Snapchat Founder, “SnapChat is About Transparency, Not Privacy” (video)

A few months ago I shared this gem from Mark Zuckerberg talking about why Facebook wasn’t a social network. Now, I’m sharing a video from the founder of the company he tried to rip off, Snapchat. In it, Liz Gannes of AllThingsD does a spontaneous interview with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel in which Spiegel talks about why Snapchat is about transparency, and not privacy.

As a child I would pore through a book of failures and mistakes that led to popular inventions: Coke (the soda kind), Penicillin, Silly Putty. That children’s book was one of the most important books I ever read, because I realized that innovation isn’t something that can be taught or predicted- True innovation just happens. Youtube was founded as a place to share videos with friends and family because sending larger videos via email was impossible. Now it’s used to share ideas with complete strangers. I can’t figure out how to sum it up in a sentence. Maybe you can help. What do you make of this?

Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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