Safer Sexting-- New App Deletes Dirty Pics After 10 Seconds!
There's a new app in town and it promises to explode your sexy pix into a million little digital pieces a mere 10 seconds after being received. Called Snapchat, the adult app is for all those aspiring congressmen and women who want to be able to send pictures of their badonkadonks safely, so they don't get impeached by their Puritanical constituents. Too bad Anthony Weiner didn't have this app installed or he would still be Weiner-ing it up in here!
According to the New York Times, over 6% of adult Americans admit to having sent a "sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photo or video" using a cell phone. According to me, those 94% remaining folks are lying out of their hoo-has. Let's face it: sooo many people send pictures of their junk these days. An app that can safely deliver those photos and then delete them before anyone can send them to a worst enemy is an app we all deserve.
However! There is an unsexy catch: screenshots. People can still take screenshots. Another problem is that the app was designed by a Stanford University student who has written in the app description that he "can't guarantee that the message data will be deleted in every case. Messages, therefore, are sent at the risk of the user." Do you trust some student to handle deleting your sexts if he can't guarantee he's not just hiding them in some server somewhere? "Sure, let me have those pics, and I'll keep them saaafe and sound" *stuffs them with the Hustler magazines under his bed*.
But hey, at least Snapchat provides some kind of barrier against folks saving your pix, and the app will at least message you if someone takes a screenshot of one so you can stalk them with threats until they delete it.
(P.S. It's only available on iPhone so far, although an Android version is reportedly in the works).