Most of us know SnapChat. It’s the app that many millennials use to either communicate with friends, or to post random thoughts or actions that will have vanished by the next day, or even the next few seconds. In this article, the author is a mother, and she says that parents aren’t giving SnapChat a fair chance.
Unlike Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, where the content that is posted is out there for good, and for the rest of the world to judge, SnapChat is temporary. On these other social media sites, we try to make the content that we post as perfect as possible, because everyone is going to see it, and have an opinion about it. These sites show only what we want everyone to see about our lives.
Although SnapChat is also only what we want people to see, there is so much less pressure to be perfect. The content that is posted on the app is only available to be seen for at most 24 hours, and that’s if it is posted to one’s ‘story’. Otherwise, the picture can only be seen for a few seconds. This fact, and the fact that the rest of the world cannot respond to, or share their opinion about your content, makes it a place where we can show our true colors, and just be ourselves.
In my opinion, SnapChat is the realest social media app out there, and I don’t think it will be going away anytime soon.