In CNBC's social media on campus series, we asked editors at college papers across the country: What social media platforms are hot? Are any of them dead or just for old people? This first installment is by Josh Weiss, a fourth-year junior at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
While I may lose my inheritance for admitting it, I am the child of those parents who have Facebook accounts and barely know how to use them. Watching a baby boomer try to use social media is like watching an agonized elephant stampeding precariously close to a nest of newly hatched chicken eggs. In other words, it's hard to witness and irreversible damage could be done. And no matter how much my siblings and I beg, they refuse to be taught how to properly use it.
That being said, social media hasn't taken a downward spiral in popularity just because an older, less "hip" generation is trying to embrace it. In fact, social media is an indispensable, ever-present part of college life — like overpriced textbooks and communal bathrooms.