Foursqure is my new social network...

Derek Mehraban's picture
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11/2/2011
New Media, Social Media

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These days I check in on Foursquare. Playing a game with friends to get points, badges, and street cred. I don't check it often. I comment on others occasionaly. But I consistently use this social network more than others.

Why? It's easy. It's relevant. It tells a story. Tired of Facebook. Twitter is OK, but I can tweet from my Foursquare. Google Plus seems too much effort. So I check in. And that's that.

What's your social network of choice? Has it changed for you? Will it?

The social media ebb and flow is very interesting for me. A year ago I was fed up with Foursquare and calling it a fad. Ha, ha. Now what...

Comments & Feedback

Student

I used to use foursquare frequently but I haven't used it in a while. It used to be fun when I would challenge my gf and see who can be mayor of all of our favorite spots but that became old very fast. I don't remember the last time I checked into anywhere on Foursquare. If companies gave more incentives to people for checking in I would probably check in more or if they had a top ten list of check ins that might encourage me to check in more. However right now there is no good reason for me to use foursquare. The social network I use the most is Facebook. 

Student

I have started using Foursquare a lot lately for the coupon offers some businesses use to drive people into their store.  Qdoba had free chips and queso everytime you checked in Foursquare on Wednesdays, and that kept me going back there for the deal.  I think if more businesses take advantage of the app like that, it would be a dominate app.

Student

My platform of choice differs from viewing to actively participating in. I like to view facebook just because there is so much more information on it and I can spend hours looking at pictures and status's. When it comes to me enjoying using a social media platform my favorite would be twitter. It is the best way to be up on real time info but yet it has the humor aspect that I always enjoy and it's a quick read with only 140 character limit. It keeps me engaged and you can say some powerful and funny stuff with 140 characters!

Student

When it comes to social networks I am really only interested in one.  Facebook.  This is because it is the only social network that I actually have a network.  On all the other sites I don't have very many friends which make them pretty much useless in my opinion.  You can also pretty much do everything that you might do on the other sites, which makes facebook even better in my opinion.

Student

I have been on most of the popular social networking sites starting with Facebook and I'm now on to using Foursquare, instagram, and twitter. While Facebook used to be my favorite social networking device I now use twitter exclusively. There is too much useless content on my facebook and doesn't have the ease of sharing that twitter possesses. I can easily link my facebook to my twitter account so that my facebook network can see me in their feed. Foursquare is growing on me and is fun to use but not enough of my network is using it. So until my twitter feed is filled with nonsense I will continue to use that the most over facebook foursquare and instagram.

Student

I personally have a bad experience with Foursquare and in a way could say it is too simple... This summer while working with a Coca-Cola Campaign, America is Your Park, I worked with foursquare. America is Your Park is a campaign by Coca-Cola that encourages people to get out and be active by voting for their favorite park. The park with the most check-ins (votes) through foursquare was given a grant from Coca-Cola. However, there was a problem. On Foursquare you can create your own location. People were creating numerous locations for parks and it was hard to tally all the votes. Also people were creating parks that were not real parks. A big problem was created were people and parks were accused of cheating. In result the entire announcing event of who the winner was delayed a month because the company needed to go through and verify every park.

 

On to answering your question… When I was a freshman in college Facebook was my network of choice. I used it to stay in touch with people and friends at home. Through the years of college Facebook started to lose my interest I don't know if it was because I wasn't interested in "friends" lives that I went to High school anymore or if Facebook has just gotten too cluttered.  Facebook does not keep my attention for as long as it used to.

 

My network of choice is LinkedIn right now, but I do not think this will last long. With graduation approaching this December I have been obsessed with looking for and applying for jobs.

 

Student

I like foursquare. I think it's fun and the achievement badges/competition with friends creates a fun atmosphere. My problem is that I live an incredibly boring life. The only really good thing I have going for me to combat the blandness is the enigma that I might be doing something fun. Foursquare can both harm and help this stigma. I can tweet funny quips anonymously without actually being at a bar, and I can play video games from the comfort of my home without the peer pressure of going out, I enjoy the anynomity. When I see people with fast paces lives tweeting I instantly dislike them due to jealousy. It will take time for me to grow into Foursquare.

Student

I agree, FourSquare is great. You can check in places and earn discounts while having fun with friends claiming or stealing Mayorships. Sometimes it can be a little creepy because you know where everyone is, but you can turn notifications off easily. It actually has come in handy a few times. I've gotten 7 dollars off my oil change in East Lansing, and when I saw my friend checked in a Meijer, I commented to see if she could bring me some detergent back and she did. You can also post to Facebook and Twitter at the same time using FourSquare. Right now, it's one of my favorite tools. I use twitter to gather news and follow cool personalities and have a laugh. Facebook I mostly use for pictures and for chatting with friends. They all are similar but I use each one for a different reason.

Student

Foursquare is nice, I like checking into places that most people don't, I usually dont waste my time checking in somewhere that is very common, unless there is some kind of coupon deal or something of that nature. Right now I'm on a twitter kick, specially with all the crazy Jeremly Lin hype lately. I just feel more connected on twitter, I have had an account for awhile now, but really didn't use it like I should have. Now I can get a lot more out of it then just watching ESPN for the latest news, I have seen many occasions where Twitter has realesed news before ESPN had, and thats what I like best about it, getting things fast, before everyone else.

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Student

Facebook has typically been my social network of choice- more so out of habit than anything and lack of other social networks (going back to high school years). Lately, however, I have been using Twitter more. I find it far more interesting and entertaining. I don't really care for the new Facebook layout and it hasn't been as entertaining as I once found it to be. I have a 4sqaure, but haven't really had much experience with it yet. I've heard good things about this social network though so I am considering using it more. Linkedin is obviously soley professional and Google+ doesn't really interest me right now- it is too time consuming and not many of my friends have an account yet. 

Student

My social network of choice is Facebook. I have used Facebook since I was back in highschool, and now I am still using it daily. Why I became so obsessed with facebook is that because I can keep in touch with my friends all over the world, and that facebook makes me easier to talk to others that I don’t usually keep in touch. I have joined Twitter two years ago, just to see what famous people, and celebrities are interested. I like updating photos that I took with my friends and share them by tagging them. However, one thing that I didn’t’ like was that people I do not know could see the pictures to if I don’t change the privacy settings, and that firned’s of my friends could even comment them. Moreover, what I like about facebook is that I could see where people are checked in. However, Facebook became very much of a problem with people, stalking, making dramas that could happen between friends and couples. People can obviously see people’s relationship status, and can find out where they are at by “check-in.”
But in my opinion, Facebook is a good social network.

Student

Facebook was the first social media site that I was really into. I joined once they began to open it up to high school students. Over the years, I have still remained to me an avid facebook user. It's remains my social network of choice. It's easy and I'm used to it. I see more of a point to use facebook over any others. I try to use twitter a bit more than before since joining the class, but since I barely even post Facebook status' it makes tweeting out of the ordinary for me. I don't like checking in to places and I am not all that intrigued by Google + right now.  I think it is very interesting that Facebook began and has remained my number one social media site. I think this speaks volumes for what Facebook has done. They got it right.

Student

Facebook is my social network of choice simply because it is what I'm used to.  It is easy for me to stay in touch with my friends across the world - I like being able to see what they're up to via wallposts, photos, and status updates.  I also like to share what I'm up to, although I don't update my Facebook as much as others.  Lately, I've been trying to spend less time on the site because I am much more productive without it.  I work two jobs, and I'm taking 19 credits.  An hour spent on Facebook is an hour I could have studying, watching TV, catching up on reading, grabbing coffee with a friend...

 

If social networking wasn't a part of my life, I feel like my "real life" would be a lot more exciting and fulfilling.  I could never get rid of my Facebook permanently; there are way too many photos I would miss and friends I'd never be able to check in on.  However, I think it's important to limit how much time one spends using social media.  My roommate has this one friend that will come over every once and while.  I don't think I've ever had a full conversation with her because she is constantly on her mac or iPhone - either checking Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, or her blog.  Social media, as useful and fun as it can be, is no substitute for real, human interaction.  

Student

Lately the first thing I do when I go to a new place is checking in on Foursquare. I really enjoy seeing others tips, getting points, and unlock the badges. And it is so creative that those badges are designed according to different places. I unlocked the Bookworm badge in the library and unlocked the Local badge in Spartan Village because I live here. Isn't it interesting? Foursquare is also a good media to share. I shared my "Favorite Restaurants in East Lansing" on Foursquare, and I know my friends benefit from it. Foursquare now is my priroty of social media. 

Student

Lately I find myself more attracted to Twitter for a social network of choice. Don't get me wrong, I love Facebook and I'm probably on it way too much but there's something about Twitter and it's simplicity that I like more. I'd rather update and see what's happening and new on Twitter more often than I do with Facebook. Facebook has just become too complicated and more of a "stalking" sort of device as I see it. I do love going on it to see what's new in everyone's life or to chat with friends and to look at pictures but I don't like how Facebook has become a place where people spill their every feeling and action to the world. I do like to use it to keep in touch with people, and I probably "use" it more than Twitter because of the fact that not all of my friends have a Twitter nor use it. There are many aspects that I love about Facebook but I sometimes hate it too. I think that it's become something people rely on too heavily and I don't like how creepy it's become and public. 

Student

I appreciate change - and as I have established before, I am afraid of commitment.  Which, really, is great - because social media never stays the same, it is always evolving! 

I dont do games - no time!  I am currently managing my personal social media sites, as well as the social media accounts for my internship site, The McKinney Foundation.  That means: 2 Facebooks, 2 Twitters, 2 Linkedin, 2 blogs, the Foundation's website, and my Google+.  I do use Hootsuite for a convenient way of getting a quick snapshot of my personal accounts, but I find that I miss out on some things if I dont pull the actual website up every once in a while. 

Although I have signed up for Foursquare recently, I have not had too much time to really dig in and make it useful for my purposes.  I do, however, see that it could prove to be a great benefit!

Student

Before knowing the Foursquare, I use only two SNS which are Facebook and Twitter.  It has been about year for using two SNS with my Smartphone.  Smartphone version of Facebook app has lot of bug and frequently does not work.  However, I prefer to use Facebook with computers.  By using Facebook with smart phone does not quite convenience to me.  Foursquare is a new type of SNS which is designed very suitable with smart phone.  It is also connecting with Facebook and other SNS.  Foursquare provide real information that is useful in our life.  The badge system makes me more interesting.  When I try to get badges, it makes me feel like playing board game.  I have more than 30 apps but I use only five of apps.  Now Foursquare is my priority app to me. Until I met Foursquare, I thought Facebook was most powerful app in the app store.  There is no permanent SNS to us because things going to be changed by every day. 

Student

I agree with this blog post so much - and I never thought I would!  I only started using Foursquare for this assignment, but I already love it.  Facebook creates too much drama in friendships, and is a portal to waste too much time.  Twitter is a little better, but there are no particular benefits from tweeting.  Foursquare, however, offers coupons, specials and a quick and easy way to see who else is around you!  I enjoy seeing the creative "unknown" places people create on Foursquare as well - for example, I'm sitting in my house right now, and my "nearby places" list includes Nachofest, Sketch Alley, Park Bench, and Spartan Kingdom.  Ha!  Although I won't completely ditch my Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ (which is a joke), I can see myself really getting into Foursquare!

Student

I still use facebook on a daily basis as a filler and a means of secondary contact. and with all the integreation of fb with smartphones it has almost incorporated itself into every aspect of my daily life.  As far as twitter I never got into that whole tweeting fad i use it but not as often or as much as others. and with G+ i also feel that at this point its still too much work to keep at it, but i do like the istant upload and backup feature for the photos on android phones. THere is alot of great potentials for location based marketing, and with check in social network tools that will onlymake the posibilities greater

Student

As of right now, Twitter is my favorite social network. I think Facebook is a site where too much information, pictures, and comments are shared, and can sometimes be overwhelming.  The information and content that is shared on Twitter is more controlled because it is easier for me to select the network of people I want to share and connect with.  I think Twitter is a fun, entertaining way to talk to my friends.  It also is easier to use, and I can easily read what my favorite businesses, TV shows, and celebrities are doing.  In my opinion, my Facebook has evolved into a site with a lot of clutter that I am not interested in reading.   

 

Student

Facebook is my social network of choice. I don't use it too much. I mostly use it for filler, like when I'm waiting for class to start and I don't want to awkwardly stare around the room, I get on my phone to not feel like a dork.  I've had Facebook for sometime now and it would be entirely difficult to transfer to something else like Google+. It has everything I would ever possibly need from a social website as opposed to others that are just parts or aspects of Facebook. For example Facebook status's is what Twitter is, and thats really the only thing you can do. Facebook's check in feature is what Foursquare is. Facebooks photos is what instagram is. It just doesnt make sense to me to have all of these other accounts at one time, when everything you need is in one place.

Student

The Foursqure is very convenient. Before I used location based services, I usually used website to search some places, such as what best restaurant in Chicago, before I visited other cities. I always made plans before I left home. But today, I can search places when I was outside. I feel more free because I don’t need to follow my plan and I can change the place where I want to go.

Student

I don't think there's any way to escape Facebook. Even though I like to rag on the constantly changing interface and get annoyed with the steady flow of pointless status updates of people I don't even know; I still use it.  The pros of using Facebook just seem to outweigh the cons at this point.  I'm not saying that I'll be using it forever (though it's a possibility), I'm just saying that until something else comes along that can gather everyone I know and would like to keep in contact with I really don't have a choice.  Twitter, Google+, and every other social media outlet is trying to do what Facebook has already done: Connect people.  As long as Facebook keeps innovating and setting the curve, it will remain the most relevant social media website on the Internet (and my network of choice).

Student

As I stated in my homework post, I have never been a fan of location based services.  Maybe I will start using foursqaure later on but I don't think its really necessary right now.  My favorite social network is probably Twitter because people can be short and to the point.  Its also great if you have a good sense of humor and want people to see what's going on as it can be quite comical.  Im not too interested in where people are all the time and for others to see where I am yet.

Student

I just knew location based services like Foursqure, but I never use it before. In the past, if I want to search some place, I would search online, and chose from the website, because I think there were more info on the website. Right now, location based services developed better than before. I can use it on my cell phone, and whatever I was, the app can help me, it is so convenient.

Student

Although Facebook is my site of choice, my social networking presence has slowly been fading out for the last year.  I find myself spending more time working, studying, and doing extra curriculars and hobbies than I had in the past and do not have much time for social networking anymore.  Having used Facebook and/or Myspace since middle school, I find myself growing tired of social networking, although I do anticipate to use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and LinkedIn for career opportunities in the future.

Student

Foursquare indeed opened a brand new dimension for social media users by introducing location. And now Facebook is quickly learning from Foursquare's success and adding location features every where. My social meida choice is still Facebook however. Cosumers will keep going for the most traditional, convinient and familiar choice until a new media surpasses the traditional platform on a large scale. I have strong hopes for Google+, because its abudant resources which can create very impressive user expereince. But it needs to keep a focus and create a nitch point for cosumers to have reason to switch first.

Student

My social network of choice is twitter. I love twitter because there are so many different topics going on at all times. I used to like Fcaebook until I realized it is nothing but trouble. Facebook causes over 60% of marriage break ups and cause a lot of confusion in a lot of other relationships. I think this eventually change because twitter will get boring like Facebook eventually did. 

Student

I truly think for me that my social network of choice changes with the numbers.  To illustrate, in the days of Myspace, that's where it was at for me.  Loyally, almost compulsively, I would check to see what was new, who wanted to be my friend, etc.  Perhaps an illusion of a more happening social life than was once mine, Myspace made me happy.  Then come a day when no one cool was on Myspace any longer.  They'd fled to Facebook, a foreign concept to me.  

 

Feeling optionless, I remember making my account and posting my first update about how confusing I thought facebook was.  Between then and now, I've gained about 500 friends that I actually know, and facebook just keeps improving.  I can't see myself going anywhere anytime soon.

 

Initially when trying out Google + I thought for sure it would out-win facebook in only a matter of time.  I truly think it has greater capabilities.  But since that's not what the numbers have been suggesting, I suppose I'm sticking with my comfort zone and where I can follow the happenings of my friends and have them follow mine.  

 

Facebook <3

Student

I most defintely like Facebook among the other social networking sites. Mainly because it was the ifrst site I joined, ever in life. I never was the type to indukge in social media like with Myspace or Bebo. So once I got to college, I gave it a chance in order to keep in touch with my friends from back home. I then fell in love, I began to upload photos, instant message and take advantage of all sorts of its features. It hasn't changed for me, im still i love with Facebook, i actually dont think I'll ever deactivate, unless they make me pay of course. Twitter just doesnt let me be as intuned with my friends like Facebook does an dGoogle+ just takes too much time. But Foursquare is pretty cool, I think because its take the one feature that most socialnetworking sites have and makes it a main target such as tweeting or status-making.

Student

I most defintely like Facebook among the other social networking sites. Mainly because it was the ifrst site I joined, ever in life. I never was the type to indukge in social media like with Myspace or Bebo. So once I got to college, I gave it a chance in order to keep in touch with my friends from back home. I then fell in love, I began to upload photos, instant message and take advantage of all sorts of its features. It hasn't changed for me, im still i love with Facebook, i actually dont think I'll ever deactivate, unless they make me pay of course. Twitter just doesnt let me be as intuned with my friends like Facebook does an dGoogle+ just takes too much time. But Foursquare is pretty cool, I think because its take the one feature that most socialnetworking sites have and makes it a main target such as tweeting or status-making.

Student

My network of choice is still Facebook. I was hoping it would change to Google+, but not enough of my friends use it for it to be relevant (yet). Everyone seems to have a Facebook, and although I have heard people say they don't like the new changes, I actually like them. I think the new timeline is a really cool feature, and adds more to the experience. I also manage a lot of Facebook accounts for various clients at my agency, so I am on it quite a bit. I have a Twitter and am getting more into it as time goes on, and I think the same can be said for Foursquare too. But Facebook is number one right now because of the number of my friends who use it, along with the fact that it is a huge part of my job. 

Student

Facebook is my top social media outlet and I do not see that changing in the near future because I do not have a smartphone. I feel that Twitter and Foursquare are more prevalent among users of smartphones. Although I do wish for a smartphone, I am not dissatisfied with using Facebook more than the other social media sites. Facebook offers everything that I could ask for and more in regards to communicating with friends and family via the internet. I really like the idea of Twitter and in the past few months it has slowly been growing on me, but I do not see myself using it more than Facebook. Foursquare, on the other hand, will not be topping my list of most used social media sites in the future. I worked with a girl this past summer who had to pull out her phone wherever we went and check in on Foursquare; it was quite annoying. Because of this, I vowed to never jump onto the Foursquare bandwagon, until now. After using Foursquare, I still feel the same about it. I enjoy the incentives that businesses offer when you check-in, but I dislike having to pull out my phone/computer everywhere I go to check-in. 

Student

I would have to say my social network choice is  facebook. I am not a huge fan of any social network tools, but I’m trying to participate in social network tools such as Twitter and Google+, even facbook because it seems fun and easy to get touch with my friends. I am not sure which tool is best for social network, however Foursquare seems to be a good tool. It has a potential power to be a great social network if more people participate and use to it. If Foursquare get it right, they could provide brilliantly detailed location-based intelligence which, like Twitter, we will perhaps wonder how we ever managed without in a few years from now

Student

I'm definitely a Facebook person. It is the social network where I can connect easiest with the majority of my friends and interact with them on a number of levels. There are many ways to communicate with them and let them know what I am up to, plus since I use it the most it is the social networking site that I have the easiest time navigating. Twitter is starting to grow on me, but I feel that I use it for different purposes than Facebook. Twitter is more if I want to share some interesting news, link, or piece of information, where as Facebook I use primarily to interact with my friends.

Student

i would have to say that my favorite social network of choice is twitter. The reason i like it better than the others is because its fast and easy. I can read what i want and then get on with my day. Also pretty much every other social network can connect through twitter so it makes it easy. Twitter hasnt really changed for me recently, but i can say that i hated it at first and never really used it, now i use it everyday. Im pretty sure, like with everything else, that i will either become more involved with the site, or get rid of it. But for now twitter is the top favorite because it has something to offer that none of the other social networks can offer, like hash tagging. I also feel the twitter is a great way to get news from around the world and you can follow companies and see how they are doing. Plus the other sites are getting old and boring, all the same.

Student

Facebook seems to still be my favorite networking tool, but mainly because I am the most comfortable and established on it. Twitter comes in as a close second mainly because it's simple, short, and straight to the point. Also, Grandma doesn't have one. It's nice to get away from all the chaos of farmville and chain "like my status" updates. 

Student

Today my social networking site is Facebook. The site allows me to form events, send out photos and keep in touch with friends and family from all over. I do have foursquare and twitter but I dont use them as much. As much as I like to log on Foursquare and make sure Im the mayor of my house every day its not a very useful site for me. Facebook is only expanding and becoming more and more useful for my social networking needs. It really has changed me on the note that I am addicted and constently update my status and post my photos online. Its a good useful tool to have when I need to connect with others

Student

My social network of choice is Twitter. Facebook used to be my favorite, but it's changes take too much effort for me to understand. I like that Twitter has stayed consistent throughout the times I've used it. It's fun to read both on my smartphone and online. I also like that the thoughts have to be shortened, so rambling doesn't happen. I think Twitter will be around for a while, even if the way I use it may be different (for business).

Student

As a new user of Foursquare, I can see its beneficial attributes as a different form of online marketing. However, as a full time student, I don’t really go that many places to utilize the rewards that companies give out to returning consumers. I like the concept of Foursquare very much because it’s a less annoying and more fun way of saving money and receiving coupons than having to remember a rewards card or give your address every time you buy something.  I would not call Foursqaure my new social network, although I do see myself using the application more and more once I get a phone with the capability to use the app. As of now I will stay loyal to Facebook as do many of my friends.

Student

I completely agree! FourSquare is amazing. I have had it for just one week and I love it! I use it all the time to see whats going on in my area. Its a great way to find new restaurants and helps me find local music. My social life has been much more fulfilling and simple. 

Student

After exploring Foursquare I relaized how useful this social media service can be, especially with specials and discount to local places. One thing I found very useful was the ability to search places surrounding you to get a better understanding of what to do and what other people have said about it. Its ability to also link it to Twitter and Facebook can also be beneficial for the poeple who use Twitter often. I also think Foursqaure is a good devide to level the playing field with smaller and bigger businesses. The reason is because it is all associated with your location. I agree with you and think I see myself using this application more and more in the near future.

Student

My social networks of choice are a combination of Facebook and Twitter. Facebook allows me to share what I want with who I want and remain connected with those I want to while Twitter lets me share other things more publicly. I can keep up with friends on Facebook and find out what I need to know about news or businesses via Twitter.

Student

I see Foursquare as the new form of social media, clouding the use of Facebook with its strong similarities to the monstrous power.  I have to say that I have not started with the Foursquare trend - yet - but I do not see it as the current trendiest social network of today's date.  Twitter is my social network of choice.  It is such a casual form of social networking, allowing one to see people's opinions and keep up with current news in everyones lives without even clicking a new page thanks to a strong news feed center.  I have to say that I am one twitter for more than an hour at any given time throughout the day because of its comedic aspects, quickness and simpleness, and the ability to hear from celebrities at any moment directly from their mouth.  I think that Facebook has begun to decline in popularity and is giving way to the next big social network: Twitter.

Student

The social media site that I use most often is definitely Twitter. I rarely use Facebook and I haven't made the switch to Foursquare because if I want to check in somewhere, I can just tweet that I'm doing it rather than going into a different app on my phone or something and having to do it there. I also haven't made the switch to Google Plus because I don't know of many people who use it and it seems to be very similar to Facebook. Maybe as time goes I will change what I use, but for now, it's Twitter. 

Student

As of late my social network as of late has been Twitter. I find myself constantly going there for many reasons. Much more of my closer friends are on there and is easier to keep up with than facebook. I also use twitter more because I can get multiple types of stories.I can read blurbs about news, sports scores, or what my friend is doing. A year ago i would not have thought that twiter would be my social network of choice. I would have thought then that I would stick with facebook. However, now it just seems like Facebook is too much info about others I really have no interest in. I don't follow a large amount of people on twitter and those i do follow I usually have an interest in what their doing.

Student

Recently, my social network of choice has become Twitter. I don't tweet a lot but it is the first site that I check when I'm bored and am looking at my phone. One major reason that Twitter has become my social network rather than Facebook is because of Facebook's extremely glitchy application on my iPhone. I've heard other people complain about this as well and I can't understand why Facebook cannot develop a better application. On the other hand, Twitter's app is smooth and simple. For a person like me who generally uses their phone for social media the phone accesibility is very important. 

Student

I use Facebook, Twitter, Google+… but my favorite social network is Foursquare! I see Foursquare as a game, so I like to check in for earning points, getting badges and mayorships. Now I already have 9 badges and 5 mayorships (it’s still very less compared to heavy users). I also use Foursquare to “explore” some good restaurants if I go to a place or district where I’m not familiar. What’s more, sometimes I can get rewards from some retailers when I check in!

 

Student

My primary social media website is Facebook. This is mostly just because that's what all of the people that I know are on and I don't really see a reason to duplicate my online 'life' on other social media sites. Google+ is the only other social website that I joined willingly, and I really never use it because not a lot of other people use it. I do have a Twitter, but I was pretty much forced to get that from one of the classes that I took and I also have a LinkedIn and blog that were a result of this class. I'll probably continue to use Facebook until something else comes along that my network of people move towards.

Student

Facebook is my social network of choice.  This is due to the fact that I have been on it the longest, and it is where all of my friends are.  The only thing that would make this change for me is if they started charging money, or my friends stopped using it.  I use it so that I can keep in contact and involved in my friends lives who do not live near me.