A really thoughtful, well-written piece. I guess I have a soft spot for Snapchat. I too came to social media late — following my children. I live in one country and a lot of people I love live in another. Snapchat has restored a sense of intimate, conversational sharing that feels less performative than a formal photograph, instagram or Facebook. My friend goes for a walk in LA and snaps the flowers she sees in her neighborhood and I feel like I’m right there with her. Looking forward to reading your book reviews — now that’s what I really like to talk about!