When they were asked about Facebook, they practically shuddered. Facebook, for them, is the school dance where the chaperones keep the lights on and watch like hawks from the corner. So far, there haven't been many apps that have been able to revolutionize our virtual experiences. These are the people using Snapchat the most, and the ones apparently using Facebook the least, the fact which led Spiegel to believe the merge wouldn't be the best match. Michaela told me they essentially use Snapchat the same way we do: for fun, for laughs, for a moment that won't stay in the digital space forever like a Facebook status or a perfectly curated photo of a Pumpkin Spice latte.Yes, we know one teen's opinion does not equal the opinion of all teens, or even a small group of teens. But did she see Snapchat as the future, as a way of life?"I just use that for school." Emojis, the smileys in Japanese electronic messages and web pages, earned their way into digital culture royalty just a few years back, when various developers created apps for mobile users to download that allowed them the option to add little picture messages into text conversations.When Apple introduced i OS 6, it allowed i Phone users to directly integrate emojis into their keyboard through the OS settings.When news broke that Snapchat decided to pass on a cool billion from Facebook for acquisition of its here-and-gone photo app, we initially couldn't put our fingers on why.
But cool or not, the platform is a way of life for so many of us.Trevor Space is a monitored youth-friendly site where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13 to 24 can connect with other young people throughout the world, and can get involved in their local LGBT communities.