I’ve been using Facebook’s new app, Slingshot, intensely since it launched last week. It was initially thought of as a Snapchat competitor and the successor to Poke – which I argued could have beaten Snapchat – but it’s actually quite different.
It’s hard to describe Slingshot and that’s the biggest problem. It’s difficult to understand its purpose, and few will invest the time needed to do so. Even after much thought, it’s still not clear why one should use Slingshot over other apps.