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Social media war: Facebook versus Instagram

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What do you use most — Facebook or Instagram? 

Over the past couple of years, Facebook has become less and less popular for teenagers. It was once that most used form of social media, but recently teens have been using Instagram more frequently since Facebook is often too complicate and overrun by parents ( www.quora.com). Instagram is a photo sharing app which allows users to assign filters to photos and share them with followers. Facebook is an app that allows you to post and share pictures and make states. Instagram and Facebook have developed their app by making sure that people can go alive ( www.square2marketing.com). Facebook users from 2008 to 2018 Facebook has 2.27 billion monthly active users. During the survey period 50.3% of Instagram user were females and 49.7% were male ( www.statictis.com). in a random survey of 100 Morton East students 95 students reported that they have social media.  

“I use Facebook more than Instagram because that was my first social media account I created when I was 8th grade. I find Facebook more interesting because it randomly shows interesting videos without looking for them,” senior Cynthia Ortega said. 

Most students use Facebook more than Instagram, but sometimes students don’t have Facebook for many reasons and use Instagram instead.  

“I never had a Facebook, so I always use Instagram because my mom never allowed me to have one, but I feel like Instagram is a better app because I heard Facebook just brings drama,” sophomore Brianna Ramirez said. 

Most students would use Instagram and Facebook a lot; those two were the most popular apps, but there’s a new app that most students nowadays use. 

“Facebook and Instagram were the old apps that everyone used; most people now use Snap chat for everything, even me.  (Now) that I’m older than you guys I still snap chat my friends or family members,” a mom of a senior said.  

Even though everyone uses social media not everyone does  

“While everyone enjoys using social media, I’m the type of person who tries to stay out of it. I feel like it distracts me from school, and it won’t let me concentrate on other things I have to do,” junior Francisco Cardenas said.

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  1. Jessica 2 on February 15th, 2019 10:37 am

    Mostly all the people that use Facebook also use Instagram because Facebook owns Instagram so it’s easier for the users to access & create an account. The two most popular mobile social networking apps in the United States are Facebook and Instagram.

  2. Silvia 1 on February 21st, 2019 11:21 pm

    I have both Facebook and Instagram. But I mostly use Facebook because it has funny memes and videos and I also follow some News Channels so I get to know what’s going on in my city and the world and not get to watch TV. I only use Instagram to see what my celebrities are doing. See how their life is like or any new updates on shows or movies. I barely even post any pictures.

  3. Lyla 2 on February 22nd, 2019 10:44 am

    When Googled what’s the most used social media app Facebook was number 1. Personally is use Instagram and Snapchat way more i don’t even use Facebook anymore and hardly use messenger.

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Social media war: Facebook versus Instagram