There are many social media sites today. A few years back, there were only a handful. Since the use of the internet increased, so did social media. The first social media were chat platforms and forums. Further these were only used for chatting. At the time, people had to login to their accounts to start chatting with someone. Today people are able to use social media through their phone unlike a few years back where it was only available on computers.
Social media are intellectual property innovation. They are created to increase social activity among people and it generates income to the people who create it. The income is actually generated by advertisements and sponsorships. Today, many companies advertise on social media platforms. Social media has become an important tool in advertising. These advertisers use the most popular social media sites and there are many popular social media sites and applications available. Here’s a list of popular social media sites.
Facebook is the world’s biggest social media site. In was launched on 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg along with few of his friends. They were all Harvard college roommates. First, the memberships were limited to Harvard students only. Thereafter, it expanded to other universities and then schools. Today it is available to the general public. Facebook has more than 2 billion active users, which is bigger than any other site in the world. All intellectual assets in Singapore are owned by Mark Zuckerberg. Due to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is currently the fifth richest person in the world and Facebook is one of the biggest tech companies in the world.
Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in 2006. Twitter has more than 320 million active users and is known as the “SMS of the internet”. Than only being a social media website, Twitter is also a news website where various people tweet news. A tweet is a message that can be written by a twitter user which can be seen by everyone. This message is limited to 140 characters. Further, Twitter is one of the most visited websites in the world.
YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google. The site was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, YouTube was sold to Google in 2006. There are more than billion hours of content watched on YouTube every day and 400 hours of content released every minute. YouTube is the second most popular site on the internet. There are many different contents uploaded every day on YouTube, ranging from comedy, action, drama, skits, educational and many more.