Hey Pratya — This is a very insightful perspective! Thanks so much for sharing. It has been more than 20 years since I was a teenager and thus some concepts are hard for us to grasp. :)
A few quick questions:
- You mentioned the importance of things disappearing. However, the basic media that you mentioned such as “a 10 second video of a puppy doing something cute”, or “you and your friends jamming out to music” don’t seem like that embarrassing. Does it really mean a lot to teens that they are much better off being “viewed once?”
- Do teens have concern that content posted are actually not ephemeral as anyone can take a snapshot of the media anytime?
- Given how popular Snapchat is among teens. Does your peer group use Messenger at all? Or are you using it only because you have to communicate with your dad :)