What are the different types of Social Media for?
Facebook is by far the world’s largest social networking online site that connects businesses and people with friends and those of similar interests. Brilliant for B2B and B2C businesses.
LinkedIn represents the largest professional networking website on the planet. It lets members create global business contacts, look for jobs, find new clients and create groups that have similar interests. LinkedIn is key for individuals, and B2B and B2C businesses.
Twitter is a micro blogging site and social networking site that lets users send up to 140 character messages/posts and updates in real-time. Great for B2B and B2C businesses.
Google Plus (Google+) has the role of a social destination and an access to all Google’s products and services. After Facebook it’s the second-largest global social networking site. Great for B2B and B2C businesses.
YouTube allows users to have their own video channel making it easy to upload and share videos on the internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs and email. Users are B2B, B2C businesses and individuals.
Share This is a clever sharing platform allowing users to share great social content on the web. A definite tool for any website.
Blogs are a way for individuals and companies to share their thoughts on a particular subject while using comments to interact with followers. Originally for a single-author, lots of blogs are now authored by multiple people/voices at B2B and B2C organizations.
Flickr is a management and sharing site for photos. It lets the users upload once and then send to any screen or device or any friend or any followers. Users are B2C, B2B and individuals.
Delicious or "social bookmarking" web service for storing, sharing and discovering web bookmarks.
Rich Site Summary (RSS) Feed is a group of web feed formats that are used to publish and update frequently updated works. Typically blogs, news headlines, audio and video—that use a standardised format.
SlideShare is for sharing PowerPoint presentations. Users can upload and share PowerPoint presentations, Adobe PDF Portfolios and Word documents.
Pinterest is for discovering new things and collecting stuff you love. If you discover something online and you want to remember or reference it again, you can just “pin it” to your board. Great for individuals and B2C businesses.
Instagram fast sharing for photos and it’s as easy as taking a video or picture. They can be filtered to transform their look and feel and sharing via Twitter and Facebook.
StumbleUpon. A type of discovery engine that finds the best of the web by allowing you to search and hit only the sites that interest you or fit the criteria you choose.
Vine allows you to capture and share short looping videos. Vine videos are 6 seconds and inspires creativity in a simple and fun way.
Vimeo is a video sharing website like Youtube that lets people publish their videos for the public to see.
Creating links from your social media sites will help with your website ranking.