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Here’s Why Snapchat Can Never Beat Facebook

Here’s Why Snapchat Can Never Beat Facebook

When you think of social media giants, who are the companies which come to mind?

No doubt Facebook is top of the list. They are a global behemoth whose success is unlikely to be matched by any other social media company in the next twenty years. Snapchat is also somewhere on your list – with it being the second most popular app (having recently surpassed Twitter by around 15 million users).

However, there’s some obvious differences between the two platforms. Facebook is a much more all-encompassing social media page, with its viral videos, mass sharing of news articles, memes, links, secret groups and sharing of personal updates. It’s very much the central hub of connectivity anywhere on the internet. While it may seem that Facebook is more a place to get your news from these days, the algorithms which dictate the order of your news feed ensure that you see your friends’ updates first.

By contrast, Snapchat is a tool which encourages creativity. Immediately opening the app, the user is greeted with their camera in selfie mode. This isn’t an accident. This is Snapchat’s way of saying: share a moment of creativity with your friends, strangers and anyone else on your contacts list. It’s telling you to make something new – whether it’s a selfie with an overly-ridiculous filter or a picture of something quirky, it’s encouraging you to make something.

However, this is where Snapchat’s limitations come into play. While “visual” social media is currently the hottest thing out there, a lot of people don’t want to have this kind of pushy creativity forced on them. Instead, they simply want to consume. They want to see what their friends have been up to or enjoy a few snaps of their friends’ lives. The purpose of social media is to connect, however, Snapchat doesn’t really “connect” its users in the way Facebook offers.

It may be surprising to learn that the daily active user base of Facebook and Snapchat only overlaps by around 65%. This means that there around 35% of Snapchat users who can’t be reached via Facebook.

For a while, it seemed that Snapchat was on a trajectory to becoming just as popular as Facebook. However, in 2016, Facebook more or less stole Snapchat’s gimmick and used it in one of their new features. They introduced the option of sending short videos to your friends which are then deleted after 24 hours. They incorporated Snapchat’s fundamental idea, while at the same time maintaining their brand of connecting with friends.

It’s also important to address the varied demographics which Facebook caters to. For example, if people in their fifties or sixties are looking to connect with an old friend of theirs, the first social media hub they’ll be drawn to is Facebook. People who use Facebook to genuinely connect with friends, family or long lost relatives have no desire to send heavily filtered photographs to their followers; they’re simply looking for genuine connectivity. This, however, is an aspect of social media which Snapchat is yet to capitalize on. Therefore, it will struggle to reach the earth-shattering success of Facebook, at least until its platform evolves. The last frontier that snapchat can really beat Facebook is that pornstars have taken over snapchat, which is clear from the rise of popular pornstar snapchat site truesnaps.com

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5 Reasons Overpopulation Will Kill Us All

5 Reasons Overpopulation Will Kill Us All

5.) Minimum In Fresh Water

According to researchers at UN-Water, 75% of the planet is filled with water. 97.5% of that percentage is water from the ocean and 2.5% of it is freshwater. 70% of said freshwater is broken up into ice caps and glaciers and the last 30% is all land surface water, like rivers, lakes, ponds, and groundwater. A lot of the sources of freshwater can either not be reached or are way too polluted, resulting in less than 1% of the world’s freshwater, or around 0.003% of all water on the planet, readily available for all human use. Based on research done by the scientists at Global Outlook for Water Resources to the Year 2025, it is guessed that by the year 2025, more than 50% of the planet’s population will be up against water-based drought and the general human need for water will be true for 70% of any remaining freshwater.

4.) Species Extinct

The human species is as of right now the reason behind the biggest mass extinction of species since the demise of the dinosaurs almost 65 million years ago. This extinction is occurring at 1000 to 10,000 times faster than usual. The update made in 2012 of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals that of the 63,837 species that are studied all over the world, 19,817 are in danger of extinction, which is almost a third of the total. If current events continue, scientists suggest that within the next few decades, almost half of all animal and plant species on this planet will be obsolete, due to effects of climate change, habitat loss, pollution, acidifying oceans, invasive species, over-exploitation of natural resources, overfishing, poaching and finally, human overpopulation.

3.) Reduction of Natural Resources

As the human population grows more and more, limited natural resources, for example, fresh water, fossil fuels, coral reefs, farmland and frontier forests, keep on dropping, which is putting competitive stress on the basic life assisting resources and chaperoning to a disgusting quality of life. A recent report by the UNEP Global Environment Outlook, which includes 1,400 scientists and five whole years-worth of work to be completed, discovered that human consumption had far outstripped available resources.

2.) New Epidemics and Pandemics

A recent study reveals that environmental depravity, mixed with the ever-growing population on Earth, happens to be a huge reason for the rise of human diseases, which also pays part in the malnutrition of 3.7 billion people all over the world, causing them to be more vulnerable to disease. According to the World Health Organization, Every three seconds a young child dies – in most cases from an infectious disease.

1.) No Freedom

As population masses go up, rules and regulations, which are viewed as a main social advocate of affiliations between people, will more often mediate communication between humans and invent a requirement for more regulations and restrictions in order to mediate these intercommunications. In 1958, Aldous Huxley guessed that democracy is in trouble because of overpopulation and could potentially become an environment run by totalitarian style governments, and it just so turns out that he was correct. Rules and regulations can be great concepts, but for the sole reason that they are essential in order to make room for the growing populations that are reassuring such policies.

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