Social media platforms are ever-changing, so you’ve gotta keep up. This Friday, let us help get you up to speed.
- Instagram recently introduced its new app, Hyperlapse, and well, it’s pretty awesome.
- Pinterest is unrolling “promoted Pins” to certain business accounts, where you can pay to have your Pins show up in searches.
- Facebook recently started “Rooms,” harkening the concept of chat rooms from days past.
- And much to the dismay of some, Twitter seems to be looking more and more like Facebook by the day.
- Vine’s upping its game too, adding a bunch of new features, including allowing imported videos.
- Social media, digital media and traditional media are coming together in a cool new venture called “Discover.”
Social media is all visual right now. While beautiful imagery has long captured our attention on social media, video is becoming a front-runner in social media applications. Vimeo, Vine and Instagram video are among the best video apps to explore.
Which video app do you prefer?
With the immense number of smartphone users today, there is increasing demand for new and exciting ways to connect. Check out these up and coming social media platforms.
- The hottest platforms right now: Vine, (New) Myspace, Pheed, Snapchat and Thumb. And a few more include Medium, Conversations, Chirpify, Flayvr and Chirp.
- The newly revamped Myspace is a perfect fit for music industry brands, but any brand can use Myspace to create a deeper personality and connect with customers.
- Widely used by celebrities, Pheed allows users to charge a monthly subscription fee to access their content, which can include text, photo, audio, video and even live broadcasts.
- A popular app among consumers, Snapchat may soon be extending to brands. The frozen yogurt company 16 handles recently tested the app to send coupons to customers.
- Users of the crowdsourcing app Thumb are already seriously engaged, using the app four hours a month, second only to Facebook.
- One of the most aesthetically pleasing of new social media apps, Flayvr automatically organizes the photos you take on your smartphone.
- Chirp has the “wow” factor in 2013, allowing you to share photos or links across a unique robotic frequency.
Which new platform are you most excited about?