What if the Ghost was Gone?


Photo by Josh Daubert

A student pulls out her phone in class during school to check her Snapchat for updates. Students all across the world have been using this eight-year-old app that has made a name for itself as one of the most popular social media platforms to ever come out. “I would say that our generation is addicted to Snapchat. It has become a regular part of the common teen’s day. Not only to message people, but to do streaks and add to their stories,” senior Preston Hunter said.

New filters, new selfies, new groups, new stories and new streaks all in the same app that continuously keeps getting updates and becomes more popular as time goes on. Snapchat has consumed the attention of the younger generation and has been transformed into a daily activity. Snapchat has provided everyone with a new way to communicate with their friends, post about what is going on in their daily lives and express who they are through pictures or snaps.

But how would people react if the Snapchat ghost vanished?

“It would be impossible. I’m a loser and I’m on the app all day,” senior Clayton Demcher said.

“I don’t even want to think about that, but if I had to, it would probably be challenging,” senior Izzy Myers said.

Another feature that Snapchat provides is “streaks.” One can have a streak with someone else if they snap each other at least once, every day, within 24 hours. Giving up Snapchat would mean ending all streaks.

“It would be decently hard [to give up Snapchat] because I’d feel bad about ending my streaks,” senior Jayme Miller said.

Some think it would be near impossible for them to say goodbye to the ghost for a year straight.

“It would be very hard to give up Snapchat for one year because it’s the platform of social media I use the most,” senior Collin Pryce said.

Others may not find it as challenging and can see their way around the app.

“I don’t think it would be that hard because there are other forms of communication,” senior Tiarra Nelson said.

“It honestly wouldn’t be that hard for me because even though I use it on a daily basis, I still text and call others and talk to them in person,” senior Morgan Rich said.

There are some who believe it would be impossible to give up the app, and there are others who may not see it as much of a challenge. Either way, Snapchat has made its way among the community and youth, and is becoming more popular as the years go on.

How hard would it be for you to give Snapchat up for one full year?