Do you use Venmo? If not, it's basically an easy way to pay your friends back virtually when you don't have cash, forget your wallet, or y'all live far away from each other. It's pretty convenient-- and also gives your friends literally no excuse to not pay you back.
It's actually more of a social network, like Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook if you ask me.
Why? Well, you can see who's paying who, and for what. It gives you a feed of people you know, like people you're connected with on other social media or phone contacts. You can even search people and look at their feeds! Venmo also makes you write what the money is for. Many people use emojis for this. For example, say you and your friends go in on a pizza-- your friend might send you $5 with the caption of a pizza emoji. So, everyone now knows that you and your friend were out for pizza that night. It's not that different than posting a snap or Instagram of your night out.
Example: You decide to look at your crush's Venmo and see he's paying a girl for *martini emoji*. Safe to assume he and this girl went out for drinks. So, yeah. Now you can further investigate as you see fit.
Another example: you see all your friends paying each other for "Uber!". Well, now you know they all went out without you. Oh well.
Or, you can just be nosy and see who's friends with who still, who's hanging over winter break, if a couple is still together, who still gets money from their parents (my favorite), etc. It's actually quite informative!
So, next time you're bored of scrolling through all your other social networks, do a little Venmo stalking. It's solidified a solid place in my social media scroll-rotation. No regrets.