In June 2011, Foursquare announced a promotional partnership with American Express, as part of AmEx's "sync" social media strategy, which allows for discounts to be applied directly to qualified American Express account holders by checking into participating vendors.
Instagram, like any other social network, is based around having friends or followers. On Instagram you ‘follow’ people. At the top of your profile (or anyone’s profile) you will see the username, profile pic, how many photos have been uploaded, how many followers the account has, and how many they are following.
LinkedIn IS. 6) A social network, it is all about the people you really know and the people they know - see this link for more detail. 7) The best and biggest referral engine on the planet bar none! And no I do not work for or affiliated in any way (and never want to be) with LinkedIn, in fact they're not keen on me.
Pinterest allows you to use visual assets like photos or infographics as a type of social currency in their own right — garnering likes and “repins,” the equivalent of shares or retweets — instead supplementing web pages, blog posts, or other text-based media.
Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you. Passionate about something niche? Reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests. Alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of Reddit on r/popular.
Basically, Sina Weibo is a mash-up of all the most popular social media platforms, tailored predominantly to Chinese users. The site was founded in 2009, after the July 2009 Ürümqi riots prompted the Chinese government to restrict the use of Twitter, Facebook and other popular social media sites.
In my experience, SnapChat isn't a particularly useful medium for businesses. Most users of SnapChat use it as a disposable image-messaging type service. The few who gain any kind of following to their "story" are doing so with really funny, or really engaging content. Most businesses don't have the constant activity required to facilitate this, and I doubt that most businesses would be comfortable with employees regularly sending snaps out that would vanish, unable to be later reviewed.
Twitter is a social network and real-time communication service launched in 2006 and used by millions of people and organizations to quickly share and discover information. The word Twitter comes from the frequent chirping sound made by birds, hence the bird used in the Twitter logo.
VK is the largest social media networking site in Russia. It’s ranked globally for all social networks, second only to Facebook. It ranks higher than Instagram and Twitter. VK also ranks #5 on the list of all websites available. VK has become a social media giant but still remains relatively unknown in North America.