By Colleen Gill, Pembroke High School, Pembroke, MA
Over the years several different social media websites have had their own era, with millions of users using their site on a daily basis. The social media frenzy became popular in 2003 with thecreation of “Myspace” Myspace let users create profiles that allowed them tointeract with their friends by sharing photos, messages, music, videos and links.
While Myspace remained a popular website for a people looking to socialize online, alot of its users were quickly swept away by the social network “Facebook”
In 2009, Facebook had become the most used social networking website by worldwide monthly active users. According to newsweek.com, this was around the same time Myspace had lost more than a million users.
Since 2009, Facebook has remained an extremely popular social networking website for people all over the world.
Despite the regular popularity with Facebook, social networking website Twitter has managed to make its way to the top as one of the most used social networking websites.
Twitter is a large social networkingwebsite that that allows users to send and read messages up to 140 characters otherwise known as “Tweets”. In 2012, Twitter had more than 500 million active users.
On that note, many are beginning to predict that Twitter is going to wipe out Facebook, just as Facebook did with Myspace.
Twitter is beginning to appeal to more people due to its simplicity and is becoming the more “go to” social networking site.
“I think people have come to like twitter more because it is acceptable to tweet frequently and share more personal thoughts than on Facebook” said Senior Olivia Fox.
Senior Karina Lagstrom prefers twitterover Facebook. “Twitter is where people post whatever they’re thinking, even random things. Facebook is more “official” and people are more careful about what they post and say. Plus, twitter doesn’t really have any family members so there’s never anything to hide.”
Senior Jeff Foye also stated that Twitter is a better place to avoid uncomfortable encounters with family members.
“I like Twitter because I am connected to a closer group of friends and not my entire family.” said Foyethe original article from Hsj.org, written by Colleen Gill