YUSUFOMARSA | Snapchat for Social Change
Yusuf Omar uses Snapchat as a platform for social change. This is the new age documentary film maker come to life.
Exposing the world to problems in world society, Yusuf brings us right into the world’s issues face to face.
His use of the intimacy of Snapchat is second to none in the world today.
We sat down with Yusuf Omar to discover how he develops his stories and why he thinks Snapchat is the social platform we should all be paying attention to.
SCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?
My younger brother said it’s the future.
SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?
It’s a blank canvas for telling stories, offering the greatest creative mandate for a journalist.
SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?
Human interest stories and travel.
SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?
I’ll show you stories of hope, aspirations, and change.
SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do just starting out on Snapchat?
Storyboard your sequences on paper first- Snapchat is a linear platform.
SCSMM: Have you ever been hired to represent a brand or product on Snapchat?
Yes, Only Hindustan Times, where I’m Mobile Editor
SCSMM: How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are they spontaneous or do you plan them out?
Both- plan a story but have elements of suspense where you don’t know what’s going to happen next…
SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your business?
Mobile Editor/ Hindustan Times- training 750 reporters to tell stories with their phones.
SCSMM: How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow?
World publicity for using Snapchat for social good.
SCSMM: How is the Snapchat community different from other social networks?
The Snapchat community is very intimate. We really get to know each other, and I love to laugh at the funny talented people who are creating such humorous stories.
SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on SnapChat?
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