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Bloomberg recently reported that Snapchat surpassed Twitter in daily active users. Kudos to Snapchat, which is only half as old as Twitter, but why do we keep comparing Snapchat to Twitter? Or Snapchat to Facebook? The industry is desperate to neatly categorize Snapchat under social media, but I would argue that Snapchat is equal parts messaging app and social media network, putting it in a class of its own.

Let’s break it down:

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via Forrester Blogs Jessica Liu