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    On the merits of Snapchat

    By Hayley | 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).

    Topics: Personal | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “On the merits of Snapchat”

    1. Justine Buzalka Says:
      February 25th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      You are a wise woman.

    2. Michael Says:
      February 27th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Sigur Ros is amazing.