Numerous types of Social media platforms are available over the internet, and every social media platform has own specialty.
Mostly business men are using for those platforms for creating the presence of their Brand and website over the internet.
Today, every person has no spare time for spending with their friends, so everyone uses the Social media platforms for swapping and sharing the thoughts, and suggestions as well.
Today, more than 2.9 billion audiences are using the top most social networking platforms such as Facebook, twitter, and Instagram etc.
40 percentage users spend their time on the social media platforms in among of who are using the internet.
Best Social Media Sites List
Here, we will be discussing about top popular social media platforms (sites).
Most Popular Social Media Platforms/Sites
- Tencent QQ
- Baidu Tieba
- Product Hunt
- Care 2
- Angel List
- Sina Weibo
- The Dots
- We Heart It
Facebook was introduced by Mark Zuckerberg in February 4, 2004. Facebook is very strong and largest social media platform network over the internet. Today, Facebook has 1.75 billion users who are performed monthly activities. Facebook is best platform for connecting audience over entire world with your business.
Approximate 1.5 million businesses are using that network to advertise for expanding their business all over the world.
Twitter platform was started by Jack Patrick Dorsey in 21 March, 2006 from San Francisco, California. In twitter, all users can pass their massage with only 280 characters. Twitter has approximate 340 million active audiences. Mostly business men avail Twitter for making communication with prospective clients, posting answer and drop latest news as well as they use its ads for generating huge revenue with specific customers.
LinkedIn was launched on May 5, 2003 by Jeff Weiner from America. LinkedIn platform has been designed for mainly professional audience. This platform has 450 million active users, and all users can use that platform with 24 languages. LinkedIn platform is very useful for those business men who want to make connection with professional personalities such as companies’ CEO and MD, and other professional people.
YouTube is most eminent video social media platform after “Google”. YouTube was introduced by three former PayPal employees “Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim” in 14 February, 2005. But after some time Google bought YouTube platform in November 2006 with paying $1.70 billion. Today, 1.4 billion users use that platform per month.
Pinterest was started by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp in March 2010. Pinterest is graphically platform for increasing the Brand name over the world. In Pinterest, to be created the board and pins for posting the images, and now Pinterest has been acquired 250 million users.
Instagram was started by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 6, 2010, and Instagram works as visual social network platform. Today, Instagram is owned by Facebook with 450 million active users. On Instagram, mostly users are related to travel, fashion, food, and art. Approximate 90% audience of Instagram are using to Facebook as well.
Tumblr was introduced by David Karp in February 2007, and mostly users of Tumblr belong to USA country. Tumblr social media platform is accepting to numerous posts such as quote posts, chat posts, video and photo posts as well as audio posts. Tumblr platform has not limitation for sharing content on that website.
Flickr social media platform uses for sharing the online images and video as well. Flickr platform was found by Ludicorp in 2004, further it was owned by Yahoo in 2005. Flicker has been acquired 115 million users over the 63 countries. Approximate 1 million images are uploaded daily basis on Flicker.
Reddit social platform was started by University of Virginia roommates Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman on June 23, 2005.
On Reddit, most of content are shared related to news and entertainment. After sign up Reddit, complete the registration process then you can post their content in the form of direct link and text. Today, Reddit has 80 million registered account holders and 310 million monthly active users.
Snapchat platform works as image messaging application. Snapchat was introduced by Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy in September, 2011. Today, approximate 210 million daily basis active users on the Snapchat, and probably 20% of users among of who are using social media site use the Snapchat.
WhatsApp is introduced by Jan Koum in January, 2010, and further it was bought by Facebook on Februrary 19, 2014 with paying $19.5 billion. WhatsApp works as messenger on the cross platform such as Smartphone, Personal Computer, and other Tablets as well. Different types of data can be sent one device to other device with using WhatsApp messenger such as pictures, texts format, audio and video file etc. Today, Approximate 1.5 billion user use the WhatsApp software for communication with customers, family members, and friends etc.
Vine was started by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll in June 2012, and further Vine was bought by Twitter in October 2012 with $30 million. It re launched for free downloading App on iOS devices on January 24, 2013. Vine platform is allowing permission for uploading video clip with 6 second duration for their gaining followers.
Periscope social media platform uses for live video streaming on the mobile devices means it works as mobile App. Periscope was found by Joe Bernstein and Kayvon Beykpour but later Periscope was sold to Twitter with $100 million on March 2015. Today, it has approximate 20 million active accounts.
Mostly users are known as “QQ”. It is an social media platform for sending instant messaging in the form of text, video, and audio chat as well. QQ platform has been covered 80 countries with including China. QQ has approximate 850 million monthly active audiences.
WeChat was launched by Tencent in China country on 2011. WeChat social platform has all features of communications app for sending messaging and making call as well. WeChat acquires 700 million active users in one month.
QZone was introduced by Tencent Company in April, 2005. QZone has old name is “Little Home Zone”. QZone allows watching video stream, entertaining to songs, writing attractive blogs, posting images, and maintaining your online dairy as well. QZone also provides the privilege for customizing your QZone webpage for eye catching to your users. It has approximate 650 million audiences per month.
Baidu Tieba is forum based social media platform, and it was launched by Baidu in December 2003. Baidu Tieba allows to create social network group with a specific keywords (Topics), and has a privilege for joining the running online groups on Baidu Tieba. It has been covered 300 million active users per month.
Skype was launched by Microsoft Corporation in 10 May, 2011. Skype is a best social media platform, and it provides the various features such as making voice, video call (with webcam), and send text message. It can be made free calls in any location of world with using internet, and it enables to group conference call as well. Today, 310 million users use the Skype actively in per month.
Digg was introduced by Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson in 2004. Digg platform allows promoting breaking news and stories as well.
Line social networking platform was released by Line Corporation in 23 June, 2011. Line platform allows to permission for sharing text, audio and video messages, as well as users can to perform private chatting with all saved your contact. Today, Line has 240 million active users across the world.
Scribe was found by Trip Adler, Jared Friedman, and Tikhon Bernstam in 2007. Scribe platform uses for uploading and sharing the documents such as academic papers, eBooks, audio book, and magazine etc.
Tagged was launched on October, 2004. Now Tagged’s CEO is Greg Tseng. Tagged company has 150 employees, and it’s headquartering based in San Francisco, California. Tagged social platform allows sharing virtual gift, playing games and can be tagged people with their interest.
Telegram was introduced by Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 2013. Telegram is nonprofit able company, and it base on Berlin, Germany. Telegram is working more than 3 languages. Main feature of Telegram is its “privacy”. In Telegram, all users can send any messages as encrypted format for making privacy. Today, Telegram has 12 million active users.
Hi5 was started by Ramu Yalamanchi in 27 June, 2004, and it based on San Francisco, California. In the His social network platform, you can share any types of images, video, audio, and your current location.
MeetMe social media platform was started on April 2005. The founders’ of MeetMe are Geoff Cook David Cook Catherine Cook, and it located at New Hope, Pennsylvania, U.S. This social network platform allows to you for connecting as well as meeting with new people with their attractive profiles, and it provides real time steam chat box as well.
Badoo platform was started by Andrey Andreev in 2006, and its headquarters are located in Limassol, Cyprus, Russia, United Kingdom and United States. Badoo is very famous online dating social medial platform, and it is working over the more than 200 countries. Currently, it has more than 25 million active users all over the world.
Flixster was started by Joe Greenstein and Saran Chari in 20 January, 2006, and it located in San Francisco, California. Flixster social platform is famous, and it allows to sharing movies with rating. Flixster provides all information about every movie related to box office.
Snapfish social network platform was founded in 1999, and later it was acquired by District Photo in 30 October, 2001. Currently, Snapfish is operating by HP (Hewlett-Packard), after buying it in 2005. Snapfish platform allows to sharing photos, and also provides unlimited web space for uploading your images with their privacy.
The Classmate was created by Randy Conrads in 17 November, 1995, but currently owner of Classmates is H.I.G Capital. Classmates social network platform is specially for students. This website allows to uploading yearbooks and other school sweet memories as well, and you can share those images and sweet moments with your class fellows.
Skyrock was founded by Pierre Bellanger in December, 2002. Skyrock is based on French. Skyrock provides great feature for sharing interesting content in the form of blogging. Skyrock allots the web space to users for posting the messages, and it can be shared with their friends. This social media platform is working with 7 different languages.
VKontakte was started by Pavel Durov, and it based on Russia. Vkontakte social network platform is look as the Facebook, but most of peoples are connected by VKontakte from Russia. VKontakte is not bound for specific platform; all users can use that site on multi-platform such as Android, IOS, Windows, and more.
Product Hunt was introduced by Ryan Hoover in November, 2013. Product Hunt social network platform helps to provide all information of new launched products on that site, all members of Product Hunt give their reviews and votes on products.
Gab social networking site was created by Andrew Torba in 2016. Gab is new social networking platform in the among of running social n/w platforms. It allows to you only 300 characters for sharing the test messages. Currently, Gab has 2,50,000 acive monthly users.
Pixabay was introduced by Hans Braxmeier and Simon Steinberger in November, 2010. It is based on Germany country. Pixabay is most famous website for images sharing and can be downloaded as well. It has been acquired 1.5 million images in its database center.
Tout social networking platform has two co-founders Anne Le and Sandy Tran. Tout allows to sharing the short duration (15 second) videos, and those videos are called the touts.
Care 2 was launched by Randy Paynter in 1998. Care 2 is a amazing social networking platform because on this platform all members can discuss and debate on political and environmental problems. you can provide yours valuable suggestions about political and environment concept. Currently, it has approximate 45 million active users.
Angel List was started by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi in 2010. Angel List social networking platform is more beneficial for startups and potential investors. You can take amazing tip and tricks from that site for your own starting venture.
Shutterfly was launched by Apollo Global Management in 1999, and its headquarter is located in California. Shutterfly social networking platform allows to sharing and downloading the images. Today, it has 2.5 million active users.
GoodReads was launched by Otis Chandler and Elizabeth Khuri Chandler in December, 2006. Goodreads social networking platform is more helpful for those users who love to books because it provides the latest information about new launch book and its reviews as well.
Vero was launched by Ayman Harari, and it allows to you for sharing the images, videos and your interested books as well. Vero has amazing feature “privacy”.
Viber was introduced by Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinnik in 2010. Viber lets you for sharing the text, voice, and video messages. It can support up to 30 languages. It has approximate 250 million active users.
Sina Weibo was started in 14 August, 2009. Currently, Sino Weibo is operating by Weibo Corporation. Sino Weibo social network platform is most famous in China as a micro blogging, and it has both features of Twitter and Facebook.
YY is China based social networking platform, it is mostly video streaming based platform. With the help of it, users can provide the online class for teaching purpose, and can earn money as well.
It has more than 130 million active users in per month.
Taringa was created by Fernando Sanz in January, 2004, and presently its owner are Hernán Botbol and Matías Botbol.Taringa social networking platform allows to sharing experience and content as well. Currently, it has been acquired the 80 million active users.
Foursquare was launched by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai in 2009. Foursquare social networking platform allows to local and broad search for best food outlets, entertainment places and more in your area. Today, it has 45 million active users.
Renren was founded by Wang Xing, Wang Huiwen, Lai Binqiang in December, 2005, and its headquarter located in China. This platform is very famous in China country, and it allows to all users share thoughts and post in the form of photo and text, and users can update their moods as well.
Myspace is Amarican based social networking platform, and it is operated by Viant Technology. Myspace allows posting the content on their blogs, video, and images but its prime focus on the music promotion.
The Dots was released by Pip Jamieson in 2014 from UK. The Dots social networking platform allows to all users included in the creative process connect, collaborate, and commercially assistance for building the profitable and diverse creative sector.
Delicious was started in 2003, and it lets you for sharing , storing, and discovery web bookmarks as well as in which use the keywords for tagging the specific user.
ReverbNation’s CEO is Michael Doernberg, and it launched in October 31, 2006. ReverbNation social networking platform is specially for musician and other professionals for sharing their thoughts in music industry, and it provides amazing tools for musician for building their careers.
CafeMom was started in 1999, and it is operating by CMI Marketing. CafeMom social networking platform is very helpful for various areas such as pregnancy, fashion, health and food.
MyHeritage was founded by Gilad Japhet in 2003, and it is based from Israel. MyHeritage social networking platform lets you for creating the family graph like as tree, and can upload family images along with family history. It can support 42 languages.
Viadeo was introduced by Dan Serfaty, Thierry Lunati in May, 2004. Viadeo platform designed specially for business people, and it also available in numerous languages.
Currently, CEO of Xing is Dr. Thomas Vollmoeller, and it was started in August 2003. Xing has mostly users based from Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Xing is a professional social network platform like as LinkedIn.
Xanga was created by John Hiler and Marc Ginsburg in April 4, 1999. Xanga social network platform uses for blogging purpose with weblog and photo blogs as well.
Nextdoor was founded by Sarah Leary, Nirav Tolia, and its headquarter is located in San Francisco, California. Nextdoor social media platform was designed for neighborhoods in US citizens.
Wayn was started by Jérome Touze, Peter Ward and Mike Lines in 2002 from London. Wayn platform is designed for specially travel and lifestyle.
Cellufun was created by Cary Torkelson; Arthur Goikhman in 2013. Cellufun is a social gaming community, in which users can change their mobile devices for playing games, and buy virtual goods as well.
We Heart It
We Heart It was founded by Fabio Giolito. This platform allows to sharing the images, and it is available in +20 languages.
Buzznet was started by AbsolutePunk in May 5, 2008. Buzznet social media platform lets you for sharing the content in the form of video streaming, images, journals, and audio as well.