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Web, alternative customers or official applications, how we use our favorite social networks?

Social networks are one of the elements that we use to keep in touch with others, to share moments curious or memorable, and even leave messages for others. One of the biggest advantages is that it is not necessary for it to know your phone number.

The amount of different social networks that there is immense and best of all is that, at least most, are very different in itself: since leaving short messages with a photo to leave photos with or without a message, share thoughts … the possibilities are virtually endless.

Furthermore, in certain cases even worth us to communicate with some companies or to know about them, and the same with famous people. In some cases, we can “communicate” with the pets of people who have an account on a social network. In case you’re wondering, yes, there are people who make an account for your pet.

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Finally, the issue that I want to try a little is about how we prefer to access our social networks. We can now do so from a computer, tablet or Smartphone. For the last two, with the intention to make life easier, it is an established official application that allows us to be updated from anywhere.

But sometimes, for whatever reason, this application we do not like, it does not work well or consume too many resources (hello Facebook), spending meaningless data and in some cases making our terminal run slower. Luckily, there are always alternatives, but go over some advantages and disadvantages above.

Official application, which most people use their mobile

This is the most common way in which we will use a social network to a person in your mobile, probably because it is the only one they know, the more comfortable or she likes. Depending on the social network, the application can have one or the other peculiarities, but they all have some advantages and disadvantages.

One of the biggest advantages is that application is adapted exclusively for mobile devices (phones, tablets …) of that operating system. Its interface is adapted to touch screens and usually (not always) perform better than their version website.

The main disadvantage is that, although it is obsolete, that application is consuming resources in the background, which is particularly serious in the case of Facebook, and a mobile with short end specifications noticing. And not only the resources of your mobile phone, but also your data rate, and is more severe the higher the frequency synchronization.

Facebook is the application that most suits worn on this part , so that many people decide to uninstall the application and use one of the other alternatives, but may be more tedious, it makes up for the fact that will not be eating up your data as if he had made a journey through the desert.

Customers of social networks, different ways of doing the same

Social networks as famous as Facebook or Twitter, in addition to their official application, have third – party applications are called clients. These are applications that are not developed by the authors of the officer, but have, so to speak, permission to access the network.

The main advantage of customers is the fact that they are different applications, which may have unique characteristics, be extremely simple or have an original design. Especially known are the cases of Twitter clients, of which insurance meet some like Flamingo, TweetCaster or Twidere.

The biggest disadvantage is that it may not be available at all times, and I am thinking of the case, again, of Twitter clients, which have a limit of “tokens” before having to disappear from Google Play. They are also vulnerable to the vagaries of social networks, which may require the withdrawal of an application Store (although not the norm, hence the existence of “tokens”).

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The web version, forget spending resources and background data

The web version, as we know it, is actually the original version of social networks, accessing them through the browser on duty. Most uses only the desktop version on your computer, but also can be done via mobile, and an equally simple than using an app.

The biggest advantage (and why many prefer to use this application) is that it does not consume resources in the background when you are not using the social network. When you want to access it, simply open your browser and enter your account, you do what you have to do, you leave the page and you will no longer spend data or resources.

The disadvantage is that the web interface is not made (unless you have mobile web version, which is very common) for mobile screens. This can make the experience not as enjoyable it was with the official application or a customer, who do have this adaptation.

Access the web version can be very easy, just add the bookmark to your desktop, so you save the step of running the browser and enter the web. With one touch is you open the web browser version, so you save a few seconds of your precious time.

How do we access each our social networks?

When accessing Twitter I do through the official app , I tested several clients and, although they have very interesting features, for some reason I always end up going back to the official application, the thin ends up being the easiest way to be updated.

As for Facebook, however, I prefer to use the web version, because although the official app gave me no problems, uninstall it and use the web version; I noticed a very positive change in the autonomy, giving me quite a few more minutes of use, without certainly more wise decision for me.

But as each has its own combination, I hope that in the comments tell us how you get to your social networks, why and see what benefits over other methods. The debate is open, make their arguments.