I have a confession. I really like Snapchat.
To write it off as just a sexting app is to underestimate the power of its simplicity. I've been sending snaps to friends for a couple weeks and there's something very liberating about taking a quick photo. It can be a crappy photo. It can be silly. I don't need to spend 15 minutes setting up the perfect shot or scrolling though filter options.
Snapchat is just a simple way to communicate with someone else. On the communication spectrum from lightest (texting?) to heaviest (email?) it's probably even lighter than texting. Crazy.
I love that there's no comments. As far as I can tell, the only way to reply is to send another snapchat. I usually just post whatever I happen to be doing at the moment. It's like Twitter without having to bother to actually write anything. Here's me! Eating a sandwich!
Maybe Snapchat is just a fad. However, I think it's indicative of people's desire to share and communicate as quickly and easily as possible. It's definitely worth noting.
P.S. Right now I'm also really into what I call "passive sharing" - not taking much action at all to share what you're currently doing. I think Apple's Find Friends app is the perfect example. I'm also totally fascinated with the Path's Nike+ integration. Posting that I'm out for a run is super easy and when one of my friends "likes" that I'm running I hear cheering in my headphones. It's such a simple interaction with a huge emotional impact.