Pretty much everyone knows what Facebook is, and there are millions of people all over the world who use this social networking website. It is a great way to share information and photos, and to communicate with family and friends. The problem with Facebook is that so many people are using it. There are other, lesser-known social media websites that are just as good as Facebook, but not nearly as crowded. These sites offer the same services, and are also free to use. Here are some of the newest social media websites you may not yet know about, but will definitely want to start using once you learn more about them.
This blogging platform lets users create lists, and share them with their family, friends, and other contacts. It is easy to use, and setting up and sharing lists is absolutely free. Here, you can create your own list of the things that interest you the most. Lists can be shared on other social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Users can vote for favorite items, and learn about all kinds of new things.
This is a private social network that has been created to be much like how smaller groups act on a daily basis in reality. This website allows users to easily post content to a variety of groups they are interested in, including to friends and family, sports teams, and even hobby groups. Users can integrate with other social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and collaborate on Google-doc and style docs. They can also upload and share files using cloud storage.
This is a social networking website for neighborhoods. It helps to get people together and socialize in real life rather than online. In order to register, people need to use a physical address, and they are placed in a hyperlocal network with their neighbors and peers. They can see things that are posted about the community, and make their own postings. This is a great way to get to know the people in your neighborhood, especially if you are new to the area. Due to privacy concerns, the only people who can see information are others in the actual physical neighborhood.
This is a mobile-based social network that allows users to lifestream with up to 150 contacts. This site began as a social networking site that was mainly used for photo sharing. Now, it is used to check in, post status updates, and share many different things, including music and videos. Unlike Facebook, you aren’t going to be able to have thousands of “friends” on Path, but you can stay in touch with those who you are closest to.
This isn’t a new social network, but it is suddenly starting to grow in popularity. It has recently undergone some major modifications, and is sleeker looking, much like Pinterest. Throughout the years, Myspace has gathered many music contacts, which are still available. This is one of the better social networking websites for music lovers and musicians.
These websites are all good examples of SoLoMo (social-local-mobile) networks. These are actually apps, because they are used mainly on mobile platforms. These apps allow people to connect with those who are in close proximity to themselves. They can meet with friends to go shopping or out to lunch, or learn which night clubs are the most popular, and everything in between. Some of these apps are only used on certain systems. For instance, Highlight is only for iOS. Ban.jo and Roamz can be used with iOS and Android platforms.
Sandra Miller is a professional writer at editing services Help.Plagtracker.com from New York. Writes her first book and learns the art of self publishing. She has a PhD in English literature, NYU graduate.