We addressed the importance of social media screening potentially violent or illegal activity a few weeks ago when the Christchurch massacre went viral for almost one hour before being taken down. Now Snapchat is showing a few cracks. Facebook owns Instagram but Snapchat remains independent from Facebook and should have the same guidelines that Facebook and Instagram have.
Snapchat is particularly popular with youths aged between 15 to 24 years old. Teens send up to 200 – 300 pictures each day and have big followings, to check into what they are doing and where they are at.
Why is getting ‘likes’ so important to this generation? With a close friend being recently deceased, most people would be mourning the death.