Listen, I will be the first to admit that it took me AGES to get into Snapchat! It was equal parts “Social Media fatigue” and “How-the-heck-does-this-thing-actually-work-though. For all the networking sites to have graced us in the new millennium, this has been the most un-intuitively (is that even a word, mmmmmh) one built to-date. Like with all things, after you give it a bit of time (and call good friends to yell dumb questions like “How do I find the filters?”) it has become a go-to favourite online space of mine for entertainment and information.. Yes, yes, I am well aware about Instastories and how some users are replicating content on both sites (bah humbug), but for now I’m more than happy to receive my daily dose of random visual content & story telling over at Snapchat and would love to share with you some of my current faves.
The other day I was explaining an idea I had to a friend of mine, who lives a gazillion miles away from me. I realised verbally articulating it wasn’t working, so decided to take a screen-grab of a sketch I’d made of my concept and sent it to her. Waiting on her to marvel at my work of brilliance, I was taken aback when instead she exclaimed in hushed tones, “Is that what your handwriting looks like? I’ve never seen it before.”
I don’t know when it became okay to share the images of dead bodies in mainstream media or social media. It’s not okay. It’s not.