do you use snapchat? probably, right? i would’ve thought it was just for naughty photos, considering the ephemeral nature of the form
[for the uninitiated: snapchat lets you send a photo or video
that lasts, at most, 10 seconds (your choice) and then is
unless you’re a hacker or something
but my friends have made surprisingly good use of it. its limited capabilities (a very short caption, a crude MS Paint-style marker) have led to a bunch of short, bizarre, sometimes blurry and incomprehensible images.
but as usual, my dear friend and bandmate kj has topped you all, because today she sent a 4-second snapchat video.
in it, i think she was shaking a candy skull and the caption said
"alas, poor this guy"
(something like that. i’m not certain, because it was before my eyes for a few seconds, then gone, before my brain could fully process it.)
that might’ve been a hamlet snapchat.
anyway, maybe this will replace instagram. i guess we went from paintings to photographs on paper to digital images to disappearing digital images.
how will i ever remember your face from one moment to the next?