What's Your Favorite Social Network?

Derek Mehraban's picture
Instructor
10/6/2016
New Media, Social Media

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OK, quick survey. What's your favorite social network? How often do you use it? Why do you love it so much? Do you see good ways for brands to use your favorite network to market their products?

Comments & Feedback

Student

My favorite social media platform is most likely Facebook. On Facebook I connect with family member that are back home in the Carolinas. Also, I enjoy reading my "liked" pages posts. Facebook is the juggernaut of social media therefore businesses have a lot of potential for promotion. I don't see Facebook declining in popularity, however with the many new social media sites it is importnat to keep your options open as a business looking to advertise your products

Student

Without a doubt Snapchat is my favorite social network. It seems like every week there's new filters available, and I've always liked the geotags. Also, I have a Bitmoji, and being able to send snaps to other people with both of our Bitmojis is always fun. I do believe that they update the app too often, but other than that it is a very simple and fun app!

Student

I would probably say that Snapchat is my favorite social app.  My parents always make fun of me for the faces I make while trying out different filters and adjusting the angle of my phone so I can get that perfect selfie.  I think it's great because it gives users the chance to see each other without using FaceTime or a similar app.  Stories are great, as well because you can record all that's going on around you for all of your friends to see.  One video/picture leads right into the next and there's no need for constant clicking or flipping through pctures like you have to do on a Facebook album.

I think Snapchat is great tool for brands to reach out to their customers with because it's practical and will catch the attention of their younger users especially.  The ability to screenshot helps people save their favorite items and send them to others and encourage them to follow the brand, as well!  

Student

My favorite social network is Wechat and I use it every day! I am internatioal students and I can talk with my family and friends through social media every day and refresh the moment to see what did my family and friends done.

Student

My favorite social network is Wechat and I use it every day! I am internatioal students and I can talk with my family and friends through social media every day and refresh the moment to see what did my family and friends done.

Student

My favorite social network is BY FAR Snapchat.

I use it everyday, all day.

I love the fun filters and how easy it is to communicate with friends. The geotags are fun to use and its fun to show off where you are and what youre doing on your story.

This is probably one of the best up and coming ways to promote your brand and market to most people's target market.

Student

My favorite social media netwrok is instagram. I use it everday, mostly when i am bored and need a good laugh or inspiration. I love it because you can literally see everything and keep up with current events. A lot of brands use instagram, almost every should have an instagram because it's the happening! It's a hot new way of communication and marketing!

Student

For me, My favorite social network is WEIBO, it is a APP from China, but it can download all over the world and this social network was used all over the world. Alomst I use it more than ten times in a day, WEIBO was similiar with Twitter, I can follow the stars and my friends on there and see what were post by them, somepeople post daily life of themselvies, somepeople post the important thing in there, I was love it so much and somepeople I follewd could post the goods sell in there. I can buy them and make new firends when I use WEIBO, I felt I could got alot information from outside world. 

Student

Instagram is my favorite social network, I almost use it everyday.  I love is beacuse I can looked at my friends pic through it and I can see many superstar's post, fishion post, and interesting video. I saw many famous brand it to show their popluar and new products on it.

Student

My favorite social network is Instagram. I almost use it everyday, but most of the time I use it to see other's posting. I love it so much because instagram is more like sharing pictures without many words social network, and it is easy to use. Instagram can post some interesting picutres at the moment, it more like image use. And I like taking pictures. McDonald's use Instagram to market their products, and also post some creative images to advertise the product. It catches audience's attention. 

Student

My favorite social network platform is definitely snapchat!

 

I love it so much because it's a very causal way in keeping in contact with people. If I don’t respond to a snap it isn’t as bad as not respoinding to someones text message. Plus if i say something embarrassing it's deleted with in seconds. And it also catches my attention easily, sometimes on Facebook we have people who post too much or way long of posts and they just cram our news feeds. On snapchat it's all subective. I dont have to watch your story and most of the times stories are short and interesting.

 

I think brands could capitlize on this by creaitng snapchat accounts and posting interesting stories. For example, I follow Peta on snapchat and I love when they show 'how to' videos on cooking vegan meals or when they show behind the scenes of the stuff they do at work. This really makes me feel like I’m a part of their company. 

Student

My favorite social media is instrgram. Firslty this is very convinence platform for share your life and fresh things which you meet. I can see the beautiful picture from my friends and we can send the comment or reply to communite our friendship, especially we can clike "like" if you think the picture is interesting. And it is attractive for people want to open it. I think nowadyas more and more people use it.

Student

My favorite social media outlet is defintely snapchat and it is the one I use the most. I think that even texting in our generation is now annoying and we would rather snap someone a question. I personally don't liek to have long conversations over text I would much rather call osmeone or snap them if I have something short to say. I say I use it at least once or twice an hour a day. I also like how everyone is on it now and you can follow your favorite celebrities and see what they are up to day to day.

Student

My favorite social media outlet is defintely snapchat and it is the one I use the most. I think that even texting in our generation is now annoying and we would rather snap someone a question. I personally don't liek to have long conversations over text I would much rather call osmeone or snap them if I have something short to say. I say I use it at least once or twice an hour a day. I also like how everyone is on it now and you can follow your favorite celebrities and see what they are up to day to day.

Student

My favorite social networks is instagram, and I use it every day, because instagram is visual and social. My favorite market- Whole Foods, its use instagram to post different food image to attract people to buy their food.

Student

Facebook it my all time favorite social media, and it been like this for years now. Facebook you are able to reconnect with old friends from the pass and rekindle old relationships. I also love it How you can also be with your family and share moment  s that goes on throughy out the family. It's interesting how you can also find jobs and make connections all through one social media site.

Student

My favorite social media right now is instagram. I think it is simple enough to not make other users annoying, but also is exciting at the same time. I love seeing others pictures. I used to be a huge Facebook fan, but I now feel like Facebook is just used for people to talk about their irrelevant opinion that I couldn't care less about. Instagram and short and sweet and to the point with showing life just in one picture. 

Student

My favourite social media platform is instagram. I will post photo and share moment on Instagram every week. And I will check Instagram serveral times a day. The most attracrtive thing of Instagram is it is very popular and clear. Everyone share the picture of the day. And know about people's moment and daily mood. Instagram is a connection with me and friends.

Student

I woiuld have to say Tumblr is my favorite social media. I think its because there isn't too much of a filter and you meet new people and see new things. I like the fact that its like one big on going blog. I use it mostly for art and fashion purposes but you can see a little bit of everything. I think its the only social media that i can stay on for hours.

Student

My favorite social network is Snapchat. I enjoy using this because I feel it is one of the more personal platforms. You can see into people's lives in a more unique way than Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. When people send video's, which many people are doing now on Snapchat, you get a more genuine reaction from people. People are less worried about the things they send because only certain people can see it, and it is gone after they send it. People find themselves getting into trouble on some social media platforms because it is on there for a significant amount of time. I'm not condoning posting innapropriate things, but I like content that is not "faked" if you will and is genuine.

Student

My favorite social network is Snapchat.  I use it everyday because it's the best way to keep in touch with the people I'm far away from.  I like it because even though they're so far away we can show each other exactly what we're doing and kind of feel closer that way.  I watch a lot of the sponsored stories on Snapchat when I'm bored so I think companies can use Snapchat to help market themselves.  They can use the ads in those stories, sponsor their own stories, or create sponsored filters to put over pictures.  Companies could also come up with special stickers that people could use in their chat feature.  I think this would really stand out and people would really notice the new stickers.

Student

Instagram is my favorite social media outlet. I love seeing pictures. It's a great way to keep up with my friends without all the text. I use it several times every day. Not only do I follow some friends, I also follow a few brands so I can keep up with their new products and deals. I also follow some celebrities. Instagram is a fun way to keep up with celebrebrities because it almost seems like they are just one of your friends. 

Instagram is a great tool for brands. Customers can willingly follow your account and get updates on your brand. Pictures are quite effective for advertising. Brands can add a small description of the product or deal and then add hashtags which create conversation about the brand. If a brand's hashtag is trending, that will get a great deal of buzz. 

What are the downsides to advertising on Instagram?

Student

I love twitter and I hope the NFL uses it to post more highlights and player interviews

Student

I love twitter and I hope the NFL uses it to post more highlights and player interviews

Student

Instagram;

-Less unnecessary person compares to Facebook I'do not have my elementary teacher on Instagram...

-People usually upload only one picture (best picture on the vacation) so I do not have to see all album.

- Beware of Instagram comments.. Less communication,fewer comments, fewer things to worry just see the picture that's all!

- It has the first and the best photo filters since existed.

- Less instant, more quality.

 

Student

I personally think Instagram has become one of my least favorite social media sites because of the fact its not as personal as snapchat and a lot of instagram users are not actively using their pages like facebook and snapchat users do.

Student

My favorite social media outlet is Instagram and it has been for years now. There isnt a day that I dont get on Instragram. I often get on Instagram when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed at night, also as my in between past time. I love it because it isnt extra and does not take much to operate or just view photos. Yes, i love when my favorite brands utilize my favorite network because it also encourages me to do so. Instagram has been consistently my favorite for years now. 

Student

My favorite social network right now would have to be Instagram. I look at my instagram so many times a day I honestly lose count. Sometimes it's simply to pass time while others I'm interested in seeing new posts and also discovering new accounts. I love it so much because I have a lot of space to discover other accounts, view my friends, and just feel more socially involved. I defintely think instagram is a great way for brands to market themselves. I follow several celebrities on instagram and they will post promotional pictures featuring a product or service they "recommend you try". As obvious as their advertising message is, it still get's their users thinking about the product. Promotional instagrams are also something I notice on Instagram. When I scroll through my news feed often times ads will pop featuring someting I may have been interested in or looked up in the past. 

Student

Facebook is my favorite social media platform. On top of being easy to use, it combines convenience (for multiple things: ads, connectivity, organization) with the social media aspect, which allows me to see what my friends are up to and what they've been intersted in. While Twitter is entertaining for pointless entertainment, 140 characters is not enough to keep quality relationships going with my friends, especially since I have moved several times throughout my lifetime.

Student

Personally, my favorite social media website is either snap chat or facebook, (however facebook becoming less and less as it gets closer to the election.)

My reasoning behind it? Snapchat is funny, and it's entertaining. Also, people can't post crazy rants or share overly political or obscene things on it (well they can, but it'll be less than 30 seconds!)

I use snap chat every day, it's nice because I can see what my friends are up to in real time. Brands could use this to market, like by having their own filter or geocache for Chipotle. There could also be their own stream channel for special promotional events (like national taco day.)

 

Student

Snapchat is my favortie social network because you can use it like texting except you can send little videos and snaps with whatever you are saying.

Student

Snapchat is my favortie social network because you can use it like texting except you can send little videos and snaps with whatever you are saying.

Student

My favortie right now is definitley Snapchat. Snapchat is unique because you can actually take a dip in that persons life to see whats going on in their life. Using fun filters and geo-filters make snapchat eye popping and fun for all of its users. And honestly nothing beats a funny snapchat between friends that you can save forever to laugh at anytime. Snapchat is still upcoming, fun and I don't see an end in sight at all for Snapchat.

Student

My favorite social network is, without a doubt, snapchat. I enter and exit the app probably around 10-20 times a day every day of the week. There are so many reasons to love snapchat. I love it becuase its a cool, easy way to stay in touch with people that you would not normally be able to do this with. You can always text or call someone but it does not compare to being able to have mini coversations via selfies, action shots, and videos. It helps everything seems a little more personal. That is why I love it so much. Yes I do see good ways for my brand to use this product. Snapchat has recently introduced new ways of advertsing on their application. After you view a certain amount of snap stories, an ad pops up. You are given the opportunity to skip the app if it is not applicable to you. I think that my brand could utlilize this and I believe that it would definitely pay off. 

Student

My favorite social media network is Snapchat. I use it almost daily to send pictures to my friends and family. I really like snapchat because I have some friends from overseas and it is a really useful app when I want to communicate with them quickly. Some brands already do use snapchat to market; they throw adds in while I watch people's stories. Also, brands have their own snapchat accounts which are really fun to follow. 

Student

My favorite social network is Instagram. Since I prefer pictures than text or word. I find many brands in the Instagram like to use hash tags and trends to attract people. For example, many brand likes to use celebrities to attract customers. Besides, they are willing to use hash tags to build customer community.

Student

My favorite social media is Facebook. I've had one for nearly 8 years now and I still religiously check it everyday. I use instagram and twitter but I like that Facebook is a combination of pictures and statuses. I've also had Facebook longer than any other social media so I have a large amount of connections on facebook to old friends, distant family member, etc. It's an easy way to stay up to date with people and keep in some type of contact. Its so easy for brands to market on facebook due to all the information provided by facebook profiles. Facebook also uses your browser history to advertise directly to you.

Student

My favorite social media is Instagram. I use instagram multiple times a day to post pictures, look at brands, and to pass time. I love it because its all visual and catches my eye with every swipe. It allows me to see what all my friends are up to and get visuals of their experiences in life. I do see several good ways for brands to use instagram because they can put pictures of products, promote new launches or inform customers. 

Student

The social media platform I use most frequently is Facebook and I use it on a daily basis.  However, my 18-year-old son shares with me the hilarious snapchats that he receives from his friends - so I would say that is my favorite.  The creativity and humor that I see on this plateform is fabulous.  

Student

My favorite social media platform would have to be Instagram.  Instagram is so easy to understand it is strictly photos and videos.  There are no articles or polls or even sharing components with Instagram. Instagram also recently introduced its new update which includes the zoom feature.  Instagram has always given the user the ability to edit photos with a higher quality than any other social media.  Facebook and twitter have since added photo editing features, but both are still not in comparison to Instagram.  Another factor is that because you can only post photos, Instagram is not updated as often and therefore makes it easier to get through a user’s timeline.  Personally, when I check Instagram, I go from the first photo that appears all the way to the last photo I viewed the visit before.  When I compare that to Facebook or Twitter, I don’t think I have ever made it all the way back to something I’ve seen before.  Twitter and Facebook are so overwhelming that it’s almost not possible to view an entire timeline.

Student

Instagram is my go to social media source.  The user interface is easily accessible and it allows one to stay up to date on the best parts of other people's lives.  The statistics behind the best times to post are interesting to me.  The amount of data collected about how to reach the most users makes it an ideal platform for marketing, especially for a startup company.  How important is it for large companies, if at all, to maintain a social media presence on up and coming networks?

Student

Out of all social networks I think my favorite is Snapchat. I use Snapchat literally every single day, majority of the day. I love snapchat becuase I think it's intresting that you can get a cloaser look into someone's daily life and activities through pictures and/or video. I also like the differnet filters you can use on snapchat as well.  I think Snapchat is a great way for a brand to market their product, especially with the Snapchat community growing everyday. I believe that snapchat can give customers a more closer, personal look into different brands. 

Student

My favorite social network would have to be Snap Chat. I enjoy the versatility they have with their app.  The options for face filters, news, messaging, and other features make Snap Chat an app with endless amount of fun. I personally love it for the features and its popularity. Everyone has snapchat so it’s easier to post picture worthy moments on your story for all your friends and family to see or send silly pictures to only your closest best friends and family! Overall, I noticed that the news feature, some of the promoted face filters, and 30 seconds commercial between stories all show efficient ways to embed advertisements that in which helps earn profit for Snap Chat. 

Student

My favourite social media is instagram. I think it is a useful tool to just post photo on it and it have many filter to make photo more beautiful. I will check instagram for about 6 times a day but only check facebook 2 times a day. Because instagram make me feel comfortable to share my life moment on it. It also can set as provide account so that nobody can see it. And many new tool is add on instagram. I think instagram should have a fuction named hide. So if some photo you want nobody to see it but want to post on instagram. This fuction is very useful to thoes people.

Student

My favorite form of social media I would have to say is snapchat. It's probably my favorite form of social media because you get to see what all your friends are doing through there my stories, it makes it seem like you are always with your friends even if you are just in class. I use snapchat at least once a day just to check up on all my friends. I believe brands should use snapchat because you always see people on the app. I personally believe snap filters are one of the best ways to communicate to different audiences and I expect to see a lot of brands hop on the band-wagon.

Student
I really enjoy Snapchat because of the originality behind it's purpose. Most other social media apps attempt to connect large groups of people on a very broad and impersonal level. Snapchat is different in that it offers a much more direct and intimate connection between users because they address one another face to face. The fact that the photos disappear adds an edgy feel to the application, which allows people to make posts they might not be bold enough to send out on other networks. I think Snapchat has the potential to be a great social media marketing tool, and many companies, including most popular tv networks, already post public Snapchat stories to their accounts daily. Another tactic I have observed involves individuals who have developed large followings on Snapchat using their influence to advertise products and services for others. I am sure these types of marketing approaches will continue to be implemented in the Snapchat community by companies all over the world.
Student

My favorite social network is wechat, i use it everyday even every hour, casue i canget to know my friends and my families' status information at earliest time as possible, yes, wechat sell some emoticons of movie star or swan and collaboration with third software. Wechat also create the wechat pay to convenience of customers use 

Student

My favorite social network is Weibo, I am using weibo twice a day( before go to bed and when I am eating breakfast). I love it because I can see many jokes and news on Weibo, I can also see what are rich people or professors or movie stars think, to discover how they successed, learn things from them. I can also share what I think on Weibo, make friends and share ideas. Coke is really good at market their brand on Weibo, I can see their ads every comments below.

Student

My favorite social media is Facebook. I use it everyday. I think on average I am on facebook 3 hours per day. I love it because it provides me with news and entertainment. I only visit news sites like NBC, CNN or Fox news when I want to read more on news or updates posted on Facebook. Atleast 90% of my friends are active on Facebook. I feel that a company that is not using Facebook to market its products is still operating like in the 90s.

Student

I'm on Facebook the most but Snapchat is by far my favorite social media outlet. Communicating through a quick pic, with multiple friends, is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with people- almost no effort is required. When I interact with specific people on Facebook it's normally through messenger and I have to text for 30min. So, having to text for 30min doesn't sound that bad but when you have so many people that expect constant contact, because of the digital age we live in, it can get tiring. Snapchat also let's you send more intimate piece of your life to other people because it isn't viewed by (at least on my Snapchat) anyone you aren't close to and it disappears forever after you send it. Advertisers can capitalize on this media network because it only requires people to pay attention for a very short period of time. Results have shown that the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000 which makes it an ideal time period for this app. Nordstrom specifically can use Snapchat to show followers the inside world of fashion by taking snaps of the workplace, employees, models, and runway.

Derek Mehraban's picture
Instructor
10/6/2016
New Media, Social Media