Opinion — March 21, 2013 by Simon Golestan-Parast
Which Social Media is for you?

The Social media world has been dominated by Facebook for the past 5 years. Many new social medias have emerged that are a lot more entertaining than Facebook.

Instagram, a photo sharing app on androids and iPhones has been the hottest social media. Instagram allows users to take pictures through the app, or upload a photo from one’s camera roll, then use one of the many filters to enhance the picture, and make substantial edits. Currently, there are 40 million new pictures posted everyday.The photo sharing app has over 90 million active users.

Tumblr, a blog based social media, is unlike them all. Tumblr offers the most customization by far. From colors, to the way the text is written, to even make moving graphics fall down the webpage. The customization that one can do with their “theme” is phenomenal.

Twitter, oh Twitter. Twitter is a great way to connect with people and keep up with their updates to the second. A post on twitter is known as a “tweet.” One is able to direct a tweet at someone by mentioning their username in it. Unlike Facebook, here you can spam your followers about what you’re doing.

Keek, a video sharing app is going viral. One can post a 36 second clip about anything, from snowboarding to giving followers a quick update or even posting a video of nice car on the freeway. Whatever it is, if you want to capture a moment you and share it digitally with your followers keek is the app for it! Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Jesse McCartney, Savannah Montano along with many more.

The latest social media, “Pheed” is taking the social media world by storm.  Like an unforeseen storm, The social site came out of nowhere and is racking up new users every second. Many users are claiming Pheed is better than Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Why? Because Pheed is a combination of the four. Another different feature of Pheed is that you can pay to follow a popular user’s channel like Miley Cyrus, one of the first celebrities on the new fad. You can pay for a subscription to her channel and get the latest breaking news posted by her first.

All these social media’s are fun, but they are time consuming. Building up a following, spending time on it – one does not simply have time for all. So which should you have? I recommend having an Instagram and a Facebook, and even a tumblr if you like blogging. Facebook is great for connecting with friends and family, Instagram is great for being able to show off your photography, and tumblr is great for customization. All are great for expressing yourself.

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