Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:05 PM
FarCenter (17,316 posts)
Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting
When we first heard about Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that lets you set how long the recipient can view a picture for, we immediately thought that it must be used for sexting.
Sexting is the practice of sending nude or revealing photos of one's self to others.
Here's how it works: You take a picture, set how long your friend can view it for, and send it. After your friend sees it, the photo is gone forever.
Snapchat launched in September 2011 and has since seen incredible growth.
It is now used more than 30 million times a day by millions of users. On Thanksgiving, Snapchat's peak photo-posting rate was four times that of Instagram: Users sent 1,000 photos per second. It also currently sits at the No. 3 spot in the free category of the iTunes store.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/snapchat-growth-sexting-2012-11
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Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting (Original post)
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Response to FarCenter (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:18 PM
enlightenment (8,608 posts)
6. People who send compromising photos of themselves to other people
do not deserve sympathy when their compromising photos become public - or are seen by their parents/teachers/bosses/potential bosses/spouses/potential spouses.
Response to enlightenment (Reply #6)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:22 PM
redqueen (109,227 posts)
I would say that anyone whose trust is betrayed deserves sympathy, and it is the hackers / people who betray them who deserve the scorn.
That's just me, though.
Response to redqueen (Reply #9)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:03 PM
enlightenment (8,608 posts)
18. We'll have to disagree on this one.
If you want your privacy to be private, keep it private. Private doesn't mean sharing it with your ten BFF's or your latest boy/girlfriend, it means private.
The boundaries are very permeable these days. Open to interpretation, generally at the point that someone realizes that they've opened themselves up to a level of sharing that - suddenly - isn't acceptable. If you choose to share compromising photos over the internet - in an email - in a letter - in any form that removes those photos from your control, you are asking for trouble.
I am not sympathetic to that. Trust is a wonderful thing - thinking beyond the moment and considering the possible consequences of your actions is also wonderful.
That's just me, though.
Response to enlightenment (Reply #18)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:47 PM
hunter (23,162 posts)
20. So what are "compromising photos?"
Romney going on about the 47%, yes.
Child porn? yes.
Exploitive sex? yes.
Stupid naked sex snapshots between consenting adults? Nah.
There really shouldn't be any "consequences" unless you are the sort of hypocrite who's trying to make consequences and get caught on camera with your pants down.
Response to MADem (Reply #1)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:16 PM
LTR (13,227 posts)
5. There are plenty of Android apps that do this
Screen grag capabilities are even built into some custom Cyanogenmod-bases ROMs.
It's the same principal as the 'print screen' button on the PC keyboard.
Response to -..__... (Reply #13)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:32 PM
PD Turk (1,289 posts)
16. on the iphone
...hold down the home button and power button at the same time, takes a screenshot. It even makes a nifty camera shutter sound to let you know it took it
Response to FarCenter (Original post)
Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:07 PM
Captain Spaulding (7 posts)
21. Sexting and minors
Sexting between consenting adults is one thing--I mean, it may be a poor decision in certain contexts but it is legal to do--but sexting between minors is another thing that society needs to consider. It is a felony in most states for minors to send nude pics of themselves to another minor EVEN IF both parties are consenting. This decision on their part may be dumb, but they are KIDS! Is this act, if between two lovers who are minors, really worth a felony?
It seems to be a prevalent issue too. A recent peer-reviewed study that has received wide international media attention was conducted at the University of Utah Department of Psychology by Donald Stephen Strassberg, Ryan Kelly McKinnon, Michael Sustaíta and Jordan Rullo. They surveyed 606 teenagers ages 14-18 and found that nearly 20 percent of the students said they had sent a sexually explicit image of themselves via cell phone, and nearly twice as many said that they had received a sexually explicit picture. Of those receiving such a picture, over 25 percent indicated that they had forwarded it to others. In addition, of those who had sent a sexually explicit picture, over a third had done so despite believing that there could be serious legal and other consequences if they got caught. Students who had sent a picture by cell phone were more likely than others to find the activity acceptable. The authors conclude: "These results argue for educational efforts such as cell phone safety assemblies, awareness days, integration into class curriculum and teacher training, designed to raise awareness about the potential consequences of sexting among young people."