Some emerging social networks you should know about

Social networking sites are online innovations that became a trend in the past few years. Facebook already has billions of users (and counting!) while Twitter is also counting millions, but are these the only websites where you can meet people, socialize, and have fun? Remember that the internet is an infinite place where hundreds of newly created websites are born. Many of which are aspiring social networking sites you can utilize in different ways.

Explore more on what the Internet has to offer and enjoy these emerging social networking sites that could be the next big thing after Facebook.

1. Medium

medium-social-networkMedium is first and foremost, a blogging site which basically acts like Twitter. If Twitter allows only 140 characters in each Tweet, Medium can hold a whole blog entry. Compared to regular blogging sites, Medium lets the user view the write-up, rate it, and make readers followers. Readers can vote up the blog entry, and the more votes posts receive, the greater possibility it has to be featured on their home page.

Medium’s interface is user friendly and something that’s neat to the eyes so users can keep an eye on the content and not on the excessive web design some social media networks have.

The creators of Medium, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, are the ones who made Twitter and Blogger possible. Thus, it’s not a wonder why Medium is like a hybrid of the 2 website giants.

2. Pheed

Pheed is a paid social networking site utilized mostly by celebrities who wants to monetize their “Pheeds” or posts, in a more common term. “Pheeders” or the users who already signed up to the site ought to pay a monthly subscription of at least $1.99 depending on the intention of use. In return, users can have access to media rich content with pictures, videos, and live streaming.

If you’re into celebrities and interested about the latest in music and media, Pheed is the social network for you.

3. Nextdoor

Social media is all about being online, not! Nextdoor, as compared to its competing social networking sites, has a unique goal: to get people off their virtual community and start interacting with people whom they really know. It requires the users to log in a real address that the system tracks down and store. Since adding your real address certainly has privacy issues, one’s Nextdoor account will remain private to his neighborhood. Plus, there are other customized privacy options users can manage depending on the privacy preferencenextdoor-social-network.

Nextdoor advocates people to interact with their real friends and not with the virtual friends they don’t even know in person.

Social media is here to stay. As long as people opt to have new ways of interacting with their friends and family, social networking sites such as Medium, Pheed, and Nextdoor will continue to grow as a new avenue of people to meet, advertise, and learn about the world in a totally different perspective.


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