Snapchat's Biggest Fans: Teens and ... Bankers?
Wall Street apparently loves the self-destructing messages
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 13, 2013 4:00 PM CDT
A screenshot from a Snapchat promotional video.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – It's the happening social media app that swept through high schools across the country, and now it's coming for … Wall Street? Yes, financiers are going absolutely nuts for Snapchat, the service that lets you send photos, with messages attached, that will self-destruct soon after they arrive, sources tell New York. "It's absolutely blowing up right now," says one ex-banker. "People are generally sending shots of cubicles, laptops, airports, and other motifs of corporate life."

The real draw for bankers appears to be that Snapchat doesn't leave a trail that could fall into the hands of, say, an unamused boss or regulator—though the sources seem to indicate that it's mostly juvenile antics, rather than financial chicanery, that gets Snapchatted about. "Everyone Snapchats weird s---," says one young banker involved in a Hamptons house-share. "We can all see them, laugh at them, and confidentially show them to people that won't fire us."

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Jun 14, 2013 11:33 AM CDT
my classmate's step-mother makes $69/hour on the internet. She has been out of work for seven months but last month her pay was $19477 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this web site
Jun 14, 2013 9:59 AM CDT
Hey bankers: two words - Screen shot.
Jun 13, 2013 4:52 PM CDT
You are all a bunch of idiots! I can't stand any of you here on Newser....hahahhahahahahah! O.K. Snapchat destroy it now......ah.... Snapchat....I'm still reading it....oh crap....:-(