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The Snapchat Crisis Gets Real

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

Snapchat has updated their app and thrown us all through a loop by getting rid of the infamous listing of Snapchat “best friends.” Not sure if this is the worst or best thing to happen to social media…

You can practically hear the gasps and shrieks coming from crazy girls everywhere. How will any of us know who bae or ex-bae is talking to now? Seeing as Snapchat is run by a twenty-something year old man, he’s probably just looking out for his fellow bros. Relationships have definitely been ruined by “some random girl from class” being on bae’s best friend list; definitely a win for the guys.

It may not be the worst thing, though. Maybe the saying, “ignorance is bliss” will prove to be true in the wake of this Snapchat crisis. Instead of obsessing over who is talking to whom, we can do more productive things with our time like, creating world peace or actually writing that paper that is due in two hours. I know us girls can’t help but feel betrayed by Snapchat, but maybe this will be a good thing for all of us. I guess only time will tell.

Rachael David is currently a senior at Penn State University and serves as the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Penn State. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in psychology. Her love of creative writing and all things Penn State is what inspired her to become a member of the HC team in the fall of 2013. Her background experience includes working for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Penn State as a social media intern in the spring of 2014 and is currently working as a social media intern for an internet marketing company in Harrisburg called WebpageFX. This past summer she also served as a PR intern for Tierney Communications. Rachael enjoys anything media related especially catching up on her favorite shows, including Saturday Night Live and any show on Food Network. She has a passion for food but also loves being active and spending her free time running or hiking. She hopes to gain more experience in all aspects of the media industry during college and plans on pursuing a career writing for a life & style publication in the future.