I have a few social media accounts: Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. I used to use Instagram and Twitter more than I do now, and used to use Snapchat way less frequently than I do now.
Maybe it’s my interests that have changed. Maybe Snapchat has some top secret plans to take over the world.
No, maybe Snapchat just wants to change how we view social media and how we use it. The app has already changed my behavior.
Snapchat is an app that tries to make communication via smartphone as similar to communication in person as possible. Just like a sentences in a conversation, your snaps are there for a moment, and then their gone forever.
In real life, moments are sentenced to a permanent death, and Snapchat tried to replicate this through ephemeral snaps that disappear forever within ten seconds. Unlike any social media app before it, Snapchat was able to take how we communicate in real life and translate it to the smartphone.
I believe that in the future people will be tired of being connected to so many people all the time and will try to move “off the grid” without actually going off the grid. Snapchat is a place where you just interact with friends, and people will migrate here in the masses once they’re sick of seeing everything Aunt Judy does all day on some other social media app (Facebook, I’m looking at you).
Besides, who really cares what some stranger on Twitter is up to? I surely don’t, and my use of Twitter has dropped off significantly.
Social media over the years has drawn me in, making me want to share my life and thoughts and activities, but interacting on Snapchat has changed that. Now, I just want to see what my friends, and only my friends, are up to.
I think people will start to put more value into having their activities be ephemeral; the world isn’t very secure anymore, and having all your posts, pics, and other data put up all over the internet forever doesn’t seem very appealing. Politicians surely won’t mind having their dick pics disappear after a few seconds.
Snapchat allows people to communicate in a fun, realistic way without broadcasting every movement to the world; it’s a social media app where you and only you decide who you follow, who you interact with. No one sends snaps to an acquaintance; they send silly selfies to friends and some family members.
Snapchat is a tool for personal communication. It’s a tool that allows you to have conversations with someone across town and make it seem like they’re right in front of you.
Snapchat is an app where people communicate with people they actually want to communicate with, and in the future people will be tired of knowing what complete strangers are up to. No one wants to make new friends, they want to hang out and chat with the ones they have.
People will get sick and tired of knowing what everyone is up to and want to just interact with their social circle. Snapchat allows you to do just this, and before long people will realize how much they want to snap with their friends and how much they hate seeing Aunt Judy rant about Obama.
Download Snapchat and get with the future. Check out the video below to see just how fast SnapChat has been growing and what Evan Spiegel has planned for the future
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