Top popular social media of current time
Baidu Tieba is the largest Chinese communication platform provided by the Chinese search engine company, Baidu. It is an online community of 300,000,000 users, bound tightly with internet search services, one of the main business of Baidu.
Tencent QQ, popularly known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by a Chinese company named Tencent Holdings Limited. QQ also offers a variety of services, including online social games, music, shopping, microblogging, movies, and group and voice chat.
Snapchat is an image messaging application software product that was created by Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel, and Bobby Murphy when they were students at Stanford University. The app was officially released in September 2011, and within a short span of time, they have grown immensely registering an average of 100 million daily active users as of May 2015. More than 18 percent of all social media users use Snapchat.
This social media platform enables you to submit content and later vote for the content. The voting determines whether the content moves up or down, which is ultimately organized based on the areas of interest (known as subreddits).
Founded more than a decade ago (November 2004), Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page that selects stories specifically for the Internet audience, The topics vary widely from trending political issues to science to viral Internet issues and anything in between. Digg supports sharing of content to other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. In 2015, the company claimed that it had about 11 million active monthly users.
This instant messaging network is similar to WhatsApp and is available across platforms in more than eight languages. However, Telegram has always focused more on the privacy and security of the messages you send over the internet by using its platform. So, it empowers you to send messages that are encrypted and self-destructive. This encryption feature has only just been made available for WhatsApp, whereas Telegram has always provided it.
VK is one of the largest social networking platforms in Russia and has quite similar features to Facebook. A number of active users per month: 100 million approximately.
Tumblr is one of the most difficult to use social networking platforms, but it’s also one of the most interesting sites with 555,000,000 users. The platform allows several different post formats, including quote posts, chat posts, video and photo posts as well as audio posts, so you are never limited in the type of content that you can share.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends content for its users. Come June 30, 2018, it will be moving to Mix. More than 25 million people use StumbleUpon for entertainment and information. In addition, more than 80,000 publishers, brands, and other marketers have used StumbleUpon Paid Discovery platform to promote their businesses. StumbleUpon was owned by eBay from May 2007 to April 2009, when Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, and several investors bought it back. It is now an independent, investor-backed startup once again.
Launched in March 2010, Pinterest is a relative newcomer in the social media arena. This platform consists of digital bulletin boards where businesses can pin their content. Pinterest announced September 2015 that it had acquired 100 million users. Small businesses whose target audience is mostly made up of women should definitely invest in Pinterest as more than half of its visitors are women.
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its 400,000,000 users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.
Qzone is a social networking website which was created by Tencent in 2005. It allows 653,000,000 users to write blogs, keep diaries, send photos, listen to music, and watch videos. Users can set their Qzone background and select accessories based on their preferences so that every Qzone is customized to the individual member's taste.
WeChat is a cross-platform instant messaging service developed by Tencent in China, first released in January 2011. It is one of the largest standalone messaging apps by monthly active users. As of May 2016, WeChat has over a 706,000,000 created accounts, 700 million active users with more than 70 million outside of China.
Founded on December 14, 2002, and launched 0n May 5, 2003, LinkedIn is hands-down the most popular social media site for professional networking. The website is available in 24 languages and has over 400 million registered users. LinkedIn is great for people looking to connect with people in similar industries, networking with local professionals and displaying business related information and statistics.
Facebook Messenger, sometimes abbreviated Messenger, is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Integrated with Facebook's web-based Chat feature and built on the open MQTT protocol, Messenger lets Facebook users chat with friends both on mobile and on the main website.
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables 320,000,000 users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones, PCs, and tablets. The app relies on the Internet to send images, texts, documents, audio and video messages to other users that have the app installed on their devices.
This is the biggest social media network on the Internet, both in terms of a total number of users and name recognition. Founded on February 4, 2004, Facebook has within 12 years managed to accumulate more than 1,650,000,000 users and 1.59 billion monthly active users and this automatically makes it one of the best mediums for connecting people from all over the world with your business. It is estimated that more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses use the platform to advertise their business.