3 Top Social Networking Sites
There used to be a time, not so long ago, when Internet users depended almost solely on the big search engines to find things on the Internet or to even find sites. That changed radically when the social bookmarking and social networking sites came on the scene.
When you hear the term “Social networking”, some websites immediately come to mind. Although there are hundreds of social media, social bookmarking and social networking websites, the top social networking sites dominate a larger part of the internet than all the other similar sites combined. Let’s take a brief look at 3 top social networking sites and what they offer to their users.
Google+ – Google+, is the one of the platforms that comes to mind when the term “social networking” is brought up. Google+ is not one of the original social networking websites but it has an huge base of users, making it one of the top social networking sites. Google+ connects users who share interest in music, books, television shows, videos, images and more. Users can maintain a list of friends, a gallery of images, a personal profile, and comments in order to network. People from all over the world will come to see what you posted and make comments.
Google+ also has groups and you can belong to one or more of these groups. Groups are fro people or businesses that have something in common. By thinking out of the box, you can take advantage of the marketing opportunities presented by Google+ or just participate and enjoy the various posts.
How about Twitter? – Another top social networking medium that is conjured when social networking is mentioned. Twitter (http://www.twitter.com) brings about a completely unique form of networking called micro-blogging. Micro-blogging involves creating updates in micro-format. Subscribers to your Twitter feed can keep up with your micro blogging updates throughout the day much in the same way that they would with an RSS feed or a standard blog. The micro format makes writing in a Twitter account much easier than other forms of blogging and social networking. Twitter even allows mobile updating. You can update your followers on your status from anywhere, no matter where you are.
Twitter can be an internet marketer’s dream. Like MySpace and the other networking social sites it takes a little thinking to take advantage of every marketing opportunity presented there. The really great thing about it is these people that follow you and you follow are very targeted potential customers for you.
In addition to Twitter and MySpace as the top social networking sites it’s impossible not to think of the following three to use for your internet marketing:
Facebook – Facebook (http://www.facebook.com), like MySpace, is a large scale social networking site that is known for providing many different avenues for communication and community facilitation. Facebook offers a lot of unique applications and games that make networking even more enjoyable among friends, business associates, colleagues and family members, making Facebook one of the top social networking sites online to date.
These three top social networking sites are not the only ones on the Internet. There are thousands and new ones coming online all the time. However it is very unlikely most of them either will never get big or will disappear after a while. But if you’re looking for a way to market yourself and your products these top and some of the other second tier social networking sites make a great marketing tool as long as you follow their terms of service.