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MashableSnapchat's far from the only app with 24-hour Stories these days. Facebook released Instagram Stories, Messenger Day, WhatsApp Stories and Facebook Stories. The struggle of which ten-second video to post and where to post it is so real (for celebrities, social media "influencers," and the rest of us garden-variety narcissists).
SifteryStories are probably the hottest trend in social media right now. It's one of the fastest growing content medium ever!. Thanks to their organic and personal nature it's arguably the easiest way to create a real connection with your audience, online.
ForbesSnapchat has quickly become one of the world's most influential social media platforms. The once "novelty messaging app for teens" is now a staple for over 166 million daily active users who check the app, on average, over 18 times a day . Together, they send over 2.8 billion Snaps every single day .
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Digital TrendsMedium is adding a major new update to its mobile apps for iOS and Android in the form of serialized posts. The new "Series" feature lets users create mobile stories using text, images, photos, and GIFs, with video coming soon.
WIREDAt some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff. Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier, since people don't have to learn a new language and dance routine every time they want to try something.
EngadgetHowever, Series sets itself apart with posts that don't disappear after 24 hours and actually evolve over time. Medium wants Series to tell "ongoing stories," which they hope posters will add to as the narrative develops.