Why have so many teenagers and other age groups dropped Facebook? Many FB users have been burned by posting something innocently or not so innocently and have it wreck their social life or even get them fired from their job.
Countless school teachers have lost their teaching positions for disregarding the professional distance they should have kept with their students. One 24 year old well built male football coach was caught digitally stimulating a cheerleader underneath the bleachers at their high school in Houston, Texas. A student recorded her screams of ecstasy and posted it on FB leading to the popular coaches termination.
Had this erotic episode been posted on snapchat where user controls how long it remains available, the coach would probably still have his job and getting away with getting teen age girls off.
Kelli Krafsky wrote an excellent book detailing how fb can potentially turn your marriage upside down. Hopefully she would not espouse snapchat as an alternative which would actually encourage infidelity, cheating, and marital discord.
After reading the following account of service snapchat provides, you will certainly see why it is so popular!
If your kids aren’t on Facebook, where are they? Try Snapchat. There’s no need to burn after reading: This app’s files self-destruct leaving absolutely no proof any communication took place. The service is designed for savvy teenagers who don’t want to leave an Internet footprint. Released in September 2011, users can send “Snaps” — photos or videos — that last between 1 and 10 seconds, depending on the limit set by the sender. It already has 100 million users and 350 million snaps sent daily, according to a spokeswoman for the app. Twenty-six percent of 18- to 29-year-olds with cellphones use Snapchat, according to Pew Research Center, compared with 5% of 30- to 49-year-olds and 3% of 50- to 64-year-olds. Parents might want to monitor and check in on their kids’ social media activity from time to time, says Kelli Krafsky, coauthor of the book “Facebook and Your Marriage,” but “Snapchat is impossible to check.”