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The Top Social Networking Sites Right Now

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After the recent privacy scandal of Facebook, which social platforms everyone using right now? Have a look through the updated collection of social networks below to see which ones are trending right now. Before we get into all that, you can also start a social network of your own easily by following the link.

Facebook

Facebook

It doesn’t come as a shock to us that Facebook is the top social network on the web. It’s a growing and blooming social giant on the internet with all the recent scandals there is still no slowing down for it, with about 2 billion monthly active users and more than one billion people that come on Facebook daily and spend countless billions of hours.

Statista shows that Facebook Messenger, with many of cool features, is the second most popular and favorite messaging app behind WhatsApp. You can use Facebook personally and by joining or setting up groups.

After losing to acquire Snapchat in 2013, Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 so that it could be the one that was on top of instant messaging.

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter is a very famous real-time, public microblogging network where every big news made the first appearance. A lot of people love it simply for the short message limit which is now extended to 280 characters, and it is quite popular for its unedited and unfiltered feed that shows its users everything in the form of tweets or micro news, which is easy to read, short and to the point, and Trump loves it a lot.

Twitter has changed drastically over the years, and today it’s been criticised a lot for going the way of looking and working almost exactly like Facebook. Besides Twitter Card integration, which now makes it easy to share all sorts of multimedia content in tweets, you can expect to see algorithmic timelines coming to Twitter as well.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Now let’s talk about something serious and professional, LinkedIn is a social network for professionals and people who actually have a career. Anyone who needs to make relationships to further their careers should be on LinkedIn. Profiles are meant to look sort of like extremely detailed resumes, with parts for work experience, education, volunteer work, degrees, certifications, awards and all kinds of other important work-related details, to land you better jobs.

Users can develop themselves and their businesses by making connections with other professionals from all over the world, communicating in group discussions, posting job ads, applying to jobs, publishing articles to LinkedIn pulse and there is a lot more to do over there.

YouTube 

YouTube

Well, this is the platform for all your video needs, whether you are looking for a video on how to fix a bathroom pipe or how to repair your gaming console. It has everything and it is called YouTube. After Google, YouTube is the second largest search engine but all the search results come in the shape of a video, easy to understand and follow. It is owned by Google but, YouTube can still be admitted as a stand-alone social network all on its own as the prime place online to go to watch videos on every topic and you can also upload your own videos and make some money on the side as well.

From music videos and movies to personal vlogs and independent films, YouTube has everything and for everyone, especially for kids. YouTube also launched a premium subscription option, called YouTube Red, which removes all advertisements from videos. It also now offers YouTubeTV, which is an individual live streaming subscription service, I for one never use the service so don’t know much about it, but if you have then please do let me know about your experience in the comments section below.

Pinterest

Pinterest

Now, Pinterest is like YouTube but for pictures. In a short time, it is become a social giant and also in the world of the image search, and it has proved to the world how important visual content and image has become on the internet and how much Pinterest is important in that field. It is the fastest social site which reaches 10 million monthly unique visits, Pinterest’s gorgeous and creative pinboard-style platform is one of the most brilliant and useful resources for getting the cool images that can be classified into individual boards.

Pinterest has also become an integral part of social shopping with its buy button right on pins of products sold by many retailers.


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