Taylor: “@Gamecock.Snaps” Are A Bad Idea

DON’T LET BAD JUDGMENT “SNAPPEN” TO YOU … || By TAYLOR BROWN || The “hot new thing” for a number of young people/ college students in the Columbia, S.C. area is called “@gamecock.snaps.”  This is an account on Snapchat – a social media app that recently made headlines for “The Snappening”…


Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset|| By TAYLOR BROWN || The “hot new thing” for a number of young people/ college students in the Columbia, S.C. area is called “@gamecock.snaps.”  This is an account on Snapchat – a social media app that recently made headlines for “The Snappening” – to which people sent pictures taken from their smart phones.

These pictures can be anything ranging from mild harmless photos of, say: the University of South Carolina’s campus or classrooms to friends hanging out in dorm rooms.  Of course they could have also included photos of Columbia locals participating in illegal activities.

Could have … or did.  Some of these “snaps” featured students or Columbia locals doing drugs like marijuana or even cocaine.  This is sheer stupidity for the simple fact that you are incriminating yourself in an illegal act – which could result in hefty fines or even jail time.

More seriously, many other pictures are of students or Columbia locals posing nude, or even photos of couples engaging in sexual intercourse. In the state of South Carolina, filming or photographing yourself while engaged in a sexual act and sending the photo or video of yourself (or others) engaging in a sexual act is disseminating obscene material to people without their consent.

Let’s consider the fact that many students (especially as freshmen) are under the age of eighteen.  If someone under the age of eighteen even saw a photo of someone in a state of nudity or a photo of someone participating in a sex act, this would constitute disseminating obscene material to a minor, or contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  If there were to be a picture on @gamecock.snaps of minors participating in a sex act, or in a various state of being undressed, this constitutes distributing child pornography, and anyone who opens the Snapchat of this child pornography, would unwillingly find themselves in possession of child porn—a federal offense.

Considering the average age of Snapchat users are between 13 and 25, the statistical chance a sex act, posted on @gamecock.snaps, being seen by a minor, is incredibly high.

Avoid potential fines, prison time, community service, etc. Don’t post photos of yourself (or others) exposing your private parts or participating in any form of sexual conduct, to include, but not limited to:

· Vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse, whether actual or simulated, normal or perverted, whether between human beings, animals, or a combination thereof;

· Masturbation, excretory functions, or lewd exhibition, actual or simulated, of the genitals, pubic hair, anus, vulva, or female breast nipples including male or female genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal or covered male genitals in a discernably turgid state;

· An act or condition that depicts actual or simulated bestiality, sado-masochistic abuse, meaning flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude or clad in undergarments or in a costume which reveals the pubic hair, anus, vulva, genitals, or female breast nipples, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained on the part of the one so clothed;

· An act or condition that depicts actual or simulated touching, caressing, or fondling of, or other similar physical contact with, the covered or exposed genitals, pubic or anal regions, or female breast nipple, whether alone or between humans, animals, or a human and an animal, of the same or opposite sex, in an act of actual or apparent sexual stimulation or gratification; or

· An act or condition that depicts the insertion of any part of a person’s body, other than the male sexual organ, or of any object into another person’s anus or vagina, except when done as part of a recognized medical procedure.

In short, do not post nude photos of yourself or others, or face potentially severe legal repercussions.

Taylor Brown is a 20-something Wofford College graduate who somehow got sucked into politics at an early age.  She is easily won over with Rush’s fast food (obviously), wine, and spirited political arguments.


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Mama Brown January 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

Somebody sounds regretful?

shifty henry January 28, 2015 at 10:29 am

It’s more interesting than reading about a restaurant’s new recipe for Tater Tots.

Stupid Twat Twaddle January 28, 2015 at 10:39 am

… or about their admiration of a Presidential candidate wannabe who brings dead babies home for the kids to play with and wants to turn our country into a theocracy.

Taylor is Alright January 28, 2015 at 10:43 am

Said dead baby, theocratic candidate is still a better choice than the second coming of HillBilly/Billary II.

Ugh January 28, 2015 at 10:45 am

Picking from a pile of turds….

The Other Definition January 28, 2015 at 10:46 am

Or in Santorum’s case, a frothy mixture of turd and something else.

You Know My Name January 28, 2015 at 11:47 am

Thank you for being one who understands the situation fully!

Potato Porn January 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

I can make hot, oiled up Tater Tots a very interesting story.

Bible Thumper January 28, 2015 at 11:26 am

Those legal statutes are from the eighteen hundreds. I get chills whenever I read nineteenth century writing. So romantic. It’s a lost art. It makes me turgid.

Bible Thumper January 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

Shifty, l’ve got a legal question. Does nipple include the areola. I want to stay in compliance with the law.

shifty henry January 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Interesting —- I’ll do some research on that and get back to ya”!

Bible Thumper January 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

I might be the first to ask. SCOTUS may have to decide. Thumper vs. Wilson.

shifty henry January 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm

?? — who is Wilson –??

Bible Thumper January 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

State law. Attorney General Alan Wilson would defend it.

Mama Brown January 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

No, I was talking about me, after realizing I’ll never get the 20 seconds back it took to read that.

RZA January 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

Since Taylor is down with Santorum and is a moral crusader, does that mean she isn’t a hardcore hip-hopper down with Ghostface Killa and Old Dirty Bastard anymore? She looks so gansta flashing a W in a Wu Tang tee.

She is what she is January 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Yeah, you can’t rep The Wu and Santorum at the same time. It must have been an experimental hip hop phase the princess went through at USC. Probably had a crush on a ‘student athlete’. Oh well, back to boring old ex-frat boys and republican lawyer wannabes. Don’t want to let Daddy down with loving some brown (skin).

shifty henry January 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

WOWEEE..!! Taylor, you sure do know a lot about this subject. I’m going to keep a copy of your article in both my wallet and my car. It makes for some hot reading. It should have a warning –. NSFW and NSFU18YRS …..

Tazmaniac January 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Yeah, carry it for those impulsive “I wanna be turgid and there isn’t a rest stop for miles and I’m stuck in traffic!” moments.Could you even imagine Taylor”s sales if she had Audio Blogs for sale? Who knew legalese was so hot? Why do Lawyers act like they have a stick in their ass when they have great reading like that? These are things I gotta know Shifty.

Anal Regions January 28, 2015 at 10:29 am

Otherwise known as the area Flip can’t stop fantasizing about.

Yelsewh January 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

Posting a pic of yourself doing illegal drugs will not land you in jail unless you’re stupid enough to admit to it. Just ask Leon Lott how his investigation into Michael Phelps’ marijuana use turned out.

Bible Thumper January 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

However, it might be revealed in a background check for a job.

Yelsewh January 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Well yeah, it’s still stupid.

erneba January 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be smart to be enrolled in college or make a fool of yourself over social media. Sounds like most of these kids are eager to show off the fact that they are now old enough to develop mature sex parts, pubic hair, and an undeveloped sense of good taste.

@TaylahhKane January 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

Nobody has pubic hair anymore, silly!

Phartblossom January 28, 2015 at 12:10 pm

You’re right!

Toyota Kawaski January 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

only person with curleys is u and Toonces your Kat!

sparklecity January 28, 2015 at 11:22 am

Ms. Brown is sending this warning out on FITS’ site whose demo is essentially caucasian males 40+ years of age???
Hell, I don’t even know how to transfer and post pictures of our last visit to “Memaw’s House” from my Kodak “snapshot” thingy onto a “puter” (let alone anything else)!!
Thanks for your concern Ms. Brown but don’t waste a nanosecond of losing sleep worrying about most folks on this site of utilizing social media to do stupid stuff as you so vividly described in your article.
I’m not saying young people should not be warned about social media but your average 13 – 20 year old ain’t going to listen to their parents anyway.
There’s a chance they MIGHT listen to you but since your demo is young Republican it would probably fall onto deaf ears as well.
Tell you what, how about going down to 5 Points wearing a “Sandwich Board” sign and handing out flyers on the perils of social media (I’d drive down to see that myself!!!).
You would probably get better results the old fashioned way than wasting your time here.

euwe max January 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

How about erect nipples causing small peaks in a thin t shirt, or sheer fabric?

would the blouses in this video be ok to snap?

Limbaughsaphatkhunt January 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Chillax grandma…this is the digital age. Try putting that genie back in the bottle.

E Norma Scok January 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Pretty much anything with @Gamecocks is a bad idea, isn’t it?

I had to go to downtown Columbia today. wow–what a friggin’ shithole. I thought you Columbia dwellers said it got better? Holy crap..if its not a huge square cement building that look like a penitentiary, its an old run down warehouse.


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