Leading social networks worldwide.
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 over a billions users. Despite holding the spot on the entire Internet for years now it has to lead you to wonder just how long and what it might take for Facebook to eventually be brought down to a lower spot on the popular social site list.
Like Facebook Twitter has also changed dramatically over the years becoming a top source for real-time news sharing. For a micro blogging site with a 140-character text limit Twitter sure has made its mark online. Its an ideal platform for mobile users and Twitter Card integration make it easy to share all sorts of multimedia contentin tweets.
Making its debut in the early summer of 2011 Google+ became the fastest growing social network the web has ever seen. After failing a couple times already with Google Buzz and Google Wave the search giant finally succeeded at creating something that people are actually excited about using -especially alongside all the other popular Google apps and services.
Where does everyone go to watch or share video content online It's obviously YouTube. After Google YouTube is the second largest search engine. Although owned by Google and now tied right into our Google+ accounts YouTube can still be recognized as a separate social network all on its own as one that revolves entirely around content like video production vlogging movie-making and music sharing.
Anyone who needs to make professional connections should be on LinkedIn. Known as the social network for your career LinkedIn is right up there with Facebook Twitter and Google+. Individuals can promote themselves and their businesses outline their education and work experience make connections with other professionals interact in group discussions post job ads or apply for jobs.
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. The app started by being exclusively limited to the iOS platform but has since expanded to Android and Windows Phone also the web. Instagram was bought for a hefty $1 billion in 2012.
Pinterest is quickly becoming a major player in 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 pinboard-style platform on the web and on mobile is one of the most incredible resources for collecting the best images and categorizing them on your own boards.
Tumblr is an extremely popular social blogging platform heavily used by teens and younger users. Like Pinterest it's popular for sharing visual content. You can customize your blog theme post all different types of content formats 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 canattract.
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 autoloop and are limited to a maximum of six seconds but that doesn't stop it from being such a powerful social network. Many prefer it over Instagram video.
Snapchat is a social network based on instant messaging and it's totally mobile-based. It's one of the fastest growing apps out there building its popularity on the idea of self-destructing "snaps" -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.
Reddit resembles the traditional message board style we all know and love. It has a very strong and smart community and Reddit AMAs are one of the best ways to take advantage of this platform. Reddit works by displaying submitted links to content that get voted up or down by users. Links that receive the most upvotes will get pushed to the first page of their subreddits for being the best content voted by the users.
Flickr is Yahoo's popular photo-sharing network which exited long before other popular image-based social sites like Pinterest and Instagram excited. It's still one of the best places to upload photos create albums and show off your photography skills to your friends. Yahoo has also worked hard at regularly updating its mobile apps with lots of great features and functions so it's easy to use from your phone.
Pheed is a newcomer to the social networking world but kids who crave the latest coolest newest apps to use have been quick to jump on this one. It brings together the best of a lot of other popular social sites like Facebook Twitter Tumblr and Instagram.