adj. Relating to media that can be consumed easily and quickly.
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Mr. Carlson, the chief correspondent for Business Insider, a website that covers technology and finance, doesn’t waste words lingering over details or musing on bigger themes — leadership, technology, the nature of innovation. He favors the short paragraph and the brief biographical sketch. "She was a pompom girl and a debater," he writes in his précis of Ms. Mayer's childhood. “She was on the precision dance team.” The result, to borrow the digital media cliché, is corporate history as snackable content.
—Jonathan Mahler, “One Pioneer’s Attempt to Rescue Another,” The New York Times, January 26, 2015
In an interview last year, Impoco said he would avoid "snackable" news snippets and look-back-at-the-week analysis found in other news weeklies. Instead, he wanted to create originally reported long-form features that aren't found in other publications.
—Roger Yu, “'Newsweek' ID of Bitcoin founder sparks frenzy,” USA Today, March 07, 2014
Long-form writing has taken a beating in social media over the last five years. In addition to Twitter's letter-limit, Facebook hides longer status updates (requiring users to click for more) and advertisers have deliberately targeted dollars at so-called "snackable media" — the kind of content short enough to be satisfying on a cell phone.
—Jim Edwards, “Justin Bieber Just Invented An Amazing New Use For Instagram,” Business Insider, March 14, 2013
2006 (earliest)
Snacking is a word often used when describing mobile TV viewing habits, and "snackable" shows are considered by many in the industry to be the way ahead.
—Ian Youngs, “Will mobile TV make moving viewing?,” BBC News, September 29, 2006