Even before it went down in the DM, Snapchat was very popular. Like most people, I once thought that Snapchat was pointless. However, as pointless as the app may seem, like many others, I became addicted to it. But hey, the first step to solving your problem is admitting that you actually have one, right?
For those of you who don’t know what it is like to be addicted to Snapchat, consider yourself lucky. For those of you who don’t know what it is, Snapchat is a social media app that allows you to create and watch 10 second pictures and videos. What makes this app so unique is that it limits its users to work within a 24-hour span, after that their video/picture will be gone forever. These videos allow you full creative ability as you can add special effects like time adjustment and even filters.
So, what’s so great about it? Well, for me I feel like I get to show my friends a glimpse into my life. In a way Snapchat has become the everyday person’s reality show. In addition, much like YouTube, Snapchat is the creator of overnight sensations. These sensations include Daniel and Josh, who many people know as the “Damn Daniel” pair.
One of the biggest contributors to Snapchat’s success is the fact that it provides its users with a safe environment where they don’t feel obligated to be anything but themselves, which is revolutionary in today’s world of social media.
What makes the app so great is also what makes it so addictive. At times, it is easy to overly post to Snapchat. I am definitely guilty of that; I cannot go an hour without checking my Snapchat. Like others in my same situation, I guess I will need to find a happy medium. Next step…