Why is Snapchat such a positive social media platform (besides the obvious hilarious filters...)? One major implication, according to the researchers, are Snapchatters' lack of concern over their "overall image," because Snapchat by its nature is a temporary experience, allowing users to be less self-conscious, and (for lack of a better word) sillier. That, and the fact that "moments" in Snapchat tend to be lower-key, less stressful, and more about fun minutiae than giant life experiences.
"Since Facebook has become a space for sharing crafted big moments such as babies, graduations and birthdays, Snapchat seems to provide users with a distinct space for sharing the small moments," Bayer said.
So, what's the big take-away? Basically, if you don't have time to talk face-to-face to people (and who does?), it's best to use your time Snapping away. Search for "Thrillist" on Snapchat, and get your standard quota of happiness for the day. Just don't send us dick pics.