AUSTIN, Texas -- Now you see it, now you don't. That's the playful logic behind Snapchat, a mobile application that's popular with teens for sending disappearing photo messages to friends. But the application's success may be more rooted in a growing collective consciousness around the idea that we're always being watched.
Former Vice President Al Gore told attendees at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, during an animated and often politically charged discussion with journalist Walt Mossberg, that Snapchat's success is likely linked to people reaching their digital gagging points.
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