Social Media is a great invention, in earlier day everyone in an area will take part in public decisions, which eventually changed in the 19th century, but in 20th century the social media brought it back by enabling everyone to share their views in any issues all over the world and also it helped in connecting the loved one whatever be the distance they are separated. Here is the list of Top 10 Social Media Sites
MySpace and Facebook were the first 2 social networks started back in 2004. But since then there are thousands of small social media created every year, now we have so many options to choose. So out the tens of thousands of social media sites, we are compiling the top 10 sites to social network in this post, I hope you will love this post of top 10 social media sites. Bookmark this site and try a new social network site every month.
List of Top 10 Social Media Sites: (As of July 18, 2017)
Instagram is popular media sharing website with all social media features owned by Facebook launched on October 6th 2010 and currently has more than 700 active users form all around the world. This is a social media site where only photos, videos and other special kinds of video like Rewind, Boomerang are posted, not text updates are posted here, all popular people like celebrities, sports persons, etc. use Instagram.
There is no need of explanation for this social media site, everyone using internet will surely know about facebook, whether you are using it or not. Facebook is the largest social media site till date with 2 billion users and more than a billion active daily users. Facebook was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, the process of Facebook taking over the internet is beautifully complied in the movie “The Social Network”
Twitter is equally popular to Facebook and also one of the oldest social media site used by everyone, initially twitter was used by famous personalities, they only used twitter to update their news to the world, so everyone who liked to follow them has a twitter account and also common people used twitter to tweet. Nowadays the usage of twitter is becoming dull and people have taken over to Instagram.
4) Stumble upon
Stumble upon is a social media site created by Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith who have sold it to eBay in May 2007 and bought it back on April 2009. This is a special kind of social media which is like a combination of Google and Facebook, this social media site recommends content to their user and gets paid by charging others who promote their content via stumble upon.
This is the oldest site in our list which is found on December 14, 2002 by Jeff Weiner who is a former yahoo employee and also the current CEO of LinkedIn, LinkedIn is a more of professional media website where people hire freelancers, search for job, and many company use LinkedIn to hire employees and many other stuffs related to jobs go around this network, your LinkedIn profile acts as your digital Resume.
#6 –Google Plus
This is a social media site similar to facebook launched by Google Inc. on 15th December 2011 and has over 800 million users by 2017, google plus is famous in many countries, but in some big countries like France, India, google plus is not used by many people, the registration process is very simple in google plus as everyone will surely have a google account which they use in Gmail or YouTube which can be used to register in google plus.
#7 – Reddit
Reddit was found by two college student of the University of Virginia Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman on June 23, 2005. This is a social media site based on voting basis, there are regular content and link uploads to the site by blogger and web developer, if people find it interesting they will up vote it and if they find it boring they will down vote it, in similar process the best content ranks first in the main page which will get millions of hits every hour.
# 8 – Snapchat
Snapchat is also a social media website which is used by many users only for chatting and pictures uploading purpose. Snapchat was found by Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy of Stanford University on September 2011. Which has a huge hit at the time of releasing itself it had more than 100 million daily users by the time of 2015 and currently has more than 250 active users.
#9 – WhatsApp
WhatsApp is a messaging application found on January 2010 and is currently owned by facebook. Within in 5 years of release this small messaging application has more than 1 billion users, before it only features messaging services later they included a lot of features which was similar to social media sites. There is a website version of WhatsApp which is web.whatsapp.com which can be used in computers.
#10 – Quora
Quora is one of the best social media site where users only share knowledge and information, whenever you search for a tutorial or an error or bug fix more of the quota posts ranks at the top. This is the most recommended social media websites by many universities, companies, etc. It was found on June 2009 by 2 former Facebook employees Charlie Cheever and Adam D’Angelo. Quora was an ad free website till last month after they started displaying link ads in between the post answers
I hope you enjoyed knowing about the top 10 social media websites. All these sites rule the internet will over 100 billion estimations in total and which has almost half of the views of the internet, excluding the dark web. If you have any site which is missing in this post, then comment below, we will update the list for other viewers.