How often do you use social networking applications (like Weibo, Twitter or Facebook)?
Well, I spend more time on social media than I’d like to admit. It’s not the best use of my time, but I can waste hours just scrolling on my phone. I probably look at WeChat moments the most. I just like keeping up with my friends and seeing what’s going on in their lives.
Why do you use social networking apps?
I mostly use them to stay up to date with what’s going on in my friends’ lives. You know, nowadays, everyone posts about what they’re doing online. So if there’s an important event in someone’s life, like a wedding, you can see pictures of it on their social media. It’s a cool way to keep in touch.
What are the disadvantages of social networking apps?
Well, sometimes social networking apps may lead to privacy leaks. For example, almost all the social networking apps have your personal information, like your birthday and email address. Plus, tons of people post updates about their lives online, which allows strangers to know some private information of yours. That might be an easy way for bad people to scam you.
Do you think you will use more of those social networking apps?
I use a lot of them already, but honestly I’m pretty hooked on using social media. So I think that I’d be open to using more of them. I just like staying connected with people. And since practically everyone uses social media nowadays, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to use them a bit more.
Do you think it is an easy way to make friends through social media?
I don’t think it’s that easy. For one, there’s a lot of false information on the internet and it’s hard to know if someone’s profile on a social network is real or not. Plus, even though you can learn about their interests a lot quicker just by looking at what they post, I think it’s easier to get to know someone when you see them in person.
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