Though Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may be the current leaders in the field of social networks, it doesn’t mean neither that they are the only ones around nor that others won’t try to catch up to them. Let’s see 4 social networks that have made their appearance these past months and are ready to take the Internet by storm!
Pheed made its appearance in 2013 as a new social network with some features that make it look like both Facebook and Twitter, but actually has many differences with them. It is a real time multimedia platform that has a timeline like the one on Facebook, and there are several topics to discuss, like Twitter, according to what they say its creators. What distinguishes it is that it gives its users the chance to charge the other users, in order for them to see their uploads and posts. The uploader gets half the amount of money paid, while the other half goes to Pheed.
Sulia is oriented to subjects, organizing its content into channels so that users can follow the subjects they like depending on what interests them with a click. In Sulia, a user can create his own personalized channel and share content with other users. As for the subjects, the variety is great. When a user creates a post, he has the opportunity to share it either via Twitter or LinkedIn or even via email, so that everyone who follows him get the update.
Thumb.it, an excellent project of 2013, has been the social network to watch in 2013, according to CNN. It is a crowdsourcing platform and users have the ability to get a large number of other users’ opinions on various topics such as what hairstyle to opt for the evening or what shoes to wear. This means that you can actually get dozens, if not hundreds, of different opinions and use that feedback accordingly. Thumb.it is also used for marketing purposes, and its feedback feature makes it a platform with many uses.
Created by the co-founders of Twitter and co-creators of Blogger, Medium initially operated with the philosophy of the invite only plattform, but since last October has been open to everyone. It resembles Twitter, regarding its function, but allows users to be more creative in their posts, without the limitation of 140 characters. Medium could be described as a social blog and, for many, is a platform that those who want to be heard in social networks in 2014 have to take into account.