Are You "That Friend" on Snapchat?
We all have that friend on snapchat whose story is 400+ seconds long. Don't be that friend. We all have that friend on snapchat who adds a new picture to their story approximately every hour on the hour. Don't be that friend.
It's a stretch to assume everyone on your snapchat friends list is so enthralled by your being that they latch onto every second of your story, so when you think to yourself, "Hey wow this is a really interesting picture/video. I think every single person on snapchat should be able to see it for 1 to 10 seconds!" ask yourself these questions before posting:
Have I already added over 150 seconds of snapchats to my story today? If you answered "yes," don't post. No sane, non-stalker person wants to sit through that story.
Will this snap apply to anyone other than myself? If you answered "no," don't post. Snapchat has a cool feature where you can send snapchats to yourself, though!
Will anyone other than my 3 friends I have this inside joke with appreciate this snap? If you answered "no," don't post. Snapchat has another cool feature where you can send snapchats to the select individuals to whom this snap applies!
Are people really going to care about this concert that I'm attending? If you answered "no," don't post. Instead, try taking a cool longer-than-10-second video on your phone or actually enjoy the fucking concert.
Is this a picture of food, a cute pet, or an exotic location? If you answered "yes," don't post. Save that shit for Instagram.
Will my commentary on the weather positively impact people's days? If you answered "no," don't post. We get it. It's cold. That 10 second snap with the temperature on it didn't really bring anything to the table.
Will people even understand what this snap means? If you answered "no," don't post. Just don't.
Have I abused the emoji feature in this snap?
Is this snap a pathetic attempt at being funny and/or quirky?
Is this a blurry image without a redeeming caption?
Am I just posting this because I think I look hot?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, please for the love of Ghostface Chilla (the Snapchat mascot), don't post.
Am I so intoxicated that I am incapable of taking a quality image and/or typing legibly? This is a tricky one. Drunk snap stories have the potential to be hilarious/enlightening. But they also have the potential to be a horrible waste of someone's 3 seconds. When drunk and in doubt, don't post. Or do. You're not going to listen to me when you're drunk anyways.