If you’re not on Snapchat, now’s not the time to bother

So I tried Snapchat.

It was a bit like that time I tried snails in a fancy French restaurant – a fiddly, awkward and wholly unpleasant experience that left me wondering how on earth so many people could be raving about it.

Now, I’m the first to admit I’m a bit of a social media addict. I’m on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. I have my grumbles with each platform (Twitter has become an echo chamber of abuse and Facebook Messenger’s app is becoming incredibly messy) but I’ve never experienced a social platform so hostile to actually being operated by the user.