Other Social Networking Sites – Substitute of Facebook and Twitter

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The universal truth is that there are currently 1.11 billion Facebook users and 500 million Twitter users, so without any surprise number of social networking are also getting fame and becoming very much popular, as users look for the most efficient ways to get their social updates on the go.

With the latest trend of smartphone and tabs all the phones are pre-loaded with the social networking apps on to the device, and it’s been easier to access social updates and news feeds, as well as sharing photos and videos with your own social communities.

Without any doubt Facebook and Twitter are leading the social networks, but there are a range of other different apps available, which are quickly gaining a considerable persuasion following and as a result are starting to make their way to the top spot to try and gain the title as the most popular social network.

Foursquare

It has been launched in 2009 and initially it started check0in availability only in 100 worldwide metro areas. Since then foursquare evolved into a discovery engine, mixing in a social aspect to the local search.

The following app is location based and this will let you know what is near by to you based on others recommendations and then you can potentially earn points for the number of places that you check-in at. There is also the option to leave tips for other users, which serve as suggestions for things to do at that location, with the app becoming more personalized the more it is used.

The following app is available on all the smartphones like Android, BlackBerry 10, IOS or Windows Phone OS, Foursquare gives directions, opening times, menus and photos to help decide on a destination.

A loyal user base has seen the app reach the 33 million download mark with an all-time 3.5 billion check-ins logged and 30 million tips left since its launch. There are also 1.3 million business pages signed up to foursquare, with the likes of Starbucks notching up 1.4 million likes, and Atlanta Internal Airport gaining the most check-ins at over one million.

So, if checking in your Facebook or twitter doesn’t give you the social buzz, then update your app folder with the following app and get into the new networking community.

Snap chat

The following has been launched two years ago, and since then it gets the rise in popularity. The following app allow users to send real-time picture messages, which automatically disappears after max of 10 seconds, the app has place somewhat his place amongst users.

Photos and videos can be edited by the user with the option to add text or drawings before sending them to a controlled list of recipients. A time limit for how long the image can be viewed for before automatically deleting itself can also be set, although a slight flaw is that those who receive them can take screenshots of the video clip.

Following app is available free on Android and IOS devices. The app was founded by four students of Stanford University.

Vine

The following app is created by the makers of Twitter, although it has been launched in January, but within a fraction of period it has take the position on top of IOS app.

Users are able to ‘see and share life in motion’ by capturing a number of film frames, which are looped into a short 6-second video. These are then shared via Twitter or by the app itself, which also lets users search by topic and explore other users’ videos. Dubbed as the ‘instagram of Twitter’ due to its artistic ability in capturing spontaneous moments, a report by Topsy Analytics showed that the five-month old app has seen huge growth since its launch, recording 2.86 million shares on 8 June alone.

Recently they introduce their Android version as well. Now the following app is available on Android and IOS.

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Mihir Barot is a copywriter from Opti Matrix Solution – a leading iPhone application development, He likes to write about mobile application development and to write reviews of newly released tech improvements.