Social Media Dominates Teen’s Lives

Isaac Edwards
Staff Reporter

Social media is something that runs our lives. It’s where we keep our pictures and videos. Social media used to be more of a young people thing, but now people of all ages utilize sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. What is the most popular social media site? More importantly, what do people at Northrop prefer?

Social Media Poll
Voted by Northrop students:

4. Twitter: 4
3. Facebook: 8
2. Instagram: 17
1. Snapchat: 40

  1. Twitter


Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can post and read tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.



  1. Facebook


Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and online social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. Facebook being at #3 is no surprise, since it has been heavily taken over by parents and grandparents.

  1. Instagram


Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to share pictures and videos. It can connect to a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. Instagram has been very popular amongst teens, as evidenced by the poll. It’s basically Twitter with photos.  Instagram had just recently stolen the story feature from snapchat, causing controversy.

  1. Snapchat


This is without a doubt the most popular app out right now. Blowing out every other social media by votes, tripling all the others. Snapchat was a thing, but it became a phenomenon after being influenced by DJ Khaled, as he was really the first celebrity to hop on the app, causing major popularity. Some of the other sites are going through some troubles. It seems that Snapchat is flawless right now.


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