Even though I’m pushing 50 this year, I would not say I was behind the times where tech is concerned. I like what I like and don’t pay too much attention to the rest. Social media has always interested me. Being a YouTuber I have to have a certain amount of interest in it. I have used Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Google+ for years now, pretty much since they started, but one app I have dabbled with on and off over the last couple of years has me undecided about whether I like this certain site or not.
The site / app in question is Snapchat. I think the reason’s I have steered away from it is the massive amount of kids and teens that use it to post weird, filtered to hell, face half cut off selfies. The other is its one of those apps that everyone thinks you must have and if you don’t you are strange or weird. This immediately turns me off, the fact everyone has to be what some people call a sheep these days. If its not having an iPhone because its the coolest thing to have and all their friends have one or its app’s like Snapchat or Facebook where to be accepted you have to have them.
In the last couple of months, to see what all the fuss is about, I have tried using it ( sometimes with instruction from my teenage daughter lol). I’m always well behind the initial influx of users who want to be first when something new comes out. I have found it fun in a different sort of way. I really like the map where you can see where your friends are. Not in a stalkerish type of way, but its interesting. I many be close by someone some day who I’ve not seen in a few years and might fancy catching up for a coffee or something. I also like seeing the videos people have posted in my local area. Some people have no shame lol. Anyway, time will tell. Let’s wait and see if it works out ok. I have already made contact with some old friends which is nice. Other than the map and being able to have your location or even on top of your video or image, its nothing different to other apps like Instagram etc
Let me know what you think of apps like Snapchat etc.