The concepts behind “social networking” aren’t anything new – ever since there have been humans, we have been looking for ways to connect, network, and promote with one another – but they’ve taken on an entirely new meaning (and momentum) in the digital age. Where we used to have handshakes, word-of-mouth referrals, and stamped letters. Now day’s relationships are often begun and developed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google + and etc.
1. Facebook. Considered to be synonymous with “social media” by some, Facebook is the one site where you’re likely to find friends, colleagues, and relatives all floating around. Although Facebook is mainly centered on sharing photos, links, and quick thoughts of a personal nature, individuals can also show their support to brands or organizations by becoming fans. Facebook is become tools to spread the news and what happening the whole world.
2. Twitter. The simplest of all social media platforms, Twitter one of the most fun and interesting. Messages are limited to 140 characters or less, but that’s more than enough to post a link, share an image, or even trade thoughts with your favorite celebrity or influencer. Twitter’s interface is easy to learn and use, and setting up a new profile.
3. YouTube. A popular free video-sharing Web site that lets registered users upload and share video clips online at the YouTube.com. To view the videos you are not required to register. As a video sharing service, you can download your video and share to any social sites YouTube has become so popular that its catalog of billions and billions of videos has become known as “the world’s second-largest search engine” in some circles. The site has everything from first-person product reviews to promotional clips and “how-two” instruction on virtually any topic or discipline. Users have the ability to share, rate, and comment on what they see and think.
4. LinkedIn. The world's largest professional networking groups. Connect. Find. Power your career. Be found. Learn and share. One of the only mainstream social media sites that’s actually geared towards business, LinkedIn is to cyberspace what networking groups once were to local business communities. It’s great for meeting customers, getting in touch with vendors, recruiting new employees, and keeping up with the latest in business or industry news. If it matters to your company or career, you can probably do it on LinkedIn.
-Find people, companies, job offers, Industry News and groups
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6. Renren. Literally translating into “everyone’s website,” Renren is China’s largest social platform. Hugely popular with the younger crowd, it works in a way similar to Facebook, operates a leading real name social networking service (SNS) and an internet finance business in China. Our SNS enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share photos and access mobile live streaming. Internet finance business includes primarily consumer financing and auto financing.
7. Google+. Social media’s big up-and-comer it’s currently recognized as the second largest social network behind Facebook. While using Google+ for job search is just now starting to catch on, you don’t want to dismiss this powerhouse. It has gained popularity among a wide range of users, primarily because it is said to lack the noise of Facebook. You will find techies, bosses, stay-at-home moms, and entrepreneurs sharing this network. Google+ is all about business networking, so it creates a prime environment for putting the word out about your job search. And, a Google+ profile only takes a few minutes to get set up.
8. Disqus. Disqus isn’t actually a social media platform so much as a social engagement platform, but it can definitely help you improve your social engagement. As a tool for commenting, managing feedback on your own website (or other Disqus-enabled websites), and managing spam/troll type messages, it’s invaluable. Advanced administration and moderation options, and other extensive community functions. Most importantly, by utilizing Disqus, you are instantly plugging into b-wide community network, connecting millions of global users to your small blog or large media hub. Disqus works on just about any type of website or blog and can be installed either with a drop-in code snippet or by using one of the plugins available on Install page.
9. LinkedIn Pulse. Even though Pulse is technically a part of LinkedIn, it’s big and important enough to deserve its own entry. Serving as something between a blog and “best of” outlet, it’s the perfect medium sharing new ideas and keeping up on the thought leaders in your industry. LinkedIn Pulse LinkedIn and Pulse have now fully integrated to provide the best professional news experience, tailored to you.
10. Snapchat. This surprisingly-addictive app gives you the ability to take a picture, add art and text if you’d like, and then send it to recipients for a set amount of time (after which the photo will delete itself and be removed from the company’s servers). Snapchat is a mobile app you can download to your iPhone or Android smartphone, which you can then use to “chat” with friends through photos, videos and captions. You can sort of think of it to be like texting with pictures or videos. Lots of fun, and potentially a good way to stay in touch with friends.
11. Tumblr. This platform is different form many others in that it essentially hosts microblogs for its users. Individuals and companies, in turn, can fill their blogs with multimedia Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme's HTML.. The fast-paced nature of Tumblr makes it ideal for memes, GIF’s, and other forms of fun or viral content.
12. Pinterest. Is the world’s catalog of ideas. Find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try. Serving as a giant virtual idea and inspiration board, Pinterest has made a huge impact on social media in the last few years. Especially popular with women and the do-it-yourself crowd, it lets you share pictures, creative thoughts, or (especially) before-and-after pictures of projects that others can pin, save, or duplicate.
13. Twoo. This is Belgian social network site geared for the 25 and under crowd all over the world. Alongside normal social features like posts, updates, and photo sharing, it also boasts online games and chat features that make it popular with younger users who want to stay entertained while connecting with each other. Every day, over a million new connections are made between real people on Twoo. Whether you like chatting, searching, sharing photos or meeting people easily, Twoo is full of exciting people!
14. MyMFB. Created as a Muslim alternative to Facebook (it was previously called MillatFacebook), this site aims to connect the faith’s 1.5+ billion followers into a single social platform. While that might sound ambitious, it’s growing quickly and offers many of the same post, People use MyMFB to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet at mymfb.com same as the original Facebook, and is already immensely popular in some parts of the world.
15. Instagram. If you’re looking for a quick, convenient connection between the camera feature on your smart phone and all your social profiles, then Instagram is the answer. Not only will allow you to share via Twitter, Facebook, and the Instagram website, Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Similar to Facebook or Twitter, everyone who creates an account has a profile and a news feed. When you post a photo or video on Instagram, it will be displayed on your profile. Other users who follow you will see your posts in their own feed. Likewise, you'll see posts from other users who you choose to follow, and invite friends to comment on your photos or ideas. Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Similar to Facebook or Twitter, everyone who creates an account has a profile and news feed.
16. Vine. This site (also available as an app) offers users the chance to share and view brief video clips. While that theoretically offers a virtually endless range of uses, most of Vine’s content is entertainment-focused, with a heavy preference towards “viral” and “meme” clips that are easy to share. Vine lets you make and share six-second video clips. The video must be between three and six seconds long. You aren't going to be making movie, or even any sort of narrative video clip at all it's purely for sharing "moments".
17. WhatsApp. WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages. That straightforward idea has already gathered more than 700 million fans, making the app the world’s most popular messaging platform.
18. vk.com. Promoting itself as Europe’s largest social media site, vk.com is essentially the Russian version of Facebook, with the same kinds of profiles, messaging, and games you would expect. Just like Facebook, vk.com allows users to enter both personal and professional information about themselves, and to follow or show support for organizations and businesses.
19. Meetup. Meetup is a perfectly-named platform, because it’s perfect for organizing local groups around specific interests. There are meetups centered on allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies. That makes it perfect for exploring an interest and making new friends at the same time.
20. Medium. Medium is a different kind of place to read and write on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward and words still matter. If you’ve ever wished that social engagement could come with an ongoing, up-to-date “how to” manual written by the experts, Medium might be just what you’re looking for. With lots of helpful advice, tips, and articles, it can give you everything you need to start connecting like a pro.