Getting Social Online


People Keep Getting Social

Kynslee White, Staff


Social Media is something that most people today are using. Social media usage is one of the most popular online activities. As of 2020, over 3.6 billion people were using social media worldwide. Let’s take a look at five of the major social media platforms today. 


First, we have Facebook. Facebook is the biggest social media site around today. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of facebook, he says “Along the way, Facebook has grown from a site where people in colleges would accept each other as friends to one of the biggest and most influential companies in the entire world”. Facebook became the largest social network in the world, with more than one billion users as of 2012, and about half that number were using Facebook every day.


Next, we have youtube.Youtube is ranked second in most used social media with 2000 million active users. YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. Like many other social media platforms you can create an account and upload your own content.Youtube was created 2005 and is now one of the most popular sites on the Web. One of the main reasons youtube is so high on the charts is because of the wide variety of videos you can watch. Around 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute so you can always find new videos. These videos can range from funny or adorable pets,to cooking videos, DIYs or homemade crafts, fashion tips, music and so much more.


Third, we have whatsapp. WhatsApp is a messaging app used by people in over 180 countries.WhatsApp was made for us to communicate with friends and family but has turned into be used for business. People started communicating with businesses. They created business profiles  to provide customer support, and to share updates with customers about their purchases.


Next we have Instagram.Instagram is a photo and video sharing social media app. Instagram is more about the aesthetic side and you post only every so often unlike other apps such as snapchat where you are constantly snapping and posting to your story. This app allows you to share a wide variety of content such as photos,stories, videos, and live videos. It has also recently.


Finally we have Tiktok. Tiktok was a social media platform for making your own, sharing content, and discovering new videos. It is typically used by young people to express themselves through singing, comedy, dancing, and lip-syncing. TikTok. Titok is a way to simply keep up with what other people are posting and explore new things or creating your own content.