Most Popular Social Media Platform


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Emely Cardona, Contributing Writer

Social media is used every day and there are many uses whether they’re good or bad. There are 4.54 billion people on the internet. There are also thousands of new users every day. The people who use the internet most are teens and young adults and the average daily time a person spends on their phone is 142 minutes a day. According to researchers, we spend more time on the internet than we do sleeping.

There are many reasons the internet is used for such as: communicating with people, shopping, looking at the news, trends, and playing online. However, there are negative things about it that can be used for bullying, there’s a lack of privacy, safety, and teens don’t pay attention in school when distracted by social media. Researchers have also said that 81% of small and medium businesses use some sort of social platform. The internet is such a helpful thing there’s no doubt it makes everyone’s life so much easier.

The top 6 most popular social media platforms are Facebook, YouTube, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Twitter. Facebook came in first place and twitter in last.


I asked eleven people I know to choose which of the six apps they use the most and almost everyone said Facebook, it had five votes. Instagram had three votes, YouTube had 2 votes and again Twitter came in last with one vote.

  • Facebook 2.449 million users
  • YouTube 1.9 billion users
  • Messenger Unknown
  • WhatsApp 1.6 billion users
  • Instagram 1 billion users
  • Twitter 145 million users daily