Social Networking Sites People Are Using

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The world’s most popular social networking sites certainly have changed over the years, and they’ll undoubtedly continue to change as time moves forward. Old social networks will die, popular ones will stick around as they’re forced to evolve, and brand new ones will appear (just wat

Facebook

Using facebook

What We Like

  • Massive community.
  • Easy to find long-lost friends.
  • Integrated messenger.
  • Join interesting groups and pages.

What We Don’t Like

  • Highly addictive.
  • Difficult to keep up with updates.
  • Complicated to adjust privacy settings.

Most of us already know that Facebook is the top social network on the web. It’s a thriving beast of a social networking site on the web with about 2 billion monthly active users and more than one billion that log on daily (according to Facebook itself).

Statista shows that Facebook Messenger, with tons of cool features, is the second most popular messaging app behind WhatsApp. People use Facebook individually and by joining or setting up groups.

After failing to acquire Snapchat in 2013, Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 so that it could be the one that was on top of instant messaging.

 

 
 

 

Twitter

Twitter login screen

What We Like

  • Very large community.
  • Easy to use.
  • Get updates from major brands.
  • Integrates with third party services.

What We Don’t Like

  • Can feel disorganized.
  • Not easy to find specific people.
  • Difficult to develop followers.

Twitter is known as the real-time, public microblogging network where news breaks first. Most users love it for its short message limit (now 280 characters) and unfiltered feed that showed them absolutely everything in the form of tweets.

Twitter has changed dramatically over the years, and today it’s criticized a lot for going the way of looking and functioning almost exactly like Facebook. Besides Twitter Card integration, which now makes it easy to share all sorts of multimedia content in tweets, you can expect to see algorithmic timelines coming to Twitter as well.

 
 

 

LinkedIn

Linkedin

What We Like

  • Easy to make new connections.
  • Simple to find people you know.
  • Well-organized website.

What We Don’t Like

  • Too much information at times.
  • Frequent messages from marketers.

LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. Anyone who needs to make connections to advance their careers should be on LinkedIn. Profiles are designed to look sort of like extremely detailed resumes, with sections for work experience, education, volunteer work, certifications, awards and all sorts of other relevant work-related information.

Users can promote themselves and their businesses by making connections with other professionals, interacting in group discussions, posting job ads, applying to jobs, publishing articles to LinkedIn pulse and so much more.

 

 

YouTube

Youtube

What We Like

  • Many hours of entertainment.
  • Interact with communities of followers.
  • Active comment areas.
  • Find others with common interests.

What We Don’t Like

  • Less personal than other social sites.
  • Overwhelming volume of information.

Where does everyone go to watch or share video content online? It’s obviously YouTube. After Google, YouTube is the second largest search engine. Despite being owned by Google, YouTube can still be recognized as a separate social network all on its own as the premiere place online to go to watch videos on every topic under the sun and upload your own as well.

From music videos and movies, to personal vlogs and independent films, YouTube has it all. YouTube also launched a premium subscription option, called YouTube Red, which removes all advertisements from videos. It also now offers YouTubeTV, a separate live streaming subscription service.

If you have kids watching youtube videos, you should probably use parental controls.

 

 

Instagram

Instagram

What We Like

  • More interesting than most social networks.
  • Useful filtering feature.
  • See into the lives of others.

What We Don’t Like

  • Strictly enforces policies.
  • Ads can be a nuisance.
  • Many photos are overly edited.

Instagram has grown to be one of the most popular social networks 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.

Now it’s even a leading advertising platform for brands as well as Instagram Influencers, who legitimately generate income through the network.

The app had initially been available for the iOS platform for quite some time as it grew in popularity, but has since expanded to Android and Windows phones, along with the web. Instagram was bought for a hefty $1 billion by Facebook in 2012.

 

 

Pinterest

Pinterest

What We Like

  • Very entertaining to use.
  • Discover new ideas.
  • Loaded with inspiring messages.
  • Intuitive interface.

What We Don’t Like

  • Loaded with affiliate posts.
  • Limited range of topics.
  • Can get cluttered.

Pinterest has become a major player both in social networking and in the search world, proving 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 pinboard-style platform is one of the most enticing and useful resources for collecting the best images that can be categorized into separate boards.

Pinterest is also growing to become a huge influencer in social shopping, now featuring “Buy” buttons right on pins of products sold by some retailers.

 

Woddal

What We Like

  • Massive community.
  • Easy to find long-lost friends.
  • Integrated messenger.
  • Join interesting groups and pages.

What We Don’t Like

  • Highly addictive.

 

Woddal is social network that allows people with similar interests to come together and share information, photos and videos. It connect us, help us share treasured and funny moments with our loved ones.

Founded in 2018, Woddal’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Woddal to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. The network claims that it does not track and collect the data of its users and does not sell to third parties.

There is a separate messaging app if you want to use the network just to communicate with your friends

 

 

Snapchat

snapchat

What We Like

  • Very easy to use.
  • Millions of users.
  • Editing and filtering features.
  • More personal and intimate than other platforms.

What We Don’t Like

  • Small demographic of users.
  • Content disappears every day.
  • Lots of useless content.
  • Difficult to find people you know.

Snapchat is a social networking app that thrives on instant messaging and is totally mobile-based. It’s one of the fastest growing apps out there, building its popularity on the idea of self-destructing “snaps.” You can send a photo or short video as a message (a snap) to a friend, which automatically disappears a few seconds after they’ve viewed it.

 

Kids love this app because it takes the pressure off of having to share something with everyone like they would on traditional social networks. Snapchat is easy to learn. Snapchat also has a unique feature called Stories, which allows users to share snaps publicly when they want. Facebook and Instagram have recently added Stories as well.

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