When Private Conversations Go Public
Back in my day, you had to push the 4 button on your phone three times to get to the letter “I.” There was no such thing as a screenshot. Times have changed, and now we can type novels in seconds and keep samples of our conversations in secret folders to prove what was said and when if anyone challenges our word.
Screenshotting is so common now that apps like Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram have implemented alerts to warn users that their chat buddy just printed themselves a receipt. What does it say about us as people when we share our private conversations with the world? Are we defending ourselves or showing our friends their secrets aren’t safe?