Snapchat’s creator is being lauded as the next Mark Zuckerberg. The Stanford dropout’s app has an estimated 50 million users, the majority of whom land in the obsessively coveted youth bracket, and is rumored at a $3 billion valuation. His provocative statements to the media and his refusal to sell out to Facebook indicate a prickliness and risk-taking mentality that echoes tech’s most celebrated figures, but more importantly, like Facebook, Spiegel’s big ideas address the realities of how young people communicate.