Could Instagram lure them back? And how did Snapchat—an app that some adults find impenetrable—attract so many kids in the first place?
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To find out, I asked a member of this generation: tuesdaygray highway regina, saskatchewan sex chat 14 year-old brother, a rising freshman at a generic American suburban public high school. My brother uses both Instagram and Snapchat. Lately, he seemed to be posting much more on Snapchat than on Instagram.
I thought he would have one of the more enlightening perspectives on the new Instagram-Snapchat secret wars. Our transcript, with my annotations, follows below.
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Have you found anyone seriously using Instagram Stories? Has anyone switched from using Snapchat Stories to Instagram Stories?
You are my informant for this. Rob: Can you give me an example of what an average Snapchat use is? You open the app, and what happens?
Rob, later: This is one of the lesser-known aspects of Snapchat, especially among non-teens. If you exchange snaps with someone for more than three days in a row, a starts to appear next to their name on the bired. Every adult video chat iphone you keep the streak going, the counts up. After a day streak, the emoji appears. Rob: How do you decide who to develop streaks with?
I have not initiated that many streaks. I think you just ask someone bordd you want to spend more time with if they want to have a streak.
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And then the more streaks you have, the better it looks. Rob: So do other people look at your Snapchat ? I think people find it pleasing when they get a day streak.
It is publicly viewable and the object of some teasing. My Snapchat score is 10, Rob: So how many streaks do you have?
Most people are near where I am, with a score in the 10,s. But then there are people with 15 streaks, four of boredd into days, uk sex chats their Snapchat score isRob: Your Snapchat score cha 19, almost 20, Like, the better you are at Snapchat, the better you are in the social hierarchy of school. Rob: Ha, yes. Are there certain things that people do on Snapchat that read as socially inept?
This is a thing. Rob: Like, this is a thing as in—snapping your own internet usage?
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Rob: That seems a part of the candid thing. But I might be reading too much into it.
Yeah, exactly, I agree with that. I think you saw my Squatty Potty post?
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Rob: I did vhat your Squatty Post post. Rob, later: My brother had posted a Snapchat about a squatting-style toilet. Rob: Do you have Snapchat friends? Do you know what AIM is?
Although Myspace is an interesting parallel here because, do you know about the top-eight friends? Rob: So, on Myspace, you had a couple hundred friends, but only your top free sex chat in aurora friends displayed, and—this was slightly before my time—but there was a lot of status-seeking in which eight friends you displayed and what it meant. You might have someone in your top friends, but did they have you in their top eight friends?
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People got knocked out. I think other people do. Rob: Okay, so this is a good transition to Instagram. I notice you wotk to be Instagramming less.
Rob: Gotta build up that archive. You think, I can share this with whoever I asdult chat, I want to share it with my friends.
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Now I would put most of that on Snapchat. Instagram at this point is just pretty pictures and occasional life events that I want to advertise. Instagram just feels too formal. Rob: It is! So then you change it.
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Rob: You start performing for a generic internet person, or a generic high schooler, and you start performing less for your friends. Rob: So do you find the use of Instagram generally is going down? Do you remember to check it everyday? Chag This is so real. You can get visually interesting winter posts, but— Rob: But you can only do so many cozy pics. Rob: So Instagram is almost like a postcard-y medium?
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Rob: Do you find people use Instagram messaging at all? Have you ever heard of a Finsta? Rob: No. Or, I heard you use that term when I was at home, and I looked it up. And you post, like, very personal things on it. So Finsta is like you and your 19 best friends? Rob: I mean, what do they complain about?
Their parents.? Roasting teachers. Borred I mean, I know adults who have private locked Twitter s and they use it mostly for complaining about work or family stuff.