Nearly every person in the world has some form of social media or another. Whether that be Twitter, Facebook or some other crazy form of social media with Snapchat being the latest up and rising star among teens.

Social Media 101

  1. #Hashtags. Hashtags are where it is at with the exception of facebook (sorry, I don’t find the facebook hashtags viable as a sharing source). On Instagram by using a hashtag I can boost my post up at least 20%. People become bored and end up surfing hashtags. Inheritly they end up liking and following profiles that they find interesting.
  2. Write inspiring and interesting content. People enjoy great content that they find via hashtags.
  3. Comment and Like. Seriously. The more you can be engaging the better.

Understand Social Media Demographics

Facebook. Facebook has an age demographic that lean towards the 18-24, 25-34 is up second. The statistics I pulled are slightly outdated but I have a feeling that the age has slipped more into the late 30s with demographics for the younger generation leaning towards:

Twitter. Twitter has significant traction within the younger generations. Particularly between 18 to 29.

Instagram. Instagram is rocking the younger generation with 50% of all users being between 18 to 29 years old. I suspect that there is also a high level of users below the 18 mark.

I won’t divulge too much into Snapchat and some of the other minor social media outlets. My experience using social media within church ministry has proven to be a study all in of itself. Parents use Facebook. Teens use a strange mix of Facebook and Instagram with the younger kids leaning towards Instagram and the older towards Facebook. Snapchat is a popular outlet and is increasingly growing. Twitter surprises me. My generation used it, but I have found that this years senior high uses it but the class of 2017 is lesser.

Social media is a great place to reach audiences and express creativity. I will stress that it is apparent that we are deriving anti-social behavior from our constant interactions online. I am sure there are studies being done on the potential psychological effects.

Anyways my little quick blurb is done.

Have a great day!

-Cody

 

 

*Source: Social Media Demographics