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Which app can't you live without: Instagram or Twitter?

Nothing puts people into more of a panic than when a social platform is down. There’s no way to mindlessly scroll through those groundbreaking gender reveals; no way to share that morning commute complaint that’s so essential to starting your day. In the midst of these existential crises, people are forced to realize just how important platforms such as Instagram or Twitter are to their lives. Which are you addicted to the most? 

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Which app can't you live without: Instagram or Twitter?
#InstaAddict
A festive crown for the winner
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Which app can't you live without: Instagram or Twitter?
#InstaAddict
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#InstaAddict

Instagram isn’t just a platform based solely on image. Well, it is, but so is Facebook, and you’ve never heard of someone becoming a Facebook influencer, have you? Instagram, on the other hand, has allowed for average joes to launch lucrative careers via building up a dedicated fanbase and taking clever photos. It’s microeconomics based upon a like-based capitalism.

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The thrills Instagram offers are many. There’s the generic “like” one can receive for any selfie or food pornography posted; then there’s the prospects of someone sliding into your DMs or seeing your crush's handle in the list of those who peeked at your Insta story. Instagram is also the place where people can confirm they actually partook in X cultural event with Y hashtag. After all, if it wasn't shared on Instagram, did it even happen? 

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Instagram pictures may paint a thousand words, but Twitter can express a million frustrations. Twitter has sparked more debates than Washington, each being just as vapid and inciting just as little action. Many on Twitter believe themselves to be philosophers, but one would be hard-pressed to find any well-founded opinions within those two hundred forty characters.   

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Not that Twitter doesn’t offer a lot to its users. It does allow people to have their otherwise-stifled voices heard, and plenty of public figures offer up enough pithy remarks to help you get through the work week. The best way to enjoy the platform is to not take anything posted on it seriously. 

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Which app can't you live without: Instagram or Twitter?
#InstaAddict
A festive crown for the winner
#TwitterAddict