Three Platforms

3"Three Years" by LollyKnit is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

By Kendyn Beaudoin-Clark, Wei Xie, and Amelia Franklin

A digital platform is a software-based online infrastructure that facilitates interactions and transactions between users.



This video titled “Me at the zoo” is the first ever Youtube video shared on the platform. It currently has over 285 million views and constantly is recirculated through the algorithm because of its popularity and cultural significance.


Instagram logo on gradient header” by SmedersInternet is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms. It involves sharing image based content and its chat features allow for social interaction.


Tiktok became popular among youth during the COVID pandemic due to its participatory nature. It encourages users to take part in trends, dance challenges, and other activities that reinforce stereotypical beauty standards. (Quiroz NT, 2020)


Quiroz, NT (2020). TikTok: The favorite application during isolation. Argentine Journal of Youth Studies , (14), e044.