|Data from a survey in a Norwegian high school class (mostly 17-year-olds) on 1 June 2016. See http://jilltxt.net/?p=4505 for details.|
|Please use the data, but let me know any results! Licence: CC-BY https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/|
|To cite: Rettberg, Jill Walker (2016): Survey of Norwegian High School Students about Use of Snapchat Stories. figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3464267.v4|
|TODAY||IN THE LAST WEEK||IF YOU MAKE STORIES, WHAT SORT?|
|ID||Gender||Use||Used SC||Sent a snap or snaps||Posted story||Watched Live Story||Watched a story||Watched Discover Channels||Used SC||Sent Snap||Posted story||Watched Live Story||Watched a story||Watched Discover Channels||What sort of live stories do you like?||Do you follow people you don't know personally?||What characterises a good story?||Still images||Video||Doodles||Narrative ("sammenhengende fortelling")||Random moments throughout day||Planned stunts, pranks etc||Other?||Snapchat Use Index (sum of columns D-O)|
Cheese run (?), Meeting other cultures, food
NBA, Golden State, DJ Khaled, TV2 Sport, Steve O, my high school
Videos of their personal life.
Like videos that give a picture of what they do and preferably not just pictures of what they eat.
I like live stories that show things that concern me, and that are relevant to young people. I don't like live stories that only contain still images.
|No, hardly any!|
Mix of still images and videos.
Ones that give you an overview of different kinds of events.
I like following celebrities in stories.
The fun ones are where people are having fun and enjoying themselves. Marathons, events, concerts, special days.
Celebrities, YouTubers and beauty gurus. These are things that interest me.
Entertaining with good camera quality.
People who don't share too many snaps.
I follow celebrities, Kardashians, models and YouTubers, if the content is interesting.
Like short stories about my interests. Don't like long stories not about my interests.
|9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||None.||Not interested in this.||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Hate celebrities, promoters, companies. Only watch my friends' stories.
Random filters, inside jokes, goofing/lolling/troll/haha/fungoof
|11||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||Don't watch live stories.||Don't watch stories.||1||1||1||0||1||0||5|
I like the kind of stories I can relate to, whether because it's close by geographically or something I'm interested in. I don't like stories about football/basketball etc.
I follow lots of people I don't know, like celebrities, YouTubers and others I'm interested in. (E.g. Wengie, Morgans bbd, Coldplay)
I like getting "behind the scenes" and extra info and "getting to know them" as persons and not edited versions.
Only like stories from people I know.
I don't make stories.
Not sure, I pretty much watch it all.
Miska.collins because he is an actor and has a great personality :)
Love stories about other cities and travelling where I can learn about other places/cultures/etc.
YouTubers, Viners etc. Buzzfeed (because it's fun and interesting), Cosmopolitan (spam and celebrity gossip). Oh, but those are Discover channels. I follow Michael Persad who makes Vine videos.
Love getting a more down to earth approach to other peoples' lives. I like easy, fun, interesting stories. No SPAM and ADVERTISING!! I hate that :(
I would love to start making narratives etc but I don't quite dare, haha. I don't have a fan base like celebrities do.
Like stories that are nearby, or from events that interest me.
Like seeing what their everyday life is like.
I like seeing Live Stories from Norway and when there's something I can relate to.
I follow YouTubers and TV-celebrities on Snapchat. Johngreensnaps, nonkgre [illegible], itssyndicate, linzdefranco, etc. I also follow my friends and musicians.
I like learning more about their lives and I think it's interesting.
If it's from a place I want to travel to/have been. Or - if the story is in Norway/something that interests or concerns me.
Kylie Jenner, actors, YouTubers, models
Behind the scenes, get to know them in a new way
Yes, some. Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber etc.
It's fun to see behind the scenes.
Dunno. Watch when I'm bored.
I like stories from festivals and New York Fashion Week. I don't like concerts, football matches, etc.
Yes, I follow celebrities' stories. Fun to see what they do.
Fun to see if they tell us something exciting or do something fun that interests me.
Follow idols (musicians, YouTubers etc)
I want to follow them ("følge med"), know what they do in their everyday lives.
Info stories. So I stay up to date. ("Sånn at jeg blir oppdatert.")
Follow YouTubers. Get to know what is up and coming.
News, comedy, and friends' stories.
Yes I follow celebrities and YouTubers.
Has to catch what I like.
Something I can recognise myself in.
Most mystories aren't much good in my opinion. But if you use humour it can make a good story.
Haven't watched Live Stories.
Only watch stories from my friends.
I like all kinds of Live Stories, but what is really uninteresting for me is... [unfinished]
Yes, I follow radio, newssite, people who are just random and funny in general, and celebrities/YouTubers of course.
Seeing different countries. Experiencing some of the culture
Kevin Hart. OnCue: rapper.
Like like seeing the bands I like and what they do.
Only watch the ones from Norway.
|Yes, celebrities.||Entertaining, effective.||0||0||0||0||0||0||6|
Never watch live stories, forget they're there.
Follow people if I think they're interestedin. Like seeing what other people do.
If it's fun to watch it's a good story, I think.
Only my friends and aquaintances' stories. I rarely check Snapchat and hardly ever watch stories.
Stories with humour, music or narratives.
Yes, I follow lots of musicians, celebrities and actors.
Must be interesting, a narrative or what you're doing.
If there's something in it that interests me.
|I gathered this data for a project on Snapchat narratives. I want to understand how stories are told on Snapchat. My main method is textual analysis, and this data is simply intended to give me a better idea of whether users actually watch Live stories and other stories, and whether they make them - and to give me some ideas for where to dig deeper as I continue researching stories. I plan to visit more high schools to get more responses, but since Snapchat's interface changed in 2016, the results won't be directly comparable.|
|Importantly, this data was collected BEFORE the update in mid-June that made Live Stories and Discover channels look the same. I assume the numbers will change with this interface change.|
|If you use the data for anything, please let me know - I would love to see your results! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Several times a day
|Other codes simply mean yes or no.|
Several times a week
Less often than weekly