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Snapchat, Facebook & Instagram Investigation

• This resource contains information and videos about Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
• Show the short video clips through the links on the slides
• Discuss the information students learned from the video or have students write/type the summary information on the slides
• Questions are included for students to analyze each company

The videos also describe how each company got started!

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM VS. SNAPCHAT

• Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat each provide a social experience on the web
• They are platforms that allow us to connect with our friends and family
• Each company looks for strategies to keep you on their platforms longer and so you will use them more often
• They even copy features used by their competitors
• Essentially, they compete over people’s time spent online
• For example, when people are using Snapchat, it means that they are potentially spending less of their time on Facebook or Instagram

MONTHLY ACTIVE USER STATISTICS
FACEBOOK – 2.13 BILLION
INSTAGRAM – 800 MILLION
SNAPCHAT – 301 MILLION

These companies compete for your time. Predict what will happen in 10 years with these companies. Some questions to consider…
• Will Facebook continue to dominate?
• Will another social network enter the market?
• Who will have more users Instagram or Snapchat?

Facebook, Snapchat & Instagram Investigation

Analyzing Commercials Activity

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25 Commercials and Questions

• Show the commercials to your students using the links provided
• Students will answer a series of questions for each commercial
• I have shown/tested these commercials with many classes (some for several years)
• They are exciting, funny and definitely grab students’ attention

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Commercial #1 – Sketchers Go Run

Commercial #2 – Pepsi Max I’m Good

Commercial #3 – Dodge Durango Anchorman

 

Crowdfunding and Kickstarter

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  • Crowdfunding is the process of asking huge groups of people to pool their cash and finance the creation of a project
  • Kickstarter.com is a funding platform for creative projects
  • Filmmakers, musicians, artists and designers spend weeks building their project pages and shooting their videos
  • In many cases the products have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • When they’re ready, creators launch their projects and share it with their community

Example of a product on Kickstarter – Romo

Romo is the “smartphone robot for everyone”

Romo has crowdfunded on Kickstarter two times.  It initially raised $114,796.  After redesigning the robot, they launched a second campaign and raised an additional $170,034.

Click on the image below to go to the Kickstarter.com page and watch the video…

Romo

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peterseid/romo-the-smartphone-robot-for-everyone?ref=nav_search

Example #2 (Noke)

Noke is the “worlds first bluetooth padlock”.  It raised $652,828 on Kickstarter

Click on the image below to go to the Kickstarter.com and watch the Noke video…

noke

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fuzdesigns/noke-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-padlock?ref=nav_search