It seems like every few months there's another trend, or app, or new social media site that everyone flocks to.
Snapchat is one of them. I held out for so long figuring Snapchat would just fizzle out. Even though I knew tons of people were using it, I just couldn't wrap my head around it. I didn't know why this particular app was different from Instagram, Twitter, or even just plain old text messaging. Then, I read Helene's post about Why Bloggers Need Snapchat and I decided to take the plunge! You guys, it's so fun!
I love that Snapchat gives users a relatively unfiltered look into people's lives. Instagram can be edited and saved for later. Snapchat, however, is instantaneous. I especailly love the City Stories. Everyday there are new stories from different cities across the world in which you can scroll through lots of snaps from that city. Yesterday, one of the stories was Cairo. Yes, as in Egypt! It was really so awesome to see people's snaps of the pyramids and just what everyday life is in Cairo. It makes the world seem like not so big of a place.
Read Helene's blog post for a comprehensive look on what Snapchat is and the best way to use it, then be sure to follow along!!
My username is: alyssaplong
I look forward to seeing you there!