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Let’s Analyse Social Media Apps

Let’s Analyse Social Media Apps
November 14
10:49 2015

The power of networking has evolved over time.
There once was a time where people would interact in person but now it can be done through a simple gadget an app.
Social media has grown on such a large scale over the past few years and seems to be the easiest way to connect with someone now.
This growth is very contagious and there are so many people in Fiji who have also downloaded these apps.

Quick Research
There are over 50 types of social media apps and websites for Android devices, Windows, and IOS devices.
Some apps like Facebook and Twitter have come to the forefront.
In this week’s Tech World we will take a look at some of the top social media apps .
Happy downloading!

Facebook
The must have for everyone. It is amazing how many people are not spending a lot of time of Facebook but still download it. Facebook is an app centered around networking on a personal level. This is through the sharing of photos, feelings (status), links and videos. It was developed by Mark Zuckerberg on February 4, 2004.
Pros
Easy way to connect with friends and family
You can decide who views your content
It can act as a platform to discuss issues

Cons
It is addictive
Venerable to cyber bullying
Privacy can sometimes be an issue

Twitter
Twitter is considered one of the most simplest and strongest social media. This is due to the ability to freely advocate issues and create discussion on a large platform. Twitter is amazing and interesting. It allows you tweet something in 140 characters or less. The navigation and set up for Twitter is very easy and for first timers it is very easy to learn and start tweeting.

Pros
Great platform to generate advocacy
Educational
It is easy to use
Large platform

Cons
There is too much going on
There isn’t much visual content
Limited to only 140 characters

Instagram
Pictures, pictures and more pictures! If you love capturing images on every turn in the road and Instagram is the suited app for you. You can connect with people through images. Then one of the best features of the app – you can then share it to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and Swarm. Basically you take a picture, filter it and upload.
Pros
It allows you to share photos and video
It is an amazing way to filter and make memory lane on social media
The app is linked with other social media apps

Cons
Pictures are cropped to a square diameter
A third party app is needed to be downloaded to cater for no cropping
It’s only a phone app

Tumblr
This is a very unique platform from other social media. Tumblr basically allows you to blog continuously through images, short videos, links, memes, GIF’s and other viral content. Tumblr is linked to other platforms as well like to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, WordPress and Swarm.

Pros
You can post anything
Amazing for visual blogs and posts with minimal text
It is great for first time bloggers
It’s Free!

Cons
There are limited designs and themes for a little more experienced bloggers.
You need linking profiles for lengthy text
Need a username and password and unique domain names

Vine
This app is truly a distress and laughing opportunity! You can share and view brief video clips of anything. Vine’s focus is entertainment based but still offers a range of products. You can share other people’s video and again link it to any social media platform.

Pros
You can post anything
Amazing for visual blogs and posts with minimal text
It is great for first time bloggers
It’s Free!

Cons
There are limited designs and themes for a little more experienced bloggers.
You need linking profiles for lengthy text
Need a username and password and unique domain names

Snapchat
Addiction is real when it comes to Snapchat! This app gives you the ability to take a picture, add text or art and send it off to a number of people or specific people. But the fun thing is that when you send the picture you can chose how long a person can have a look at it and after it is viewed the picture is deleted.

Pros
Allows you to interact on a person level
You can choose who sees your images
Other users cannot save your images

Cons
No sensor as to what you can see and not
It is addictive

Google+
Let’s combine the best of Facebook and Twitter and get Google+! Yes, that would be the best description of what the app is about. You can add new content; highlight topics with hashtag and even separate contacts into circles. The app also links with other social media platform. Google+ is powered by the world’s largest search engine, Google.
Pros
You automatically get an account with Gmail
Provide best of two platforms

Cons
Navigation is not simple
Comes across as to busy

You Tube
The famous video sharing service, YouTube has become so popular over the years that it caters for billions and billions of videos daily. The app is somewhat known as “the world’s second-largest search engine” in some circles.
Pros
Watch for free
Unlimited viewing
Subscribing

Cons
You can’t interact without sign in
Account is necessary to view some content

Pinterest
PIN-YOUR-INTEREST! So basically what you like you save it to a wall by pinning it. The app varies from pictures to ideas to creative thoughts, or projects and more. You can also follow other people’s board and others can follow yours. So there is great interaction.
Pros
You can interact
Great generator of ideas
Cons
Navigation can be a little difficult
The restriction of follows without signing

LinkedIn
This is probably the only mainstream social media app that is focused towards businesses. LinkedIn is strongly focused on networking. It’s great for meeting customers, getting in touch with vendors, recruiting new employees, and keeping up with the latest in business or industry news.
Pros
Great networking
Great navigation
Cons
You need an account to access some information
Spam is a growing concern.

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