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Top 12 most popular Social (media) Network Sites in 2017

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Top 12 most popular Social media sites People Are Using in 2017

Social networking sites certainly have changed over the years, and they will continue to change as time moves forward. Old social networks will die, popular ones will be forced to evolve, and brand new ones will appear.

We have moved on from the days of MySpace to a social media era now dominated by Facebook,Twitter,Instagram and all sorts of other social mobile apps,do you want to know what everyone is using right now? then check out the list below

1. Facebook

Facebook With over a billion users is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Facebook is the most widely used social network. Facebook started as a social network for students at Harvard, and later expanded to other colleges and countries.

Facebook

 

2. Twitter

Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, "tweets," restricted to 140 characters. Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface SMS or mobile device app.

Twitter

 

3. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally. Basic membership for LinkedIn is free. Network members are called “connections.”

Linkedin

 

4. Google+

Google+ (also known as Google Plus) is an interest-based social network that is owned and operated by Google. Google Plus is unique because it functions as a micro-blogging, video-conferencing and community-based forum all at once, here you can make use of the Google search engine, Google Profiles, and the +1 button. Google+ originally launched with the elements of Circles, Huddle and Hangouts.

Google Plus

 

5. YouTube

YouTube is a free video sharing website where people watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos and share with others. created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries, YouTube is now one of the most popular sites on the Web, with visitors watching around 6 billion hours of video every month.

Youtube

 

6. Instagram

Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing site that enables its users to take pictures and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. Basically it is best used on smartphones.

Instagram

 

7. Pinterest

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others in their feed.

Pintrest

 

8. Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Yahoo since 2013. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs. Bloggers can also make their blogs private. For bloggers, many of the website's features are accessed from a "dashboard" interface.

Tumblr

 

9. Vine

Vine is a download-only short-form video hosting service where users could share six-second-long looping video clips. On October 27, 2016, Twitter announced it would disable uploads, but viewing and download would continue to work. Vine enabled users to record short video clips up to around six seconds long while recording through its in-app camera. The camera would record only while the screen is being touched, enabling users to edit on the fly or create stop motion effects.

The service was founded in June 2012, and American microblogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its official launch. Users' videos were published through Vine's social network and can be shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter. Vine's app can also be used to browse through videos posted by other users, along with groups of videos by theme, and trending, or popular, videos. Vine competed with others such as Instagram and Mobli. In December 2015 Vine had 200 million active users

Vine

 

10. Snapchat

Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown,former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc.,originally Snapchat Inc. Snapchat is basically 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.

Snapchat

 

11. Reddit 

Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Reddit's registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Registered users can then vote submissions up or down to organize the posts and determine their position on the site's pages. The submissions with the most positive votes appear on the front page or the top of a category. Content entries are organized by areas of interest called "subreddits". The subreddit topics include news, science, gaming, movies, music, books, fitness, food, and image-sharing, among many others. The site's terms of use prohibit behaviors such as harassment, and moderating and limiting harassment has taken substantial resources.

As of 2016, Reddit had 542 million monthly visitors (234 million unique users), ranking #11 most visited web-site in US and #25 in the world. Across 2015, Reddit saw 82.54 billion pageviews, 73.15 million submissions, 725.85 million comments, and 6.89 billion upvotes from its users.

Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. Condé Nast Publications acquired the site in October 2006. Reddit became a direct subsidiary of Condé Nast's parent company.

Reddit

 

12. Flickr

Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo on March 20, 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

The Verge reported in March 2013 that Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily. In August 2011 the site reported that it was hosting more than 6 billion images.

Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content onto the website. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact. For mobile users, Flickr has official mobile apps for iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita, operating systems, and an optimised mobile website.

Flickr

 

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