How Could Snapchat Make Money? College Kids

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Over 77 percent of college students are using Snapchat at least once every single day, according to research by Sumpto.

And even more stunning, 45 percent of college kids aged 18-24 would open a snap from a brand they didn’t know, while 73 percent of students would open a snap from a brand they already know. Though Snapchat hasn’t yet determined a revenue model, data like this suggests that native advertising is a pretty viable route.

Snapchat could let brands send their own animated (or taped) videos to the entire Snapchat user base, or even targeted demographics based on location, age, and other factors. Snapchat’s own Terms of Service explain that it has access to more than enough of personal data (like name, phone number, email, location, device info, and age) to start pin-pointing users for brands, and the ToS even provides for Snapchat to use this data for…

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Blake Griffin Smacks Justin Bieber At Hollywood Starbucks

…Because Who likes Justin Bieber anyway…

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Justin Bieber simply can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.  Police were dispatched this morning to respond to an altercation at a Starbucks in West Hollywood involving some familiar faces.  A barista at the coffee house was apparently confronted by Bieber  when he refused to serve the pop star because he wasn’t wearing a shirt.  “He came in with no shirt on and his pants hanging down and underwear showing and tried to order a caramel apple machiatto.”, said Joey Goldsmith, the Starbucks barista, “I just told him he would have to put a shirt on if he wanted to order.”  That’s when Bieber snapped.  According to the police report Bieber started cussing at the barista and threatening to have his bodyguard, “kick his ass”.

Fortunately for Goldsmith, LA Clippers star Blake Griffin had been enjoying a drink at a table when he witnessed  the altercation and stepped in.  Witnesses…

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Embarrassing viral video: Runner slips and falls just seconds after TV interview

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A runner seen by millions slipping and falling has shrugged off the embarrassment and admits the video clip is funny.

A KOIN-TV Portland television reporter stopped two joggers who were braving the rare three-inch snowfall during a late night run.

“It’s the perfect texture for running. Very low-impact and it’s dry snow so your feet don’t get wet,” the woman named Chelsea commented when asked how it was to run in those conditions.

Then her running companion Michael tells the reporter that they sometimes slide through intersections but wear bright clothing for safety. Then together they jog off, but about 30 feet down the road Chelsea hits a patch of ice, her feet come out from under her and she lands on her bottom.

Huffington Post and Deadspin both found the video and Chelsea posted a comment in the Deadspin article.

“As the chick in this…

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Rushing Choices

Heads or tails.

We all have to make choices every day. Some are good, some aren’t. Last week, I made a bad decision.

 I wrote an editorial for the Northwest Missourian. Our opinion editor, Tom, wanted me to write about my experiences with local landlords. If you follow me on Twitter or search the hashtag #BCVProbs, You know i’m not particularly shy about my current living situation.

 

In between classes, I sat down to begin writing. It was Tuesday, hours before deadline and I told Tom that I was almost done with it. Doing things at the last minute on a tight deadline was nothing to me. I mastered that skill two years ago.

At first I struggled with the format. I knew what I wanted to say, but I didn’t know how to say it. I began writing it as if it were an open letter but I just couldn’t get the right tone that way. I came off sounding like an arrogant entitled prick, not a student just trying to help other students.

I moved on to more of an informative piece. Facts and numbers to support my argument were abundant. It is no secret that landlords sometimes do take advantage of the fact that many students don’t know their legal rights when dealing with real estate. That version was boring and heavy with very little human emotion. Not a good read.

I finally settled on just telling a story. I wrote it out as if I was telling a friend about my experiences and what I have learned. That version seemed to work because I wanted people to listen and relate. Response to the article was mixed.

Students appreciated the work and what I had to say. It was timed to work with people looking for a new place. My landlord however, wasn’t pleased.

I tried to keep it balanced. I admitted my faults in the tenancy and challenged other students to be better tenants. I missed one detail and it was an important one. I didn’t take into account all the hard work landlords put in in May to make the move from one location to another go smoothly. Understanding the landlords side of a conflict changed my outlook on things that I thought were just unfair.

If I hadn’t waited until the last minute to do the editorial, I probably would have seen it. College students often times divide themselves up into different categories. There’s the Work Andrew, the major-course Andrew, the gen-ed Andrew, the social life Andrew and the family Andrew. That’s a lot to keep up with leaving a lot of room for unneeded error.

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We need to stop doing things at the last min. I learned this lesson late, but better late than never.