Social Media Today: Where Does It Stand?
Social media has become an integral part of modern life. It is a way for people to share their thoughts and feelings, as well as get news updates on the go. There are many social media platforms available to people today, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Which ones should you focus your time on? Charlie Eissa explains each of the most popular platforms in simple terms.
-Facebook: this is by far the most popular social media platform. It has more than a billion users worldwide and many people use it to keep in touch with family members living abroad, as well as their friends that have moved away for work or school. Facebook also allows you to find old classmates from high school or college, which can be helpful if you are looking for someone’s contact information. For example, I found an old classmate of mine on Facebook recently who had given me her email address when we were in high school but I had never saved it anywhere! Thanks to “Find Friends”, all she needed was my name and phone number so she could send me her current email address – talk about making things easy!
-Twitter: is a social networking service that enables its users to send and read short 280-character messages called “tweets”. These are sent from the user’s account, which is also known as their “timeline”, to anyone who follows them. Thanks to this simplicity, it has become one of the most popular forms of social media in recent years.
-Instagram: is a photo-sharing service that allows users to take photos, apply filters on them and share the images. It has become one of the most popular social media sites thanks to its immediacy as it provides an instant way for people to see what others are up to in their lives.
-Pinterest: is a website with different sections where users can create collections of pictures they have found from around the web or taken themselves using “Pinterest boards“. They also use pins which are like links that point back out to other websites so you can find things your friend may be talking about.