Social media networks explained!
Unless you have been living alone in an off-grid cabin in the Arctic for the past two decades, chances are Social Media is a part of your life in some form or another. Whether you’re looking to chat with friends, create content, curate photos or watch videos online, there is a massive media platform dedicated to it. While most are familiar with the main media giants like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, those are just a few drops in the ocean to the plethora of platforms available today. To help you navigate through all the options available, we’ll explain some of the most popular media platforms and what each network does in 280 characters or less!
For messaging-in-the-moment and great for short discussions. Messages are limited to 280 characters or less. It can be used to keep up to date with celebrities, politics, and business promotions.
To connect to friends, family, and brands. It remains the most widely used social media network. They offer instant messaging, marketplaces to shop locally, and community spaces for group interaction.
Location-based social media network to learn more about the business and attractions around you. Check-in to locations, compete with friends for points and get deals from businesses.
The undisputed leader in online video viewing and sharing. The number 2 search engine behind only their owner, Google. Great for tutorials, news updates, and creative shows.
Take photos using your iOS or Android device, and then apply a creative filter. Browse millions of other photos. It can be used to not only share moments with friends but to follow celebrities and businesses.
Create and curate themed collections of images. Use it to help plan a wedding, build a wardrobe, get decor ideas for your home and everything in between.
Pronounced image-er, this network makes image sharing easy. Place uploaded images on other networks in just a few clicks.
Sometimes referred to as “Facebook for professionals”. Meant for business connections and networking.
A music streaming service that analyzes your music preferences and builds your unique playlist. Can create your own playlists and download music for offline listening.
One of the world’s most widely used text and voice messaging platforms. As long as you have an internet connection, you can message or talk for free to most computers and smartphones.
Considered a micro-blog where you can essentially share and view anything but it is mainly used for snippets of written content like blogs and images.
A discussion-based platform where users share and view news events, photos and videos to discuss.
Used mostly by kids and young adolescents, the app is mainly for posting and sharing lip-syncing pop music and music-oriented videos.
Pictures or videos, known as “Snaps” are taken with filters and effects. They are shared with friends to view and the post will disappear after viewing.
A live streaming service for people who play video games to create and watch content like gameplay and walkthroughs.