August 12th, 2014

Snapchat Now More Popular Than Twitter Among 18-34s

Remember those crazy Snapchat guys who turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook for their zero revenue firm? Bloomberg reports they are now in funding talks which value the app at $10 billion. Data from Business Insider shows that 1 in 3 US smartphone users between the ages of 18 and 34 are using Snapchat, twice as many as nine months ago and considerably more than Twitter. If Facebook had bought them out Mark Zuckerberg’s company would now own the three most popular social networks in America…


  1. 1
    Ed Milibands Investment Portfolio says:

    What about


  2. 2
    David Cameron says:

    Is it safe to come back to the UK yet?


  3. 3
    Unhappy Ebayer says:

    More importantly than this, why is bloody Ebay down again? I want to order things….


  4. 6
    Rickytshirt says:

    I’ve never understood the appeal of twitter.


    • 8
      Agree-er says:

      Or indeed any of the kiddies ‘social networks’, you must be someone with an IQ!


      • 14
        Rickytshirt says:

        I’m not a fan of IQ as a measure of anything.

        Trying to express an opinion with any kind of precision on such a limited format is a sure way to find yourself misunderstood. It’s no wonder so many celeb’s find themselves in hot water from poorly judged tweets.


    • 13
      concrete pump says:

      Facebook is for divs with no life.


      • 23
        M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

        Dunno, just checked my Facebook and I’ve received a picture of a massive bird with kraft cheese slices placed over her bosom like a greasy yellow bra with an invitation to send it to someone who would like to eat it all off. No life, if you please !!


    • 18
      Hey I think I found a use for Twitter says:

      I use Twitter not to Twit but to follow blogs to see what their latest topic is.
      If it’s of interest I’ll visit the site.
      I find it saves me time not having to go to each individual site.


    • 36
      The Company off the record says:

      Really? Social networks are wonderful. They allowed us to blame Putin within minutes of the tragic news of Malaysia Airlines MH17 – something that in the heyday of the dead trees press would have taken us weeks. A real social revolution. What colour would you like?


      • 52
        Maggie says:

        There is no such thing as social networks


        • 61
          I bet you vote fuckwitLabour says:

          There *are* no such things as social networks
          There *is* no such thing as a social network

          you thick lefty mong


          • Maggie says:

            With so much time to devote to being the site pedant I suggest you are the thick lefty mong.

            I dive in and out and don’t have the time, nor can I be be arsed quite frankly, to correct typos or proof read prior to hitting ‘submit’

            Get a life – always assuming your Mum will allow you to be out after 10:00pm (I assume you still live at home even though you’re 40)


          • Pedantist says:

            Maybe the verb ‘is’ relates to ‘thing’ rather than ‘social networks’.

            ‘Social networks’ when it is a body or a group may also be regarded as singular and thus it would be correct for ‘thing’ to be in the singular.

            In which case Maggie’s grammar is correct


          • Maggie says:

            I’m too much of a mong to be able to say wot i fink

            itz da labour way


  5. 9
    So? says:



  6. 11

    A random piece of American business news.


  7. 12
    Jack Ketch says:

    I read the other day that some 18 year old made over £500,000 revenue last year from a Youtube video of her putting her make-up on.

    (I just realised that that sounds just like those e-mails I keep deleting)


  8. 15
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    This is all very well for Snapchat, but can one express synthetic outrage at the situation in Gaza for ones followers or a provide spontaneous outpouring of grief at the death of Robin Williams on Snapchat ? Millions can on Twitter quite well enough thank you very much.


  9. 17
    Owen Jones says:

    So, I’ve started spamming Nigerian email addresses with this:

    Have 50 boxes of ZMapp experimental Ebola vaccine. Need to send to you. Please send deeds and all legal documents for your property to me so I know where to send them.

    All the best
    ZMapp Distribution Services


    • 27
      Pal Ntall of the Ukips says:

      You need to start with,

      I am well Respected business man, very good with business. But need you help I do.


  10. 19
    Some Guy says:

    Where’s Myspace?


  11. 20
    The Lone Ranger says:

    Capital punishment is popular too, among the populace. I don’t see it catching on though.


  12. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Can we go back to an economic model where people make physical goods.
    Or where share holders would like to be able to see picture of the companies assets in the annual report.
    I’m off to the library to check some slate tomes out.


  13. 24
    Bill Gates says:

    I’ve invented a beergoggle app for my smartphone.
    Point it at any woman front bench labour MP and she looks almost decent.


  14. 25
  15. 26
    Luke says:

    I only use one on that list and that is because I am not a Hunt.


  16. 28
    Hobo humping Slobo babe says:

    Of course Snapchat Now More Popular Than Twitter, its far better for porn selfies.


    • 35
      Old fart says:

      Today a young chap meets a girl in a club they swap phone numbers,
      he then sends her a photo of his dick,
      If she fancies him she’ll respond by sending a photo of her arse/side boob or clunge.
      No having to wait ages to find out what you’re prospective partner is packing in their pants/knickers like we did in the old days.
      Far more civilised….I think?


  17. 29
    Teenage businessman says:

    I’m looking for investors in my new online venture.
    Basically you get your GF to take and send you a photo of her flange then you forward it to ‘Snatchat’ and we can all chat about it.


    • 43
      Mark Zuckerborg says:

      I have just registered the name snaptwàt and stolen the idea from you.

      Oy vey


      • 51
        Teenage businessman says:



        • 56
          Owens Mummy says:

          Owen stop pretending to be a businessman and bring your bed sheets down for washing.
          If I catch you making tent poles in bed and knocking them down again you are in trouble young man.


  18. 30
    Laurie Penny says:

    Owen Jones looks absolutely fantastic for his age.


  19. 31
    Cpl Hicks says:

    Snaptwat is more popular than twatter? Who’d of thought that had anything to do with Parliamentary plots? Is there something we should know or is this just random and irrelevant information?


  20. 38
    Jack Dromey - Black Country MP says:

    The internet’s great, you can find just what you’re looking for.


  21. 41
    Old fart says:

    A message to todays 18-34 year olds.
    In twenty years you wont know what the fuck 18-34 year olds are talking about.


  22. 48
    England is becummin a ferd world cess-pit, innit says:

    Would the ZioPikey have put this piece of information on this blog in its heyday of the Mcmental years?

    I finks not

    Still only a few mumfs to go and we’ll be back to the good shit of Marxists n Socialists fighting like rats in Cabinet


    • 54
      To be fair says:

      Well I do remember when Twitter first came out Guido did a feature about it and we were all like “no way” etc.


  23. 50
    Can someone point me in the right direction says:

    I thought I had arrived at a right wing political blog site not the fucking


  24. 55

    Last section on U’kraine aid is worth reading slowly and carefully:

    Vote UKIP :-D


  25. 67
    Old Porky says:

    I don’t come here as often as I used to


  26. 68
    Gary Bloke says:

    I’ve discovered the Next Big Thing. It’s called face-to-face conversation.


  27. 69
    Small Business says:

    Just had a potential customer come to the office to ‘check us out’. He spent most of the visit admiring himself in the mirror in reception. He went away happy and is paying us in advance in cash. Who needs a salesforce?


  28. 71

    Easy come easy go. Who really cares? These digital things arent real things


  29. 72
    Yankee go home says:

    I thought this site was for Westminster gossip, not US marketing surveys


  30. 73
    tigerowl says:

    Gosh. Another method for the numpties to throw insults and use foul language as free speech. each new system lowers the English language and ability to think by a million miles. One day all these computers will crash permanently and what will you do then poor things?


  31. 75
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Why do you never give any airtime to my own site: ?
    Anybody who joins/subscribes to your list of hacker/nutter ridden sites is insane.


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