Snapchat is a mobile application that allows people to take and share pictures and videos instantly, which can be tagged by location. This geofilter aspect can function as a tool for city diplomacy, especially since many of the filters are created by local artists to express the character of their environment. Snapchat also acts as a medium for cultural diplomacy by sharing crowdsourced stories to its users about happenings around the world, from kite festivals in Gujarat, India, to Australia Day.
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