Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 -- week 30 of #projectlife -- snapchat

snapchat was initially designed as a sexting app with the sole purpose of sending nude photos to one another without the fear of them ending up in the wrong hands. it was a disaster from the start. children started using it, their friends taking screen shots of the nudies, and the illusion of sending a disappearing picture soon vanished. personally, i use it to send ridiculous photos of myself expressing my current need to pee or my desire to kill someone annoying. others send photos of themselves drinking wine after a long day, a delicious meal to make their friends jealous, or a photo of a stranger doing something funny or stupid. snapchat is great; it's allowed me to keep in touch with friends who live thousands of miles away. sure, i can check their facebook page (how impersonal), or send an email/letter (but who has the time to make that meaningful?), or even give them a call (skype dates are great, but difficult to schedule), so this is a quick and easy way to say hi and get a tiny glimpse into their/your life. it's a way to share memories, little snapshots of our everyday existence with those we love. and it's more than facebook or instagram, because you view the message or photo and then it's gone; it doesn't continue to clutter up your life or your newsfeed. and it's kind of a great feeling to know someone thought of you as they went about their day.

i have not been paid for my opinions in this post, i just really dig snapchat and thought i'd share the love.