Much like our short-term memories, Snapchat’s entire product is based off of information disappearing after a period of time. Stories disappear after 24 hours and chat conversations erase themselves after the other party has read them. This design pattern forces the user to rely on their memory of conversations to interact with their friends, and is a much more accurate reflection of natural human interactions.
Human-Centered Design Is Making Us Less Human…
Jared Lodwick
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This is interesting. It doesn’t sound right for information to disappear, but the reason behind it helps a lot with interpersonal skills.

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