Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogspot … the number of social media outlets that we are tied to seem to be almost infinite at times. With so many different types of social media outlets and so many different ways to share information, we began wondering how UCLA students preferred to share their news. We asked five UCLA students how they would share five different stories and the results were surprisingly uniform.
1. You just got accepted into graduate school. How do you share this news?
“I would choose Facebook because I think it’s more text friendly and I would be able to write a post and people will actually take the time to read it as opposed to Instagram which is more picture-based. I know when I look through my news feed on Instagram, I focus my attention on the picture instead of the caption so I feel like other people will do the same to a post about my acceptance to grad school.”
2. You just scored tickets to Coldplay performing at Royce Hall. How do you share this news?
“I would use Instagram because it’s linked to my Facebook as well, and I like the hashtags.”
3. You just got a haircut. How do you share this news?
Second-year, global studies
“Facebook since it’s the way to reach the most number of my friends because it’s the social media site that most of my friends use.”
4. You just heard a hilarious joke. How do you share this news?
Evererdo Ibarra Martinez
Second-year, chemical engineering
“I would just tell it in person because I just like telling jokes in person.”
5. You just cooked an awesome dinner. How do you share this news?
“Facebook because it’s the only thing I’m on and most of my friends are on it.”