It's a thriving beast of a social networking site on the web with about 2 billion monthly active users and more than one billion that log on daily (according to Facebook itself).Statista shows that Facebook Messenger, with tons of cool features, is the second most popular messaging app behind Whats App.It's one of the fastest growing apps out there, building its popularity on the idea of self-destructing "snaps." You can send a photo or short video as a message (a snap) to a friend, which automatically disappears a few seconds after they've viewed it.Kids love this app because it takes the pressure off of having to share something with everyone like they would on traditional social networks.Profiles are designed to look sort of like extremely detailed resumes, with sections for work experience, education, volunteer work, certifications, awards and all sorts of other relevant work-related information.Users can promote themselves and their businesses by making connections with other professionals, interacting in group discussions, posting job ads, applying to jobs, publishing articles to Linked In pulse and so much more. Nobody really needed another Facebook clone, so Google had always been widely criticized for being a social network that nobody really used.
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A lot of kids even admit to using Snapchat the most, suggesting that it could be the future of where social networking is headed. Have a look through the updated roundup of social networks below to see which ones are currently the trendiest.
Most of us already know that Facebook is the top social network on the web.
Despite being owned by Google, You Tube can still be recognized as a separate social network all on its own as the premiere place online to go to watch videos on every topic under the sun and upload your own as well.
From music videos and movies, to personal vlogs and independent films, You Tube has it all.
As the fastest standalone site ever to reach 10 million monthly unique visits, Pinterest's beautiful and intuitive pinboard-style platform is one of the most enticing and useful resources for collecting the best images that can be categorized into separate boards.
Pinterest is also growing to become a huge influencer in social shopping, now featuring "Buy" buttons right on pins of products sold by some retailers.
People use Facebook individually and by joining or setting up groups.
After failing to acquire Snapchat in 2013, Facebook acquired Whats App in 2014 so that it could be the one that was on top of instant messaging.
Now it's even a leading advertising platform for brands as well as Instagram Influencers, who legitimately generate income through the network.
The app had initially been available for the i OS platform for quite some time as it grew in popularity, but has since expanded to Android and Windows phones, along with the web.