New social networking sites

Do you know there are approximate 210 social networking sites and more than 2 billion people are active in these sites.  This is really huge!  These websites or platforms are basically for people to build social networks, social relationships with other people, some also share personal or career interests, activities, background or real life connections.

Social networking sites allow user to share ideas, digital photos and videos, posts, and to inform others about online or real-world activities and events with people in their network.

Some of the most famous social networking websites and Applications are facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Whatsapp, pinterest, snapchat.  The most famous and widely used social media platform is Facebook which has over 2,498 million active user followed by Youtube, Whatsapp and facebook messenger.

However, all above social media platform have become old and are very common.  Everyone has an habit of searching something thing new, there are few sites and applications which have now entered in the market and are slowing moving towards attracting millions of customers.

In this blog, we will see some these social medial platforms, which will be widely used in the coming future and are becoming a source of income.

Medium.com

Medium is a social networking site and an online publishing platform, it is owned by medium corporation.  I has been developed by Evan Williams who was earlier the co-founder of Blogger and Twitter.  According to the recent stats, the total number of active users on medium is around 25 million.  One can create new account using facebook or google acount.  One can also us email address for signing up with medium.

Medium is being used to share blogs and advertise websites and contents so that one can drive website traffic.

 

Vero.co

Vero is a social media platform and mobile app company.  Vero's content feed and features resembles instagram.  One can share a wider variety of content and the app has a chronological content feed as compared to facebook and instagram who have algorithm based feeds.

Since, it is a new social medial platform, It has close to 3 million active users.  If you bored of facebook and instagram and this platform is best to advertise your product and services.  There are fair chances that by end of 2020, the active user count in vero will exceed 10 million mark.

 

Houseparty

Houseparty is a social networking site and service, which enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps.  This app has shown a huge growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  There have been more than 50 million signups in year 2020 till June Month.  It has claimed no.3 position in the US google play store.  This application is mainly for younger generation who wants to have a social hangouts and group video chat.  Some of this apps rivals are big giants like Zoom, Skype and google hangouts.  If the pandemic lockdown extends the number of signups for Houseparty will double in year 2020.

Steemit

Steemit is a blockchain-based blogging and social media platform and website, which rewards its users with the cryptocurrency STEEM for publishing content.  There are close to 1 million registered users with steemit and the count my increase in coming years.  Steemit is actually a reddit alternative.

While steemit has a relatively small user-base so far, smart marketers can use this platform as an additional channel to share their content and grow their audience, all while getting paid for it at the same time.

 

Byte

Byte is an American social networking short-form video hosting service where users can create 6-second looping videos.  Byte was officially launched to the public on the IOS and android platforms in over 40 countries on January 2020.

Byte allows users to publish videos from two up tp eight seconds long either captured through the app or previously recorded and stored on their devices.  The app also features a search screen with tiles for popular and latest content along with video categories like comedy, animation and others.

 

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