WTF Is ______?: Social Media Edition – Scary Mommy

WTF Is ______?: Social Media Edition

I shall now share with you my discoveries. Feel free to roll your eyes accordingly.

WTF Is Snapchat?

It used to be a way for politicians to send dick pics to their girlfriends, then it was a way for people to communicate via photos (sorry… snaps), then all the parents freaked out about it, and now CNN can send you photo “stories.” Womp wommmmmp.

WTF Is Kik?

It’s a texting app, so technically it’s more like chatting. No phone numbers show up on your monthly wireless bill, no limits can be reached. You can send photos and videos, too. Also? It can be anonymous, so, you know, yikes.

WTF Is Vine?

Vine allows you to take 7-second videos in little increments that are then spliced together. It can be hilarious and boring and gross just like everything else on the Internet.

WTF Is Hyperlapse?

Hyperlapse is a new app from Instagram that allows you take video over a long period of time and then speed it up to create a timelapse movie. Super cool, and the least porny of all these apps so far. Or maybe I’m just a naïve old lady? Probably that.

WTF Is Whisper?

Whisper is an app that ostensibly allows you to make deep dark confessions anonymously. You can pick (sometimes hilarious) images to match your confession and then post it for all to see. The tricky part? Your posts are geo-tagged. Because the site is really a way for people to meet up for dirty sex stuff. Dirty sex stuff! You ruin everything!

WTF Is Tumblr?

Tumblr is high school on the Internet. Run away as fast as you can.

So there you have it. All the potentially creepy apps your kids are using, that you can use, too. Fun!