Snapchat has been my favorite form of social media since I first downloaded it a few years ago. In a way, it is the perfect outlet for our generation. Narcissism is celebrated, and the photos are saved in Snapchat’s database disappear and can never be seen again. Granted, there are some reasons to raise eyebrows at the app (for one, there’s the whole, ‘giving kids false hope that their internet trail will never be found’ thing…). Still, it allows us to post annoying pictures without the commitment of Instagram! You can never break the ‘two posts in one day’ rule on Snapchat – the more the better. Can you scribble poorly drawn penises on your friend’s faces when they aren’t paying attention on Instagram? I didn’t think so.
Snapchat has been in the media a lot recently, especially after their public rejection of Facebook’s $3 billion dollar offer. Some call it business smarts, others called it hubris; nonetheless, it has forced them to continuously innovate new features. Thus: the geographic snap stories. This feature, my personal favorite aspect of Snapchat, allows us to get a glimpse of fun and crazy stuff happening all over the world. This is the first time ever that we can see what the celebrities, partiers, and revelers are seeing all over the world. From the very comfort of our couch, we can experience carnival in Brazil, the red carpet at the Oscars, or TGIF in Sweden.
More importantly, we can see what the heck is happening around Brown, thanks to the ‘Campus Story’ feature. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been furiously trying to post whatever you can to get on. That’s because the Brown Campus Story is run through a very strict system, and each photo/video posted must meet set guidelines. Ok, I’m just speculating here, but we’ve made a list of things that will definitely get you increase your chances of getting on the Brown SnapStory.