Examples of Social Media

Here is a brief rundown of some of the biggest social media platforms out there (There are lots more!  This is only a small sampling of the bigger platforms):

Facebook: a social networking platform that allows users to create accounts that feature their personal commentary, photos and videos.

Google+: is a social media network that allows users to connect, share content and search users.  Primarily, Google+ is beneficial for its SEO value.

Instagram: is a photo and video sharing social platform that allows users to edit and post photogenic content.

LinkedIn: a social networking platform that is tailored towards the business community.  Users connect to other users to establish a network of professionals they know or are acquainted to.  Think of LinkedIn as an up-to-date business guide where users can post articles and comments that are generally related to their filed of practice.  It is also an effective hiring tool, allowing employers’ access to potential job candidates as well as allowing employees the ability to seek out current sources of employment.

Periscope: is a live video streaming mobile app.

Pinterest: is a sharing platform that allows users to post content to their own pinboards.  These pinboards act like virtual inspiration boards containing items users made, want, bought, ate, etc..

Reddit: is a social news platform where the content is created and promoted by its site members. Members submit content which is voted on by the other members.

Snapchat: is an instant image messaging platform that allows users to share images.

Twitter: is a microblogging service that allows users to post short clips, 140 characters or less, called tweets.  The tweets can be general trains of thought, promoted advertising, news articles, links to blogs or other sources, or other short tidbits of information.

Vine: is a video sharing social media app that allows users to share 6-second clips with their followers.

Wikipedia: is an encyclopedia that allows online collaboration from anyone registered to the site.

YouTube: is a free video sharing platform that allows users to upload, share and watch videos.

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