By Dave Ingalls – Digital Marketing Consultant
Not just many Social Media sites! There are many, many, many!
Here’s a convenient (and somewhat daunting) way of keeping track of ALL of them – check out “Conversation Prism 5.0”, the Visual Map of the Social Media Universe – here’s a link:
I count 28 separate social media categories each containing multiple social media sites. A great infographic of the social media universe. Print a copy and keep it nearby.
To take a look at how the Social Media universe has grown, click on the next link and scroll down to see the first version from 2008:
Quoted from that post:
“Today’s infographic comes from Brian Solis and JESS3, and it visualizes the massive social media universe of 2017.
It’s hard to believe that social media has emerged as such an expansive ecosystem in just the last 10 years.
The incredible growth of this social media universe can be largely attributed to the success of Facebook, which has recently hit two billion active users globally. But, of course, there are many other platforms that have helped to build the foundation as well – names like YouTube, Messenger, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram all create a powerful base for new apps and add-ons to plug into.
As of today, entrepreneurs have been able to use this foundation to build out new branches to the social media universe that are both exciting and diverse. The apps in these niches help to facilitate workplace collaboration, live events, dating, networking, user reviews, location-based marketing, livestreaming, expert Q&As, and many other functions – and the ecosystem continues to expand and multiply by the day.”