Four years ago there was one social media account for every class, and it worked, but over the years the number of accounts has grown exponentially.
There are accounts from sports teams to bad parking and the number is still growing. Most of the accounts are anonymous and they are used to spread news about club meetings, spirit days, etc. When they are used for informational purposes, they are embraced by many, but when they are used to pick on certain groups, they are not.
“They put me on the page once. I thought the account was ironically funny at first, and then they just got annoying. The whole idea of someone running an account to call out people who couldn’t park was absurd and whoever it was must’ve been bored out of their mind,” said senior Taylor Smith.
In other cases, though, the accounts are used for good, like the class accounts on twitter. The class accounts are used to distribute information for spirit days, class announcements, and important dates. Though these accounts can be helpful, there are still other ways to find out what is happening.
“I do not think they are very helpful because all of the information that they post is announced on the loudspeakers in the morning. They might be very helpful for someone who forgets the dates, but I personally do not look at them,” said Sam Pritchard.
These social media accounts, when used for good, are very informative but when they are used for making fun of others it can end with students resenting them.