So­cial net­work­ing sites you should be us­ing

Daily Trust - - HAS#TAG - Ibk-Ninny Olasan

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.

1. Face­book

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.

2. Twit­ter

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.

3. YouTube

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.

4. In­sta­gram

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.

5. Tum­blr

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.

6. Pin­ter­est

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.

7. Google+

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.

8. LinkedIn

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.

9. Red­dit

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.

10. Stum­bleUpon

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.

(Source: web­trends.about. com and @ Dai­ly_Trust Emer­gency rule should stop be­cause the pur­pose has been de­feated by Boko Haram. If Boko Haram could op­er­ate in these places for more than three to four hours with­out the in­ter­ven­tion of the se­cu­rity men, it means emer­gency rule is mean­ing­less. No, be­cause even when the emer­gency rule was at its op­ti­mum, it yielded no re­sult; rather the killings, ab­duc­tions, and de­struc­tion in­creased. It shouldn’t be re­newed. Yes, and the gov­er­nors should be sus­pended, mil­i­tary men should take full con­trol. These gov­er­nors are not help­ing the se­cu­rity at all level, they have no so­lu­tion to of­fer, only to crit­i­cise. I think it should not be re­newed be­cause even while the emer­gency rule was in place, there was no no­tice­able change. It then means the emer­gency rule only suc­ceeded in keep­ing in­no­cent cit­i­zens in­doors while the mis­cre­ants used the pe­riod to in­ten­sify their evil plans. The cur­rent par­tial emer­gency rule might not have achieved its 100 per­cent set-tar­get but it had worked other­wise those three states would have been in perdi­tion to­day con­sid­er­ing the tenac­ity of the Boko boys. Now, the FG needs to adopt a fully op­er­a­tional emer­gency rule in all states fre­quently af­flicted with Bokoa­sis dis­eases with the full ap­point­ment of sole ad­min­is­tra­tors therein. If this next step does not work then let GEJ re­sign.

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