Chloe Drimal early Snapchat employee describes why Snapchat is important.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Snapchat
How'd she get the job?
She likely got on Evan Spiegel's radar when she wrote about her experience using Snapchat for Yale Daily News in December. The story was picked up by Business Insider and in the comments of TechCrunch.
Then, Drimal wrote about how she used the app. She said she thought the idea of disappearing photos was "stupid" at first. "Because of Snapchat, we feel more connected to the girls and guys we used to know solely in terms of bars and fraternities," Drimal wrote then. "We know who has a lot of work and who doesn’t. We know who is hung over and who is on a walk of shame. Best of all, we can see it. We see the aftermath of that looming senior thesis or that Zeta late night.
"I think Evan Spiegel, the founder of Snapchat, understood our generation when he put a time limit on a picture message. Maybe he didn’t mean to, but he took technology backwards a bit, bringing us a little closer to what real human interaction is supposed be. It’s supposed to be a memory, not something tangible."
No wonder Zuckerberg offered $3 billion for Snapchat.
He can feel this set of users slipping away from him.