Nowadays, people are using the internet to share their thoughts and as a tool for socializing. They are just like us who want to be able to share our thoughts without any barriers. People’s lives became a lot easier when they can use the internet freely and be in touch with others such as friends, family members, and colleagues. Social media has brought many new opportunities; it helps you strengthen your relationships with others while also providing you opportunities for success they can’t offer on their own. However, there is one downside of social media that many people don’t consider which is the overuse of social media by some individuals.
Facebook is the largest social media website today. Companies, organizations, and individuals are using Facebook to promote their products and services, share information and news, or simply just to keep in touch with others. Major companies such as Samsung, American Airlines, and Heinz have a Facebook Fan Page where they update their latest information. It is one of the most useful ways to promote your product or service to your target imginn audience; you can easily attract more customers by having a Fan Page on Facebook than on any other websites such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Facebook has made our life easier by connecting with others around the globe; people can make connections with friends, family members, classmates from high school or university and business associates.
YouTube is also one of the most used social media platforms today. This video-sharing platform has become the second largest search engine after Google. It provides a place to discover, share, and create videos for people to watch. People can upload and share their videos on YouTube either for entertainment or for their business needs. They can connect with others through YouTube by submitting videos; it helps you gain popularity and make your company more successful
Twitter is not a new social media website that was introduced in 2006; it was actually put into use in 1989 by Jack Dorsey while it was known as Odeo. The Twitter network has over 300 million active users which are using Twitter daily and are very active in using Twitter.
WhatsApp is another popular messaging application used by millions of people. WhatsApp originally targets only Europe; however, it has become a favorite messaging application all over the world because of its easy-to-use features and instant messaging service.
Discord is a chat platform that allows people to chat with each other via voice and text chat. Discord was launched in 2015 by Discord Inc and it has quickly become extremely popular among gamers. Many gamers have taken advantage of Discord’s free tier which gives them access to custom emojis, images, video sharing, an automatic screen capture tool, and many other features for keeping in touch with friends.
Instagram is a social networking app that allows you to take photos, apply filters, and share them on the app with other users around the world. You can follow other users and see their photos in your profile or explore public hashtags to find new content to like.
WeChat is a free messaging and calling app that connects people from all over the world. With WeChat, you can send messages, photos, videos, and play games with people who matter to you. Every day hundreds of millions of WeChat users connect with each other on the app. In recent years, Instagram and WeChat have become two major social media in China. Many celebrities are using these two platforms to directly interact with their fans. For example, Lin Yun is one of the most famous celebrities in China, he often shares his life on Instagram, videos, and photos about him going out for dinner, traveling or doing exercise . On the other hand, he also uses WeChat to post some interesting content about life.
After being bought by musical.ly in 2017, TikTok allows users to make and share short videos up to 15 seconds long with music. It is especially popular among the young generation. Many popular Chinese stars have gone through the platform to develop their career.
Tencent video is a Chinese video platform that allows users to watch, discuss and download different kinds of video content on the Tencent Video website or mobile phone application (for Android and iOS). As one of the most popular websites in China, Tencent Video has become an important place for celebrities to connect with fans.
Sina Weibo is a China-based microblogging platform, which is owned and operated by the Chinese media and Internet company Sina. The first trial of Sina Weibo was launched on September 18, 2007. Currently, Sina Weibo has more than 500 million registered users and over 3.3 billion monthly active users.