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Which ones are correct, and among the correct ones, how does each convey the meaning and differ from others?

1 These days, people are so involved in social media.

2 These days, people are so involved on social media.

3 These days, people are so involved with social media.

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  • Have you searched online for an answer?
    – banuyayi
    Commented Oct 12, 2022 at 9:26
  • Yes. They mostly talk about in or on social media in a general sense (for example quora.com/…). My question is specifically about involvement.
    – alireza
    Commented Oct 12, 2022 at 9:37
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    Did you use parentheses "involved in" "involved on" "involved with"?
    – banuyayi
    Commented Oct 12, 2022 at 10:15

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This NGram graph shows that "involved in social media" is the most widely used and "involved on social media" the least.

We generally use "involved in" and "involved with" interchangeably, to express complicity, participation, and interest.

"involved in" can also be used to express concentration, to the exclusion of other things (so involved in my project that I didn't hear the doorbell).

"involved with" can also be used to describe being in a relationship with somebody.

In general usage, we would only use "involved on" when "on" is the normal preposition, for example "on a committee" or "on campus". In my opinion, "On social media" relates to posts, rather than to the people who are posting or reading, however actual references in the Ngram graph do relate to people.

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