Social Networking sites are a wealth of mine for the advertisers; the article speaks about the social media sites. In the first part we discussed about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In its second part series, we will discuss about other social media sites.
Google+ became the fastest growing Social Network the internet has ever seen. Google+ made its debut in the early summer of 2011. Initially it came up with Google Buzz and Google Wave. Both the networks flopped. Now finally Google+ made it big becoming an instant hit with the netizens and social network addicts.
Anyone who needs to make professional connections should be on LinkedIn. Known as the social network for ones career, LinkedIn is right up there with Facebook, Twitter and Google+. LinkedIn subscribers can promote their businesses and themselves, outline their education and work experience, make connections with other professionals, interact in group discussions. You can also post job ads or apply for jobs.
Instagram is a popular social network for photo sharing that the mobile web has ever seen. It’s the ultimate social network for sharing real-time photos and short videos while on the go. The app started by being exclusively limited to the iOS platform has also extended itself to Android and Windows Phone applications.
Pinterest is also a big player on social networking, and proves just how important visual content has become on the web. As the fastest standalone site ever to reach 10 million monthly unique visits, Pinterest’s beautiful and intuitive pin-board-style platform on the web and on mobile is the best resource for collecting the best images and categorizing them on your own boards.
Tumblr is a popular social blogging platform used by teens and younger users. It’s popular for sharing visual content. One can customize ones blog theme, post all different types of content formats, follow other users and be followed back. Re-blogging 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.
Vine is mobile video-sharing app owned by Twitter. One of the most convenient things about Vine is that its videos can be directly embedded inline on Twitter when shared through a tweet, or even embedded on a website. Videos play on auto-loop and are limited to a maximum of six seconds, but that doesn’t stop it from being such a powerful social network.
Snapchat is based on instant messaging, and it’s totally mobile-based. It’s one of the fastest growing apps. Building its popularity on the idea of self-destructing photos or short videos you take to chat with friends before they automatically delete after viewing. It’s a massive social app for kids. If you’re unfamiliar, check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to use Snapchat.