I am a value-driven person.
I pursue things that add value to my life.
And consequently, I discard things that do not add value to my life.
And this current point in my life Snapchat is of negative value to me. It is a constant drain on one of my most valuable resources, my time.
I must applaud the creators of Snapchat. They have done a marvelous job of keeping their audience engaged, specifically in encouraging streaks, where daily interaction between users is rewarded.
Although streaks are a marvels marketing ploy they are a dangerous personal motivator. I’ve had literal anxiety, turned down adventure so I could stay in an area with wifi all with the intent of not losing a streak.
Deleting Snapchat is a public statement to myself and others that I stand for value.
I’ve been mulling over the idea of deleting Snapchat for a while. And with my 18th birthday no more than a day away I decided to make the call and leave it behind as I continue into adulthood.
I have no ultimatum against Snapchat I think it is a wonderful way to stay connect and keep up to date with your friends. However for me personally it is not adding value to my life at this time. I have other forms of connecting that provide much more value to me.
I pose the same question to you. Is Snapchat adding or subtracting value in your life?