5 social media networks to watch out for in this year

By Rahul Ramesh

Social media rose to dizzying heights in 2011, more and more people took to social media in the previous year. 2011 also saw the emergence of some new social networking sites. 2012 is also going to witness social media explosion. Considering this, we provide a list of social media sites that are going to take the social networking world by storm. Here goes the list:

1) Google+:

5 social media networks to watch out for in this year


Google's flagship social networking site is becoming more popular by the minute. Google+ is expected to overtake Facebook in the coming years. When Google+ was launched on 28 June 2011, it reported 25 million user registrations in 30 days and is growing tremendously ever since.

By the end of 2012 Google+ is expected to reach 25 million users.

2) Tumblr:

5 social media networks to watch out for in this year

Tumblr is a multimedia platform which allows you to write multimedia blogs. This gives you an option of a short form blog as well where multimedia content can be put.

Industry reports state that Tumblr has grown by 900% in the last one year. Tumblr's ease of use and rich multimedia support make it a social networking site to watch out for.

3) Pinterest:

5 social media networks to watch out for in this year


This social networking website provides you a platform to organize and share images online. This site is the best example for visual social networking. This site ranks at number 3 just behind Facebook and Tumblr social networking sites.

4) Facebook:

5 social media networks to watch out for in this year

By far the best thing to have happened to social media, Facebook has approximately 800 million users and is the first choice among the world's internet users.

Facebook is constantly changing i.e it is improving keeping in mind the users' requirements which is the best thing about the social networking site. Facebook is even used for a variety of purposes apart from social networking such as online marketing, sending out invitations etc.

In addition to this, Facebook is in the process of launching new features in an attempt to have an edge over Google+.

5) Slideshare:

5 social media networks to watch out for in this year

This site allows you to upload PowerPoint Presentations which can be accessed from any location in the world. Slideshare is used extensively by the corporates and Business Class which gives it an edge over other similar websites. Currently 3 million slide views are achieved by Slideshare and it has 500% more visits from the Business Class compared to other professional sites.

Not only this, slideshare provides mind blowing graphics that you can add to your presentations and make them colorful.

Thus, social networking is the in thing this season.

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