What Happens in Snapchat, Stays in Snapchat

Snapchat works like Vegas, whatever stories get exchanged on the platform live there as a forgotten memory, surviving only through exaggerated stories.

Snapchat is how memories of our experiences used to work:  We share moments with someone else and then retell stories through the imagination with no evidence to support it.

Instant communication is becoming more image based.  And communication apps are the true social networks where people send messages that are relevant to the receiver.  Conversation is truly two-way.  Snapchat is the antithesis to Facebook’s supposed algorithmic newsfeed.  

It turns out people do want to live imperfect lives and not the edited versions they see on Facebook and Instagram.  Snapchat facilitates spontaneous conversation; the medium is the message.  So how about snapchatting another, (unedited) selfie?

PS: Add me on Snapchat – bombtune

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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