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On the merits of Snapchat

 Written by    February 24, 2013

Snapchat is awesome.

If you don’t know what Snapchat is, first of all, you should, but I’ll explain anyways.  Snapchat is an app in which you take a picture of yourself, draw on it, write on it, whatever, and then send it to your friends and allow them to look at it for a select amount of seconds before it disappears for good.  This works both ways though, so you can also receive funny/adorable/horrifying pictures from friends.

Snapchat solves a problem for college students, if you ask me. The problem is this: while I am perfectly comfortable having a Skype session with one of my best friends who goes to school in Chicago, and I can talk to my parents on the phone for like, tens of minutes, there are people in high school who I was friends with, but not close enough with to be able to hold out a respectably long conversation with.  These are the people I Snapchat.

You see, there was a gap in communication, and Snapchat has closed it.  It is the simplest possible form of communication—it’s really easy to do and it sends a clear message of “I’m thinking about you enough to want you to see my face and also I want to see yours” without having to actually say any of this.

So if you don’t have a Snapchat because you thought it was dumb, or silly, you weren’t entirely wrong, but it has its uses.

Also, my recorder video I posted Friday has 39 views. And I didn’t even post it on facebook, which I interpret to mean that my Buckeyes Blog audience is 30 people deep, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is to me.  So thank you for reading my words and listening to my silly music!

Song of the post: Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysinger by Sigur Ros.  I’m telling you to start listening to Sigur Ros because any time a fellow listener finds out that you both like Sigur Ros, they will inevitable get really really excited and like you a lot more.  Also the lyrics are adorbz (although not in English).


2 Responses

  1. Justine Buzalka says:

    You are a wise woman.

  2. Michael says:

    Sigur Ros is amazing.

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