New Social Media Websites to Watch Out For
The micro-blogging site
Tumblr is a sort of cross between a blog and Twitter. It is older than Facebook, and yet is only
now beginning to see consistent traffic.
You may create a beautiful profile in Tumblr which is not as easy to do
on Facebook or Twitter. Users are
invited to show their creativity and make something good.
The new social networking
sites that try to compete with Facebook do not exist for long as competing with
Facebook is just not possible. The
number of members keeps increasing andmoreover, the future of Facebook is
assured because many members are in their thirties, forties and fifties, and
they are not really tempted by closing their account. Facebook is saved. Facebook just eats all other similar sites,
think about something like Netlog or Hyves which were very popular in the
Netherlands that just…went away.
Twitter still has much
potential because Facebook is symmetric so that if you want to make friends
with someone, you must give permission.
Twitter is more open so you can follow someone who does not follow you
or doesn’t even know you. This
accessibility is really a great asset.
New networks are always
associated with Facebook because they find competing with Facebook is a waste of
time, and therefore decide to collaborate openly with the giant. For example, Jumpo, the network on which it
is possible to participate in charities is truly integrated with Facebook,
because everything you do on Jumpo shows on Facebook. This is also the case for Twitter and
Foursquare, a social media network based on geolocation, on which you can show
where you are.
Twitter and Facebook
already offer members the opportunity to create closed groups in one
profile. You can create a closed account
on the same profile in which you can group your friends, family and
colleagues. This way, you make sure that
all your details are not visible to everyone. The Site Path, for example, has
also marked changes. This is a personal
network where you can have a maximum of 50 people in your network. The idea is to preserve some very intimate
moments, and share them with only a few people.
Linkedin is a very
powerful social network where people register for professional reasons. On Linkedin you find such businessmen who do
not have a Facebook account. This is
more of a competition not by number of members, but in the rise of niche
networks. The networks that were created
for a specific purpose are very good at it.
Facebook is very broad, but some people may just be interested in the
A site that this
perspective has great potential for is called Instagram. On it, you can share photos (only), and its
coming popularity may show a future in such niche networks.