Social media started out being websites that people visited to meet people and talk to friends. But now that phones give you the capability to use social media you don’t have to go to the computer anymore you just turn on your phone and it gives you all of your notifications. There is really no reason to use a computer, other than to have a keyboard and a bigger screen, that’s all the computer has to add to the experience. Before I got my cromebook I did all my social media on my phone. It started with instagram and has expanded to include Twitter and Google plus. Now I use Google plus more than any other. The reason I got started with instagram is because it was fast and easy. I think that is the main perk of using social media on a mobile platform. Facebook reported that seventy present of its users use it on mobile. This is just because people don’t have the time to just sit on a computer and dedicate time specifically to social media. They would rather check their feed while walking to their favorite food stand. Its all about speed and saving time now. What do you prefer Mobile or Computer?
When it comes to social games on your phone the most talked about is words with friends. In this game you basically play scrabble with your facebook friends over the internet. Social games allow you to play a game with an actual person instead of a computer that can sometimes seem super human. Online games also give you bragging rights when you get with your opponent in real life. Google hangouts took this a step forward and added a visual face so you can have a hangout and play an online game at the same time. This could be the future of online social gaming. Would it not be awesome to play any game with anybody in the world. The great thing Google could incorporate any game they wanted into hangouts. Social gaming is a fun way to catch up with your friends but should not be an alternative to actually going and seeing your friends.
Another mobile online game is angry birds friends. This twist on the classic game allows you to compete with your friends to see who can cause the most destruction. This game seemed like a blast but there is a problem. If you want to play with your friends your friends have to be on Facebook. If you don’t have a presence on Facebook you will be stuck with the practice levels. So personally I was out of luck but if you are on Facebook and have lots of friends you could have a blast destroying pigs and getting back your eggs. If you want to give it a try the link to download on android is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsfriends&hl=en