spiegel from Snapchat said that users need some time to get used to the new design. Recently one million people signed a petition for Snapchat to go back to their previous design.
Trump says that Violent Games are Shaping Minds of Young People
President Trump said that he will do something about the violent games and movies watched by young people. In a meeting on school safety at the White House, the President said that violent games are shaping the minds of young people in a great way. The meeting was organized one week after the school shooting in Florida where 17 people died.
Experts claim that the research has not demonstrated a strong link between video games and violence.
In the meeting, President Trump criticized the violence in video games: “We have to do something about maybe what they are seeing and how they are seeing it. I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence in video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts. “He also spoke about violence in movies and their influence on young people.
President Trump did not provide more details on what should be done regarding violence in video games and movies.
From the other side, Ethan Gach, a reporter at a video games site said that video games have been often blamed whenever we have a mass shooting in the country: “It’s a familiar scapegoat many of us have been hearing for decades, one which often acts like a smokescreen to deflect responsibility away from the Second Amendment and lax gun laws.”
Steve Jobs’ Job Application from 1973 on Sale
A job application filled by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1973 is expected to be sold for at least $50 000. The questionnaire was filled by Jobs only three years before he started the company that would make billions in a few decades.
The one-page job application shows Jobs’ aspirations and interest in technology before seriously breaking into the industry.
As his special abilities, he listed as “electronics tech or design engineer” and said “yes” he understood computers.
There is no information about what the application was for and if he was successful.
As his name, he wrote “Steven jobs” and his address as “reed college”, the school he attended in Portland, Oregon before dropping out.
On the job application, Jobs responded with “yes” to having a driving license. When asked if he has access to a car Steve Jobs wrote “possible, but not probable”. When asked does he have a phone, the creator of the iPhone wrote that he doesn’t own the phone.
Steve Jobs died of cancer at age 56 in 2011.
The pop culture auction will be hosted by RR Auction in Boston, Massachusetts between 8th and 15th March 2018.