Unveiling 15 Social Media Platforms That Enhance Market Size
Social media platforms are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information or ideas between different virtual communities.
As at September 2017 in Nigeria the social media usage has reached about 89.34% (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin, Instagram and the rest) and still growing. (http://gs.statcounter.com/social-media-stats/all/nigeria)
In America, a survey reported that 84 percent of adolescents in America has a Facebook account(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media#cite_note-7) and Over 60% of 13 to 17 years old have at least one profile on social media, with many spending more than two hours a day on social networking sites. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media#cite_note-8)
Also, according to Nielsen, internet users continue to spend more time on social media sites than any other type of site.( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media#cite_note-nielsen2012-9)
This is good news for all businessmen and women that want to enhance their businesses through the internet. In this post, we will go through some of this social media platform that will help grow your business.
This is one of the simplest and easy to use social media platforms. Twitter allows users to share an image, link or trade thoughts that befit their interests either businesses or social interest with their followers or favourite influencers by tweeting them. Tweeting is a process of sending a short message of 140 characters or less to your followers or influencers on the platform. This tweet can reach more than 320 million active monthly users depending on how you harnessed it. Check it out here www.twitter.com
Facebook is the social networking platform with billions of users globally that interact and stay connected with their friends, families, relatives, and colleagues. It was founded in 2014, by Mark Zuckerberg and is presently managed over 1.59 billion monthly users. It permits users to share quick thoughts, experiences, photos, and links that represent their brand, personality or business nature. Visit www.facebook.com
It is a platform popular as Google too. It’s an interest-based platform that enables users to stay connected with people by sharing useful and important links, messages, images, videos and much more. Google+ also holds the immense SEO value that makes it a must use tool for any business to optimize their website ranking on the Google search engine. https://plus.google.com/
This is an intelligent social networking platform that allows users to explore content and recommend quality stuff to other users to read and review. They can post their web pages, video, articles, images and lots more. Readers do review and rate each of this content based on their taste and interest. https://www.stumbleupon.com/
Tumblr is a blogging networking social media platform that is very much interesting. It permits users to publish various post formats including chat videos, chat posts, quotes, photos, etc. it allows to share all types of contents. It is good for publishing GIF’s, memes and another form of viral content that will help grow your businesses. https://www.tumblr.com/
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This is another fantastic blog network social media platform that drives immense social engagement by publishing unique articles and manuals written by experts and professionals in the industries. They can share various tips, advice, and blogs that boost readers’ knowledge base as well as help them in business enhancement. https://medium.com/
This is a robust and unique collaboration platform that allows users to share their ideas, learning, and stories with the global audience. Users can post their articles as well as share articles written by others in another platform with the link to the original publications. https://growthhackers.com/
Instagram is an image network social media platform that holds a quick connection with users’ smartphone camera and other social media networks. It allows users to add the variety of filters to their photos and videos and invite friends to comment on their ideas and pictures. You can use this platform to share information about your business ranging from food, fashion, art, travel, etc. https://www.instagram.com/
This is another popular social media app or site for photo sharing and bookmarking. It allows site or app visitor to find new ideas and save them. The platform also consists of a digital bulletin board that enables businesses to pin their content. Presently Pinterest has around 100 billion users on their platform which is a potential platform for businesses to target more people. https://www.pinterest.com/
This is a social media platform that allows users to chat with their friends or clients using pictures. Snapchat facilities allow users to check out live happenings and latest news of the world. It is an image messaging application available on both iOS and Android smart devices. One unique thing about this platform is that it deletes all the recordings and images after 10seconds the receivers have been confirmed to review them. https://www.snapchat.com/
This is an online video and image hosting platform. It is very popular in photography because photographers can upload their high-resolution images on the platform. Users can upload their pictures or video up to 3minutes recording length with information and buzzwords. https://www.flickr.com/
This is another product of Google, it is the most popular video-sharing service provider globally. It allows users to upload, shared, view, like and comment on their favourite videos. A channel can be created on YouTube for uploads of recorded videos for fans and friends to view. You can expand the outreach of your business by utilizing the incredible offerings of YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/
LinkedIn is a professional network social media platform. It connects professionals from different facets of life where they can interact with each other for knowledge and business enrichment. It also has another feature called LinkedIn pulse that serves as a blog for users to share their thoughts and ideas that helps companies and individual to improve their business and skills. https://www.linkedin.com/
This is a social forum that enables users to post their content. It has a voting system that helps you know whether your contents is liked by other users or not based on their area of interest. https://www.reddit.com/
This is a highly technically advanced video platform that appeals to professionals. Most of which are high profile companies in film production, artists, and creative by nature. It allows everyone to watch the video but only community members can comment and evaluate the videos. https://vimeo.com/