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
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!