Today we live in the time of social media sites, where we don’t find a mobile phone without apps that allow communication over the Internet.
We’re even going too far in using it. We spend most of our time in front of our mobile screens, and some of us have reached the point of addiction.
This has set up several risks to our lifestyle. It affects Social life and all kind of communication with those around us. Despite the criticism on social media, the latter has many benefits and major contributions to globalization. Here we review the best and most popular social media apps and sites.
Best social media sites list
Facebook is the most popular site ever. Facebook allows photo, video and opinion sharing, and messaging friends. This site was initially limited to Harvard students.
Where Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, was a student. This site soon spread to the whole world.
WhatsApp is one of the most important instant messaging applications around the world which has contributed to reducing the profits of telecommunications companies from SMS service which has acquired Facebook.
Facebook has a deal called “Deal of the Times”, where Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion in shares and cash.
WhatsApp service more than 1.500 billion monthly active users worldwide.
“Twitter”, is the world’s second most popular social networking site, allowing its users to type and read “Tweets.” These tweets are short. The site was launched in 2010.
It currently has nearly 500 million users, including celebrities and politicians who use it to keep their followers informed of their latest news and activities.
The site is responsible for launching the hashtag (#) which is a symbol of the most commonly spoken words. Before “Twitter”, the use of the hashtag was limited to numbers in phones.
4. We Chat
WeChat is not just an instant messaging app, although at first glance it seems so where users can text, chat, play games and
Send money to friends, follow the news, subscribe to magazines, order food and taxis, buy movie tickets and schedule your appointments with
Doctors or teachers of your children, even checking information about your health, fitness and bank details, and scheduling your own bills such as invoices of
Water, electricity, internet, and much more. And all of this in one application, to the extent that some say if you want to look at the future of WhatsApp look at WeChat.
The wechat app available on almost all operating systems and it has more than one billion active users, mostly in the Republic of China.
LinkedIn is the third most popular pro-client site dedicated to job creation. The site was established in December 2002 and launched
officially on May 5, 2003. More than 259 million people use this site from nearly 200 different countries as of 2013, and it is available in 20 languages.
Reddit is a community that shares the most famous news around the world, at first glance, it seems to be the heir to the idea of internet forums that we all know, but in
the truth it is more, where users can share, discuss, and vote on posts and links, the topic or the most interactive and voted link
reach to the home page of the site where it can be viewed by a larger audience.
Reddit has more than 330 million monthly active users, mostly from North America.
Pinterest allows its users to select a particular page or site and comment on their list. This site is used for storage, collection, and exchange. Pinterest items that are preserved,
It’s called “pins”. Pinterest also allows you to follow the interests of friends and family. In February 2013, the number of users was 48.7 million, It is on the rise.
In addition to being one of the most important social media sites, it is also the second search engine in the world after Google and one of the most sites that people
visit after Google and Facebook, according to Alexa. Youtube was founded by three PayPal employees: Chad Meredith, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim
Which is the owner of the first video uploaded in the history of YouTube?
More than 1 billion hours are viewed on YouTube daily by more than 1.900 billion monthly active users, unlike the site’s visitors who enjoy watching videos without subscribe.
David Karp created The Tumblr in 2006. Users can post their own photos, videos, and texts in the form of a short blog. They can also exchange
links with other users. The hashtag (#) is the perfect way for followers to find what the user posted. In the meantime, Tumblr includes
more than 213 million bloggers.
Snapchat is a social networking app to share visual moments and diaries with friends and followers especially teenagers with its unique and impressive feature which is
sharing photos and short videos that don’t exceed 10 seconds, snapchat grows
fast since its inception in 2011 that brought him many attempts to acquire, the most famous attempt by Facebook to acquire it by nearly 3 billion and Google tried to acquire it by nearly $4 billion.
Snapchat’s performance declined slightly after Facebook quoted its unique feature and provided it in its various applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger and most importantly
on Instagram, however, the app still has more than 291 million active users worldwide.
Instagram is used to share photos and videos by phone. Created by Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, it was launched 8 years ago in October 2010.
Currently, the site has more than 300 million users. Users can link their Instagram account to their accounts on other sites such as Facebook and Twitter so that the image can be posted in different locations at the same time. Since the creation of Instagram, there have been many things such as Selfie, Throwback,
weekend activities hashtag.
Telegram is one of the most important and safest instant messaging applications, it was founded in 2013 by the Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Drove who have previously
They founded Russia’s famous social networking site VKontakte, or what is known as VK.
One of the most important things that make telegram different from other messaging apps is the security and encryption features of the app that enable users
from sending any kind of file and any extension without fear of the possibility of third-party snooping, including the application itself. And since the app added
the advantage of channels in 2015 to its amazing features it moved from being a messaging application to being an integrated social networking platform especially that it is officially available on any
Operating systems for phones and computers. The telegram currently has more than 200 million monthly active users.
A Russian site that is also used in Europe. Although it is available in several languages, Russian is the most common language on it. The site currently has more than
280 million people, VK is mainly used for messaging, photos, videos, text, maps, and files.
Users can publish news and articles from magazines and expressing their admiration for them.
LINE is a Japanese instant messaging app, established in 2011 and during nearly two years of growth and development has become the largest social network in Japan.
My knowledge of this app was first made last year on my visit to Indonesia as Line is very popular in it and in Southeast Asia as a whole.
Line has a nice combination of instant messaging features from the text, voice and video connectivity, social networking and timeline idea publications and interacts with them.
Someway it is similar to Facebook Messenger as most of its profits come from advertising and sales of virtual stickers and games.
Line is one of the most important messaging applications globally with more than 203 million monthly active users.
It allows its users to post photos and videos, the site acquired by Yahoo in 2005. It has more than 87 million users.
The site offers three types of accounts: the first is free with specific storage space, the second is free and with the same space but without advertising, the third offers double space.
An instant messaging app for text, images, voice, and video calls, established in 2010 to be the strongest competitor to Skype by the businessman Talmon Marco.
In February 2014, Viber sold to Japan’s Rakuten for $900 million to become its official name
The app remains one of the most important messaging apps around the world with more than 260 million active users per month.
The site established in June 2012 and since this date it allows its users to edit, record and download 5 to 6 seconds of movies.
Users follow each other and repost what others posted. They can also post the video on Twitter and Facebook at the same time.
Digg was founded in November 2004, Dig is a variety news site with a coordinated front page that selects special stories for internet audiences. The site allows users to add and evaluate topics
News, blogs and others, Digg supports content sharing to other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, the company has about 11 million active monthly users.
Another social networking sites
Some of us may think that there are only a few social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, but in return, there is a group of
Social media sites that you may not have heard of on the Internet, including a large number of them, only appeared in 2019, so
I want to share some of these new sites where you’ll find a completely different experience from the other sites that you’re bound to.
There is also a range of social networking sites that you can use them freely:
It’s just that you start using these sites or download their apps via your phone.