Snapchat is for People Who Want Their Past to Disappear

NY Times – How Snapchat Is Shaping Social Media

Many people want their past to go away – and Snapchat can do this for them. All they have to do give their stuff to Snap, and it won’t be around to embarrass them for very long.

Anyone can easily get around this – just copy what Snap gives you, and save it someplace you control yourself. You have to do this right away, however. I got a message from a nephew of mine – and when I went looking for it a little while later – it was gone!

It’s interesting that they call this social media – when all it does, is do things for you, that you could easily do for yourself.

This enforces the helplessness that seems so desirable:

I’m no danger to anyone, because I can’t do anything!

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