How Social Media Gets A Bad Reputation

1469 WordsNov 23, 20156 Pages
Nowadays, there is so many different options for social media use such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. However, Snapchat, which is one of the top best social networking apps, is the most unique out. Although social media gets a bad reputation among large groups of people, some new apps, such as snapchat, are proving to be beneficial in a variety of ways. Unlike many other apps, Snapchat allows you to fully enjoy the use of social media without worrying about the idea of publishing a flawless picture or video. Whereas, “That’s an image unlikely to survive the unforgiving atmosphere of Instagram, where the ever-more-perfectly filtered selfie is always streaming” (Simmons, Rachel. “Why Your Kids Love Snapchat, and Why You Should Let Them.” The New York Times 5 November 2015: Print.) Snapchat is a mobile app that is available on both Apple and Android devices where you can enjoy having conversations with your friends through the options of pictures, videos, and/or text. These pictures, videos, and/or text are called “snaps”. The app allows you to add captions to pictures and videos that you may send to a friend. Also, as a user, you are in full control of what is called a “story”. Your story involves snaps that you may take that will only stay public to all your selected friends in a short period of 24 hours. Snapchat gives you an option to block selected friends on your friends list from viewing your story. Each snap that you take will only be a short period of 1 to 10
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