Snapchat

Picture and video messaging app

Purpose and History of Snapchat

Snapchat is a mobile messaging app used to send picture videos and drawings with a certain amount of time that can be up ten seconds. Snapchat was created in 2011 and released in September of the same year.It was created by Evan Spiegiel who attended Stanford University.

Pros and Cons

Pros: - Allows you to interact with people with the use of facial expressions.

-Prevents people hacking into its servers.

Cons: - It can be a distraction for the user

-You can only see a picture for so long it can give a bad message to teenagers and they might think they can get away with inappropriate pictures they could use to send to other people.

Personal Relevance

I like snapchat because it is a really interesting app that I can use whenever I am bored.I like using it because its like if you're using facial expressions through the phone to communicate with the people you like.However it has to be used for appropriate things.

Safety,Tips and Netiquette

Safety

  • Make sure you know all the people you talk to
  • Make sure your user its on private
  • Dont add unknown people
Tips

  • Keep the use of the app appropriate
  • Think before you send a snap,it might affect you later
Netiquette

  • Do not cyber bully
  • be cautious of your friends or friends requests