by Sarah Fox and Haley Tomasso
Any student at WHS knows that social media runs the school. Here are a few ways WHS puts a spin on the hottest platforms:
According to Snap Inc: Snapchat is meant to bring people together instantly and look into their daily lives. Through stories and news, people are constantly connected and updated.
According to WHS students: Snapchat is the best way to start a relationship. One simple Snapchat can start, or end, any relationship. Streaks signify the strength of the relationship and can cause issues if someone breaks them.
Our take: The main question about Snapchat is, “How long are your streaks?” We have to guard our streaks like our own children, giving them enough attention to keep them alive. Ending a streak with someone is like the opening shot to World World III.
According to Instagram: Its purpose is to share photos and videos to close friends and family. The platform brings everyone together from the most famous celebrities to your next-door neighbor.
According to WHS students: Instagram is used to show off a student’s life. Pictures from exotic vacations to music festivals can be seen constantly, even if they aren’t major parts of the person’s life. Intense editing is used to ensure the maximum number of likes.
Our take: With the rise in Finstas and edited Rinstas, we have to wonder: Which account is really fake? Instagram is supposed to be a glance into someone’s life, but it turns out that this is just a platform for a person to concoct an idealistic, fairytale life.
According to Facebook: Its purpose is to connect the world through the sharing of ideas. Family and friends can post status updates and share their views.
According to WHS students: Facebook is the easiest way to find out information about your clubs and other school activities. Along with finding your new college roommate, it connects you with your old relatives who love to comment and share on every post you make.
Our take: What even is Facebook?