So for this post, I had to try out an app that I’ve never used before. So, with my crappy, tiny phone, I went to the app store, and asked myself what all the kids are usin’ these days. The obvious answer: Snapchat.
Snapchat is the newest, latest-and-greatest app for sharing intimate pictures with hot friends and potentially hot strangers, or so I hear. So I got it, and created my account, all set to go.
First things first, I didn’t know what to do. There weren’t a lot of super clear instructions, and I didn’t really understand it. I’ve used instagram before, and I thought it would be something similar to that. It was not. I had to actually know people’s usernames, and add friends, and there’s something about my story (which is like, my own personal ones, but saved.. or not saved?). Some universal things were showing up I guess, as well as a section for news, which was definitely just written news from glamour / cashier-stand magazines, which I find rather strange. If I wanted to read the news, I don’t think I would be doing it through Snapchat.
However, the app was incredibly slow for me. As I’ve mentioned, my phone is pretty old, and fairly bad. Apparently, it wasn’t really able to handle snapchat. It took ages to start, crashed more than once, and was generally unresponsive. My front camera is bad enough quality to essentially not exist, so that’s pointless as well. The app took up nearly 175 mb, which was much much more than I could afford to lose.
So, in the end, after about 1 hour of use, I uninstalled it.
I’ll have to find some other app with which to message my girlfriend.