1. How often do you use social networking applications (like Weibo, Twitter or Facebook)?
Well, I spend more time on social media than I’d like to admit. It’s not the best use of my time, but I can238 waste hours just scrolling on my phone. I probably look at WeChat moments the most. I just like keeping up with my friends239 and seeing what’s going on in their lives.
2. Why do you use social networking apps?
I mostly use them to stay up to date with240 what’s going on in my friends’ lives. You know, nowadays, everyone posts about241 what they’re doing online. So if there’s an important event in someone’s life, like a wedding, you can see pictures of it on their social media. It’s a cool way to keep in touch.
3. What are the disadvantages of social networking apps?
Well, sometimes social networking apps may lead to privacy leaks242. For example, almost all the social networking apps have your personal information, like your birthday and email address. Plus, tons of people post updates about their lives243 online, which allows strangers to know some private information of yours. That might be an easy way for bad people to scam244 you.
4. Do you think you will use more of those social networking apps?
I use a lot of them already, but honestly I’m pretty hooked on245 using social media. So I think that I’d be open to246 using more of them. I just like staying connected with people. And since practically everyone uses social media nowadays, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to use them a bit more.
5. Do you think it is an easy way to make friends through social media?
I don’t think it’s that easy. For one, there’s a lot of false information on the internet and it’s hard to know if someone’s profile247 on a social network is real or not. Plus, even though you can learn about their interests a lot quicker just by looking at what they post, I think it’s easier to get to know someone248 when you see them in person.
239 keeping up with my friends:与朋友们保持联系
240 stay up to date with:实时更新，了解朋友们的实时动态
241 posts about:发帖，发布…的帖子
242 privacy leaks:泄露隐私
243 post updates about their lives:(在网上）更新他们的实时动态
245 hooked on:沉迷于…
246 be open to:愿意做…
248 get to know someone:认识、了解某个人