Social media is an online communication channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing, and collaboration. Websites or applications that are dedicated as forum, microblogging, social networking, and social curation are among different types of social media.
Here are some of the famous social networking sites:
- Facebook: It is a free social networking website that allows people to create their profiles by registering their e-mail address. You can do several activities with your page like uploading photos and videos, sending messages, and keeping in touch with your family, friends, and colleagues.
- Twitter: This one is a free microblogging service. It allows users to post short messages, containing 140 characters only, called as ‘tweets’. You can choose to make your profile to be private or public, and you can follow other people and be able to read their tweets. You can also connect your Twitter account with other social networking sites like Facebook.
- LinkedIn: This one is an online social network for business professionals. It is specifically designed for professional networking, help employees to find a job, discover sales leads, and connect with potential business partners. You can also read informative content about the latest news about different fields of expertise. Unlike with other networks, it does not focus on making friends or sharing media like photos, videos, and music.
- Reddit: It is a social news website and forum as well, where the stories are posted by site members. The site is composed of hundreds of sub-communities, known as ‘subreddits’. Each of it has specific topics like technology, politics, or music. ‘Redditors’ or reddit site members submit their content and other people vote for it. The well-regarded stories will be place to the top of the site’s main thread page.
- Pinterest: The main focus of the site is about photos or images. It is a social curation website for sharing and categorizing photos that are found online. If you click the image, then it will take you to the original source. If you click a photo of a pair of shoes, you might be taken to the site where you can purchase it. An image of dishes might take you to its recipe.