Social networking sites you should be using
The most popular social networking sites sure have changed over the years, and you can expect they’ll continue to change as we move forward. Before Facebook and Twitter dominated the web, we were a lot more familiar with sites like MySpace and LiveJournal. Although a good number of people still use older social networks like MySpace and LiveJournal, the web is really seeing a huge surge in social media innovation – especially with the recent shift toward mobile-based social media consumption.
Here is a short roundup of a few of the trendiest social networks people are using both on the web and on mobile right now.
Not surprisingly, Facebook is one of the top social network on the web. It’s a thriving beast of a social networking site on the web with its massive userbase, but theories suggest that it’s struggling to maintain the interest of younger users and may be losing them to newer apps and social networks. Despite these troubles, Facebook still remains number one... at least for now.
Like Facebook, Twitter has also changed for the better over the years of its existence and continues to expand in popularity. Centered around microblogging and a 140-character text limit, Twitter has become a popular social network of choice for mobile web users who own smartphones and tablet computers.
Good old YouTube. Nothing quite compares to YouTube when it comes to video sharing. Although owned by Google, YouTube is still recognized as a separate social network onl its own, and one that revolves entirely around video production, vlogging, moviemaking and music sharing.
Instagram has grown to be one of the most popular social networks for photo sharing that the mobile web has ever seen. It used to be exclusively limited to the iOS platform, but has since expanded to Android and, Windows Phone also the web.
Tumblr is another form of microblogging, but unlike Twitter, it is heavily influenced by image sharing. You can follow other users and be followed back. “Reblogging” and “liking” is a popular way to interact. If you post great content, you might be surprised to see how many followers you can attract.
Pinterest is a young one in the world of social networking, but it’s growing up super fast. As the fastest standalone site ever to reach 10 million monthly unique visits, its beautiful and intuitive pinboard-style platform is definitely turning heads online.
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests. People create and share collections (called “boards”) of visual bookmarks (called “Pins”) that they use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes.
As it made its debut in the early summer of 2011, Google+ was the fastest growing social network the web has ever seen. Google+ happened to be a successful endeavor of Google into the social media bandwagon when compared to previous attempts with projects like Google Wave and Google Buzz.
Known as the social network where professionals can connect, LinkedIn is right behind Facebook and Twitter. Individuals can promote themselves and their businesses, make connections with other professionals, interact in group discussions, post job ads or apply for jobs.
Reddit has a very strong and closely knit community. If you do nothing but promote your own stuff on Reddit, you probably won’t be making anyone very happy over there. Submitted links to content get voted up or down by users. Links that receive the most upvotes will get pushed to the first page where the potential for viewership is huge.
StumbleUpon is channel surfing for the web. You simply choose specific categories of interest and press “Stumble!” to load a new page or website for you to view. You can submit your own pages, like other pages, and growing a following.
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