Outlooks on Social Media


Alexa Osvirk

//Alexa Osvirk//

Social Media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, and every other social media you can think of and they all have their place in the world.  


“Social media is a great way for us to stay connected and to keep ourselves and others updated with what’s going on in the rest of the world,” Danielle Nasser, 12, said. 


Nasser said she uses social media often. Her top social media apps are Snapchat because it’s quick and simple to post, Instagram because all of her past peers and see celebrities, and Pinterest because she can express herself, her interests and inspirations. 


One of the reasons why teens have social media is because of how much they enjoy it. 


“I think people enjoy it because it’s an easy way to express yourself and share your life with others,” Nasser said. “It’s also mentally stimulating and rewarding. 


Some people will use various social media applications to network for career opportunities, find people across the globe with interests and share their thoughts, feelings, insight and emotions. 


“I think social media is a really good way to spread news, advertise companies and bring awareness of important events or issues,” Macey Wadman, 12, said. 


Wadman also mentioned that social media should be limited though since it takes up a big part of people’s lives. Social media can be useful sometimes, it can even tell you about what’s going on around the world. 


“Social media is also my main source for information when anything important happens,” Wadman said, “whether it’s worldwide or in my community.”