Snapchat

(Contributed by: Hoang N.) 2017 Update

What is Snapchat

Snapchat is a photo messaging application developed by four Stanford students. Using the app, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their photos, up to 10 seconds, after which it will be deleted from the recipient’s device and the company’s servers.

When: May, 2011

Invented by: Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel

 Where: Pacific Palisades, CA

Current Location: 63 Market St, Venice, CA 90291

How does it work:

During the duration of the viewing period, the recipient must maintain contact with the device’s touchscreen which inhibits taking a screenshot (which is allowed) and notifies the sender if the recipient were to take a screenshot. After the set time expires, the image is deleted from the devices and the company’s servers. Snapchat can find the user’s deaf friends through the user’s smart phone contact list. Founder Evan Spiegel says Snapchat is intended as a front to the trend of users being impelled to manage an idealized online identity of themselves which has” taken all of the fun out of communicating.”

Impact on the Deaf Community:

In some ways, it does impact our deaf community positively where we can still use video to capture our signing moments for up to 10 seconds. I have noticed how popular it is for most of my deaf friends to be snapchatting to each other by drawing stuff on our pictures (to be silly or when we are really bored) or making a short video of an event or at a party or whatsoever.

Pros:

  • Communicate “face to face” through Sign Language.
  • Very simple technology, making it very easy for us.
  • Able to comprehend another person’s definition for thing/place.

Cons:

  • Have to sign with one hand while another hand hold the phone.
  • When watching hearing person’s story, there’s no caption.
  • Using filter can be improper for Deaf people.

Conclusion:

Snapchat is a new and emerging technology that is disrupting the way that people interact and communicate with others. This is a social media platform that many currently use and I can see that it is only going to get more popular to use. With this app constantly updating its software with things like a chat option or the new filters that they have, deaf and hearing people are going to want to download it and create an account. This is a great tool to stay in touch with deaf and hearing family and friends, but it can change the way we communicate with others
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 18.11.28

Work Cites

Davey A, “CLEARLY SNACHAT DOESN’T GET WHAT’S WRONG WITH YELLOWFACE”, WIRED, August 08, 2016.Web. May 05, 2017 <https://www.wired.com/2016/08/snapchat-anime-filter-yellowface/>

Emily N, “Snapchat”, Deaf People and Technology, 2014.Web. May 05, 2017 <https://deaftechcompendium.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/snapchat/#more-25>

Hayes M, “Snapchat Discrupting the Way We Communicate”, Browse, a year ago. Web. May 05, 2017 <https://storify.com/meganhayes/snapchat>

Lee N. “Hey, enough is enough”, Engadget, August 08, 2016.Web. May 05, 2017 <https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/11/hey-snapchat-enough-is-enough/>

 


(Contributed by: Emily N.) 2014

Technology: Snapchat is a new invention of photo messaging app that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to recipients (friends on your contact list). It is considered as a part of social-media networking to interact with friends on the phone.

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 18.11.28

When: May, 2011

Invented by: Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel

 Where: Pacific Palisades, CA

Current Location: 63 Market St, Venice, CA 90291

How does it work: Snaps can be viewed for up to ten seconds, which depends on how long the user is taking a picture or a video up to the maximum seconds they have used to take. One nice thing about Snapchat is that a user can save a picture or video into their phone’s photo gallery if they wish to keep them or not.

Impact on the Deaf Community:  In some ways it does impact our deaf community positively where we can still use video to capture our signing moments for up to 10 seconds. I have noticed how popular it is for most of my deaf friends to be snapchatting to each other by drawing stuff on our pictures (to be silly or when we are really bored) or making a short video of an event or at a party or whatsoever.

Below is an image to show you how Snapchat works and helps you to identify different kinds of icons on your Snapchat.

 Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 18.05.57

[1] http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/snapchat

[2] https://support.snapchat.com/ca/snaps

[3] https://www.google.com/maps/place/63+Market+St,+Venice,+CA+90291/@34.6867106,-119.3302081,9z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2bab84781fc9d:0xe138cd6a65acac12

[4] https://support.snapchat.com/a/view-snaps

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