Student life, in partnership with UEA
I would say that the best use of social media is where it has a specific purpose. So if you have a Facebook Group or Whatsapp group or whatever, of people you know that don't annoy you then go for it. In other words, use social media for specific purposes rather being bombarded with 99% time wasting nonsense.
Which social media platforms are actually worth it? I'm going to university next year and I want to connect with other people but I can't be bothered with social media sometimes. Plus I'll only use it professionally.
I find LinkedIn to be a really great professional social media site. You can link with other students and can stay in touch through the app, but also link with lecturers who can forward your profile to any others which can benefit you in getting a job or creating good connections and networking.
I would also recommend WhatsApp and Facebook to stay in contact with friends you meet. There are usually group chats on both of these social media platforms for your course or for a specific halls of accommodation that you're staying at and I used them pretty much everyday when at uni!
I hope this helps and best of luck! Sam- official student rep