What is social media?

According to Wikipedia, Social Media is an interactive digitally-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing/exchange of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

different social media apps

And it can be any digital tool or app that allows user to quickly create and share content with the public.

Different type of Social Media

There are different types of social media. But most common are those used for:

  • social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • microblogging (Twitter, Tumblr)
  • photo sharing (Instagram, Snapchat)
  • video sharing (Youtube)

Here are some of the most popular social media platforms


The largest social networking site in the world and most widely used. Also Facebook has a Messenger app wherein you can used in text, video chat and many others.


Instagram is a networking platform that is used for sharing photos and videos.


This social networking site enables you to post messages (called tweets) and share it to anyone. Twitter is also one of the apps to use if you want to know the latest news, entertainment, sports and other happenings around the world.


Most popular professional networking sites. Also you can connect with different businesses or potential clients and even apply for some job post.


A visual bookmarking social platform site. You can share your DIY photos at the same time get new ideas for your project and save them.


Is a video sharing platform. You can upload your own videos also for your subscribers wherein they can view, like, comment and share.


A messaging app used for communicating with family and friends. But right now some uses it for business communications as well.


Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking site that you could use for sharing text, photos, videos, audios and more.


Is a music video social network. In addition you can record videos up to 60 seconds, edit them, add music and social effects.

There are a lot of social platform sites or apps that are available. But the one’s I listed here are just of few of those that are most commonly used.

Looking back social media was just used to communicate with friends and others. However these days, social media is also being used to advertised any products or services.

It is called Social Media Marketing and it will be shared on my next post.

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