Behrend Reacts: What’s your favorite social media network and why?

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By Steve Orbanek
Marketing Communications Specialist, Penn State Behrend

Social media is everywhere.

It’s the reason the words “like” and “tweet” now have new meanings compared to just a few years ago.

Whether you’re into tweeting, liking, connecting, pinning, or watching, there’s always something out there to satisfy your social media tastes. There are plenty of options when it comes to social media networks, but which one is the best?

We asked Penn State Behrend students which social media network they enjoy most.

Sean MacVay

Sean MacVay, sophomore, Computer Engineering Technologies: “Twitter because it’s the only one I really use.”

Alex Hoover

Alex Hoover, sophomore, Computer Engineering Technologies: “I’d say Twitter because you don’t see as much drama as you would on other stuff.”

Christopher Bendt

Christopher Bendt, sophomore, Software Engineering: “They’re all a waste of time and a distraction from the things we should be doing.”

Taylor Stephens

Taylor Stephens, junior, Communications: “I guess Twitter because you just get little snippets and quick responses. It’s easier to keep up with your friends from home.”

Hannah Rauch

Hannah Rauch, freshman, Chemistry: “Twitter because it’s easy to access.”

Julianne Carter

Julianne Carter, junior, Business Economics and Finance: “Twitter because it limits you to 140 characters, and people can’t go on and on.”

Virginia Schoonmaker

Virginia Schoonmaker, sophomore, Agribusiness Management: “Facebook because I’m used to it.”

Erin Kyle

Erin Kyle, sophomore, Early Childhood Education and Special Education: “I like Twitter because it’s fast, and everything’s very instant.”

Greg Cass

Greg Cass, sophomore, Early Childhood Education: “YouTube because I like videos, and Facebook and Twitter are basically the same thing over and over again.”

Ali Sieckowski

Ali Sieckowski, sophomore, Early Childhood Education and Special Education: “Pinterest because there’s so many great ideas out there. It brings out your creativity.”

Behrend Reacts is a regular Thursday feature at the Behrend Blog that tries to get the campus pulse on a current topic, whether it’s serious or trivial. If you have a question to suggest for Behrend Reacts, please email Steve Orbanek at sco10@psu.edu.

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