We are all familiar with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. However, there are many other types of social media sites that allow users to share content. What are the seven different types of social media?
The 7 different types of social media are social networking sites, review sites, image sharing sites, video hosting sites, community blogs, discussion sites and sharing economy networks.
Each type has a function on its own but depending on the aim of the content creator he/she may decide which one suits his needs.
Image Sharing Sites:
Image sharing sites allow users to upload images privately or publicly and they can share these images with their friends and followers over time.
Video Hosting Sites:
Video hosting site allows users upload videos privately or publicly and they can share these videos with their friends and followers over time.
These are blogs where the content is created by users in a community which has a common theme, similar to how Wikipedia articles are written.
Sharing Economy Networks:
Sharing economy networks allow people and businesses to share and borrow assets and skills.
Social Networking Sites:
Social networking sites allow users to create profiles that include information about themselves such as who they spend their time with, what they like/dislike, etc. They use this information to connect with others online so they can meet in person or become friends online.
Review sites give users the opportunity to write reviews about products/services that they have used or bought so other users can see what others think about a product/service before making a purchase.
These sites allow users to discuss topics that interest them with other people who have similar interests or they can use these sites to share expertise with others.
In conclusion, there are 7 different types of social media and they include social networking sites, review sites, image sharing sites, video hosting sites, community blogs, discussion sites and sharing economy networks. The choice of the type of social media used by an individual depends on their aim for publishing content online as well as the type of content they wish to publish. All these 7 different types of social media can be used for good and bad purposes and it is important not to focus only on one particular platform but instead teach your children to use all platforms with awareness and maturity.