If you’re one of the many men and women (although it has been reported that the great majority of users are women…hmmm…) who use Snapchat are aware of the recent security leak that has occurred, if not I suggest you start to hold your breath and pray that you don’t find any explicit pictures of yourself on the world wide web (read this article: 4.6 Million Snapchat Accounts leaked After Startup Brushed Off Security Concern).
I have a couple of friends who use this, and they love it. Their pitching point: “You can send a picture *wink, wink* and are notified if that party tries to take a screen shot of it, you have more control of what you send out there.”
I laughed, I mean if you sent that picture out into the world, to that person do you really think that this person is not going to save the picture or keep it in some way?
Me-“Why would you be so worried about a picture that you send? I mean, if you don’t trust the person then you wouldn’t send it, right?”
Didn’t get much of a response after that. But the point here is that if you are participating in this type of recreational fun (because it can be fun), then make sure you are doing so with someone you trust, not someone you met at the club, or through your friends cousin’s sister.
I personally do not have this feature. I am not however sending pictures to people who I fear will take it upon themselves to parade around or use in any unfavorable way.
Last night I was inundated till about 1:30am with such said pictures (talk about starting the new year with surprises) and I can tell you right now that this person doesn’t have Snapchat.
But let me leave you with this:
Should you decide to participate in this more visual technology, do not include your face, or name tags. Other than that, enjoy!!
… In a responsible manner