Last year, Snapchat started to curate what it first called “Our Story” and is now called Live Stories.
The format is an amalgamation of snaps, submitted mostly by users and assembled by Snapchat staff.
Sites like Twitter and Facebook are part of an internet phenomenon known as ‘social networking’.
They can be great fun to use and are an important part of many people’s social lives. Like any internet tool though, social networking can be used for harmful or criminal purposes. Social networking sites create a feeling of community.
When posting using an app with this feature enabled, your location is accurately pinpointed on the apps virtual map, posing a potential risk.
We recommend all parents and guardians take some time to talk to their children and young people about the risks associated with revealing your location via social media apps.
The potential for predatory comments or bullying of broadcasters is a concern, as is the possibility of viewing inappropriate content, even though the message shown when logging on to each broadcast reminds users to report any violent or sexual content.
My first experience with a Snapchat Story was in college at the University of Tennessee, from an anonymous account called vol_snaps (we’re the Volunteers).
It’s its own narrative form, but it feels familiar.
Live stories run the gamut of topics, and their broad scope is a key to their appeal.
When "captured" by the computer, the video stream may be saved, viewed or sent on to other networks via systems such as the internet, and emailed as an attachment.
When sent to a remote location, the video stream may be saved, viewed or on sent there.