Breaking Down Georgetown’s Geotags

It’s time to embrace the sad truth: GW’s geotag game is stronger than ours. Let’s explore Georgetown’s finest options in the ever-present Snapchat game.

Grey outline of Healy Hall with Hoya Saxa in a circle in the corner – Always the first one to appear when swiping right on Snapchat. Really boring tbh. Not ideal for the classic freshman Healy snap story.

‘I Believe’ – Don’t get me started. Wrong color scheme, takes up the entire picture, no one knows what ‘I Believe’ stands for. 0/10. Apparently used for a GUSA Presidential campaign two years ago, and we’ve never stopped having it. Somehow that makes it more annoying.

Southwest Quad – As if living in McCarthy wasn’t bad enough, their Snapchat filter is probably the weakest on campus. Worth a venture to Snaxa for late night slushies and to check out this monstrosity.

Leo’s salad bar – It’s just tomatoes and lettuce. 2/10 for unbalanced dieting.

Leo’s upstairs – Very representative of the lighting. Could go well with a food snap of vegan brownies. I never get this one actually in Leo’s; only in my New South dorm room.

MSB – The bros use it after nailing their Goldman Sachs interviews and OPIM exams. Goes well with Vineyard Vines and/or a suit and tie combo. Points for having the prettiest building. I appreciate.

 

Dahlgren Chapel – So cute, so chic, so simple. My parents were married here so I’m a bit biased. 10/10 for love.

Outline of Healy with Georgetown University in middle – It would require effort to make this uglier.

Lau – Harsh. Boring. But is that not representative of Lau vibes?

Lord of the Rings Lau – Don’t get me wrong: this filter is weird, but points for creativity and nerdiness. I see you. Gets a laugh at 3 AM when cramming for a History midterm.

McCourt School Georgetown – Old time-y font and DC imagery. I like. Solid 8/10.

Georgetown University with Hoya Saxa in cursive: perfect for freshman bragging to their high school friends about attending a top 20 institution. The only filter that blatantly says, “Hoya Saxa,” so that’s pretty concerning. Basic but very nice.

Future Recommendations:

  1. Why is there no ICC geotag? Bill Clinton would not approve.
  2. No acknowledgment of Jesuits I see. Does Cura Personals even mean anything to Georgetown if we cannot fully represent this on our social media?
  3. Genuine question: Does Darnall have one? I’ve never been there.
  4. Why doesn’t Jack the Bulldog get any love?
  5. Let’s have a New South geotag reading “Zoo South” that shows broken Pineapple Burnetts and dip in the stairwell.
  6. @Corp Marketing I know a geotag at each location would be hard but it would be dope.Photos: me, duh.

Snapchat Updates: D.C. Takeover

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Everyone knows that 4E loves Snapchat. Like really, really, REALLY loves Snapchat. It is basically required when you are hired to have the skill of taking tactful selfies with a variety of filters.

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Due to this, we feel it is our DUTY to inform the Georgetown population of every single Snapchat update/change that occurs. Because who wouldn’t want to be in the know?

This week Snapchat released a bunch of new Georgetown/DC Geofilters! FINALLY, its not like we are the nation’s capitol or something.

These Geofilters include:

1. A new Georgetown Geofilter that is actually PRETTY. Shout out for the Blue & Gray. So inspired. Also, the placement is golden as it perfectly frames Healy.

 2. A new, more official DC Geofilter. To be honest, it kinda reminds me of the government. While I am still partial to the “DistriCt” one, I will learn to adapt. Two Geofilters is better than one, right?

 3. A new M street Geofilter. Okay this one came out a couple of weeks ago… but it is still a great addition to our shopping mecca. What better way to say “I just spent my entire paycheck” than with a snazzy new filter.
4. Finally a Lau Filter. Along with these new filters, 4E has learned that there is not one, but two Lau filters for our favorite home away from home. Yes I went to Lau just to Snapchat. Don’t judge me. I could only find one of them, but if you take a picture of the other tweet it to me at @thehoya4E. These filters give all new meaning to procrastination.

Thanks for the new features Snapchat, we can’t wait to exploit them. Also, be sure to look out for Snapchat’s new sponsored filters, coming to a smartphone near you soon!

Let the Snap be with you.

Photos/Gifs: gifsec.com; Courtney Klein/The Hoya; Facebook.com; Christina Wing/The Hoya

A New Phenomenon: Georgetown Geofilters

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If you’ve been using Snapchat in the past several months, you’ve obviously noticed their new geofilter feature. Or, if you’re technologically challenged like me, you might have no idea what I’m talking about.

For everyone out there still struggling to understand the new, hip lingo of our generation, I’ll explain. Geofilters essentially allow you to be even more obnoxious about the amazing places you go. (Good thing I didn’t know about this during study abroad!)

geofiltersGeofilters are small graphic designs that you can add to your original Snapchat photo that specify the location you’re in. For example:

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It’s pretty similar to geotagging a post on Facebook or Instagram. Don’t mind me, I’m just in the Bahamas for spring break – we might like your Instagram, but we secretly hate you. It is obnoxious in the best way possible.

So for the jetsetters out there, this is your chance to make everyone even more jealous of you. As for the rest of us who are bound 2 the 202, here are some Georgetown geofilters that 4E believes need to exist. (Note: a Georgetown DC one does exist, but it’s about as basic as they get. We can do better.)

  • Lau. All those snaps you send of yourself miserably studying in that cubicle will become that much funnier by letting everyone know exactly where you are. This geofilter definitely needs to be dark and grumpy like the building itself and the constant mood of all its inhabitants.
  • Brown house. Those late night regrettable Snapchats will only be more embarrassing by openly admitting that your current location is the infamous Brown house. Although, deep down you know you secretly love it there. Don’t lie. (Just don’t add it to Our Campus Story.)
  • The Corp. Each Corp location should probably have its own geotag, and you know that every single one will be super edgy and hipster with a bunch of Corpies doing the designs. Eating that Hilltoss salad? Geotag it! Quick coffee between classes in the ICC? Snapchat it or it didn’t happen!
  • Heal Fam Stu Cen. I’m still not really sure what we’re calling this building, but it’s so beautiful that it deserves its own geotag. I’m not sure you could fit all the letter of its name on a Snapchat though. If you could, you would immediately win the Snapchat game.
  • Leo’s. The good, the bad, the ugly, the Leo’s geotag would capture all of this. Who needs Instagram when you can Snapchat your Leo’s meals? Am I right?

Well luckily for us, it is apparently now possible to make your own geofilters! So for all the tech kids out there get cracking! Be sure to check this link for more info on how to do it.

I expect to see some great geofilters popping up in my Snapchat inbox soon! And yes, that is a challenge.

Photos/Gifs: support.snapchat.com, https://static5.businessinsider.com/, https://images.businessweek.com/, https://blogs-images.forbes.com/