When Social Media Becoming An Unavoidable Entity In Life..!
When Social Media Becoming An Unavoidable Entity In Life..!

When Social Media Becoming An Unavoidable Entity In Life..!

Social media is the collective of online communications channels that allow people, companies and other organizations to create, share, or exchange information, pictures and videos in virtual communities and networks. Social Media have taken over our lives. It is difficult to imagine that 15 years ago there was no Facebook, Whatsapp or Twitter!

Social media sites Classified into many different Types like blogs, social networks, business networks, forums ,enterprise social networks, virtual worlds, photo sharing, products/services review, social bookmarking, social gaming, video sharing, and micro blogs.

Information technology began to grow very rapidly in the 20th Century. And it became quite common for people to be engaged socially online. Still, more and more people began to utilize chat rooms for making friends, dating and discussing topics that they wanted to talk about. But the huge boom of social media was still to come.

Today, social media is an essential part of life for people from all around the world. It is used for interactive, educational, informational or entertaining purposes. Today we have many social networking websites available on internet. This is a list of the Top 10 leading social networks based on number of active user accounts as of April 2016.

  1.  Facebook: 1,590,000,000 users.
  2.  Whatsapp: 1,000,000,000 users.
  3. FB Messenger: 900,000,000 users.
  4. QQ: 853,000,000 users.
  5. WeChat: 697,000,000 users.
  6. QZone : 640,000,000 users.
  7. Tumblr: 555,000,000 users.
  8. Instagram: 400,000,000 users.
  9. Twitter : 320,000,000 users.
  10. Baidu : 300,000,000 users.

Click here to Read the Article  Top 10 Social Networking Websites in The World

We have already seen social media change in many ways. If present trends continue, we can expect new social media platforms making an impact. Some of the trends to watch for include:

  • Increasing popularity of messaging and chat Networks. Skype, WhatsApp and Snapchat are only a few of the leading players offering these services, which are especially popular among younger users. As they continue to grow, it is likely that such apps and services will offer more advertising opportunities.
  • Video and live streaming Networks . YouTube, Vimeo and other video sharing sites are already huge. Facebook has recently offered its own video platform. Meanwhile, short videos can be displayed on Vine, Snapchat and Instagram and services such as Periscope and Meerkat are fast-growing live streaming services. All of these have the potential to be leveraged for marketing purposes.
  • E-Commerce on social platforms. Another trend to watch is the ability to sell directly from social media platforms. These are now available on Pinterest and Instagram, with Facebook and other sites experimenting with this technology. Although still in the early stages, it’s the logical next step, making it possible to sell to consumers on social media sites without the intermediary step of sending them to a website.

So, where is Social Media going? This, We Can’tanswer. Social media depends on its users so really, the future of social networking is Unpredictable!

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