Apparently i'm not the only one. A good article was written on @techcrunch today - basically saying the same thing: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/27/snapchat-and-the-beauty-of-ephemeral-photography-and-fleeting-creativity/
This is a photo sending service much like others but it’s also totally different. What is it? It’s a way to send photos to people. What you do is:
- Take a photo
- Choose how long the user receiving the photo can see it
- Send the photo to one or more people
On the service, it seems like just a simple app, but the step number 2 above makes it completely different. Having an app that removes a saved copy of a photo frees you to take stupid pics and reply to stupid pics with other stupid pics. At one lunch, i must have sent 10 photos to someone because the photos were little messages not items to be admired. And, i’m not the only one. Check out the number of photos flying through the service:
In a world where we have unlimited storage, it seems strange that people want an app where the photos don’t exist. But it’s not about the storage or lack thereof, it’s about the expectations. With the photos disappearing you are free to take a chance and make something whimsical. I love it.
If you haven’t tried it, sign up and send me a photo. It’s pretty fun.