1. Post #1
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    Ehh, snapchat's fine. I get that his shtick is exaggeration, but the whole "PEOPLE ARE LIVING THROUGH THEIR PHONE SCREEN CAN'T YOU JUST LOOK AT THIGNS" thing is a very real idea and it's really overblown in my eyes. I don't really think the fact that Snapchat has filters is indicative of a worldwide self image problem where we now need on the go photoshop to cover our horrid faces, and more just "haha look I have anime eyes now"

    I just use it to send stuff I'm doing to my girlfriend, and, yes, pictures of my pets. She does the same and we both like it. Apparently this is horrible.
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    This seems no different than the timeless classic that is the older generation complaining about the new
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  4. Post #4
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    December 2008
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    man i remember i was like 'fuck snapchat is so dumb'

    then i had some friends who actually use it

    now i'm like 'fuck snapchat is so dumb' while taking a photo of myself with every fuckin filter

    shits great
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  5. Post #5
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    June 2008
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    Nothing wrong with snapchat. Something wrong with people who can't go 7 minutes without sending you snaps, though

  6. Post #6
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    December 2011
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    It's just fun sending random pictures/videos to your friends with silly captions of stuff
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    Dennab
    December 2013
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    hating on snap makes you look like a pretencious hipster
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    November 2011
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    Yeah, I usually like IHE but this video is using a lot of the "anti-social media" tropes that are very real and a lot of people actually believe, so the line between his usual satirical anger and an actual held belief is a bit too blurred. I actually can't tell if he's serious.

    I always feel like when people put this kind of approach to social media they make assumptions that it's users hold a certain mindset that, in my experience, just doesn't really exist? I'm sure there are exceptions, and many of them, but I don't think the vast majority of people who upload photos on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook have this conscious obsession with "getting more likes", that IHE (and "poets" like Prince EA) like to portray.
    And with the argument of "people can't seem to live in the moment anymore", I feel Snapchat is the lesser of any evil there, because you're restricted to the 10 seconds you get to record. Twitter you get 2 minutes, Facebook you can go on forever.

    I take photos of my food, yeah, but usually I do it to bring up a conversation with friends, and they do the same. If they reply by saying it looks delicious then shit, suddenly there's an opportunity to hang out with them in the future at the same restaurant. It creates plans. vv

    I dunno, I could literally go on for hours about how regressive and narrow-minded this kind of view on social media is.
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  9. Post #9
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    darth-veger's Avatar
    December 2008
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    I dunno, whenever i am bored or when i am somewhere i make a quick snap so my friends know that i am somewhere else and sometimes give me or them something to talk about, like "hey i have seen your snapp at X how was it?".

    Other then that i personally just use it as a thing to do when im bored. Tho i have some people who make a 2 hour long snapstory every day

  10. Post #10
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
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    Snapchat is fantastic honestly, stories are amazing to quickly capture stupid shit happening around you. Seems like IHE ran out of shit to bitch about
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    What's really weird is my little brother and all his school friends using it as a their primary messaging app. The Snapchat messenger deletes messages if you back out of the app unless you save them, my brother just says "well, I just save every message" so I'm thinking well why not just use a messenger where you don't have to do that? One that's also far more stable and has far more convenient features like Messenger? I'm pretty sure Snapchat doesn't even have group chat features.

    It's such a tiny gripe, but they seem to be knowingly inconveniencing themselves using Snapchat as their primary messenger.

  12. Post #12
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    October 2011
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    snapchat is alright I guess, the filters should fuck off though, except for the faceswap as that has good uses

    Edited:

    can't fucking log into my account though because it thinks my phone is fake or something
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    I do it all
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    November 2010
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    What's really weird is my little brother and all his school friends using it as a their primary messaging app. The Snapchat messenger deletes messages if you back out of the app unless you save them, my brother just says "well, I just save every message" so I'm thinking well why not just use a messenger where you don't have to do that? One that's also far more stable and has far more convenient features like Messenger? I'm pretty sure Snapchat doesn't even have group chat features.

    It's such a tiny gripe, but they seem to be knowingly inconveniencing themselves using Snapchat as their primary messenger.
    You can make snapchat groups but yeah it's only good for group photo sharing. The chat features suck so it's silly he and his mates haven't swapped to a better chat app
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    March 2012
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    I dont think he is too serious since he seems to use it himself.

    he is completely right about the news sections though, its awful

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    I dont think he is too serious since he seems to use it himself.

    he is completely right about the news sections though, its awful
    Yeah but you don't have to look at it. I didn't know there was a news section until now and I use the app regularly.
    People care about buzzfeed and shit like that a little too much. Yes, buzzfeed sucks. Yes, clickbait sucks. But y'know what buzzfeed is?
    It's a magazine. It's really just an update of the same gossip mag trash you see at the check out line. And nobody cares about gossip mags, at least not anymore. It should take up about as much of your attention span as that does, really.
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    Yeah but you don't have to look at it. I didn't know there was a news section until now and I use the app regularly.
    People care about buzzfeed and shit like that a little too much. Yes, buzzfeed sucks. Yes, clickbait sucks. But y'know what buzzfeed is?
    It's a magazine. It's really just an update of the same gossip mag trash you see at the check out line. And nobody cares about gossip mags, at least not anymore. It should take up about as much of your attention span as that does, really.
    Y'know, I've actually never thought of it like that before. It really is just the internet-version of gossip-tabloids. Same headlines, same content. It's the clickbait of a different era. Flipbait?

  17. Post #17
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    May 2011
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    As someone who doesn't have a smartphone and doesn't use alot of social media save for FB sometimes, I think the real problem just comes down to people and not the tools/apps.

    Its the people who can't pull themselves away from their phone for any significant amount of time that are the annoying ones, ala how one uses the app is what matters.


    Lastly I think its just more personal and special if you can enjoy a particular moment without having to share it every 5 minutes.
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  18. Post #18
    I am a pasty white nerd who gets offended for black people because I have nothing better to do
    TheHydra's Avatar
    July 2006
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    snapchat is great for sending quick jokes to your friends

  19. Post #19
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    Dennab
    March 2005
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    my snapchat story

    "you should use snapchat" -Dad

    "No" -Me

  20. Post #20
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
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    Snapchat is fine, he should be mad that Facebook is trying way too hard to incorporate Snapchat-like features and they're ruining pretty much both the Facebook and Messenger apps at this point. That's a hell of a lot worse than anything Snapchat did or does.

  21. Post #21
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    August 2007
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    I love snapchat as a concept but hate the fact that it runs like ass on my iPhone 6.
    Does it feel snappy (Pun not intended) on newer phones on all platforms?

  22. Post #22
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    March 2012
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    I have a 6s+ and it runs fine for me, latest iOS version as well.

    Snapchat is great, probably my favorite app tbh

  23. Post #23
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    I love snapchat as a concept but hate the fact that it runs like ass on my iPhone 6.
    Does it feel snappy (Pun not intended) on newer phones on all platforms?
    no, its really slow on my s6. its really bloated because they kept tacking features onto it. they really need to refresh their core code (I think they have for IOS, but not android)
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    December 2012
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    I love snapchat as a concept but hate the fact that it runs like ass on my iPhone 6.
    Does it feel snappy (Pun not intended) on newer phones on all platforms?
    drains android batteries
    My nexus 5x gets really hot if it's even open in the background

  25. Post #25
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    March 2009
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    instagram and snapchat were the first things I actually just didn't and still don't "get". I'm not even that old, I just don't understand why someone wants to use picture only twitter. And with snapchat I don't get it because no one I know uses it so I don't understand it.
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    March 2009
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    Yeah, Snapchat and Android do not go well together.
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    December 2008
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    I love snapchat as a concept but hate the fact that it runs like ass on my iPhone 6.
    Does it feel snappy (Pun not intended) on newer phones on all platforms?
    works perfectly on my 7 plus

  28. Post #28
    It's Treason Then
    darth-veger's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Oh ye only downside is the Discoveries tab, i die a little whenever i accidentally get into it.
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    July 2012
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    the only big problem i have with snapchat is when people need to maintain their streaks with a religious fervor

    whats the fucking point in exchanging just pictures of your face with someone with no text, filter, or meaningful information

  30. Post #30
    Firetornado's Avatar
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    The video is a bit cliche but I still think it's true. I might be biased as a high schooler but snapchat here is fucking annoying as hell, so many selfies all the time, even in class.

  31. Post #31
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    June 2009
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    The thing i am sad about Snapchat is, thousands are throwing themselves into a tragedy because of this app. Everybody started to shoot their moments thru snapchat which causes those videos and photos to disappear, leaving you absolutely nothing to go back to.
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    Just lost $10.
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    May 2009
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    The thing i am sad about Snapchat is, thousands are throwing themselves into a tragedy because of this app. Everybody started to shoot their moments thru snapchat which causes those videos and photos to disappear, leaving you absolutely nothing to go back to.
    I just save almost everything I take on snapchat which I like, you only have to press one button to do it.
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    The thing i am sad about Snapchat is, thousands are throwing themselves into a tragedy because of this app. Everybody started to shoot their moments thru snapchat which causes those videos and photos to disappear, leaving you absolutely nothing to go back to.
    theres an option to backup everything you post to your story automatically
    also whenever you take a picture/video theres a button to save it
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  34. Post #34
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    August 2008
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    IHE really pulling a few muscles with all this reaching

  35. Post #35
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    June 2009
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    Eh its a good way to send funny stuff I see at work and etc, or me pooping/farting to my friends all at once

    just another way to communicate stuff

  36. Post #36
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    December 2008
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    instagram and snapchat were the first things I actually just didn't and still don't "get". I'm not even that old, I just don't understand why someone wants to use picture only twitter. And with snapchat I don't get it because no one I know uses it so I don't understand it.
    i felt the same way, then i just had some friends who used it and i downloaded it and tried using it with them adn my fucking god im addicted

    also, drains my s5 battery like a whore

  37. Post #37
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    October 2010
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    I just save almost everything I take on snapchat which I like, you only have to press one button to do it.
    The instant wash of pain when you realize you forgot to press save tho
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    August 2006
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    I have had Snapchat for two years and I have friends who use it but I have NO idea how to use it. Half the time I take a picture of something funny I want to share I'm wondering who it's going to go to and how can I send something to one person specifically.

    I wanted to test this out but then I'd have to explain what I'm doing so as to not make my friends go "...okay, so it's a picture of a lamp." Instead of face that kind of social anxiety I just opted to not use the program.

  39. Post #39
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    March 2012
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    I have had Snapchat for two years and I have friends who use it but I have NO idea how to use it. Half the time I take a picture of something funny I want to share I'm wondering who it's going to go to and how can I send something to one person specifically.

    I wanted to test this out but then I'd have to explain what I'm doing so as to not make my friends go "...okay, so it's a picture of a lamp." Instead of face that kind of social anxiety I just opted to not use the program.
    you just tap their name on your friends list once youve taken a picture and bam they're the only one you send it to, unless you've selected a bunch of people or your story

  40. Post #40
    It's Treason Then
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    December 2008
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    The instant wash of pain when you realize you forgot to press save tho
    Can't you just save it again by going into your story and save it then? In case you send it to your story that is