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Ashley George

Ashley George

May 09, 2018

Ashley George earned a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric in Spring 2017. She received departmental honors for completing the thesis program and college honors for her GPA. She was recently...

Danielle Powell

Danielle Powell

May 09, 2018

Danielle Powell graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While an undergrad, she was a member of the English Honors program, was on the Dean's Honors List, and...

Shauna Mogan

Shauna Mogan

May 09, 2018

Shauna Mogan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Renaissance Literature from FAU in 2014. She currently works as a teacher at Cooper City High School where she instructs 10th Grade English/English...

Nicole Wieder

Nicole Wieder

December 18, 2017

Nicole Wieder earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. After graduation, she accepted a position with NewBeauty Magazine as an Editorial Assistant. Nicole excelled in her...

Daniel Dickey

Daniel Dickey

December 18, 2017

Upon graduating, Daniel Dickey joined Teach For America as a high school English teacher in Miami, FL. The experience was not only personally rewarding, but also impactful as his students made tremendous gains toward honest...

Gyasi S. Byng

Gyasi S. Byng

December 18, 2017

Gyasi S. Byng is currently a first year PhD student at the University of Rochester and an adjunct instructor at Monroe Community College. Her research interests include slavery and the African American novel, black identity...

Valerie Chesnut

Valerie Chesnut

December 18, 2017

Upon graduation, Valerie began working as a paralegal in a Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice Law Firm. Just recently, Valerie was admitted to the University of Florida Levin College of Law, class of 2018. She'll be moving...

Rodolphe Ganthier

Rodolphe Ganthier

December 18, 2017

Rodolphe Ganthier earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in December 2014. After graduation, he accepted a position with Sun Sentinel as the Editorial Assistant for the Sports Department where he covers high school...

Maddy Mesa

Maddy Mesa

December 18, 2017

Maddy Mesa graduated from Florida Atlantic University in August 2014. After graduation, she was offered the position as the Wellington Reporter for Sun Sentinel. Maddy writes three to four stories a week for the community...

Mike Shier

Mike Shier

December 18, 2017

After graduating with his MFA, Mike Shier stayed at Florida Atlantic University for a year and taught for the Department of English. In the fall of 2013, he was accepted into the PhD program at Illinois State University for...

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Snapchat

Photo messaging application

Snapchat is an American multimediainstant messaging app and service developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. One of the principal features of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients. The app has evolved from originally focusing on person-to-person photo sharing to presently featuring users' "Stories" of 24 hours of chronological content, along with "Discover," letting brands show ad-supported short-form content. It also allows users to keep photos in the "my eyes only" which lets them keep their photos in a password-protected space. It has also reportedly incorporated limited use of end-to-end encryption, with plans to broaden its use in the future.

Snapchat was created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown,[5] former students at Stanford University. It has become known for representing a new, mobile-first direction for social media, and places significant emphasis on users interacting with virtual stickers and augmented reality objects. As of July 2021, Snapchat had 293 million daily active users, a 23% growth over a year.[6] On average more than four billion Snaps are sent each day.[7] Snapchat is popular among the younger generations, particularly those below the age of 16, leading to many privacy concerns for parents.

History[edit]

For a chronological guide to this subject, see Timeline of Snapchat.

Prototype[edit]

According to documents and deposition statements, Reggie Brown brought the idea for a disappearing pictures application to Evan Spiegel because Spiegel had prior business experience. Brown and Spiegel then pulled in Bobby Murphy, who had experience coding. The three worked closely together for several months and launched Snapchat as "Picaboo" on the iOS operating system on July 8, 2011.[8][9] Reggie Brown was ousted from the company months after it was launched.[10][11]

The app was relaunched as Snapchat in September 2011, and the team focused on usability and technical aspects, rather than branding efforts.[12] One exception was the decision to keep a mascot designed by Brown, "Ghostface Chillah," named after Ghostface Killah of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.[12]

On May 8, 2012, Reggie Brown sent an email to Evan Spiegel during their senior year at Stanford, in which he offered to re-negotiate his equitable share regarding ownership of the company. Lawyers for Snapchat responded by insisting that he had never had any creative connection to the product. The attorneys also accused Brown of committing fraud against Spiegel and Murphy by falsely claiming to be a product inventor. On behalf of their clients, the law firm concluded that Reggie Brown had made no contributions of value or worth, and was therefore entitled to a share of nothing.[13][14] In September 2014, Brown settled with Spiegel and Murphy for $157.5 million[15] and was credited as one of the original authors of Snapchat.[5][16][17]

In their first blog post, dated May 9, 2012, CEO Evan Spiegel described the company's mission: "Snapchat isn’t about capturing the traditional Kodak moment. It’s about communicating with the full range of human emotion—not just what appears to be pretty or perfect."[18] He presented Snapchat as the solution to stresses caused by the longevity of personal information on social media, evidenced by "emergency detagging of Facebook photos before job interviews and photoshopping blemishes out of candid shots before they hit the internet.[18]

Growth[edit]

World map indicating Snapchat's core users by country in 2014. Map based on data from a report from Business InsiderIntelligence.[19]

As of May 2012, 25 Snapchat images were being sent per second[20] and, as of November 2012, users had shared over one billion photos on the Snapchat iOS app, with 20 million photos being shared per day.[20][21] That same month, Spiegel cited problems with user base scalability as the reason why Snapchat was experiencing some difficulties delivering its images, known as "snaps," in real time.[20] Snapchat was released as an Android app on October 29, 2012.[20]

In June 2013, Snapchat version 5.0, dubbed "Banquo," was released for iOS. The updated version introduced several speed and design enhancements, including swipe navigation, double-tap to reply, an improved friend finder, and in-app profiles.[22] The name is a reference to the ghostly hero from Shakespeare's Macbeth, a character in the play who is ultimately seen to be victorious over evil.[23] Also in June 2013, Snapchat introduced Snapkidz for users under 13 years of age. Snapkidz was part of the original Snapchat application and was activated when the user provided a date of birth to verify his/her age. Snapkidz allowed children to take snaps and draw on them, but they could not send snaps to other users and could only save snaps locally on the device being used.[24]

According to Snapchat's published statistics, as of May 2015, the app's users were sending 2 billion videos per day, reaching 6 billion by November.[25] By 2016, Snapchat had hit 10 billion daily video views.[26] In May 2016, Snapchat raised $1.81 billion in equity offering, suggesting strong investor interest in the company.[27] By 31 May 2016, the app had almost 10 million daily active users in the United Kingdom.[28] In February 2017, Snapchat had 160 million daily active users,[29][30] growing to 166 million in May.[31][32]

Investel Capital Corp., a Canadian company, sued Snapchat for infringement on its geofiltering patent in 2016.[33][34] They were seeking "monetary compensation and an order that would prohibit California-based Snapchat from infringing on its patent in the future."[35]

Snapchat Spectacles Vending Machine at SXSW 2017, Austin, Texas

In September 2016, Snapchat Inc. was renamed Snap Inc. to coincide with the introduction of the company's first hardware product, Spectacles—smartglasses with a built-in camera that can record 10 seconds of video at a time.[36] On February 20, 2017, Spectacles became available for purchase online.[37]

Snapchat announced a redesign in November 2017,[38] which proved controversial with many of its followers. CNBC's Ingrid Angulo listed some of the reasons why many disliked the update, citing that sending a snap and re-watching stories was more complicated, stories and incoming snaps were now listed on the same page, and that the Discover page now included featured and sponsored content.[39] A tweet sent by Kylie Jenner in February 2018, which criticized the redesign of the Snapchat app,[40] reportedly caused Snap Inc. to lose more than $1.3 billion in market value.[41][42] Over 1.2 million people signed a Change.org petition asking the company to remove the new app update.[43]

In December 2019, App Annie announced Snapchat to be the 5th most downloaded mobile app of the decade. The data includes figures for iOS downloads starting from 2010 and Android downloads starting from 2012.[44] Snapchat acquired AI Factory, a computer vision startup, in January 2020 to give a boost to its video capabilities.[45]

In November 2020, Snapchat announced it would pay a total of $1 million a day to users who post viral videos. The company has not stated the criteria for a video to be considered viral or how many people the payout would be split between. The promotion, called Snapchat Spotlight, is intended to run until the end of the year, although the company indicated it will continue if it's successful.[46]

Features[edit]

Core functionality[edit]

Snapchat is primarily used for creating multimedia messages referred to as "snaps"; snaps can consist of a photo or a short video, and can be edited to include filters and effects, text captions, and drawings.[47][48] Snaps can be directed privately to selected contacts, or to a semi-public "Story" or a public "Story" called "Our Story."[49] The ability to send video snaps was added as a feature option in December 2012. By holding down on the photo button while inside the app, a video of up to ten seconds in length can be captured. Spiegel explained that this process allowed the video data to be compressed into the size of a photo.[50] A later update allowed the ability to record up to 60 seconds, but are still segmented into 10 second intervals. After a single viewing, the video disappears by default. On May 1, 2014, the ability to communicate via video chat was added. Direct messaging features were also included in the update, allowing users to send ephemeral text messages to friends and family while saving any needed information by clicking on it.[51][52] According to CIO, Snapchat uses real-time marketing concepts and temporality to make the app appealing to users.[53] According to Marketing Pro, Snapchat attracts interest and potential customers by combining the AIDA (marketing) model with modern digital technology.[54]

Private message photo snaps can be viewed for a user-specified length of time (1 to 10 seconds as determined by the sender) before they become inaccessible. Users were previously required to hold down on the screen in order to view a snap; this behavior was removed in July 2015[55] The requirement to hold on the screen was intended to frustrate the ability to take screenshots of snaps; the Snapchat app does not prevent screenshots from being taken but can notify the sender if it detects that it has been saved. However, these notifications can be bypassed through either unauthorized modifications to the app or by obtaining the image through external means.[12][20][56] One snap per day can be replayed for free.[57] In September 2015, Snapchat introduced the option to purchase additional replays through in-app purchases.[58][57][59] The ability to purchase extra replays was removed in April 2016.[60][61]

Friends can be added via usernames and phone contacts, using customizable "Snapcodes," or through the "Add Nearby" function, which scans for users near their location who are also in the Add Nearby menu.[55][62] Spiegel explained that Snapchat is intended to counteract the trend of users being compelled to manage an idealized online identity of themselves, which he says has "taken all of the fun out of communicating."[12]

In November 2014, Snapchat introduced "Snapcash," a feature that lets users send and receive money to each other through private messaging. The payments system is powered by Square.[63][64]

In July 2016, Snapchat introduced a new, optional feature known as "Memories." Memories allow snaps and story posts to be saved into a private storage area, where they can be viewed alongside other photos stored on the device, as well as edited and published as snaps, story posts, or messages anytime. When shared with a user's current story, the memory would have a timestamp to indicate its age. Content in the Memories storage area can be searched by date or using a local object recognition system. Snaps accessible within Memories can additionally be placed into a "My Eyes Only" area that is locked with a Personal identification number (PIN). Snapchat has stated that the Memories feature was inspired by the practice of manually scrolling through photos on a phone to show them to others.[65] In April 2017, the white border around old memories was removed. While originally intended to let viewers know the material was old, TechCrunch wrote that the indicator "ended up annoying users who didn’t want their snaps altered, sometimes to the point where they would decide not to share the old content at all."[66][67]

In May 2017, an update made it possible to send snaps with unlimited viewing time,[68] dropping the previous ten-second maximum duration, with the content disappearing after being deliberately closed by the recipient. New creative tools, namely the ability to draw with an emoji, videos that play in a loop, and an eraser that lets users remove objects in a photo with the app filling in the space with the background, were also released.[69][70]

In July 2017, Snapchat started allowing users to add links to snaps, enabling them to direct viewers to specific websites; the feature was only available for brands previously. Additionally, the update added more creative tools: A "Backdrop" feature lets users cut out a specific object from their photo and apply colorful patterns to it in order to bring greater emphasis to that object, and "Voice Filters" enable users to remix the sounds of their voices in the snap. Voice Filters was previously available as part of the feature enabling augmented reality lenses, with the new update adding a dedicated speaker icon to remix the audio in any snap.[71][72]

In June 2020, Snap announced "minis", embeddable apps that live inside the parent Snap app.[73]

Filters, lenses, and stickers[edit]

Snaps can be personalized with various forms of visual effects and stickers. Geofilters are graphical overlays available if the user is within a certain geographical location, such as a city, event, or destination. Users can design and create their own geofilters for personal events at a fee of $10–15 USD per hour. They can also subscribe to an annual plan which ranges from $1000 to $10000 depending on the location, for a permanent filter.[75] A similar feature known as Geostickers was launched in 10 major cities in 2016.[76]Bitmoji are stickers featuring personalized cartoon avatars, which can be used in snaps and messaging.[77][78] Bitmoji characters can also be used as World Lenses.[79]

The "Lens" feature, introduced in September 2015, allows users to add real-time effects into their snaps by using face detection technology. This is activated by long-pressing on a face within the viewfinder.[80] In April 2017, Snapchat extended this feature into "World Lenses," which use augmented reality technology to integrate 3D rendered elements (such as objects and animated characters) into scenes; these elements are placed and anchored in 3D space.[81][82]

On October 26, 2018, at TwitchCon, Snap launched the Snap Camera desktop application for macOS and Windows PCs, which enables use of Snapchat lenses in videotelephony and live streaming services such as Skype, Twitch, YouTube, and Zoom. Snapchat also launched integration with Twitch, including an in-stream widget for Snapcodes, the ability to offer lenses to stream viewers and as an incentive to channel subscribers. Several video game-themed lenses were also launched at this time, including ones themed around League of Legends, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.[83][84]

In August 2020, Snapchat collaborated with four TikTok influencers to launch Augmented Reality (AR) lenses to create a more interactive experience with users. The lenses now incorporate geo-locational mapping techniques to incorporate digital overlays onto real world surfaces. These lenses track 18 joints across the body to identify body movements, and generate effects around the body of the user.[85]Advertising is now also utilizing AR lenses that make users a part of the advert. Coca Cola, Pepsi and Taco Bell are just a select few of the brands now utilizing the tech on Snapchat. Consumers no longer scroll past these adverts, but become a part of them with AR lenses.[86]

Friend emojis[edit]

Friend emojis can be customisable, however there are default emojis [see list below]. Snapscore, which states the amount of snaps one has sent and received is recorded and is visible to one's friends. If users tap their own score it shows the ratio of sent and received snaps, the amount of snaps they have sent is on the right and the amount of snaps they have received is on the left, these numbers combined are their Snapchat score. There are multiple synonyms for Snapchat score such as Snapchat points, Snapscore, Snap points and Snap Number.[87]YouTube has a similar rewards system called "Perks".

EmojiNameSnapchat meaning
💕Super BFFAppears next to the user's number 1 Best Friend when they are also their number 1 Best Friend for two months in a row.
❤️BFF(Best Friend Forever) Appears next to the user's number 1 Best Friend when they are also their number 1 Best Friend for two weeks in a row.
💛BestiesAppears next to the user's number 1 Best Friend when they are also their number 1 Best Friend.
😊BFsAppears next to one of the user's Best Friends.
😬Mutual BestiesAppears next to someone when the user's number 1 Best Friend is also their number 1 Best Friend.
😎Mutual BFsAppears next to someone whom the user shares a best friend with.
🔥SnapstreakAppears next to the number of days that the user and a friend have Snapped each other. If the user and their friend do not both send a Snap within 24 hours, they will lose their Snapstreak.[89]
Group Chat Appears next to all of the user's group chats.
⌛️HourglassAppears next to someone's name if the user's Snapstreak is going to end soon.
🎂Birthday CakeAppears next to someone when it is their birthday.

Stories and Discover[edit]

In October 2013, Snapchat introduced the "My Story" feature, which allows users to compile snaps into chronological storylines, accessible to all of their friends.[49][90] By June 2014, photo and video snaps presented to friends in the Stories functionality had surpassed person-to-person private snaps as the most frequently used function of the service, with over one billion viewed per day—double the daily views tallied in April 2014.[91]

In June 2014, the story feature was expanded to incorporate "Our Stories," which was then changed to "Live Stories" about a year later. The feature allows users on-location at specific events (such as music festivals or sporting events) to contribute snaps to a curated story advertised to all users, showcasing a single event from multiple perspectives and viewpoints. These curated snaps provided by the app's contributors and selected for the "Live" section could also be more localized, but Snapchat eventually scaled back the more personal imaging streams in order to emphasize public events.[92][93][94][95][96][97]

An "Official Stories" designation was added in November 2015 to denote the public stories of notable figures and celebrities, similar to Twitter's "Verified account" program.[98]

In January 2015, Snapchat introduced "Discover" an area containing channels of ad-supported short-form content from major publishers, including BuzzFeed, CNN, ESPN, Mashable, People, Vice and Snapchat itself among others.[99][100][101] To address data usage concerns related to these functions, a "Travel Mode" option was added in August 2015. When activated, the feature prevents the automatic downloading of snaps until they are explicitly requested by the user.[102]

In October 2016, the app was updated to replace its auto-advance functionality, which automatically moved users from one story to the next, with a "Story Playlist" feature, letting users select thumbnails of users in the list to play only selected stories.[103][104]

In January 2017, Snapchat revamped its design, adding search functionality and a new global live "Our Story" feature, to which any user can contribute.[105]

In May 2017, Snapchat introduced "Custom Stories," letting users collaboratively make stories combining their captures.[106][107]

In June 2017, "Snap Map" was introduced, which allows users to optionally share their location with friends. A map display, accessible from the viewfinder, can be used to locate stories based on location data, supporting the use of Bitmoji as place markers. Entering a "Ghost Mode" hides the user from the map.[108][109] The function is based on the app Zenly, which was acquired by Snap Inc. prior to its launch.[110] The map data is supplied from OpenStreetMap and Mapbox, while satellite imagery comes from DigitalGlobe.[111]

In February 2020, Snapchat will globally release a Discover cartoon series called Bitmoji TV, which will star users' avatars.[112]

Original video content[edit]

The Wall Street Journal reported in May 2017 that Snap Inc., the company developing Snapchat, had signed deals with NBCUniversal, A&E Networks, BBC, ABC, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer and other content producers to develop original shows for viewing through Snapchat's "Stories" format. According to the report, Snap hoped to have several new shows available on a daily basis, with each show lasting between three and five minutes, and the company has sent out detailed reports to its partners on how to produce content for Snapchat. Over 2017 and 2018, Snap and partners launched several shows.[113][114][115]

Messaging[edit]

Example Snapchat "snap" on a smartphone.

In contrast to other messaging apps, Spiegel described Snapchat's messaging functions as being "conversational," rather than "transactional," as they sought to replicate the conversations he engaged in with friends. Spiegel stated that he did not experience conversational interactions while using the products of competitors like iMessage.[51]

Rather than a traditional online notification, a blue pulsing "here" button is displayed within the sender's chat window if the recipient is currently viewing their own chat window. When this button is held down, a video chat function is immediately launched.[51] By default, messages disappear after they are read, and a notification is sent to the recipient only when they start to type.[51] Users can also use messages to reply to snaps that are part of a story.[116] The video chat feature uses technology from AddLive—a real-time communications provider that Snapchat acquired prior to the feature's launch.[117] In regards to the "Here" indicator, Spiegel explained that "the accepted notion of an online indicator that every chat service has is really a negative indicator. It means 'my friend is available and doesn't want to talk to you,' versus this idea in Snapchat where 'my friend is here and is giving you their full attention.'" Spiegel further claimed that the Here video function prevents the awkwardness that can arise from apps that use typing indicators because, with text communication, conversations lose their fluidity as each user tries to avoid typing at the same time.[51]

On March 29, 2016, Snapchat launched a major revision of the messaging functionality known as "Chat 2.0," adding stickers, easier access to audio and video conferencing, the ability to leave audio or video "notes," and the ability to share recent camera photos. The implementation of these features are meant to allow users to easily shift between text, audio, and video chat as needed while retaining an equal level of functionality.[118] In June 2018, Snapchat added the feature of deleting a sent message (including; audio, video, and text) before it is read.[119][120] A feature introduced in August 2018 allows users to send Musical GIFs, TuneMojis.[121][122]

Encryption[edit]

In January 2018, SnapChat introduced the use of end-to-end encryption in the application but only for snaps (pictures and video), according to a Snapchat security engineer presenting at the January 2019 Real World Crypto Conference.[123][124][125] As of the January 2019 conference SnapChat had plans to introduce end-to-end encryption for text messages and group chats in the future.[126]

Business and multimedia[edit]

Demographics[edit]

From its earliest days, Snapchat's main demographic has consisted of the Generation Z age group. On the app store, the age classification is 12+.[127] In 2014, researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University designed a user survey to help understand how and why the application was being used. The researchers originally hypothesized that due to the ephemeral nature of Snapchat messages, its use would be predominantly for privacy-sensitive content including the much talked about potential use for sexual content and sexting.[128] However, it appears that Snapchat is used for a variety of creative purposes that are not necessarily privacy-related at all.[128] In the study, only 1.6% of respondents reported using Snapchat primarily for sexting, although 14.2% admitted to having sent sexual content via Snapchat at some point.[128] These findings suggest that users do not seem to utilize Snapchat for sensitive content. Rather, the primary use for Snapchat was found to be for comedic content such as "stupid faces" with 59.8% of respondents reporting this use most commonly.[128] The researchers also determined how Snapchat users do not use the application and what types of content they are not willing to send. They found that the majority of users are not willing to send content classified as sexting (74.8% of respondents), photos of documents (85.0% of respondents), messages containing legally questionable content (86.6% of respondents), or content considered mean or insulting (93.7% of respondents).[128]

The study results also suggested that Snapchat's success is not due to its security properties, but because the users found the application to be fun. The researchers found that users seem to be well-aware (79.4% of respondents) that recovering snaps is possible and a majority of users (52.8% of respondents) report that this does not affect their behavior and use of Snapchat.[128] Many users (52.8% of respondents) were found to use an arbitrary timeout length on snaps regardless of the content type or recipient. The remaining respondents were found to adjust their snaps' timeout depending on the content or the recipient.[128] Reasons for adjusting the time length of snaps included the level of trust and relationship with the recipient, the time needed to comprehend the snap, and avoiding screenshots.[128]

Communication[edit]

Snapchat has often been seen to represent a new direction in social media, with its users craving a more in-the-moment way of sharing and communicating via technology. With less emphasis on the accumulation of an ongoing status involving the presence of permanent material, Snapchat put the focus on the ephemeral nature of fleeting encounters.[129] Building on this distinction by launching as a mobile-first company, Snapchat, in the midst of the app revolution and the growing presence of cellular communication, did not have to make the transition to mobile in the way other competing social media networks had to do. Evan Spiegel himself described Snapchat as primarily a camera company.[130][131] Spiegel also dismissed past comparisons to other social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter when he was asked if the 2016 presidential race was going to be remembered as the Snapchat election, although major candidates did occasionally use the app to reach voters.[132] Nevertheless, the growing mobile app moved to offer distinct publication, media, and news content within its Discover channel, as well as with its overall style of presentation. With Snapchat, a clear and identifiable line was drawn between brand content and user-based messaging and sharing, once again distinguishing the popular app from other social media networks, which typically have blended and blurred their different varieties of content.[133]

Monetization[edit]

Snapchat's developing features embody a deliberate strategy of monetization.

Snapchat announced its then-upcoming advertising efforts on October 17, 2014, when it acknowledged its need for a revenue stream.[134] The company stated that it wanted to evaluate "if we can deliver an experience that's fun and informative, the way ads used to be, before they got creepy and targeted."[135] Snapchat's first paid advertisement, in the form of a 20-second movie trailer for the horror film Ouija, was shown to users on October 19, 2014.[136][137]

In January 2015, Snapchat began making a shift from focusing on growth to monetization. The company launched its "Discover" feature, which allowed for paid advertising by presenting short-form content from publishers. Its initial launch partners included CNN, Comedy Central, ESPN and Food Network, among others.[100][101][138] In June 2015, Snapchat announced that it would allow advertisers to purchase sponsored geofilters for snaps; an early customer of the offering was McDonald's, who paid for a branded geofilter covering its restaurant locations in the United States. Snapchat made a push to earn ad revenue from its "Live Stories" feature in 2015, after initially launching the feature in 2014. Ad placements can be sold within a live story, or a story can be pitched by a sponsor. Live stories are estimated to reach an average of 20 million viewers in a 24-hour span.[95]

Campaigns[edit]

In September 2015, the service entered into a partnership with the National Football League to present live stories from selected games (including a Sunday game, and marquee games such as Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football), with both parties contributing content and handling ad sales.[95][139] The 2015 Internet Trends Report by Mary Meeker highlighted the significant growth of vertical video viewing. Vertical video ads like Snapchat's are watched in their entirety nine times more than landscape video ads.[140] In 2016, Gatorade came out with an animated filter as part of the Super Bowl ads in 2016.[141] The dunk lens of Gatorade received 165 million views on Snapchat.[142]

In April 2016, NBC Olympics announced that it had reached a deal with Snapchat to allow stories from the 2016 Summer Olympics to be featured on Snapchat in the United States. The content would include a behind-the-scenes Discover channel curated by BuzzFeed (a company which NBCUniversal has funded), and stories featuring a combination of footage from NBC, athletes, and attendees. NBC sold advertising and entered into revenue sharing agreements. This marked the first time NBC allowed Olympics footage to be featured on third-party property.[143] In May 2016, as part of a campaign to promote X-Men: Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox paid for the entire array of lenses to be replaced by those based on characters from the X-Men series and films for a single day.[144] In July 2016, it was reported that Snapchat had submitted a patent application for the process of using an object recognition system to deliver sponsored filters based on objects seen in a camera view.[145] Later that year, in September 2016, Snapchat released its first hardware product, called the Spectacles. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap Inc., called it “a toy” but saw it as an upside to freeing his app from smartphone cameras.[146]

In April 2017, Digiday reported that Snapchat would launch a self-service manager for advertising on the platform.[147] The feature launched the following month, alongside news of a Snapchat Mobile Dashboard for tracking ad campaigns, which rolled out in June to select countries.[148] Also in 2017, Snapchat introduced a "Snap to Store" advertising tool that lets companies using geostickers to track whether users buy their product or visit their store in a 7-day period after seeing the relevant geosticker.[149][150] On November 13, 2018, Snapchat announced the launch of the Snap Store, where they sell Bitmoji merchandise personalized by avatars from users and their friends. Items for sale include shirts, mugs, shower curtains, and phone cases.[151]

Development platform[edit]

In June 2018, Snapchat announced a new third-party development platform known as Snap Kit: a suite of components that allows partners to provide third-party integrations with aspects of the service. "Login Kit" is a social login platform that utilizes Snapchat accounts. It was promoted as being more privacy-conscious than competing equivalents, as services are only able to receive the user's display name (and, optionally, a Bitmoji avatar) and are subject to a 90-day inactivity timeout, preventing them from being able to collect any further personal information or social graphs through their authorization. "Creative Kit" allows apps to generate their own stickers to overlay into Snapchat posts. "Story Kit" can be used to embed and aggregate publicly posted stories (with for example, Bandsintown using Story Kit to aggregate stories posted by musicians), while "Bitmoji Kit" allows Bitmoji stickers to be integrated into third-party apps.[152]

Snap Originals[edit]

In a response to industry competition, Snapchat diversified their content by launching Snap Originals, which is episodic content. The series include both scripted content and documentaries.[153][154][155]

In June 2020, Snapchat announced the creation of its first-ever “shoppable” original show: “The Drop,” focused on “exclusive streetwear collabs” from celebrities and designers. Each episode of “The Drop” will explore the relationship between the designer and celebrity collaborator. Viewers will learn about the item for sale and how it came together as well as what time that day the item will go up for sale. Later that day, at the aforementioned time, the episode will be updated with more content that includes a “swipe up to buy” call to action.[156]

Premium accounts and porn[edit]

In 2014, Snapchat introduced a new feature called Snapcash which spurred its popularity among adult content creators.[157][158]

Snapchat allows private premium accounts in which users can monetize their content.[159] This feature is mostly used by models to monetize their adult content.[159] Snapchat is increasingly becoming an integral part of the online porn industry.[159]

Controversies[edit]

December 2013 hack[edit]

Snapchat was hacked on December 31, 2013.[160][161] Gibson Security, an Australian security firm, had disclosed an API security vulnerability to the company on August 27, 2013,[162][163] and then made public the source code for the exploit on December 25.[164][165] On December 27, Snapchat announced that it had implemented mitigating features.[166] Nonetheless, an anonymous group hacked them, saying that the mitigating features presented only "minor obstacles."[167][168] The hackers revealed parts of approximately 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers on a website named SnapchatDB.info[161][169][170] and sent a statement to the popular technology blog TechCrunch saying that their objective had been to "raise public awareness... and... put public pressure on Snapchat" to fix the vulnerability.[169] Snapchat apologized a week after the hack.[171]

Federal Trade Commission[edit]

In 2014, Snapchat settled a complaint made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The government agency alleged that the company had exaggerated to the public the degree to which mobile app images and photos could actually be made to disappear. Under the terms of the agreement, Snapchat was not fined, but the app service agreed to have its claims and policies monitored by an independent party for a period of 20 years. The FTC concluded that Snapchat was prohibited from "misrepresenting the extent to which it maintains the privacy, security, or confidentiality of users' information."[172]

Following the agreement, Snapchat updated its privacy page to state that the company "can't guarantee that messages will be deleted within a specific timeframe."[173] Even after Snapchat deletes message data from their servers, that same data may remain in backup for a certain period of time.[173] In a public blog post, the service warned that "If you've ever tried to recover lost data after accidentally deleting a drive or maybe watched an episode of CSI, you might know that with the right forensic tools, it's sometimes possible to retrieve data after it has been deleted."[174]

Windows app[edit]

In November 2014, Snapchat announced a crackdown on third-party apps of its service and their users. Users of the Windows Phone platform were affected, as Snapchat did not have an official client for it, but numerous third-party apps existed, most popularly one called 6snap. In December, Microsoft was forced to remove 6snap and all other third-party apps of Snapchat from the Windows Phone Store; Snapchat however did not develop an official app for the platform, leaving its users on the platform behind.[175] A petition from users requesting an official Snapchat app reached 43,000 signatures in 2015, but the company still refused to respond and to build an app for Windows Phone.[176] Snapchat was criticized once again later in 2015 when it did not develop an app for Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP).[177]

Lens incidents[edit]

In September 2015, an 18-year-old was using a Snapchat feature called "Lens" to record the speed she was driving her MercedesC230 when she crashed into a MitsubishiOutlander in Hampton, Georgia. The 107 mph (172 km/h) crash injured both drivers. The driver of the Outlander spent five weeks in intensive care while he was treated for severe traumatic brain injury. In April 2016, the Outlander driver sued both Snapchat and the user of Snapchat, alleging that Snapchat knew its application was being used in unlawful speed contests, yet did nothing to prevent such use so is negligent.[178]

In October 2016, similar collision while driving at 115 mph (185 km/h), occurred in Tampa, Florida, that killed five people.[179]

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According to former Snapchat employee Anthony Pompliano in a lawsuit filed against Snap Inc., Spiegel made a statement in 2015 that Snapchat is "only for rich people" and that he does not "want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain."[180] The incident sparked a Twitter trend called "#UninstallSnapchat," in which Indian users uninstalled the app,[181] and caused backlash against the company in terms of low "one-star" ratings for the app in the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.[182][183] Snapchat's shares fell by 1.5%.[184] In response to the allegation, Snapchat called Pompliano's claim "ridiculous," and elaborated that "Obviously Snapchat is for everyone. It’s available worldwide to download for free."[183]

Pompliano Lawsuit[edit]

In January 2017, former employee Anthony Pompliano filed a state lawsuit accusing Snapchat of doctoring growth metrics with the intention of deceiving investors. Pompliano said that CEO Evan Spiegel was dismissive of his concerns and that Pompliano was fired shortly thereafter. The judge dropped Pompliano’s claims that Snapchat violated the Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection Acts in retaliation against him, citing an arbitration clause in his contract.[185] However, Snap Inc. faced blowback over a lack of disclosure regarding the contents of the lawsuit, resulting in plunging stock prices, several class-action lawsuits, and Federal investigations.[186]

"Snap Map" privacy concerns[edit]

The June 2017 release of "Snap Map," a feature that broadcasts the user's location on a map, was met with concerns over privacy and safety. The feature, through an opt-in, delivers a message asking if the user would like to show their position on the map, but reportedly does not explain the ramifications of doing so, including that the app updates the user's position on the map each time the app is opened and not just when actively capturing snaps, potentially assisting stalkers. The map can be zoomed in to feature detailed geographical information, such as street addresses.[187]The Daily Telegraph reported that police forces had issued child safety warnings,[188] while other media publications wrote that safety concerns were also raised for teenagers and adults unaware of the feature's actual behavior.[187][189] In a statement to The Verge, a Snapchat spokesperson said that "The safety of our community is very important to us and we want to make sure that all Snapchatters, parents, and educators have accurate information about how the Snap Map works".[187] Users have the ability to operate in "Ghost Mode," or select the friends that they wish to share their location with. Although there has been an increase in advertising on Snapchat, Snapchat has stated that they do not plan on running ads on Snap Map stories.

Rihanna controversy[edit]

In March 2018, an advertisement containing a poll about Rihanna was posted stating, "Would you rather punch Chris Brown or slap Rihanna?"[190] Rihanna tweeted that Snapchat was "insensitive to domestic violence victims" and urged fans to delete Snapchat.[191]

Body image concerns[edit]

The increased use of body and facial reshaping applications such as Snapchat and Facetune has been identified as a potential cause of body dysmorphic disorder. In August 2018, researchers from the Boston Medical Center wrote in a JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery essay that a phenomenon they called 'Snapchat dysmorphia' had been identified, where people request surgery to look like the edited version of themselves as they appear through Snapchat Filters.[192]

Snapchat employees abused data access to spy on users[edit]

In May 2019, it was revealed that multiple Snapchat employees used an internal tool called SnapLion, originally designed to gather data in compliance with law enforcement requests, to spy on users.[193]

Mozilla calls for public disclosures related to use of A.I.[edit]

Citing "vague, broad language" in Snapchat's privacy policy, Mozilla issued a September 2019 petition calling for public disclosures related to the app's use of facial emotion recognition technology.[194] When reached for comment by Scientific American, representatives for Snapchat declined to share a public response.[195]

Revenge porn[edit]

During the 2020 lockdown to inhibit the spread of COVID-19 in France, the app emerged as a hub for the dissemination of revenge porn of underage girls.[196]

In 2020, a woman in North Carolina sued Snapchat (as well as dating app Tinder and the five men named in the attack[197]), claiming features of the app enabled her alleged rapist and his friends to hide evidence of the rape. In particular, the suit alleges that "because of the ways Snapchat is and has been designed, constructed, marketed, and maintained, [the woman's assailants] were able to send these nonconsensual, pornographic photographs and videos of [her] with little to no threat of law enforcement verifying that they did so."[198] The woman told the court that parent company Snap Inc. "specifically and purposely designed, constructed, and maintained Snapchat to serve as a secretive and nefarious communications platform that encourages, solicits, and facilitates the creation and dissemination of illicit and non-consensual sexually explicit content...and allowed Snapchat to operate as a safe-haven from law enforcement."[199]

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Twitter and Snapchat Announce Changes


This is What’s Trending Today…

Social media services Twitter and Snapchat announced this week they are taking on new looks. Both services have far fewer users than Facebook, and are seeking to expand their audiences.

Twitter is expanding its message limit to 280 characters for nearly all its users, ending its well-known 140-character limit.

And Snapchat, long popular with young people, will make changes in hopes of becoming easier for everyone to use. It has yet to provide details of the changes.

Twitter says that 9 percent of tweets written in English reached the 140-character limit. As a result, users had to spend time reworking the wording of tweets. By removing that barrier, Twitter is hoping people will tweet more, increasing the interest of other users.

The Associated Press reports that people around the world are talking about the changes to Twitter.

Some German government officials celebrated the changes Wednesday. Germany’s justice ministry wrote that it can now more easily tweet about legislation concerning the oversight responsibilities for marking beef.

The law is known in German as the Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz.

In Rome, student Marina Verdicchio welcomed the changes. She said the move “will give us the possibility to express ourselves in a totally different way and to avoid canceling important words when we use Twitter.”

Others were not as excited, including at least one person who repeated the words of Shakespeare: “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

The expansion to 280-character tweets will be extended to all Twitter users except those tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Those languages will still have the 140-character limit. That is because writing in those languages involves fewer characters.

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I'm Ashley Thompson.

The Associated Press reported this story. Ashley Thompson adapted it for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

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wit - n. an ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny

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Summer in a Snap: Your Entries

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    I took this photo on Polzeath beach in cornwall in august... I am just an amateur photographer with a digital camera...but I`m obsessed with taking photos of sunsets when we are on holiday...and this was a particularly pretty one with my husband Pete in it too..(probably trying to take a better photo than me!) Sent in from Angela Woodcock in Reading

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    This was taken at my niece's wedding this summer. Sent in from Teresa in Basingstoke

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    This photo sums up my summer, my little Ashley George dressed as Ashley Cole! Sent in from Angie Anderton

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    HI THIS DELIGHTFUL PICTURE IS OF MY 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS ASHA AND ALEXANDRA WITH MY FRIENDS GRANDDAUGHTER HEATHER,MINE ARE ALEX WITH THE GLASSES AND ASHA IS THE OTHER LITTLE BLONDIE THEY ARE BOTH 6YRS AND HEATHER IS 4 SHES IN THE MIDDLE,MY NAME IS-MRS BERYL HUDSON

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    Spending my summer in the 35 degree heat in Kavos, Corfu. Partying all night, by the pool all day with 22 of my best girls! What a perfect Summer!! Sent in from Sam Bradshaw

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    The whole family white water rafting in the mountains of North Carolina, USA. Great team building exercise! Sent in from Robin Beachy in Thame

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    This is me at my boyfriends in Southampton! I love summer :) From Katie Warren from Kent

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    Marbella Harbour. Sent in from Chris Broderick

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    View of the beach and pier with my son at Burnham-on-Sea. Sent in from Sanjeev Das

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    This summer for us was my son in the pool every day the the sun shone! He loves the water. Sent in from Trudy Hicks

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    My Lovely hubby - first surfing lesson & I think he is getting into the swing of this! Sent in from Sarah Lacey

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    My teenage children enjoying a beach picnic on a family day-trip. Sent in from Teri Barham

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    My daughter playing in the garden with her best friend. This photo makes me smile. Sent in from Dawn Walsh in Ivybridge

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    Photo taken at leysdown beach where my dog loves swimming and chasing the seagulls. Sent in from Judith Hutcheson

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    Picnic. Walk in Bradgate Park. Friends. Husband. That was, and is, Summer 2010 perfected. Sent in from Laura Hadland in Leicester

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    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! This picture was taken on a much needed summer weekend break in Brighton showing a beautiful sunny day with the new boats on sparkling sea and the old pier in the background. When the weather in this country is sunny and warm, it can be as good as going abroad! Sent in from Helen Ridge in Maidstone

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    My summer snap is of my darling little rescue cat 'Ratz' sitting on our BBQ,! Sadly she died a few months ago aged only 5 but I always smile when i think of her. Sent in from Victoria Navin in Powys

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    Southend beach summer 2010! Sent in from Toni Birkin in Cambridge

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    Sent in from Jeannette Clements in Dover

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    Father & Daughter on a fun filled family day out to Walton Gardens earlier this year. I can't think of a better way to sum up a summers day than having fun in the sun with your nearest and dearest! Sent in from Michelle Watts in Cheshire

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    Sent in from Mrs Christina Wong-Curley

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    My 2 boys Cayden and Lucas sharing a secret on Lucas's 1st holiday to great yarmouth! Sent in from Nicole Rastall

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    This summer's big adventure- a Trip to New York City!!! Sent in from Ingars Menniks

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    Me and my friends at Port Solent in the water, having fun;))). love Maisie Willis, Toni Jeans and Monnie Barber

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    Taking refuge in the car! Recently went camping with friends to Dorchester, absolutely beautiful place. Radio, check! Kettle, check! Water proofs, errrrm! Sent in from Ali Weaver

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    This was taken on our family holiday while we were sitting by the pool side looking out on the beautiful veiw of Sun Sea and Palm trees. :) Sent in from Sue Webberley

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    Here is my son cooling off in a freezing cold waterfall in Cyprus on a day when temperatures topped 42 degrees! From Fiona , Exeter

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    My Daughter enjoying her first ice cream. Sent in from Darren Arblaster

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    My entry is a picture of my son, Henry, wearing his first ever pair of sunglasses! Sent in from Anna McIntyre

  32. Summer in a snap

    32. Summer in a snap

    This a picture of our daughter Daisy who is aged 2 whilst on holiday this year, camping in Cornwall - we'd gone to the Inn on the beach for a refreshing drink! Sent in from Paula England in Madeley

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    33. Summer in a snap

    This picture of Chester a Labradoodle, He is nearly 4 years old. He is relaxing in the sun in my granparents garden May 2010 (Maybe he is trying to get a tan haha). Taken by Gaby Woodward in Honiton Devon.

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    34. Summer in a snap

    The Photo was taken by me Toni Woodward, In August 2010 in Whitebridges Honiton. It looks to me more like the skys in Americas Tornado Alley then over here in the UK.

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    35. Summer in a snap

    picture sums up our summer. My 16 month old son, Aston enjoying his first time at the beach. Taken in 2010 on Woolocombe beach. Sent in my Katrina Liggett from Swindon.

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    36. Summer in a snap

    Enjoying country strolls in the sun! Sent in from Emma Davock in St Helens

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    37. Summer in a snap

    This just summarises my summer. It's being outside in the warmth, & it's family, my new baby, Lola. Can't get more perfect that that for me x. Sent in from Jennifer Kelly

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    38. Summer in a snap

    pictures from my summer so far. Sent in from Stephen McDonald in Margate

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    39. Summer in a snap

    This picture just sums up my summer – my lovely son trying to pick a flower for his mummy! Photo Taken by Shannon Cawston

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    40. Summer in a snap

    This summer I found my One True Love and spent every available minute attending festivals, dancing, hiking, cooking, chatting - and snogging! The photo was taken at Splendour. Sent in from Pauliina Keinanen

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    41. Summer in a snap

    me, and my 3 best friends enjoying the view down southsea. xxxxxxxxx love demi, kimpton, tayshia bernstein, taisha house and rachael cripps xxxxx

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    42. Summer in a snap

    THis was taken at the East of England Show 2010, both my sons enjoying a 5 min break. Sent in from Peters family

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    43. Summer in a snap

    My beautiful son Jay enjoying the summer weather and having a picnic in the garden. Sent in from Caoimha Farren

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    44. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of me and my family on holiday in Majorca! Some may say that we should have gone to Specsavers, however I feel we look pretty good. It truly does sum up what a fun filled summer holiday we had! Sent in from Hannah Creed in Dereham

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    45. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of my two-year-old daughter Heidi for the Summer in a Snap competition. We were lucky enough to be able to take her to Florida this summer but this picture - taken in gloomy Minehead in July - showed that she was just as happy closer to home! Sent in from Ross Hawkes in Lichfield

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    46. Summer in a snap

    This is my daughter Erin Rose, enjoying her first time summer in the garden. She was 8 months in the picture. Sent in from Emma Bradley

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    47. Summer in a snap

    The photo was taken on safari in July 2010 – it’s hubby (and a woman who shared our jeep) enjoying Breakfast out in the open bush in the Massai Mara national park in Kenya – we were on our way to sit and wait at the Mara River to hopefully see a migration river crossing (which after 6 hours we finally saw!). My hubby grinned 24/7 throughout the whole trip. Sent in from Amanda Godwin

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    48. Summer in a snap

    Here are my beautiful twin godchildren enjoying strawberries on Lancing seafront. The perfect summers day. Hope you like it. Sent in from Natasha Penney in Burgess Hill

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    49. Summer in a snap

    Caterpillers taken by my daughter Tasmin at Cannock Chase... Nice to see there are some Wolves supporters in the animal kingdom! Teresa Jones from Wolverhampton

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    50. Summer in a snap

    From Trevor Sherman

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    51. Summer in a snap

    My first holiday with my beautiful grand daughter Ella Rose with our co-ordinate d swim wear. From Julie in wolves

  52. Summer in a snap

    52. Summer in a snap

    Photo is of my son Ellis having lots of fun with his brothers and making a BIG splash, playing in the garden paddling pool...when we had a bit of sun!! Sent in from Anwen Maher

  53. Summer in a snap

    53. Summer in a snap

    My son Samuel enjoying his ice-cream at Butlins. Sent in from Claire Woods in Norwich

  54. Summer in a snap

    54. Summer in a snap

    the attached picture is from Malcolm Lloyd,(my brother) its his daughter Sheridan, taken in Birmingham, he loves taking photos of anything and everything. Sent in from Lyn Horton

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    55. Summer in a snap

    My daughter courtney age 3 at eastern farm park summer 2010. Sent in from Amy Slawson

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    56. Summer in a snap

    Here are 3 of my kids enjoying the sun in the back garden. Sent in from Sarah Davies

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    57. Summer in a snap

    The best of British...my holiday last week with my Partner. What more could you want..Sunset in cornwall ..on a beach..with good old sausage and chips! Sent in from Sarah Baker, Stevenage, herts

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    58. Summer in a snap

    This is me and my son joshua in barmouth. Sent in from Darren Eastelow in Bilston

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    59. Summer in a snap

    Ellie, my 7yr old enjoying a book, warm breeze and some dappled sunlight on I.O.W. Sent in from Kerry Gibson

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    60. Summer in a snap

    Attached is a picture of our dog Max enjoying his first boat trip on the Norfolk Broads. Max is a Labradoodle and is nearly two years old. Sent in from Simon Payne in Braintree

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    61. Summer in a snap

    A picture of my little boy wearing his little girlfriends hat!! His Dad said I was being cruel to him making him wear a girls hat!!!!! Sent in from Leanne Dempsey

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    62. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from vivien barnard

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    63. Summer in a snap

    The Red Arrows at Eastbourne Airshow this weekend. From Diana Carden of Portslade

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    64. Summer in a snap

    This picture was taken at dusk in Egypt, looking across the Nile. It was taken with an old Powershot S20. Sent in from Sue Peters

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    65. Summer in a snap

    This photo was taken earlier this month in the Greek island of Santorini. It reminded me that even though we don’t always take notice of the simple things, like the fact that electricity is delivered right to our living room even when we’re on holiday and the suns sets each and every evening – it’s all there, just waiting to have its photo taken. Sent in from Debbie

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    66. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of my husband eddie,about to dive-bomb into our hotel pool whilst on our 1st family holiday abroard in may/june of this year,in majorca.every time we see this picture it brings back all of our happy memories of our best summer ever!we started a dive bombing craze in our pool whilst we were there,and everyone ended up shouting TSUNAMI every time they jumped in.(ha ha). Sent in from Julia Robertson in Wellingborough

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    67. Summer in a snap

    The photo is of my two year old grandson, Joshua, concentrating hard to negotiate the pebbly beach at Eastbourne where i took him to visit his great grandparents this weekend. Sent in from Carole Sloper

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    68. Summer in a snap

    A pic of newlywed Lisa Abbott with daughter and bridesmaid Elliott in May :) Sent in from Chris Cahill

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    69. Summer in a snap

    Picture taken on my holiday in Kalkan Turkey from which I have just returned temperature hit 50. Sent in by Maria Pearson from Gravesend Kent

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    70. Summer in a snap

    I'm Cata from Bridgwater. In this photo i was trying to look like the shark,but no chance for me. The photo was made in Romania in our holiday to the Black Sea.

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    71. Summer in a snap

    Summer Sunset In Elmore Gloucester. Taken By Nicki Barker

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    72. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of my 2 1/2 year old grandson Harry enjoying the summer by going to the park with his nanna. I missed out on his first 2 years as I was living in the Midlands so to me this is my ideal summer snap as its the first summer with my grandson. Sent in from Debbie Anderson

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    73. Summer in a snap

    This is a photo of my beautiful daughter Connie-Rose(22 months) enjoying her first summer holiday! It was taken last week on Porthtowan beach and shows her on her dad's (matthew) shoulders going to investigate the cornish sea for the first time.She brightens our lives in ways unimaginable and this photo will forever remind me of summer! Sent in from Sally

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    74. Summer in a snap

    The photo was taken today just behind Adventure Island looking out to Southend Pier. Sent in from Daniel Payne

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    75. Summer in a snap

    It was taken just after my boyfriend dan became my fiance dan, hence why we both look happy and content! Sent in from Michelle Bowles

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    76. Summer in a snap

    This is me, my girlfriend Chloe and some other close friends after a great day out in the sun, lounging around in an open field...this was around about the start of the summer when we were lucky enough to get some sun! :) Sent in from Jamie Ford

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    77. Summer in a snap

    This was when i went to Wembury Beach just when summer started, Going to the beach is something I love :) Sent in from Chloe Brewster

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    78. Summer in a snap

    This photo was taken last weekend at my partners graduation party in our back garden. We wished him good luck and he mad a wish as the lantern raised up into the summer night's sky. It's an important photo for me because it symbolises a new start and all of the hard work which my partner has done to complete his degree and achieve a 1st Class Honours. Sent in from Jodie Farmer in Dagenham

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    79. Summer in a snap

    My kids having a great day out at the Robin Hood Country Show. Sent in from Shelly Howe in Wickford

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    80. Summer in a snap

    This picture is of my 6 yr old daughter Aimee Gaches. It was taken in cromer on 2//08/2010. Sent in from Richard Gaches

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    81. Summer in a snap

    On holiday in the Isle of wight on a very hot day. Sent in from Paul Cutler

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    82. Summer in a snap

    My son, Lewis buried in the sand at South Wales, Pendine Sands, July 2010. Sent in from Catherine Newcombe in Swindon

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    83. Summer in a snap

    Here is a picture of little Fido enjoying his first ice cream - even dogs need to stay cool this summer! Sent in from Deborah Green in Bedford

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    84. Summer in a snap

    This is Zoe and Little Lucy dipping their feet in the sea at Brighton. Sent in from Karl Wilson

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    85. Summer in a snap

    Our dog looking cool in my summer hat. Sent in from Emily Stringer in Lincoln

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    86. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of the windmill at Orsett in Baker Street taken from the A13. Sent in by Lisa Askew

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    87. Summer in a snap

    Taken on a self timer of me and my sisters in my grandparent's garden on 2nd June 2010. Sent in from Tasmin Jones

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    88. Summer in a snap

    this is me and my friends enjoying a night out in brighton for pre pride partys :-) Susan Stead. Brighton

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    89. Summer in a snap

    A picture of my Daughter Aimee at a Summer Fete, She looked the pinacle of summer all made up as a butterfly. Sent in from Lynn Doe

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    90. Summer in a snap

    My son and his friend enjoying the glorious weather we had at the end of June. Sent in from Izzy Street in Gloucester

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    91. Summer in a snap

    This is my little girl faith on our holiday in wales, the word grounded to faith now has a whole new meaning. Smiles...sun...sea...and sand ! From marie in nottingham

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    92. Summer in a snap

    Attched is a picture for the competion re what is making my summer 2010 - spending time with my son Jake. This was taken just before a big sheep ran behind us! Sent in from Jennie Jackson in Hyde

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    93. Summer in a snap

    This is my dog Bert who would always sit on the random stack of newspapers in the garden cause that’s where the sun stayed the longest. He was very upset when we moved and didn’t take them or the sun spot with us L. Sent in from Laura Morris

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    94. Summer in a snap

    This is a photograph of my daughter Kaitlyn playing in the sea at the Witterings beach. Sent in from Sarah Riches in Sunbury-on-Thames

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    95. Summer in a snap

    Me and my friends at T4 On The Beach this year. It rained, but we don't care!! Sent in from Jade Mori in Southampton

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    96. Summer in a snap

    This is what I think is summer here in Wiltshire. Sent in from Garry Bloomfield

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    97. Summer in a snap

    Cute little ducklings spotted whilst walking along the canal on a summer's evening. Sent in from Karen Riley

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    98. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Jason Jones in Rhos

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    99. Summer in a snap

    I took the attached photograph last week on a brief visit to Symonds Yat in Herefordshire. It sums up my Summer because: - It's perfectly formed, bright, happy - and blooming marvellous! Sent in from Graham Dwyer

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    100. Summer in a snap

    here is my photo hope you like it!! Sent in from James Young

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    101. Summer in a snap

    This a picture of my daughter and my grandson...born on 15.6.10....2weeks old in this photo. We just about got the new lawn down and this is the 1st time we had been able to sit outside. Sent in from Sue Comerford

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    102. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Alice Taylor

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    103. Summer in a snap

    This is my Daughter Katie admiring the windmills in the sea at yarmouth on our holiday. She loved watching every morning from outside the caravan. Sent in from Alison Savage in Dagenham

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    104. Summer in a snap

    This is my 'summer snap' that I took in the grounds of The Swan and Old Mill in Minster Lovell taken in June. Fresh summer daisies - it makes me feel all 'clean' and summery, so hope you like it too! Sent in from Elaine Lanighan

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    105. Summer in a snap

    This is of me and my dads girlfriends children on the beach, we waited four hours for the tide to come in so we could pretent to be trapped on a mountain surrounded by lava :) Abbey from Margate x

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    106. Summer in a snap

    A photo of a tropical shower taken while on holiday in Hawaii at the begin of July. Sent in from Terri Ellis

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    107. Summer in a snap

    This is my son Liam in Cuba ! having a cuddle !! Taken by mum mandy saitta

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    108. Summer in a snap

    Picture of our daughter Olivia drying off after playing in the pool, Sidari Corfu 2010. Sent in from Philip Newis

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    109. Summer in a snap

    Hi this a “Summer” photograph taken of my friend Chloe this was taken at Birdham Marina nr Chichester. Sent in from Richard Cooke

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    110. Summer in a snap

    My daughter Scarlett with her sunglasses on after a great day out at the beach. Sent in from Daniel Turner in Diver

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    111. Summer in a snap

    This is a photo of my winning sunflower from this summer. Every summer since I was little my Grandad and I have had a competition to see who could grow the tallest sunflower, for many years he has beaten me but this year I won!! And this is my glarious sunflower called Simon :) Kerri Marshall

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    112. Summer in a snap

    enjoying a cupcake at local shop. Sent in from Ruth Grove

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    113. Summer in a snap

    Surfing at Saunton Sands, North Devon. Sent in from Sue Huntley in Wickford

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    114. SUmmer in a snap

    Sent in from Sharron Maxfield

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    115. Summern in a snap

    Here is a picture of my ivy in full bloom. Sent in from Kerren Curran

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    116. Summer in a snap

    I attached a few photos of what summer means to me, hope you enjoy them. Tracy Elphick

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    117. Summer in a snap

    Hi please find attached my fav photo of summer, hope you like it to, it is my little boy and his daddy preparing to take a paddle between the boats in the harbour in St Ives. Sent in from Andrea McNeil in Torquay

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    118. Summer in a snap

    My daughter and her cousin enjoying a bit of sand-yachting in the Inner Hebrides. Sent in from Andrea MacArthur

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    119. Summer in a snap

    My grandaughter enjoying the summer night in the poppy fields. Sent in from Pam Hubbard In Stourport

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    120. Summer in a snap

    Took on holiday in Cyprus ..... title "We'll fight them on the beaches". Sent in from Michelle Ptak in Allestree

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    121. Summer in a snap

    Here is a picture that I took of my husband (Tony) and 3 boys (Dylan, Dan and Nathan) whilst in holiday in France. This certainly sums up the summer for us as a family, as like every other family, because of the hustle and bustle of day to day life, time spent with our children is very precious. I loved the picture so much that I had the print put on canvas as a surprise for my husband on fathers day – needless to say, it certainly bought a tear to his eye. Sent in from Lisa Goddard

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    122. Summer in a snap

    My first trip out for an ice cream with nannie & grandad to felixstowe. Evie age 1yr. Sent in from Nicki and Wayne

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    123. Summer in a snap

    Hi. I thought id send a pictures of what sums up summer for me. This picture of a new holland combine was taken in oxfordshire 2010 Cutting barley. the best highlight of the summer. Sent in from Matthew Brown

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    124. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of my son Daniel, enjoying our first holiday abroad in Majorca. Happy times!! Sent in from Ruth Williams in Halesowen

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    125. Summer in a snap

    This photo sums up my summer - my place of relaxation in the pool, in the tranquility of my parent's Spanish Villa perched up on a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Sent in from Daniel Weinberg in Newcastle Under Lyme

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    126. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Anita Ravji

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    127. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Sue

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    128. Summer in a snap

    Sunset at soar mill cove after a lovely day at the beach. Soar mill cove is a tiny remote sandy inlet set below the craggy black towers of Bolt Head. Access only on foot via the South West Coast Path or somewhat less dauntingly from the Soar Mill Cove Hotel in Devon. Sent in from Cheralyn Owens

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    129. Summer in a snap

    The men in my life! Our first day in Cyprus, this just makes me smile. Sent in from Sue Smith

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    130. Summer in a snap

    One of my sons is discovering the Cornwall waves for the first time! Sent in from Barbara Hunter in Wokingham.

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    131. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Margaret Akel

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    132. Summer in a snap

    My daughter Sarah and some friends at a festival. Sent in from Lawrence Hawkins in Taunton

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    133. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of my wonderful family, My husband Tony my sons Zac and Bailey, my daughter Teegan and I enjoying camp Bestival first weekend of August 2010. From Simone Pears

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    134. Summer in a snap

    My daughter and her mates enjoying a garden party before going to Escape In the Park concert in Swansea. Sent in from Kay Beynon

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    135. Summer in a snap

    Lazy summer day in the garden. Sent in from Rose Pearson

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    136. Summer in a snap

    What has made summer 2010 special for me - Travelling to Monaco to watch the Grand Prix. There's nothing like it! Sent in from Stephanie Isherwood in Bristol

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    137. Summer in a snap

    bailey my miniture daschund getting ready for the beach. Sent in from Linda Jarrett in Ipswich

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    138. Summer in a snap

    This is my three daughters and 2 nieces having a lovely day out at Swanage. Sent in from Donna Hugues in Portsmouth

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    139. Summer in a snap

    Crabbing on Wick Beach in Sussex – my boys are happy to do this for hours! Sent in from Sally Hall in Reigate

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    140. Summer in a snap

    We took our boys abroad for the first time this year and i love this photo the best of my oldest son Sean sharring his ice cream with his brother Ryan to me that sums up the summer. Sent in from Natalie Hawkins

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    141. Summer in a snap

    Becky watching England losing the WorldCup 2010. Sent in from Susan Ponting in Maldon

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    142. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Natalie Milham

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    143. Summer in a snap

    "We're going on holiday!" In the photo: Zachary aged (nearly) 3 and half years, and Cameron 18 months. Taken end of June '10, at Gatwick, just about to leave for Majorca. Sent in from Karen and Paul Wright

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    144. Summer in a snap

    A picture of my daughter Aimee in the pool on holiday in Spain. Sent in from Anna Laban

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    145. Summer in a snap

    This is my son's teddy enjoying the sunshine in Florida this year. Sent in from Susanne Leighton in Little Lever

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    146. Summer in a snap

    Here are my two little boys George (6) and Henry (4) early one morning at Shorefields Country Park near the New Forest checking out the bugs! Sent in from Michelle Palmer

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    147. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Adam Starling in Bournemouth

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    148. Summer in a snap

    This pic takes me back to the nice bit of summer we all enjoyed about a month ago. It was taken at Twycross Zoo which the family and friends went for the day and had a great time all the kids loved it as its a great day out for the family. Sent in from Keith Lane

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    149. Summer in a snap

    The second photo is of our choir members on a break, sheer friendship, and a break from the day’s work in the sun!!!!!! fantastic. I am the activities co-ordinator for Irish Welfare And Information Centre, all photo’s have consent forms, I feel these photo’s shine through and tell of warm friendship and reminiscence from an age group that is often forgotten. Sent in from Sanj Kavanagh

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    150. Summer in a snap

    Woolacombe Beach. My Boyfriend Steve with Holly & Rosie enjoying the sun. Sent in from Donna Podesta

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    151. Summer in a snap

    This picture is of my daughter in the front garden before a fancy dress party. it makes me smile. Sent in from Kirsty Magee

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    152. Summer in a snap

    Taken in Jersey of a Jersey cow. Sent in from Sabrina Debenham in Waterlooville

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    153. Summer in a snap

    This photo sums up my summer of newly retired - taken in the Hjorundfjord Norway and says to me "just relax and enjoy". Sent in from Jim Haywood in Stoke on Trent

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    154. Summer in a snap

    A photo of our 3 yrs old daughter Kiyomi in Longleat. Send in from Louise cheung in Dorset

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    155. Summer in a snap

    Picture from the ultimately typical summer holiday experience - a holiday to whitby, typical seaside summer vacation town which is populated by probably more seagulls than people. This friendly fellow sat for ages to let me take his picture perched on a cliff in whitby - this picture is the epitome of Summer! The where the when and the what of all things summer - hope you like him as much as I do x. Sent in from Fiona Usher in North Shields

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    156. Summer in a snap

    What makes summer 2010 very special for me is that I am meeting many of my Irish friends for the first time when I go to Ireland on holiday for a long weeknd next week - unexpectedly I met the gorgeous irishman Danny O'Donoghue from The Script for the first time in London on a very hot, sunny day a few weeks ago! This picture sums up my summer perfectly - meeting amazing irish people for the first time, the hot and sunny weather and I am clearly enjoying every second of it! Sent in from Hannah Clarkson

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    157. Summer in a snap

    This is my lazy way of taking beach photo's - on a chilled out summer beach break. Sent in from Jenny Wilkinson in Stevenage

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    158. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture of my 2 Sons with my Mum & her 2 dogs hugging an old tin mine in St Just Cornwall. Sent in from Cheryl Gooden

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    159. Summer in a snap

    Is it a fox? Sent in from Martin Peck

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    160. Summer in a snap

    A photo of Grace, our cat, catching the last rays of sun in a late summer's evening. Sent in from James Taylor

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    161. Summe rin a snap

    This picture was taken in July. The girls 1st trip to disneyland paris. (very excited). Sent in from Nicole Beer

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    162. Summer in a snap

    This is a photo I took of Blackpool Sands while on a bus heading for Dartmouth. It reminds me of the bus journey along the coast on an adventure toward a new place and to me thats what summer is all about - sun, sea, sand and adventures. Sent in from Marco Gianetti in Plymouth

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    163. Summer in a snap

    This is Bailey who is 7 months and we can never forget this summer with the world cup and we got him his own england strip and cap he looked soooo cute!!! Sent in from Hollie Prime in Cambs

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    164. Summer in a snap

    tiger, my new puppy enjoying the summer sun. Sent in from Harry Lowther In Bingley

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    165. Summer in a snap

    Thank you for this entry Jay J Hilson.

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    166. Summer in a snap

    Learning to Scuba Dive in Weymouth. What a fantastic way to spend the summer...even when it was raining!!!! Thank you Jonathan Crosland

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    167. Summer in a snap

    Sandcastle at Minehead from Chris Howard, Honiton, Devon

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    168. Summer in a snap

    This is my big sunflower up against a 6' high fence to me this sums up summer as I love to watch the heads follow the sun around during the day. Sent in by Mrs Chris Marston

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    Sent in by Lousie Powell

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    170. Summer in a snap

    This was in may the first of the summer sun at Lydford Gorge with Nannie mummy Alfie sent in by Archie Wescombe

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    171. Summer in a snap

    Bits and Bobs sent in by Julie Stevens

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    172. Summer in snaps

    These two are Nikita and Alisha messing around in the pool, on holiday at Turkey. Taken by Dad, Allan Kay from Sidmouth, Devon.

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    173. Summer in snaps

    Photo of my little boy Oliver on his first British holiday- just chilling wearing his sun hat! Sent in by Tamara Brown

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    174. Summer in snaps

    Here is a photo taken on my way to Romania last week of June. The photo was taken in a lay by in the Austrian Alps. Sent in by Mark Charlott

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    175. Summer in snaps

    This is what summer is all about - splashing in water and strolling along .. this is my brother and daughter .. at Pin Mill .. sent in from Helen Dawdry, Ipswich.

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    176. Summer in a snap

    The UK at it’s best – a picture looking up at a modern building against a blue summer sky. Sent in from Alan Lister

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    This photo is from when my husband & I were having a day out in the beauty spot of Ditchling Beacon near Brighton. We were lucky the weather was in its sunny & hot phase & it happened to be the day of the London to Brighton Classic car run - this pic captures the essence of the day, not to mention a gorgeous old car! Sent in from Cathryn Rawsthorne in Stevenage

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    178. Summer in a snap

    Hard at work in the summer sun! A trip to Devon with friends with boys being boys! Sent in from Charlotte Wisbey in Saffron Walden

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    Sent in from Emma Furniss in Telephone

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    This picture is my dog rhea on holiday in wales. Sent in from Lesley Maber

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    this is my six year old daughter last wed, 28th july queueing in the pouring down rain to go and see ITNG live in Sefton Park Liverpool. Sent in from Lisa Clarke

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    182. Summer in a snap

    Holiday picture - history and nature all together on a trip to Ireland. Sent in from Martina Pichova in Malvern

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    183. Summer in a snap

    My tortoises laying an egg, she lay 3 in total! Sent in from Rebecca Dahra

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    184. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Kathryn Stracey

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    185. Summer in a snap

    This is a picture taken from my house of some lilies. Sent in from Marc James in Bracknell

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    186. Summer in a snap

    This is what summers all about - going on holiday to Cornwall and body boarding - great fun ! This is my husband Jim and his niece Marie. Sent in from Sally Rogers in Hailsham

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    187. Summer in a snap

    This is the first time my daughter Eleanor had seen the beach and the sea, she thought it was a big bath! Sent in frim Sarah Elbrow in Shrivenham

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    188. Summer in a snap

    This photo is of me and my brother when we went on a gorgeous bike ride through the countryside :) Sherrie Criddle

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    189. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Sophie Marshall

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    190. Summer in a snap

    This is my little grandson Chase, spending time in a friends garden. Sent in from Susan Brooke in canvey Island

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    191. Summer in a snap

    Our holiday was in Egypt. In Luxor we visited the Valley of the Kings. These lovely Egyptians insisted on tying my wife's scarf Arab-style around her head and then posing for a picture before the inevitable expectation of a generous tip. It sums up the people, the archaeology (3,500 years old) and the incredible heat (45 degrees) that kept the crowds and all sane people away. Sent in from Tony Raine

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    Summer on a yacht. Sent in from Amy Braganca

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    193. Summer in a snap

    Just had to send this picture of my husband cooking a bbq in the rain typical summers day. From Annette in Langford

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    194. Summer in a snap

    Here is a picture from the England/ Algeria game in South Africa. England may of got knocked out the world cup this summer but It's a summer myself and my twin brother will cherish for ever. Sent in from Ben Davies in London

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    195. Summer in a snap

    This was taken on a long weekend break in Cornwall. Lazy, sunny and brilliant. The picture shows my Dad catching a few zzz'zs Notice he is raring to go!! Sent in froem Bethany Young in Bournemouth

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    196. Summer in a snap

    Here is my dog Max enjoying a swim in the river Nene next to my house. he loves me throwing his ball in the water then diving in the fetch it or just to cool off in the hot summer days. Sent it from Charlotte Whittaker

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    197. Summer in a snap

    My daughter Paitin in our back garden enjoying summer... Sent in from Gary du Plooy

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    198. Summer in a snap

    This is a piccy of our Grandson Riley with his Gamps enjoying his first holiday in the sunshine, he was a little star, and laughed and smiled the whole time. He is 3 half years old. Sent in from Jayne Willis in Bristol

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    199. Summer in a snap

    A photo of me and my family going on a final walk on our last day on holiday in beautiful Barmouth in Wales last June. Ten minutes after this photo was taken we were motoring home, but we left our Hearts in Barmouth! Sent in from Julia Church in Caterham

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    200. Summer in a snap

    This picture always reminds me of summer. Sent in from Alex Jenkins

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    201. Summer in a snap

    This picture is of our dog Darcy taken at Winterton Beach after a swim in the sea, she went for a run, and in this shot all four paws are in the air - darcy is our flying summer dog! Sent in from Carrie and Darran Smith in Martham

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    202. Summer in a snap

    The picture was taken in St James Park – in the children’s area - and is of my son David aged 4. We had just been to the Royal Society for a tour and on our way back to Victoria we cut across the park and found the children’s area with a sand pit with rocks. Needless to say David was very happy and did not want to leave. Sent in from David Cross in Gillingham

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    203. Summer in a snap

    A photo of my daughter Ciara, aged 4, on the beach at Folkestone, wistfully looking out to sea wishing that I'd remembered to bring her cossie, holding her dress up to prevent it getting wet and edging further and further into the water! Sent in from Kay McLoughlin

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    204. Summer in a snap

    Hi my name is Paul Freeman and this is my son kyle in our pool earlier this year in the last hot spell,but sadly no one else wanted to play. Sent in from Caldicot

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    205. Summer in a snap

    The photo is of my daughter Anna and her friend playing in the sand dunes on Greatstone beach in Kent. Sent in from Sarah Broad

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    206. Summer in a snap

    Hi this picture sums up my perfect summer evening as I used to live in Ibiza and this was the sunset at Cafe del Mar in San Antonio. My apartment was just behind the bars and used to look out on the sunset every night it was so amazing to end a beautiful day with the best sunsets in the world. Sent in from Simon Hawkins

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    207. Summer in a snap

    This is my fiancee Mark when I burried him in the sand in Majorca last year. I gave him some lovely sand boobs and a bucket for a hat! He was quite happy in there for ages! Sent in from Charlotte Sowden in Chelmsford

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    208. Summer in a snap

    Summer means donkey rides on the beach. Sent in from Liz Brammall in Newport, Isle of Wight

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    209. Summer in a snap

    Here is my Summer Photograph “Sophie A Secret Garden”. Sent in from Richard Cooke

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    210. Summer in a snap

    Roxy, sent in from Suzanne Kenny

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    211. Summer in a snap

    Sent in from Mrs Slee

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    212. Summer in a snap

    I am kirsty, im 15 and i live near london. we recently brought a beach hut, and its now my best place to be during summer. My favourite time of the day is around 6-o-clockish once everyone has gone home, and the tides gone out, and theres a fresh new bit of beach that is completly untouched. It just looks beautiful.

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    213. Summer in a Snap

    The high point of my Summer. The babies are swallows and we watched through the window in our front door as the nest was being build in our porch. Each stage of their development was equally amazing. Hope you like it too from Sue Berry in Chawleigh

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    214. Summer in a Snap: Your Entries

    I am Ellie Wright, I am 14 and love Photography! I live in Haywardsheath and just got a new puppy Sam and I am now enjoying the hole summer holiday with him. This was taken in my back garden

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    215. Summer in a Snap: Your Entries

    From Pam Hubbard in Stourport, Worcestershire

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    216. Summer in a Snap

    Summer in Cape Town (table mountain), sent in from Gemma johnson in Stretford

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    217. Summer in a Snap: Your Entries

    Hello my name is poppy i am 14 :). I love photography its my dream to be a photographer. This is just a snap of my little brother playing on the beach.

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    218. Summer in a Snap

    Mirtos Beach, Kephalonia, sent in from Charlotte Wigston in Billericay

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    219. Summer in a Snap

    This photo is taken at the Wirral Sunset Festival 2010, on Saturday 29th May at Whites Farm- Thurstaston. Its of me and my friend laura. What better way to have an ice cream than in the wet, windy and cold British Summer! I even managed to blag the ice cream prices down 50p! Whoo! Yummy! Kathryn Murray- Wirral

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    220. Summer in a Snap

    This picture was taken on the 31st of July 2010. A group of us took a trip up to Lulworth castle for the weekend to enjoy the festival Camp Bestival. Every year Camp Bestival do a day for fancy dress, so we all decided to dress up as fairies. It was definately a great laugh seeing my Dad and his best friend Alan dress up as fairies!! It was possibly the best summer weekend iv had so far!!! All of the costumes where made by my mum and myself :). Sent in from Kimberley McNamara in Bristol

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    221. Summer in a Snap

    Lucy Greatrex sent in this photo of her daughter lexie marie davies after enjoying a chocolate ice cream on a recent holiday to turkey x

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    222. Summer in a Snap

    We have just moved to the UK from Ireland and one of the first things we did was bring our daughter (Chloe – 2 & 10 months) to Legoland. I love this photo, sent in from Marion Shaw, Bracknell.

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    223. Summer in a Snap: Your Entries

    From Sue Harrison in Belton near Great Yarmouth

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    224. Summer in a Snap

    This is how I will sum up my summer by spending it out of inner city on camp surrounded by nature on camp in Cheddar, these lambs were just as surprised to see us as we were them. Jonathan Deady Thanks to everyone who has sent in their Summer in a Snap. We will publish as many as possible.

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    225. Summer in a Snap

    Joanne Bridge from Norwich set in this picture of a family game of Giant Jenga. Thanks to everyone who has sent in their Summer in a Snap. We will publish as many as possible.

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    226. Summer in a Snap

    I took this picture for my boyfriend whilst on holiday in cornwall :) it sums up my summer as its calming, chilled and has that bit of love. My contact details are Charlotte Mccreadie. Thanks to everyone who has sent in their Summer in a Snap. We will publish as many as possible.

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    227. Summer in a Snap

    This picture was taken at the Village Pond in Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd, Wales, last month. It took several attempts, and a lot of patience, to capture the busy little bees and people must have been wondering, what I was doing, lurking around the bushes. Maria Voelker.

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    228. Summer in a Snap

    This was a picture taken of me and our dog in Yarmouth 2010 she hates the sea and she hates getting sand in her folds, the later goes for me too. Darren Kendall Thanks to everyone who has sent in their Summer in a Snap. We will publish as many as possible.

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    229. Summer in a Snap

    THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN THE BEST FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE MANAGED TO GROW MY FIRST VEGETABLES YUM BUT PROBLEM IS ALL MY CARROTS HAVE LEGS AS U CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE!!!! Natalie Thanks to everyone who has sent in their Summer in a Snap. We will publish as many as possible.

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Ashley George

Episode Description:Have you ever felt called to pursue your family’s trade, craft, or profession? Have you wondered if leaning into this calling would lead to deeper joy? Join me on this week’s episode with Ashley George, a 4th generation gold gilder, to learn more about her decision to jump from her wildly successful corporate job to pursue a passion deeply connected to her family roots. Ashley shares her true love for this work, what the shift and process have been like, and her vision for the future as a fine artist! This is an episode about finding real joy!Connect with Ashley:https://ashleyjogeorge.com/IG, TikTok, Snapchat: @ASHLEYJOGEORGEPodcast: Paved in GoldSponsors:Deliberate Strength: @deliberate_strength; deliberatestrength.comiFlavour: @miFlavour; miflavour.com

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4 Aug 2020

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Ashley Graham shows off posterior on Instagram & Snapchat

She's known not just for her fabulous body but also her cheeky sense of humor. 

And Ashley Graham certainly did just that as she posted a video to her Instagram and Snapchat on Sunday of some booty-shaking in front of the mirror.

The 29-year-old top model flaunted her derriere for her 3.8 million adoring fans in a sexy LBD and heels.

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If you've got it, flaunt it! Ashley Graham took a second to embrace her derriere as she squatted low for some twerking on Instagram and Snapchat on Sunday

If you've got it, flaunt it! Ashley Graham took a second to embrace her derriere as she squatted low for some twerking on Instagram and Snapchat on Sunday

The Sports Illustrated star opted for a long sleeve, fitted black dress that featured a thigh-high cut along the side, highlighting her toned legs. 

She added black skinny stilettos and kept her hair straight and down by the sides of her face. 

In the back, her friend was also in on the dancing action as Ashley sported a wide grin while squatting low and twerking to a Drake song. 

Lacy lady: The 29-year-old model opted for a long sleeve sexy LBD that featured a thigh-high cut along the side and tie laces

Lacy lady: The 29-year-old model opted for a long sleeve sexy LBD that featured a thigh-high cut along the side and tie laces

Drop it low! The Sports Illustrated model added some skinny black stilettos as she popped a squat and danced to a Drake song

Drop it low! The Sports Illustrated model added some skinny black stilettos as she popped a squat and danced to a Drake song

Earlier on Sunday, the Nebraska native expressed her excitement of her first book tour and release - taking place on May 9 - titled A New Model where she wrote about confidence in body image. 

The body activist does not shy away from speaking what's on her mind about beauty as she told People: 'But it's really about how you handle it when you wake up. I look in the mirror and I have my affirmations. And mine are simple. 

'[I say] "You are bold. You are brilliant and you are beautiful." And then if my lower pooch is really puffing out that day, I say: "Lower pooch you are cute." And we have a moment. And if the hips are really popping I say, "I love you too hips."'

New book! Earlier on Sunday, the IMG model expressed her excitement of her book tour dates coming soon on May 9

New book! Earlier on Sunday, the IMG model expressed her excitement of her book tour dates coming soon on May 9

Flawless: She shared a make-up free selfie that showed off her flawless complexion as she lay on her pillow that was knit with her initials, 'AG'

Flawless: She shared a make-up free selfie that showed off her flawless complexion as she lay on her pillow that was knit with her initials, 'AG'

Meanwhile, Ashley has been on a tear this year landing gigs including a new Sports Illustrated shoot, front cover of Vogue and posing in lingerie for Canadian clothing chain, Addition Elle.

Recently the IMG model returned from Israel where she attended the Forbes 30 Under 30 event.

She traveled to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv where she hosted a music festival earlier this week.

Killing it: The Nebraska native recently returned from her trip to Israel where she attended Forbes 30 Under 30; she captioned the picture: '#ForbesUnder30 Thanks for having me today!! Can't wait for the music festival Wednesday night!'

Killing it: The Nebraska native recently returned from her trip to Israel where she attended Forbes 30 Under 30; she captioned the picture: '#ForbesUnder30 Thanks for having me today!! Can't wait for the music festival Wednesday night!'

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