There is nothing which replaces user experience when it comes to social media. Then there most definitely needs to be user exploration and reconnaissance. I master one social media platform at a time and it takes a good six months to get hang of it, understand its impact and implications and now how to negotiate the social media platform safely. I start slowly and build up my skills. You cannot know a social media platform from the outside. While I am not using one I look , listen and learn. You can hear about the problems, the advantages, the way people use these platforms. You can come to an understanding of what the pitfalls are and work out how you would address them. There is no privacy online. Just pretend privacy and so it is important to know how you will deal with that and manage it. The young world is very enthusiastic about Snapchat but it is becoming internet practice to get the young to pioneer applications of this sort and gradually more age groups are represented and the platform then becomes mainstream. The young will experiment and just be wildly enthusiastic about a new platform. The developers will get a run for their money too because young people can be very good at using a system in ways you had never even considered. Snapchat is part of our visual world and is instant visual messaging which theoretically has a limited time life. Maybe for the user. Snapchat is in the moment and can allow you to connect quickly with others in a very real way to share input. The sorts of input will vary I am sure. Until I am on there I can only guess and my guess will not in any way be able to quantify the value of Snapchat. The video gives you very clear explanations as to how set Snapchat up. I then have some other sites which will inform you and me as to the perceived value of Snapchat from those who use it:
Snapchat is well loved and well used. There are 8 billion video views daily and 9 000 snaps per second. That is pretty impressive connectivity in anyone’s book.
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