Snapchat

Privacy concerns push people to private, group-based platforms

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Communication in general is becoming more private and group-oriented — primarily via messaging platforms — as well as more ephemeral through the use of formats like "Stories."

Twitter discloses daily active user count for first time

Twitter's daily active user count (not just a percentage of growth) was disclosed for the first time on Thursday: 126 million—or 60 million fewer than Snapchat, and less than a tenth of Facebook's flagship app.

Yes, but: Twitter's 2018 Q4 revenue and earnings beat analyst expectations and posted a profitable full year.

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