Please stop using Snapchat filters on all of your selfies

Houston, we have a major problem.

There’s an epidemic taking over the world that is way worse than Bieber fever and those damn Kardashians. Okay, nothing can be worst than those damn Kardashians but this is pretty close. Let’s have an open and honest discussion about why people feel the need to post/print pictures of themselves with fucking Snapchat filters on them. Welcome to “Social Media Corner.”

People are taking selfies and then using the filters from Snapchat filters. Then they are using these social media because they find them “cute,” and want to bring all the “boys to the yard.” It’s like people have been infected by a disease. Like when people thought it was socially acceptable to wear skirts with tennis shoes. You might think it’s a great idea but in the end, you just look like an idiot. 

Does this look cute?

When you are posting pictures of yourself with these filters on, it looks like you are trying to hide something from people. What are you trying to cover up? Do not like your nose, lips, face, eyes, etc.? If you aren’t, that isn’t what is coming across. People want to see what you really and truly look like. They can’t see that if you have that dumb filter on your face.

Also, they aren’t making you look cute. If you are under the age of 16, then you really shouldn’t be taking pictures with filters. That’s really the only way that it’s even slightly acceptable. If you want to look cute, then just pose and pick amazing lighting.

Please also stop using that dog face filter. You know the one that I’m talking about. The one was when you open your mouth, a tongue appears and licks the screen. It’s annoying and I’m tired of constantly seeing it everywhere. Enough is enough. If you have to use a filter, then find another one.

Be yourself and just let others see your face. Stop using filters because they only hiding your beauty. There’s only one of you, why should you hide that.

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Why should you care about Vero

You can never have too many social media apps they said

It’s been awhile since we talked about the different apps that are popping up out of nowhere. I thought it was time to bring this back in order to know what the hell we are getting ourselves into if we were to sign up for it. There’s a new social media on the street and it’s called “Vero.” Yep, it’s just another app to become addicted to.

What is Vero?

Vero calls itself “an ad-free social network that let’s you be yourself.” It launched in 2015, and it’s like Instagram to a certain degree. You can post photos, text, and share URLS, which is links to site for the people that don’t know. You can also recommend books, TV shows, and movies. All the connections that you make on the app, you can actually set how you know them. You can set it to close friends, friends, follower, or acquaintances. Based on what you list them as, you can choose what post they can see and what post they can see. It’s pretty much like Instagram but seems less broke. Instagram recently has just been one big hot mess.

Vero is just one of the many apps that have tried to reach out to the users that have are over the shit that they have got on all the other social media apps. There just really haven’t been anything keeping those apps there due to either not being able to keep the attention of the users like everything else.

If you are looking to try this app, be one of the first million to get it because it seems that you will have to pay for it. Yep, there’s going to be an annual subscription fee. sigh. There’s also a lot of stuff going around that in their terms there is a section that let’s them use or sell your content that is posted to the app. You also won’t get any for your trouble either since it will royalty-free.

Is it worth it?

Overall, it doesn’t seem like a bad app. I would look more into before you jump into the trend of downloading because your pissed off at Instagram. The part that is a turn off for me is that it’s all royalty-free content selling or use. Vero is available in the app store for iOS and Android users. If you are a window phone user, drop that phone and get a real one.

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Grandma doesn’t want to see your drunk selfies

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Time to return to the corner

It’s been awhile since we stopped by the cleanest corner on the internet. Welcome to Social Media Corner. It’s time to talk about something that everyone seems to be doing these days, especially if you are under the age of 25. I’m here to help you because frankly, the majority of you need it:

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So let’s say the following statement together now: YOU DON’T NEED TO POST EVERYTHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Do you hear that? Okay, now lets discuss. You have to watch what you are posting because there are somethings that don’t belong on there, like breaking laws or just things you don’t want your mother/grandmother to know.  A good rule of thumb for social media when posting is the rule of  “Would you want your grandma to see this?”

What’s the “Would you want your grandma to see this?” Rule?

I’m glad you asked that. This rule is pretty much a catch guard to stop you from posting things that you will regret or don’t want other people to notices. So all you would need to do is ask yourself “Would you want your grandma to see this?” Before you post that inappropriate picture, post or anything like that would make your grandma blush or just disown you. If your grandma likes those kinds of pictures, then you might want to just walk away because you might find out that your grandma has some secret past as a part-time swinger and a full-time party animal. No one wants to picture their grandma doing shots off of someone or their grandparents hooking up with someone else’s grandparents. Just walk away at that point. It’s just easier for everyone.

Another thing to remember that the stuff you post on social media, including on Snapchat, is always there. It’s extremely easy to make sure those pictures or post around forever, including after you think it’s deleted from the internet. You never know when it going to pop out at you. Of course, it’s going to be at the most inconvenient time. But you can never really get rid of the things that you post. Also, don’t post anything that you thing down the line you will regret posting. You see it all the time when it comes to celebrities, things they posted in the past are coming back and they regret posting them. You have to smart. You will mature as you get older and your views will grow or mature with you. When you look back at it, you will cringe but you want to cringe in a “I cannot believe I was like that” way and not a “omg what did I do/say/post that?”

Hopefully, this will help you make better social media life decisions. If it doesn’t, then good luck with that picture of your privates out in the open at a party because you were too shitfaced to think right.

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What the app? Sarahah

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Welcome back to another edition of “What the App?” It’s the place where I look up apps and then tell you about them because I’m a good person. On this edition, it’s time to dive into the world of your friends not having a backbone and telling you things to your face.

So you are probably reading the name of this app and going “Is that some sort spelling error? WTF is that kind of name?” No, it’s not a spelling error. The actually name of the app is called “Sarahah.” Pretty all it is a place where people can leave you anonymous  messages to people. The official tagline of the app is “Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.” So pretty much, the app let’s you be shady as fuck. Instead of just being like “Hey man, you really need to work on X,Y, and Z,” the app allows you to say it as “you suck.” You let your true feeling just flood in.

Teen as also use this app to send each other inappropriate messages about sex and to bully people because bullies are all the rage in 2017, there’s even one elected into office. Can you picture the comments if Trump had a “Sarahah?” It would probably be up for a couple of minutes before the death threat just poor right in. Please note, that I’m not saying you should send death threats nor do I support death threats. It just something that’s going to happen when you have an anonymous forum for someone who’s isn’t well likes for most of America.

This app is pretty much going with the notion that “it’s okay to say things to people and be mean about it as long as you are hiding behind a screen and monitor.” While I really hope that this wasn’t the intentions, the app itself wasn’t a good idea. I get it was used as a way to remain anonymous when talking about mistreatment in the work place, which is fine, but it’s because of that anonymity that makes it’s not okay. If teens, people in general, think that there isn’t repercussions for the comments they make online because everything they say on there doesn’t have their name and there isn’t a way to track them.

Hopefully, this taught you more about the app known as Sarahah. It’s not a horrible app, just one that should have been thought out more before the release.

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