It seems like there is a new social media craze every month, and with so many options, it has gotten impossible to keep up. Unless you have a team of publicists, there is no way you can maintain an active presence on all the various social media platforms and still write that daunting midterm paper. And no, linking your Instagram to your Facebook and Twitter will never be enough.
Friends, it’s time for some
spring late winter cleaning. But which site isn’t right for you? The following somewhat Mean Girls-themed forecast — complete with percentages! — will help:
Twitter: Unless you are a Real Housewife, Lady Gaga circa 2010, or 257 Thayer, you don’t need to be on Twitter.
80% chance of dropping, 20% chance your favorite comedian just has suuuuuch clever thoughts throughout the day that you can’t bare the idea of not reading them while you’re on the toilet.
Instagram: “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me, but I can’t help it that I’m popular.” – Instagram
Insta may be the easiest social media app to make fun of, but it doesn’t matter. It’s fun, it’s a low time commitment, it’s colorful, and it makes you feel artistic. It’s one of the few social media outlets that allow you to express your creativity. Yes, in reality, Insta provides less in the way of art and more in the way of “someone you went to high school with is about to eat a fancy sandwich at a popular lunch spot in San Francisco.” But it’s the thought that counts, and with Facebook already on the decline, what else are you supposed to do with all your photos? Printing them out and framing them so that your memories will be preserved for years to come isn’t going to give your friends FOMO.
15% chance of dropping, 85% chance that you can’t because “think of the spring weekend pics!”
Snapchat: This isn’t a question. Snapchat is a college essential.
100% chance of not dropping, 100% chance that if you don’t already have one you need to get one.