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What’s your favorite social media platform and why?
Kristin Hill Taylor
Facebook is my favorite. I like the way conversations and connections happen there. If I need advice or want to know about something going on, I can usually find it on Facebook. Plus, now that posts are searchable, I can find things I've posted and read on Facebook in the past. I also like the way Facebook has been sharing memories from years past. Admittedly, I'm a fan of Instagram too. I like the simplicity there and have started printing my photos from there to incorporate into my scrapbooks.
I use Facebook the most. Mostly because it's easy and comfortable. I like the network of "friends" and being able to share pictures, text, and current events.
I LOVE Instagram. I enjoy scrolling through and seeing the pictures and quotes. It's a quick way to share what's going on in your world without getting too overwhelmed, like you do with Facebook.
My favorite media platform right now is Instagram. Being a visual and creative person I really do believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. When you look at the collective images on someone's feed it tells a story that I enjoy "reading". I enjoy curating the images I share on my feed as well as scrolling through what others have posted.
Elise Daly Parker
I guess it's Facebook by default. I know how to use it to some degree. So I'm comfortable with it. I wish I could stop everything for long enough to learn a bit more about all of it. Then I'd like a strategy of some sort. I feel very overwhelmed by social media. I used to enjoy Twitter, but less so these days. Seems hard to make it relational. And I like Instagram. Pictures are fun.
While Facebook can get a little heated, I still feel that it is a helpful platform to post articles and writings, as well as updates about life. Being far away from family, it's nice to be able to see what's going on in their lives on more of a daily basis. And when it comes to voicing opinions, I still don't think Facebook is the place for a deep discussion, but it can be a conversation starter and a place to find some interesting articles.
Facebook, because it taught me to be brave. I found myself more open with my online friends than in some of my real life engagements. Fortunately, online friends have come offline and into real life, and my real life friends benefit from a new openness in me.