I Thought I Knew Snapchat

This week I chose to reflect on snapchat. I have been on snapchat for a couple years, but rarely use it. The odd time I will send a funny picture to one of my close friends, but I have never posted a story and really only use it when I look at snaps someone else sends me (I probably don’t get more than 1-2 per day). Honestly, after reading about how often other people (specifically teens) use it, I am somewhat ashamed of my lack of snapchat use. My current score after being on it for about 3 years? 3, 734

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Even though I’m not on it regularly, I always thought I knew all there was to know about it. Turns out there is way more than I ever knew!

So why snapchat? What is it that makes it such a popular platform for communicating? Al Juliani states in his article, The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents:

“In short, Snapchat is different from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram because it is not built on likes or content that drives traffic to another website (although that is changing a bit). It is built on sharing moments and live events.¬†Because it is built on these beliefs, it is very relational and not as spammy or focused on selling/marketing/advertising.”

It seems I still have a lot to learn, such as the discover section of snapchat, which I have never really looked at because I didn’t get it. Turns out it looks like a pretty useful way to stay updated on whats happening in the world.

How often do you use snapchat? What do you use it for? Comment below!

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One thought on “I Thought I Knew Snapchat

  1. ashleypmurray says:

    I’m even worse than you are…I have a score of 532 after somewhere between 12-18 months. I am sure I had it downloaded for a few months before I even used it. I actually downloaded it and ended up deleting it because I thought it was pointless. I started using it again because a lot of my friends use it so I like to see their snaps. I mostly like to see the silly snaps they send. I sometimes use it, but as you can see by my score it’s on a rare occasion. I have been trying a little more to use it lately, but I’m still not even completely sure of the ins and outs.

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