Reputation

Reputation

Austin DeFrank, Contributor

What source of social media is used most commonly by students? 15 students were asked  if they prefer to use twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.  A majority of surveyed students say they use twitter the most. In the same survey I asked if the source of social media they prefer has a lot of cyber bullying, all of the surveyed students said yes. They also were asked what source of social media can effect reputation the most, most of the surveyed students said it is Facebook.

Most students prefer Twitter as their social media source. Jacob Van Divner  was asked why he prefers twitter the most and he replied with “twitter keeps me updated with my friends and it also keeps me entertained when I’m bored. There are many funny accounts on Twitter that will make me laugh when I need to. Twitter is also a good way to keep up with friends.”

Many people say that the source of social media they use is a  bad place when it comes to cyber bullying. All 15 students that were surveyed claimed that the source of social media they use is full of cyber bullies. Dylan Crockard said “I hate going on Twitter and seeing cyber bullying. It breaks my heart to see what some people say the things they do on social media.”

The survey also asked student if their favorite source of social media is inappropriate for younger kids. 13 out of 15 students said that they are inappropriate for younger kids. Aaron Mylan was asked this and he said, “Yeah, there are a lot of bad things that are posted on social media. There is an age restriction for these sites but I think the age restriction should be raised. There are a lot of bad pictures and words that most kids shouldn’t see.”

15 students were asked on the survey what source of social media can affect reputation the most, 9 out of 15 students said it is Facebook. Aaron Mylan’s response to this question is “I think Facebook makes the biggest effect on reputation for people. You can be tagged in embarrassing pictures that everyone can see. It also shows everything you are tagged in and most things aren’t something you’d want others to see.”

Most students agree that Twitter is the best source of social media and that Facebook is the worst. Many students like Twitter because a funny place and it keeps you in touch with friends. Facebook is full of embarrassing pictures and posts most people don’t want to be seen in. Instagram was the second most recommended source of social media.