If you were to walk around the Cabrini campus — through Jazzman’s, Founder’s Hall, and maybe even a classroom — you’re more than likely to see a student with his nose in his phone, scrolling through his media sites. social. Most students are constantly glued to their phones, but what are they looking at?
According to a recent survey of 50 Cabrini students, Snapchat appears to be the top social media app for college students. 50% of students prefer Snapchat the most, followed by Instagram at 26% and Twitter at 14 percent. Only eight percent of students prefer Facebook, and two percent said they like Reddit the most.
According to a study by PC Magazine, the best social media application used by students is Snapchat. The following popular apps nationwide include Tinder, Grindr, Instagram, Facebook, and school-centric apps, among many others.
“I definitely use Snapchat more than any other app,” said sophomore information technology student Cierra Saunders. “I have accounts on all the major social networks and am constantly on them, just browsing to pass the time, but checking Snapchat most often.”
There are many different uses for these applications. College students can take advantage of popular social media networks to find news information, meet new friends, and keep up to date with trends and events happening on and off campus.
“I use all my social media apps for different things,” said Effie Soldatos, a junior education major at Cabrini. “Snapchat lets you see what my friends are up to and follow my best friends just by sending pictures. Twitter is where I like to get most of my news. I use Instagram to see what my friends and family have done over the weekend or at special events. Instagram is probably the social media platform I love the most; it never gets boring.
Social networks are constantly evolving. With each update, new features are added or changed so that the application is more user-friendly.
College students – millennials in general – are also constantly changing. They constantly change their opinions, appearances, majors, interests and lifestyles. These changes may result in a change in what a student is looking for in terms of social media needs.
“I don’t use Facebook as much as I used to,” said political scientist Trey Critides. “In middle school and high school, I constantly posted on Facebook, but now I’m more on Instagram and Twitter. I think it’s because my whole family, even my grandmother and everyone from my high school, is on Facebook. I just tend to avoid it as much as possible.
There are many social media networks and applications at the student’s fingertips.
For those interested in cooking or style inspiration, Pinterest can be useful for finding new ideas and sharing Pinterest boards with others.
Those who like more artistic images without long captions can use VSCO, which makes it easier to capture, edit, and publish your images.
For students who want to share their opinions or expertise, Reddit may be the app for them.
Whatever you are looking for, there is a social media app for it.
“I like a lot of less popular social media apps,” said Nicolette Morroni, a junior HR management student. “Pinterest is my favorite. I love finding new recipes and tips on the app. I also really like Tumblr and VSCO. I think they are really cool apps to share photos and also get inspiration from photos other people.