Posts Tagged ‘Snapchat’

Snapping At Snapchat (Part Two)

September 16, 2016

Dear sir,

Thank you for reading yesterday’s post regarding my feelings on the excessive number of pictures of food shared on Snapchat.  And while I applaud your initiative in attempting to “mix things up” by sending me an unsolicited picture of your privates, I must respectfully request that you resume sending me pictures of your food because they, at least, all featured full portions . . .

(I am SO kidding about this.  This didn’t actually happen . . . to me.)

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Snapping At Snapchat (Part One)

September 15, 2016

I thought my familiarity with other forms of social media would have inoculated me against this reaction, but I was incorrect.

Dear friends on Snapchat, I know I haven’t been using the app that long, but I have to ask just what is it about food that fascinates you so much?  More to the point though, what possible reason do you have to believe that sharing so many pictures of your food could in any way be interesting to another human being?

(Wait for it.  This is just the set-up.)

Okay . . . They Need To Warn People With A Face Like MINE, At Least

August 29, 2016

I am in no way technophobic . . . barring of course my fears concerning things like engineered super plagues, or nuclear (or worse) devastation, or the risks of overlying on A.I.’s, or . . .

Okay, maybe I’m a little technophobic . . . but in a (mostly) rational way.  As a general rule I like technology, I embrace technology.  There are certainly risks to be aware of, costs versus gains to be kept in mind, but I for one am glad to be living in a technological age.

Some lines, however, should never be crossed.

I’ve adapted to the idea that phones are now also cameras, and while I don’t personally embrace the “selfie” culture, I recognize it exists, so yesterday I started familiarizing myself with Snapchat so I could better keep in touch with some people I know who enjoy taking pictures of themselves and the world around them.  So after downloading the app, I’m opening it up for the first time and . . . WHAM!  My phone is now a digital mirror and I’m staring at my own face!

They need to warn people in advance that Snapchat does that!