What are the best social media channels?

asked by Anonymous
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    #1Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is an online social networking media service which allows users to connect to fellow users such as family, friends, artists, groups, pages, etc. Available as an app, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
    Websites

    Free

    William Stone
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Facebook is the Granddaddy and king of all social media site. I've been using Facebook for what feels like 15 years. I've used it to catch up with old friends. I've used it to make new ones. I use Facebook on a daily basis. Everyone I know is on Facebook it has a Facebook page. Most businesses including mine, are on Facebook. It's the best way to connect with people and businesses."
  2. 19

    #2Pinterest

    Pinterest
    Pinterest is an online tool and a mobile application that features everything, ranging from recipes, home ideas, party themes, OOTDs, style inspirations, and many more. It is also an online community and social media channel where people interact.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Kelly Brown
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Ok I dont have no clue what just happened here, BUT, I have a pinterest account and when I tried to use my fb to log in it said no you must use an email. I then attempted to use my google email which I use for everything, and it immediately opened windows attempting to get me to download it. I dont like this at all. This process is overwhelming and intrusive! First off I dont want my computer full of apps like the cell and tablet. If I want to go to a page I use the favs or type it in. Yes I know so many ppl have gotten to used to just push this push that and thats it but this push in the face to download the app is just wrong. I think it should be more of a power initiative on the main page! pinterest is awesome they have a great platform. improving up on it maybe make it so that there are groups where ppl can cross share stuff privately with the group like an online sewing circle. maybe make chat rooms or something so women can sew n chit chat together. "
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    #3LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn creates an avenue for professionals to build connections. It allows its users to see people who are in the same field or job category as them. It also shows job postings from different companies from various countries.
    Websites

    Free

    Alexander Mills
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I am addicted to social media. I came here looking to find out which one is the best. The solution was LinkedIn. I am very disappointed in this answer. I guess it's the best in terms of finding a job, but I wanted to know which one is the best to make friends. "
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    #4Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter is a global social networking platform where users can share and broadcast ideas, opinions, live updates, news, and messages online known as tweets. Users can also interact with others by replying, retweeting, and liking their tweets.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Olivia Hudson
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "Ugh, I hate Twitter! It's so overrated! I really prefer Facebook where I can actually engage with material in some depth and am not limited to 140 characters. However, the brevity of Twitter can make it a better way to get breaking news quickly and efficiently. "
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    #5Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Henry Rice
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "Instagram is a popular social media outlet that is mostly picture driven. It allows you to post your own pictures and to keep followers informed about what you are doing day to day."
  3. 9

    #6WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Anna Henry
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "I really like WhatsApp. I'm a latecomer and just started using it about 2 years ago. I see now why so many use it. It's definitely one of the best social media channels, as it allows you to message friends easily. It works internationally and there's no charge. "
  4. 9

    #7Google+

    Google+

    Google+ lets you discover amazing things created by passionate people and explore your interests. You can also join communities of people around any topic, group things you love into collections or build a home stream, and more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Ishan Rangan
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "I am very lukewarm about my experience with Google+ if I'm being honest. I think it's pretty generic looking and for some reason a lot of people that I know don't like to use it. I guess I really feel like my time with it could be better spent elsewhere for my social media needs."
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    #8Snapchat

    Snapchat

    Snapchat allows you to send multimedia messages to your friends that will disappear after a short period of time. It also includes plenty of stickers and filters so you can jazz up your kamikaze messages.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alfredo del Ángel
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Snapchat is a lot of fun. I'm not big on the filters, but some of them that pop up are funny. I use the app with friends pretty much everyday. The content curation is a nice feature, and the stories are easy to share with friends. Unfortunately, I do come across bugs in the Android version of the app once in a while and they get fixed when the app updates, but they come back a few updates later. The app is still usable though."
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    #9Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    Foursquare Swarm: Check In

    With Foursquare Swarm, you can remember the places you go and celebrate your accomplishments with stickers and coins. Stay connected to your inner explorer and have more fun along the way.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Yolanda Olivares
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "I have found myself wanting to grow my group of local friends lately so I've been trying some new social media channels. I really enjoy Foursquare Swarm: Check In. It challenges me to get out and do new things and meet new people. "
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    #10Reddit

    Reddit

    Reddit is an online internet community that is built by people who share the same interest. It features more than a thousand communities sharing funny jokes, the on-going trends, business, and many more. It is available on different platforms.

    Websites

    Free

    Tyler Webb
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I'm kind of new to social media. I've been on facebook for years, but never tried anything else. I came here looking to see where I should really start to get involved in social media, a place where I could find a community of people to spend some time with online. I was given the solution to try reddit and I'm so glad I gave it a try. Reddit is amazing. I can't imagine ever needing any other social media than this!"
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    #11Viber

    Viber

    Viber is popular and reliable. It automatically adds your contacts so that you can send texts, stickers, emojis and make voice and video calls. You can also share photos and videos and make international and domestic calls at reduced rates.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Megan Brooks
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Viber is the cheapest, easiest way for me to keep in touch with my international friends. It's even so much fun to use that some of my friends have joined."

Summary

Best What are the best social media channels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FacebookWebsites 27 Free
2PinterestApps 19 Free
3LinkedInWebsites 16 Free
4TwitterApps 16 Free
5InstagramApps 13 Free
6WhatsAppApps 9 Free
7Google+Apps 9 Free
8SnapchatApps 5 Free
9Foursquare Swarm: Check InApps 5 Free
10RedditWebsites 2 Free
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