The internet has brought us loads of changes – we’re living in the Digital Age and the speed of change has become absolutely dizzying. There are so many new ways of communicating nowadays and so many different platforms on which to have your say. Social networking is the name of the game and it seems that social websites are springing up all over the place. So much so that it can be confusing to know who does what and which ones are the best to use.
Everybody’s talking about tweeting and poking and liking and pinning and it can be difficult to know where to join in and when. Facebook now owns Instagram which means that your Instagram images can go straight to Facebook at the touch of a button. We all know that YouTube is the “go to” place for videos, but did you know that videos on YouTube can make money for those who upload them? Okay, it’s not an absolute fortune (up to $5 per 100 views) and your video needs to make $100 before you get a payout, but it’s worth bearing in mind if you’re a budding amateur film maker.
And what about Myspace? This was once one of the most popular social networking platforms online, especially for musicians and music fans. However, there was a sharp (14.4%) decline in unique users in January and February of 2011.
Whatever your interest in social media platforms and however you want to use them, check out all the facts and figures you can find about Social Stereotypes to find out which would be the best places for you.