• Instagram is a platform for quality pictures and video. It’s a visual platform. People follow their friends for obvious reasons, but they also follow strangers who offer them something— whether it be quality images of cats, comedy post, memes, gorgeous people, fashion, whatever.
  • Facebook, on the other hand, is a platform intended for networking and connecting with friends and family. It’s for people connecting with people you know. To make connecting and networking with friends fun and amazing, Facebook allows you to message, post, share, comment, like etc.
  • Pinterest is social media network that allows users to share images associated with project, goods, and services, and to visually discover new interests by browsing images that others have posted online. It’s like a web-based pinboard or bulletin board.
  • With Tumblr the dashboard is the primary tool for most users. It is a live feed of recent posts from blogs that they follow. Through the dashboard, users are able to comment, reblog, and ‘like’ posts from other blogs that appear on their dashboard. The dashboard allows you to upload text posts, images, videos, quotes, or links to their blog with a click of a button displayed at the top of the dashboard.
  • Etsy is an online buyer and seller community similar to eBay, except it focuses on hand-crafted or vintage goods. Most products sold fall into the category of arts, crafts, jewellery, paper goods, housewares, and artisan sweets or baked goods. Many artists sell digitally downloaded items, such as stickers, prints, planners, or other printable documents.
  • Twitter is a ‘microblogging’ system that allows you to send and receive short posts online called tweets. Tweets can be up to 280 characters long and can include links to relevant websites and resources. Twitter users follow other users with similar interests to your own.
  • LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. Users search the web to find the right job or internship, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills needed to succeed in their career. You can also use LinkedIn to organize offline events, join groups, write articles, post photos and videos, and more.
  • A Blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
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