The Pulitzer Prize is awarded for spectacular journalism. Snapchat is a photo-sending app that allows the recieving user to only view the photo (known as a "snap") for a few seconds before it is deleted. Cueball is disappointed that he missed out on the chance to see the prize winning photo due to the temporary nature of snapchat.
It is worth noting that in spite of the intent of snapchat, many users will take a screen shot of "snaps" that are sent to them creating a permanent copy of the image. This has led to embarrassment when users expected their sexually explicit snaps to only be seen by the recipient, but those images end up being seen by many more people especially if the copy gets posted on the internet.
Cueball: Oh, The Pulitzer Prize for Snapchat was just awarded.
Megan: I hear the photo was really good.
Cueball: Aw, Maaaan...
"No, it's because I'm ignorant." Is Snapchat the one where photos last ten seconds only, then they're gone? And the Pulitzer prize is some American thing, right? (As opposed to Pulletzer prize, some chicken thing.) 22.214.171.124 11:43, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
- Pulitzer prize is a worldwide prize for Journalism (amongst which Photography is a category) and arts (drama, etc). 126.96.36.199 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- Its for published items from the U.S., not worldwide.~d 188.8.131.52 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Should there be some level of explanation that in spite of Snaps "self destructing" people often save screenshots of Snaps meaning that the picture is probably out there somewhere? Possibly even saved by the Pulitzer committee? 184.108.40.206 15:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
- Probably should somehow work in the reference to the fact that you can permanently save screenshots, as a counter to the title text. Also, it's not a few seconds but 24 hours. -- Trlkly (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- That has been done. --Kynde (talk) 14:49, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure in the title text ("...while it's still fresh in the committee's memory") the "it" is referring to the picture, not the name of the person who took it, as stated in the above explanation. I'm not sure though, and do not like to change these things, so if someone else could look it over and, if necessary, change it, it would be much appreciated.--Snewmark (talk) 18:46, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
- I agree with your assessment. I've changed the text to only refer to forgetting what the picture looked like; after all, the winner's name can simply be written down, whereas few committee members likely have the skill to sketch a decent reproduction of the snap from the memory of 10 seconds or less of viewing it. Dansiman (talk) 21:05, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
- For sure, great that it was corrected. --Kynde (talk) 14:49, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
There's some hole in the logic here. Cueball has not yet viewed the picture, so a limit of a few seconds view for each viewer would not prevent him seeing it. His few seconds hasn't started running yet. (Quite apart from the issue of honouring that on the client side.) His reaction implies that he's missed all chance of seeing the picture, which would require there to be some other restriction, such as the picture only being available for a very limited time from when it was posted, or there being no way to select a specific picture to view. The Wikipedia article on Snapchat doesn't mention any overall restriction of those kinds, but does describe the harsh per-viewer time restriction on actual viewing. What am I missing? 220.127.116.11 06:31, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
- You're missing the time lag for a committee to make a decision and release a press release on it. They may not have looked at the photo before 23 hours were up. Normally this takes months. Possibly this has taken just under 24 hours and by the time Cueball has looked, it's gone forever Kev (talk) 06:55, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
- So there *is* an expiration a limited time after the picture was posted? In addition to the ten-seconds-of-viewing limit? If there is, that would be what I missed, not decision-making lag. 18.104.22.168 08:59, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
- I have tried to include more content on the function of Snapchat. Having never used it myself but just read on wiki someone might improve. But it was some valid points made in this thread and it needed to be addressed in the explanation, and now it is. --Kynde (talk) 14:49, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
"The awards were always intended to include the Arts, as well as reportage, but not so many people may realise that Poetry, Drama and Music also get rewarded" -- does this imply that poetry, drama, and music aren't part of the arts? 22.214.171.124 14:02, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
- No I think this implies that many people did not realize that arts like drama poetry and music gets award. I personally only knew that it was for writing, for sure journalism. Did also not know they awarded Snapchat :-p --Kynde (talk) 14:50, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Snapchat is a stupid piece of garbage and the only people that use it are brainless idiots who can't convey what the fuck they're trying to talk about in words so instead they have to take shitty pictures like pretentious douchebags who wave around plastic crap everywhere. I make it a hobby to paintball iphones in public because fuck that noise. Fight me, internet. 126.96.36.199 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- It won't even be a "fight". It will be either a "squelch" or a "drown out". It's you against 100 million people. You and your language don't stand a chance. If only Black Hat were real. I'd call him and Joanna in to ban you, just like in 322: Pix Plz. Oh well. I guess the best thing to do is forget you exist. And possibly tell you to shut up. So shut up!
- No thanks, we're good here Donald. No need for your darkness here Kev (talk) 21:22, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
The article shouldn't so authoritatively assign political commentary to the comic. We know as fact that Randall often does things for no other reason than that he found it funny. Modal verbs to the rescue!!!188.8.131.52 06:21, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps I'm the only one, but I saw two interpretations, and actually came here to see if there was a consensus view. Clearly the winner is that he missed his chance to see the snap. The alternate explanation for Cueball's reaction that I considered as "Aw, MAAAAN..." with the unspoken thought following of "...look at those huge..." or "...she has the most perfect..." or even "...that has got to be the most impressive display of 'acrobatic' snapping I've ever seen!" Just thought I'd see if anyone else considered that interpretation. 184.108.40.206 17:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)