Your social network

Derek Mehraban's picture
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6/28/2017
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Curious what your #1 social network is? Mine used to be Facebook, but now i'm more on Instagram. Still using Snapchat and Twitter too, but mostly Instagram.

It's amazing how fast things change. What's your best network and second best? How often do you use that social network? On your phone or on desktop?

Happy July 4th. 

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I'd say that my #1 social network is Snapchat. I pretty much use Snapchat everyday and I really like how personal it is. I never used to like Snapchat that much, but now I connect with more people over Snapchat than a direct text message! It's really amazing how Snapchat has also transformed as an app in the past years, which is another reason I like it. (Obviously Snapchat is always on my phone). A strong second is Instagram. I usually check it every day. It is a great platform for visuals and has improved so much since I joined. I also found Instagram replacing Twitter at #2 since I've been getting older. I think the coolest part about Instagram is that every account (if you're this savvy) can have an a theme. I love visuals and Instagram acts like eye candy. I always use Instagram on my phone.

Student

My #1 and best social network is Wechat and seond best is Instagram. I stay in contact with family, friends and others more on Wechat, because it is simply, easy to use. We also use Wechat post photos, video call, share location and transfer money, etc. I play Instagram often, it's global and so many people to use. I share dailypic and inportant moment in it. People could follow person who interested and like their photo and vedio. Wechat and Instagram always on my phone.

Student

My number 1 social media has to be Instagram. I really like the concept of Instagram and the social media platform has really taken off and become one of the best platforms for image sharing on the market. With the ability to now place selected ads with a solid algorithm, the media platform can go far. Personally, I use the network for everyday entertainment and it's a great place to find quality memes which help the boring work day go by quicker. 

I would say my number 2 social media would be Facebook because of the use the site provides me. It's hard to imagine life without Facebook and what other ways people would create events to share or anything else that the site provides. I personally use the website to share events and help keep my calendar up to date with important events going on outside of school. 

I typically use most social media platforms on my smartphone for more casual use but when I need to get something done, I find it is easier to work from a laptop. It's much easier to type and, for example, making a Facebook page or event is much quicker and easier from a laptop.

Student

My #1 social network is Instagram. I believe that I am still a loyal fan of the platform because it has not yet been overran by advertisments. As Gary Vaynerchuk said in his video from the last lesson, a marketer's job is to ruin everything by getting on it and exploiting the platform for attention. While I agree this is inevitible in the long run, it is nice to see a platform for people to communicate and express themselves on for a while before it is overrun by advertisments. It is also important to me that the CEO of such platform remains out of the public eye when it comes to expressing their political views. I sincerely dislike Mark Zuckerburg for his use of Facebook to promote his political agenda. 

I currently use Instagram on my iPhone and not on any other device. My second favorite network is snapchat because they keep their "new stories" or advertisements off to the far right page and you do not have to visit that page unless you are bored of your friend's stories

Student

My number 1 social network is Facebook and has been for some time. I think this is primarily due to the wide array of content types that can be posted and the amount of people that have facebook accounts. It's even a way for me to keep up with aunts and uncles, who aren't familiar with other social network types but understand facebook. I would have to say my number 2 is snapchat, and it definitely hasnt always been. I think snapchat is the most innovative social media platform out there. They have evolved from being a simple image sharing app to be so much more. Now they can be used for texting, news, finding friends on a map, and much more. I don't think any other social media platform has been quite as good at expanding its role and user base. My number 3 is probably linkedin. This is very new for me, but I'm trying to connect with more and more people because I know linkedin is by far the social media that will be the most important later in life. 

Student

Each morning, I check Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I go through phases of being extremely active on Twitter and right now I'm in a downslope. I only really check it first thing in the morning and when I run out of other things to do. Facebook is just a place for me to share news with my family. 

Snapchat and Instagram are probably the two I check the most because the visual is most important to me. Snapchat has become a very easy way to communicate with my friends because they're all just right there rather than hunting down their phone numbers or emailing them. It's also extrememly useful for texting my friends who live out of the United States. 

I've been living for Instagram lately, specifically accounts with themes (see lizakoshy's profile). I'm also extremely into running an account for my cat. She's working on her theme. It's mostly used on my phone but that doesn't stop me from going to the website on a desktop. I just wish I could post from my computer. 

Student

My #1 social network is WeChat and Instagram, and my professional social network is Dribbble.com. This community is designed for the designers. All designers who have been invited by the current members are able to share their artwork in this community. Thousands of designers got opportunities of related jobs. If recruiters like your content, they might reach out you for designer roles! I check my mailbox in Dribbble on my laptop every day!

Student

My most favorite social media network is Instagram. I also used to be Facebook in the beginning of my experience for social media, but I changed my mind from Facebook to Instagram. The reason is that Instagram shows more pictures, and the most important thing is that most of my friends do more Instagram than Facebook. I do not have accounts for Snapchat and Twitter, because I never tried to use it. I love to see friends' pictures, and showing people's life with the pictures are very easy to see and fun! Of course, my second best social media platform is Facebook which is very similar to Instagram. It has more videos to see other contents such as news from whole world especially from pages that I liked before. I usually use my phone insteasd of using Desktop to see posts from Instagram and Facebook.

Student

My favorite social network is Instagram. I have an account on pretty much every platform including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest... and I'm sure there are more. I chose Instagram as my #1 platform because I spend the most time on it, make the most connections, and how I research brands. I have two accounts, a personal account with over 1,000 followers and an account deticated to succulents and cacti with almost 300 followers. I spend a lot of time on the explore page, watching videos and viewing conent that is similar to my interests. I mostly use Instagram on my phone, but sometimes I shoot photos with a real camera, edit and post the photos from a desktop. 

 

My second best social network would be Twitter. I spend a lot of time on the app on my phone. I explore the popular tweets and hashtags of the day as well as keep up with my followers. I really don't post many tweets, but I used to. 

Student

Because I do not have a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account, Snapchat is my #1 social network. Whenever I tell people I dont have a Facebook or Twitter, they think I'm crazy. Sometimes it seems that I am the only one who doesn't embrace the rapid and everchanging growth in social media. To me, not spending time on my phone scrolling through a bunch of nonsense and spending the least time on the internet as possible is just a better way of spending my time. Although the internet is an incredible place that holds almost infinite amounts of information, it also isolates humans and desensitizes us. If I really care about someone, I will actually meet up or call them instead of reading all there little Facebook posts. Old man rant over.

Student

My #1 social network is Instagram because they use big data analysis and on instagram it's easier to get to the things I would've like to look up without going through sections and sections, also it could filter out certain types of posts makes me feel annoyed and bored. My #2 social network is WeChat (Chinese version WhatsApp) since all my domestic friends are using, and Chinese barely use SMS nowadays due to high traffic of this app, that is how big this social network app is in my country.

 

Happy late fourth.

Student

I am on the instagram now, because instagram is so international now. Lots of chinese people use this, most of chinese from HongKong use this and facebook often. Chinese people use wechat a lot. Wechat can chat with friends, family or everyone. We can post photo on that, it more prefer to chat and contact with friends. 

Student

I am an Instagram girl. I love the social network because it is mostly visual. I manage a few Instagram channels for my job so I am always checking and posting. I probably check it ever two hours at least to manage these online communities for different accounts. 

Next, it would be Facebook. I use Facebook to stay connected to all my friends and family. I don't post very often but I still update my profile and pictures every once in a while. 

Instagram is always on my phone. Facebook is usually on my desktop. 

Student

My #1 social network would probably be Facebook. I use it everyday to stay connected to my family and old friends from my high school. My second best would have to be either Snapchat or Instagram. I check both every few hours each day, as well as Facebook. I would say that I post more Snapchats than I do Instagram photos, so that would probably be my second best network. I mostly use these social networks on my phone because I never have my laptop with me.  

Student

My #1 social network would be WeChat and my second best would be Instagram. I check WeChat regularly every other hour because it is where I stay connected with most of my friends and family. I use it on my phone. I check Instagram once or twice a day on my phone. I do not post or comment on Instagram too much. It is mainly a tool for me to browse cool pictures and see what my friends are up to.

Derek Mehraban's picture
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6/28/2017
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