Did you know that Thailand is the king of social networking? A gobsmacking article by BK revealed that Bangkok is Facebook's no.1 city, Instagram's most popular photo location (Suvarnabhumi International Airport is no.1 and Siam Paragon is no.2) and the most active user for Line. With all of this going on you'd be missing out if you didn't get involved.
Line is probably the most used application in Thailand. Everyone wants to chat via line, if you don't have line you are cutting yourself off from a huge number of people straight away. Every work place, company and product has a line group. Even when you meet a new friend, you don't swap numbers, you exchange Line IDs. If your not on Line your off the radar.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that every Thai person has at least 2 Facebook accounts. And now so do I, my original one and the one for my students to add me on. Thai people like to have groups, work groups, school groups, study groups, and they like to keep these groups separate therefore multiple Facebook accounts to manage their social lives. So don't be surprised to find that your new Thai friend has many identities, you can usually find them under their full Thai name, their nick name coupled with a made up name or their family name.. Or just something completely random like 'the one who has a a dream'.
Again I'm putting myself to shame, as I have still not signed up to Instagram unlike the rest of not only Thailand but the world. Anyway, most Thai people if not all of them will have an Instagram account usually linked with one of their Facebooks, so if you're on that particular fecbook you will see it anyway.