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LHS junior disappointed by misleading Snapchat Story

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LHS junior disappointed by misleading Snapchat Story

The app Snapchat seems unassuming when its seemingly adorable icon is on a home screen. However, it can be much more sinister.

The app Snapchat seems unassuming when its seemingly adorable icon is on a home screen. However, it can be much more sinister.

Photo by Slater Dixon

The app Snapchat seems unassuming when its seemingly adorable icon is on a home screen. However, it can be much more sinister.

Photo by Slater Dixon

Photo by Slater Dixon

The app Snapchat seems unassuming when its seemingly adorable icon is on a home screen. However, it can be much more sinister.

Slater Dixon, Staff Writer

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LHS junior Blake Matthews was severely disappointed on Friday night after viewing what he thought was going to be a wild ride of a Snapchat Story.

Matthews was reportedly lying in bed when the incident occurred. It was around 12:15 a.m.

“I remember it specifically because it was right after I made the transition from “gn” to “u up” texts,” said Matthews. “I was pretty bored because I kept getting left on read for some reason.”

Matthews had reportedly already gone through his friends’ Stories and had even answered a few “Say something” questions on Instagram. There was no real reason why he should have been on the “Discover” side of Snapchat that night. However, as a last-ditch effort to entertain himself, Matthews decided to check it out. That was when he saw something that really intrigued him.

“I was just about to click on something called ‘Tell us literally nothing and we’ll expose your darkest secrets’ when I saw this Story from a girl in my grade,” said Matthews. “The little circle showed a solid block of text on a black background so I thought to myself ‘This has gotta be something pretty juicy, right? Like, she’s probably venting about some personal stuff that should be pretty interesting.’”

Fearing that the post might get deleted, Matthews tapped on it immediately. Unfortunately, it did not live up to his expectations.

“It wasn’t even anything personal, it was just some fundraiser or whatever. Who even does that late at night? I got so worked up wondering why she was venting on her story, and it didn’t pay off,” said Matthews. “She’s super uptight and I was hoping that she had finally snapped so I could soak in the drama.”

Matthews was apparently so “done” with the whole affair that he decided to go to sleep immediately afterward.

“When I woke up the next morning, I was still fuming. I just hate it when people do that. Social media is only fun when you feel better than someone, so it’s pretty rude when people get you all ready to flex on them and then let you down,” said Matthews.

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Slater Dixon is a junior and a first-time staff member of the Statesman. Slater enjoys sharing the true meaning of Christmas and running, especially when...

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