Will the Snapchat speed filter bringing on the next wave of personal injury lawsuits? If you are unfamiliar with Snapchat, it is a popular social networking app which allows users to send messages to one another quickly; and the messages disappear about 10 seconds after they are opened.
The app has a number of filters, including one that superimposes the speed at which the sender is travelling when the video or photo is taken. So, if you take and send a picture to your friend while in a car that's travelling at 45 mph, your friend will receive the photo with the caption '45 mph' superimposed over it. The app actually gives users virtual trophies when they send videos and pictures using these filters, creating an incentive for people to use more of their features.