Instagram or Snapchat?

 

 

 

When​ ​you​ ​download​ ​a​ ​movie​ ​or​ ​song​ ​illegally,​ ​it’s​ ​not​ ​considered “okay,”​ ​but​ ​when​ ​Instagram​ ​copies​ ​Snapchat’s​ ​idea, somehow​ ​it’s​ ​okay. 

   

Instagram​ ​and​ ​Snapchat​ ​are​ ​two​ ​rival​ ​social​ ​media​ ​apps​ ​that​ ​most teens​ ​use​ ​every day.​ ​​ ​They​ ​allow the​ ​average​ ​teen​ ​to post​ ​pictures​ ​and videos​ ​for​ ​the​ ​public​ ​to​ ​see​ ​or​ ​send​ ​them​ ​in​ ​a​ ​private​ ​message. 

 

Snapchat​ ​is​ ​known​ ​for​ ​its​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​“Stories,”​ ​which​ ​is​ ​a​ ​timeline of​ ​your​ ​pictures​ ​and​ ​videos​ ​that​ ​the​ ​public​ ​can​ ​view,​ ​but disappears​ ​after​ ​24​ ​hours. 

 

Instagram​ ​has​ ​now​ ​adopted​ ​this​ ​format​ ​and​ ​has ​launched​ ​their “Instagram​ ​Story”​ ​update. 

 

The​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​Instagram,​ ​Kevin​ ​Systrom,​ ​admitted​ ​in​ ​an​ ​early​ ​August interview​ ​that​ ​Snapchat​ ​deserves​ ​all​ ​the​ ​credit. 

 

“When​ ​you​ ​are​ ​an​ ​innovator,​ ​that’s​ ​awesome.​ ​Just​ ​like​ ​Instagram deserves​ ​all​ ​the​ ​credit​ ​for​ ​bringing​ ​filters​ ​to​ ​the​ ​forefront.​ ​​ ​This​ ​isn’t about​ ​who​ ​invented​ ​something.​ ​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​about​ ​a​ ​format,​ ​and​ ​how you​ ​take​ ​it​ ​to​ ​a​ ​network​ ​and​ ​put​ ​your​ ​own​ ​spin​ ​on​ ​it.” 

 

In​ ​a​ ​recent​ ​poll​ ​taken​ ​at​ ​Churchland​ ​High​ ​School​ ​by​ ​roughly 10%​ ​of​ ​the student population,​ ​63​ ​students​ ​said​ ​Instagram​ ​was​ ​better,​ ​but​ ​Snapchat got the most votes, at ​73​. 

 

“I​ ​love​ ​both​ ​apps,”​ ​said​ ​a​ ​sophomore who chose to remain anonymous,​ ​“but​ ​Snapchat has​ ​those​ ​really​ ​cool​ ​filters.” 

 

Most​ ​students​ ​express​ ​the​ ​same​ ​opinion: ​Instagram​ ​and​ ​Snapchat are​ ​awesome​ ​social​ ​media​ ​apps,​ ​but​ ​Instagram​ ​can’t​ ​touch Snapchat’s​ ​famous​ ​dog​ ​filter. 

 

 

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