SnapChat makes me lonely
It really bothers me when people say, “I don’t get SnapChat.” because really, there’s nothing to actually get.
You take a photo or video, add doodles and text and send it off.
But, lately I’ve been thinking that that might be why SnapChat makes me feel lonely. Through all of our social networks, we expect some sort of affirmation via a Like/Comment/Share/whathaveyou. Even if we don’t want to admit that that’s our intention, science says otherwise.
With SanpChat, there isn’t a native function for feedback, which is the complete point. Maybe someone will snap you something back, maybe they won’t. It doesn’t matter either way, but it can’t help but feel slightly foreign to take a social action that doesn’t have an inherent feedback mechanism (which goes to show how conditioned we’ve become to social media functions).
Maybe this is just me, maybe it’s not.
I’ve been reading a lot about Snapchat lately, here are a few posts: