Snapchat Crazy

Snapchat is a photo sharing app that allows the user to send photos to other people for a certain amount of time.  There are settings that you can set your time to from 1-10 seconds, after the time is up, the picture is gone forever.  Snapchat launched in 2011 and has over 100 million users today.  The main use of Snapchat is to send selfies to other people.  This is a trend that has only continued to grow over the past couple of years.  Snapchat has increasingly grown over the past 4 years.

  • Women take an average of 6 selfies before achieving the perfect selfie, compared to a man taking only 4
  • Even though Snapchat pictures can only be seen for a max time, people will still take time retaking the picture
  • Out of the 100 million Snapchat users, 70% are woman
  • Plastic Surgeons are finding a 31% increase in surgeries due to wanting to be “social media” appropriate

Social media like Snapchat is a fun way to share quick photos with friends and family.  People are beginning to use Snapchat and Instagram as a way to show off their selfies and look good.  But with this comes the criticism many people get, and even give to themselves, about their selfie pictures and trying to look like celebrities or models do in their selfies. Over the past year, there has been much concern over people going to extreme measures to achieve this “perfect” selfie picture.


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