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Snapchat will soon overtake Instagram and maybe Facebook as well

The future of social media, “Snapchat” was launched in 2011, it is a photo and video sharing application just like the rest but what really makes Snapchat stand out from the rest is its most unique feature of self-destruction. The photos and videos you share with your friends get self-destructed after 24 hours. Within a year of its launch, the app became popular among teenagers and selfie-obsessed individuals.

Snapchat is all about sharing a daily life, like telling a story. It gets thousands of stories. The most random stuff is shared on snap chat every day. The easy access makes it simple for its users to use snap chat on the go while feeling secure as their snaps won’t get copied. It gives its users a chance to express themselves freely, like with the full range of human emotions.

Only photos can be saved from stories by other users and you get to know easily about it as snap chat sends an immediate notification to the person who’s snap is being saved. But there is no way a user can copy someone’s video from his story.

Snapcat team is working very effectively to maintain the application in this fast growing era. New filters are updated every day! The crazy fan following  has made snapchat a big deal. A deal so big that even facebook offered $3million to snapchat but it didn’t accept.2

Keeping in mind Snapchat is only about pictures and videos, no comments and no group discussions.

Studies suggest that there are more than 100 million active snapchat users. After facebook and Instagram, it is the most famous social media application of all time. I don’t think that it will take long before snapchat beats Instagram, and later maybe facebook as well. .

As this application is already famous among teens and adults, and everyone has the oath to visit snapchat at least once a day, now companies and brands have stepped in to market their products using this application.  Daily promotions and deals are put up it the stories for their customers and clients to see. We will have to agree that in a little time, snapchat has become the king of social media and soon it will rule over it.

Oh you are dying? Let’s take a selfie quickly!

What Is A Selfie?

It’s a self portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand held digital camera or mobile phone.

But who don’t know that? Oxford officially named ‘Selfie’ the word of the year in 2013!

We live in that digital age where even a 3 year old respond to word selfie by…. “pouting”.

Mobile companies are also cashing in on the selfie trend.

Is The Selfie Disorder Fake or Real?

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All of a sudden, everyone started sharing about the announcement made by American Psychiatric Association (APA), that taking  ‘Selfies’ is a mental disorder named ‘Selfitis’.

News was surprisingly unbelievable yet it spread like a fire in the forest in virtual community.

Yes, it was fake – hoax created by the Adobo Chornicles, a website which spread unbelievable news to get more likes. No such news was found on the official website of APA or confirmed through any other credible source.

What Is So Cool About Selfies?

The psychological phenomenon of the ‘Selfie’ culture is quite simple, It is the basic desire of human race — to be noticed, even if it doesn’t elicit the most appropriate type of recognition.

In this era, people feel appreciated by receiving just a few likes from  Facebook or Instagram friends.

It even leads to better results in workplace. (weird right?)

Thus, no matter who it is.. Celebrities, President ( Our very own Obama) or a plumber, almost everyone has fallen into this trend of Selfies.

Let’s see if it will be a short lived fad or a way of life 😉