Ephemeral Sharing

Consumers choose temporary solutions over password protection

Implications - The ephemeral nature of emerging social media is especially attractive to consumers, not only because of shortened attention spans, but also because the temporary exchange of information appeals to those concerned about the scope of their digital footprint. As people become more conscious about the information they send over digital channels, they opt for temporary measures over encrypted solutions, marking yet another departure from traditional password protection.
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Mild Top 5 Examples: 3,849 Total Clicks Sep 14 - Aug 15
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Inappropriate Content-Monitoring Apps - The Xpire App Helps You Keep Your Digital Footprint Small
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 983 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 14
Inappropriate Content-Monitoring Apps
The Xpire App Helps You Keep Your Digital Footprint Small
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SCORE: 5
Mild 1,233 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 15
Temporary Streaming Apps
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SCORE: 4.1
Mild 166 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 15
Ephemeral Email Extensions
This Chrome Plugin Offers Self-Destructing Email for Sensitive Content
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SCORE: 3.8
Mild 605 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 14
Sent Text-Erasing Apps
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Simplistic Sharing Apps - The Viggo App Lets You Throw Content to Share With Everyone in the Area
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Mild 862 Clicks Pub: Mar 28, 15
Simplistic Sharing Apps
The Viggo App Lets You Throw Content to Share With Everyone in the Area
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