The channels of Social Media or social networking sites are to address as the trusted places by users to use for many purposes when access to the Internet such as entertainment, sales online, search and update information, friend connection … Currently, the Internet has appeared a lot with Social Media channels with the diverse public and private functions, fulfilling for the different needs of users.
Below is a list of the largest social media channel with the introduction about them:
As of the present time, Facebook still occupied location unique when every day there is 1.15 billion Facebook accounts access and active on that platform. (According to statistics from Facebook, 12/2016)
Worldwide, there are more than 1.94 billion Facebook active accounts each month (updated on March 3/2017)
It is possible to say that this Social Media channel, with many diverse functions, has had so many supports for users. People access Facebook not only to chat, nowadays, Facebook as a network in which each user’s status is a kind of news. Facebook is also the place for users to stay connected, work, implementation of the project or plan.
There are many people making money on Facebook with the cheap cost of advertising or applying an online business.
Youtube is one of the most popular channel on the Web today. Millions of videos have been uploaded and shared here, ranging from movie trailers to amateur videos of cats – and everything in between.
Anyone with an Internet connection can share content on YouTube, whether they are organizations with large budgets or an individual with a video camera. YouTube is owned by Google, and is one of their most popular peripheral properties. YouTube was the first large-scale video sharing site on the Web, and it is available in nearly every country and over fifty different languages. Anyone can upload content here, which makes for an utterly astonishing array of watchable content.
One of the biggest Social Media channels is Instagram. Instagram is an image-processing application that allows users to use your smartphone to capture images, image processing and then share it on other social networks quickly and conveniently.
Instagram initially existed only in the form of the mobile app; the web version is created later. However, the application version still is looking for and get weekly download larger.
In recent years, Instagram managers have brought advertising functional on its operation that allows many companies and people can make money from their services, products.
Twitter is the Social Media channel will enable users can load up pictures, write and read the content in a limited length (Tweet). Currently, Twitter has had about 320 million users that are popular in many countries. Twitter is outstanding with its hashtag and the short but concise Tweet stream.
Twitter is a micro-blogging site, which means you use it by typing short statements about what you’re doing/what’s going on in your world/your opinion on something topical.
It’s not just about “oops – just burnt the toast” as many people think! It’s about sharing links to other things online, sharing thoughts and opinions and discussing current affairs.
Snapchat is the new application that appeared in the last few years. It can connect multiple users who are using it. Although it has not featured or monumental as much as the big channels as above, Snapchat has attracted by the many users with the much different fun and exciting functions.
Snapchat is primarily used for creating multimedia messages referred to as “snaps”; snaps can consist of a photo or a short video, and can be edited to include filters and effects, text captions, and drawings.
LinkedIn is built based on a platform that is similar to Facebook, but it has more professional characteristics, and it is used primarily by businessmen, enterprises, investors from all over the world with the aim of recruiting or searching for business opportunities. Instead of sharing information on entertainment, the purpose of LinkedIn is connecting all entrepreneurs, business. The shared content is also specialized and majored in nature.
Besides the popular social networking sites like Flickr or Instagram, Pinterest that is the social network for pictures to connect users through shared images. You can join Pinterest by the registered member (free) then upload pictures of them up as “pin.” You can create collections of images according to the areas of interest, or separate topics on Pinterest.
Base on the unique characteristic of each channel, people can choose the best suitable platform to online as well as do business to make money.