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Top social media sites you must know

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Whenever you think of social media, your mind says Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but there are whole lot of websites/app that are categorised as social media.  social media is a place you share information, create information, you share your personal interests, your personal or professional life events, you connect with new people, talk with them virtually.

Generally it is a place where you pass your time. Whenever you have free time you go to social media websites and hangout virtually for some time or whole day. More than half of the people around the world, uses social media sites in some form.

There are lots of social media websites, but you know few of them such as facebook, twitter, Instagram but i am going to write about all these social media available.

1. Facebook :

This social networking site is one of the oldest one and most popular one too. It was launched in Feb 4, 2004. It has over 2.7 billion monthly active users. Facbook is available in 111 languages around the world.

You can add new friend, chat with them. Registered users can share information, create new information, share your personal photos, videos, interests.

You can meet with people of your kind. Facebook offers calling as well as video calling to your friends.

Marketing is also a big part of the Facebook. People promote their business on Facebook.

2. Twitter :

This social networking website on which users post and interact with messages called as “tweets”. Registered users can create tweet, see tweet and share tweet. Sharing tweet is called retweet.

You can like and post your comment on any tweet.

Unregistered user can only read the tweets, they can’t like or retweet. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters but later it changed to 280 characters.

It was launched in march 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams.

It has monthly active user of 321 million as of feb 2019.

Twitter is written in Ruby, Java, Scala and Javascript.


3. Linkedin :

If you are a student and looking for a job this is a place for you. This social networking website is for the professionals.

This website has everyone CEO, CTO, your BOSS, founder of any company, HR of any company. They are actively looking for people who can do their job.

It is a social media for finding jobs.

You can add anyone here, here it is called making connections. It is mainly used for professional networking, employer posting jobs, job seekers posting CVs.

In linkedin, you can message to any HR your CV or resume. if they like your resume they will contact you soon. You can search for jobs and you can apply them.

People here will help you to get your desired job.

You can find employee of any big company and you can add connections to their company’s employees. For example you searched Google company, then you checked how many employee work here. Then you can send connection request to employee who work at google. This is one of the ways to get a job in big companies.


4. Reddit :

Reddit is a social media app and website, where you can post photo, video, text messages, links. Only registered members can submit contents. Rest members can only see the posts.

Posts in Reddit are organised in user created boards called “subreddits”,  which cover a variety of topics such as news, politics, science, movies, video games, music, books, sports, fitness, cooking, pets, and image-sharing.

It has millions of subreddits.

People can upvote and downvote posts and they can comment on post. Registered user can also give rewards to user who posted the content.

Registered users earn “Karma”.

Upvotes decide if any content will reach on top or not. If the content has enough up votes then content will be on the front page.

Reddit is also infamous for celebrity nude photo leaks. It has porn subreddits too.

It was founded in June 23, 2005. Reddit was founded by Steve Huffman, Aron Swartz, Alexis Ohenian. As of October 2020, Reddit ranks as the 17th-most-visited website in the world and 7th most-visited website in the US.

Reddit is written in python and react.


5. Snapchat :

Snapchat is social networking application. It was mobile first direction for social media. It was new representation of social media.

It is a multimedia messaging app.

Snapchat was created by Evan Spiegal, Bobby Murphy, Reggie Brown. They were former students at Stanford University.

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6. Instagram :

Instagram is social networking app and site which mainly focused on Image sharing and video sharing. This social media is best for brand promotion.

Registered users can post images, can give heart to posts, comments.

If you want to be famous as soon as possible, than use Instagram. Chances of becoming popular is more than any social media websites.

Founders include Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. 

Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for 1 billion dollar.

Tech Stuff: 

Instagram is written in Python, More specifically in Django Web Framework.


7. TikTok :

This social networking application is mainly popular because of short video clips. People posts short video clip. Its Chinese video sharing application, owned by ByteDance.

It’s video include lip syncing, dance, comedy, short music, transition videos, duet videos, meme videos.

Tiktok is known for setting trends. Most of the times shitty trends.

This app is banned in India due to security reasons.

8. Pinterest :

This social networking site and application is mainly focused on image sharing and short video sharing. It is not like instagram.

Pinterest is basically for finding ideas on the internet. Such as fashion ideas, gardening ideas, DIY, foods, travel and many more.

It has images, videos and gif.

It’s founder include Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp. They founded pinterest in 2009.

Tech Stuff : It is written in Python, Java, Go.


9. Tumblr :

It is microblogging and social media website.  Tumblr is founded by David Carp in 2007 and currently owned by Automattic.

It allows users to post images, text, videos and short blogs.

Tech Stuff: It’s written in PHP and Mysql. 


10. Medium :

One of the most useful social media platform for knowledge. It has tutorial, tips, self help articles, entrepreneur advices, health tips articles.

If you visit this website daily, i am pretty sure you will be smart. Medium is developed by Evan Williams and launched in August 2012.

This social media website, does not waste your time, it utilizes your time to learn something new everyday.

Medium lets you earn money through their website, you need to write awesome article, so that people can benefit from your article. Your article can be anything, like anything. weather you are tech people or health advisor, you need to write awesome unique content and medium will pay you, if your article have more views and likes.

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic, whether it’s a standalone piece, a blog, or a publication with other writers. And with tools that let you express yourself creatively and connect with a growing audience of 170 million readers, you’ll have the chance to plant a seed, or even start a movement – –


Tech stuff : It was originally written in Node.js,  Text editor they are using is TinyMCE. As of 2017, its Image server was written in Go language and main app server is still written in Node.






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