Social Media Networks Explained!
October 26, 2012
Quick! How many of those social media networks do you recognize?
I’m sure you got “The Big 3”: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. What about the others? To help you out, we’ll explain what each network does (without using donuts) in 140 characters or less!
Twitter: For messaging-in-the-moment and great for short discussions. Messages are 140 characters or less to make it compatible with text messaging.
Facebook: To connect to friends, family, and brands. If it’s your only social media network, that’s probably ok.
Foursquare: Location-based social media network. Check-in to locations, compete with friends for points and get deals from businesses.
YouTube: The undisputed leader in online video viewing and sharing. The number 2 search engine behind only their owner, Google.
Instagram: Take photos using your iOS or Android device, and then apply a creative filter. Browse millions of other photos.
Pinterest: Create themed collections of images. Use it to help plan a wedding, build a wardrobe or anything in between.
Imgur: Pronounced image-er, this network makes image sharing easy. Place uploaded images on other networks in just a few clicks.
LinkedIn: Sometimes referred to as “Facebook for professionals”. Meant for business connections and networking.
Spotify: A music streaming service that analyzes your music preferences and builds your unique playlist. Soon to be available in Canada.
Google+: Highly visual social media network, focused on integrating with your Google accounts. Live streaming group video calling feature is unique.