Whether you want to hang around with friends, share photos with your loved ones or to follow daily inspirational quotes, social media sites are the best suite for it. The rapid growth in technology and an increase in the availability of internet services helps people to get connected through social media sites with just a click.
People can now have a quick chat with their friends or can read the most trending news story from their computer or mobile devices easily with the help of social media. Also, social networking sites become a great tool for businesses to increase brand awareness.
Here are the top 10 most popular social media sites list and their features.
Top 10 Social Media Sites List
Founder: Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook is the top online social media and social networking site where the users can post anything general including; images, text, videos and applications. Facebook is an American company based in California, US. Currently, Facebook is used by many big companies and brands to promote their businesses online through display advertising and video ads.
Facebook has also some popular applications like; Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger where you can chat and share anything with your friends.
Founders: Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams
Twitter is a popular news and social media application where user can communicate with each other by sending messages called ‘tweets’. To post a tweet, retweet or like a tweet one needs to get registered with Twitter through a mobile number or an email address.
The headquarters of Twitter is in California, United States.
Founders: Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vaillant
Linkedin is an multilingual professional social networking site where employers and companies can post jobs and job seekers can post their cv’s or can contact the recruiter.
Founder: Sina Corp
Sina Weibo is an Chinese microblogging social media platform which was launched by Sina Corporation (Chinese Technology Company) in 2009. At Sina Weibo people can post short messages, images, videos, graphics with friends by tagging their @(username) and #(hashtags).
Founders: Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, Ben Silbermann
Pinterest is an social media platform where user can share images and videos through “pins” on user created boards called pinboards.
Founder: Andrey Rogozov
VK is a Russia based online social networking site where user can make friends, create groups, share multimedia and chat. It was founded in 2006.
Founder: David Karp
Tumblr is mainly a microblogging platform for bloggers to share text, images, multimedia with people all around the world also, tumblr users can follow and reblog other bloggers post.
Founder: Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake
Flickr is an image and video hosting platforms which allows users to upload or post images and videos online which others can fav (same as like or favourite), comment and share.
Founder: Steve Huffman, Aaron Swartz, Alexis Ohanian
Reddit is the no.1 social media and bookmarking site with the majority of its user from the United States. On Reddit an user can share text, link, and images with others and also, can react on other posts using downvote or upvote feature.
Founder: Brad Fitzpatrick
Livejournal is an social networking site where people can share blog entries and journals. Though it is an Russian social media site; there are users from all around the world.
These are the most popular social media sites all over the world. Use them to know more about their features.