Classification of Social Media!

Social Media Types - Digital Marketing
Social Media Types – Digital Marketing

In the last decade, there has been a lot of buzz of social media worldwide. There are so many elements in social media that at times it becomes very difficult to comprehend the entire context. The purpose of writing this article and sharing it with the audience is that to bring clarity in understanding of this very popular term “SOCIAL MEDIA”.

There are seven broad categories:

1. Social Networking Sites: It is a platform where people manage their social circles and interact with each other. The most popular examples of this category are Facebook and LinkedIn. You can have in depth information on as well by clicking here read more …

2. Blogging: It is a platform in which discussion revolves around one topic and this is getting very popular lately. For better understanding this is further subdivided into two classes:

o Blogging: It is an online initiative where different persons exchange their comments on in-depth article individually. This can take a shape of Forums or Blogosphere where all blogs are interconnected. Famous examples of this classification are wordpress and blogger. Topic is also covered in Wikipedia if you want to explore please click here read more …

o Micro-blogging: It is a broadcasting medium having small blogs and idea is that in minimum words how you can convey complete expression. Twitter has introduced this concept and leading by far in this. Although Facebook uses same technique where status message is being broadcasted to everyone but TWEETS is the word which comes first in the mind when you talk about Micro blogging. This dimension is also covered in Wikipedia if you want to explore further read more …

3. Media Sharing: When we talk about social media and we don’t discuss media sharing then its not a complete discussion. Media sharing is becoming necessity of the recent times where people need to exchange videos, audios or pictures. Therefore as per their types it is also classified further into following four classes:

o Video Sharing (AKA Video Hosting Service): There are several websites who accept videos from their users and offer them free services to unicast them to the users who requests for it. Major players of this domain areYoutube and Vimeo. Please visit Wikipedia to read more …

o Audio Sharing: This is the service to share audios with your pals, fans or colleagues. Music bands usually use this service to reach out to their fans. Soundcloud is name which comes to mind when we talk about audio/sound sharing online services. These services can also be integrated to Social Networking Websites. To have more grip on the topic please surf Wikipedia by clicking read more …

o Photo Sharing: Picture speaks louder than words and it is true in some aspects. Through photo sharing services you share your pictures among your social circles and Flickr is getting famous in this category. Explore more on the topic if you click here on read more …

o Podcast: It is believed by some that Podcast will replace traditional electronic medium of TV in times to come. This is a broadcasting medium to share videos, audios and files. Livestream and many more are notable examples of this class. You can assimilate more by clicking on read more …

4. Voice over IP Software Application: This category is the pioneer of the recent change of popularity of social media. People are using these software to communicate with their loved ones or working partners since couple of decades now. This category although losing popularity as all collaborative and interactive tools are being incorporated in Social Networking Platforms. Nevertheless, applications like skype and yahoo messenger are the main brands of the classification. Please read more …

5. Document Sharing: This is the platform from where you share your documents like Presentations, word processing, spreadsheets or other files with other users. Important websites are Slideshare and Google Drive. You can explore more on the topic after visiting Wikipedia by clicking here on read more …

6. Social News: This is the platform where you find all the news related to Social media. Important reference website is Digg. Please don’t hesitate in reviewing more information on the topic by reading more …

7. Social Bookmarking: Management of bookmarks and then voting for them is interesting aspect of social bookmarking. Significant player of this category isDelicious and you can assimilate more information on visiting Wikipedia by clicking on read more …

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