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

Without competition, my favorite social media is Instagram. I feel like it's not as obnoxious as Facebook and not as pointless and temporary as Snapchat. I also really enjoy the explore page on Instagram--I can follow specific people but also discover new accounts as I please. For the purpose of this blog, I probably won't mention exactly the embarrassing amount of time I spend on Instagram, but if I had to make an educated guess I would say..... too much.

Student

My favorite social media is easily Instagram as I am able to potray this perfect image. My instagram follows a certain theme or asthetic so to the eye it becomes more appealing and clean. I am an organized person so having all of my photos organized and edited with captions to commemerate the memory is very nice. I also like the ease of the app with like and comment abilities and the themes that others use on their own applications.  

Student

My favorite social media is Instagram or Snapchat. I like how both of these apps use different kinds of social media techniques that keep you engaged and it is always making me want more than what is shown. Instagram always has cool features and I like how you can see where your friends and even others are throughout the world. Snapchat is also the same you can singlely snapchat certain people, or you can group snap or put something on your stories. I like these two apps the best on social media because I believe they are the best to use. 

Student

My favroite social media is Instagram. I use Instagram all day. I'm sadly obsessed with social media, so i'm checking Instagram constantly. I follow a lot of celebrities who post all day. I love it because I could look at pictures all day. I love to see what peeople are doing and to get a little insight in what people's lives are like. Instagram is a great place for some of my favorite brands to advertise on. Now, on Instagram, one can interact with advertisements. 

Student

My favorite social network would probably be Instagram. I would say I check it multiple times a day. I love seeing recent pictures of my friends - especially friends I don't see so often. It is nice to still feel up-to-date on their lives. I also like it because a single picture is much quicker than an entire Facebook album to flip through. I think Instagram is one of the best platforms for brands to use to market their products. It is imperative for a brand to have an Instagram account to keep followers up to date with new products and promotions. It is also a great way to gain new customers and followers.  

Student

My favorite social media network is Instagram. I use Instagram probably more than I should, with me checking my news feed about once every hour on average. I love it because it is a customizable and creative way to be able to communicate with friends. There are so many ways to edit photos, and then your photos build your profile. It is interesting to see the kinds of pictures people post, including celebrities and professional photographers. That is another reason I like it so much, there is such a wide range of people who use the app. There is inspiration everywhere. I always find photo ideas by scrolling through my "suggestions" page. I see Instagram as an awesome way for brands to reach potential customers because so many people have Instagram and use it often. Brands are able to use Instagram to market their products through their own, free account, as well as through purchased advertisements. 

Student

My favorite social media platform currently would have to be Twitter. I love the character limit and the fact that it is "quick" and quirky in nature. I launch my Twitter app daily and usually tweet daily but especially when I am bored, or just passing the time. I also love that it encourages a commnuity that is diverse in opinions and ideas. Some social media platforms like Facebook often do not nurture diverse ideas and I believe Twitter does. Brands especially use Twitter well. Especially those that use it for customer service and trouble shooting.

Student

My favorite social media to use is Instagram. I use it probably 1-2 hours a day. But not all at once usually throughout the day. I enjoy using it because you can only post one picture at a time. People are careful about what pictures they post. I also love to edit my pictures. I use an app called VSCO that has cool edits. The pictures i post allow me to express myself and shows people what I like to do and gives them a glimpse into my life. I follow a couple of my favorite brands on Instagram and I think it is very good way to connect with their target audience. 

Student

My favorite social media app is Instagram. I would say I post about 1 photo every other week. Yet I check my account multiple times a day to see what other people are posting. I enjoy seeing the creative photos people take and what they are up to. A good way for a brand to use instagram is with the new sponsored posts they offer. These photos or videos can be used to advertise brands and allow many people to see the brand without them having to look for it themselves.

Student

My favorite social network is Twitter and Instagram. I use them both daily - I can't say I post on them daily but I do check them. I like Twitter because the variety of content. Instagram is nice because it's just pictures and you can choose what you want your stream to look like - I like travel and nature accounts. I think brands do great at using Twitter because they can respond to consumers. Food chains do a great job of this because most of their content and replies are comical, increasing positive attention to their brand.

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.

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