College students and young people feel a tremendous pressure to curate how they appear on social media. It ultimately becomes a burden. PartyPic is about taking back the freedom to share a moment, without the fear of regret.
Chico, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2015
Between potential employers, nosey ex-boyfriends, and over-eager relatives, popular social media apps have become a dangerous place for college students. A seemly innocent (or not so innocent) picture of party shenanigans can quickly cause unforeseen consequences. From jobs to relationships, it's no secret that social media posts have ended up ruining a myriad of people's lives and careers. It's not surprising that students at Chico State University, known for being a party school, created an app for all the stuff that didn't make it onto Instagram.
It's called PartyPic - and it acts like a private bulletin board for college campuses, with a twist. Students can use the app to snap a picture or video, add some text or a description, and upload instantly - only other students within a 2-mile radius can view the post. The real kicker of the app is that everyone's content, videos, pictures, and comments self-destruct after 48 hours, thereby preventing any unforeseen consequences that come along with more permanent social media platforms.
But PartyPic is more than just a social media platform that protects people from, well, themselves - it's the fastest way to connect with other students nearby. While it's relatively trivial to connect with friends, family, and even followers using social media, there's still no simple way to connect instantly with the people in your local community, until now. PartyPic is a social media platform that connects people via location and uses the iPhone's GPS system to show students a live feed of stories from their college campus and community.
"We created this app to be a private bulletin board for college students. It's the absolute fastest way to share a moment or story with your school." Says PartyPic founder Miles Rampel. Rampel, a Chico native who attended UC Santa Barbara is no stranger to party schools and the unintended consequences of social media. PartyPic empowers people to share candidly and without regret. Because everything get's deleted automatically, students don't have to worry about their posts causing problems down the road in their personal or professional lives. "College students and young people feel a tremendous pressure to curate how they appear on social media. It ultimately becomes a burden. PartyPic is about taking back the freedom to share a moment without the fear of regret and connect candidly with the students around you." says Rampel.
PartyPic is located in downtown Chico, California. Currently, the PartyPic application is only available for iPhones. You can learn more about PartyPic and download the application for free at PartyPic.com