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Due to confinement, social networks have experienced a logical increase in their use, especially by adolescents. This fact has also affected a greater use of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktops. In a previous article we told you how age influenced the use of one social network or another; Today it’s time to talk about which one best suits you according to your interests. These are some examples:
Most of us began to discover social networks through this university-based platform, created by the American Mark Zuckerberg , a story that was even made into a movie with The Social Network . It is a recommended option if your interests are between the following sectors: technology; Health & Wellness; tourism and leisure; cultural; energy and industrial and textile. It has lost popularity over the years but it is still the most used.
The microblogging social network par excellence served to send messages limited to 140 characters until it made its most notable change, doubling to 280 maximum characters per tweet. It emerged in 2015 through another US businessman, Jack Dorsey. If you are a journalist or work in the audiovisual sector, entertainment, or you like these, it is a highly recommended social network, since it is often talked about series, television programs or politics.
Undoubtedly, the millennial social network and, above all, that of generation Z. Owned by Facebook since 2012, it began as the preferred application for chefs and gastronomic lovers, since photos of food abounded daily in any country where it was used. The stories, direct, video calls and lots of filters are known by many people of all ages, showing the world the daily lives of its users, influencers or not.
Who does not know the term youtuber by now ? This platform to share videos emerged in 2005 in California (United States). It was acquired by three former Paypal employees and the following year the tech giant Google bought the company. If you like to consume or generate quality audiovisual content in any sector, you are in the right social network to enjoy the best audiovisuals or give free rein to your creativity and make your videos go viral.
This Chinese social network, launched in September 2016 under the name Douyin, has revolutionized the social media ecosystem with its music videos of up to 15 seconds. During the quarantine, it has been the most downloaded app along with Zoom. If you consider yourself a person passionate about music and dance, it will be one of your favourite mobile applications. Famous People around the world have not missed the chance to join this viral boom either.
In short, there are many social networks for different uses and targets, surely you will find an answer to your preferences in them, it is always advisable to be well informed about their characteristics and, above all, dedicate them a rational use so as not to miss everything we have offline.