Showing posts with label snapchat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snapchat. Show all posts

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ELECTRONIC ETIQUETTE (and the lack of it)

FACT: Evan Spiegal, first founded the idea for Snapchat because he wished there was something that would make the "pictures" (it should be noted that these "pictures" were nude photos) that he sent to his girlfriend- disappear.
(fact taken from Techcrunch.com)

Now imagine this very common circumstance:

It's been a long day at school/work. Finally, the hour comes for a break. An opportunity comes to slowly re-energize yourself. As you have a little snack and as you sit back, you finally feel yourself becoming a real human again...

-But there are other people taking a break too. And you look up from your lunch to discover that you have been recorded for X amount of seconds eating X amount of food. Who is the person behind the cell phone? A fellow human? Some sort of paparazzo?

Neither.

It is your "friend", your "colleague", your "classmate", or all of the above.

Sometimes it's just a random person. A stranger. 

As you sit back, you wonder, WHY? WHY does someone feel the need to record someone else? Is it for laughs? for entertainment? for their own sense of self-worth? for the acknowledgement of others?
Perhaps. But the only thing that you can be sure of, is that it is for this thing called SNAPCHAT.