7 Social Networks to Watch Out in 2013

Everybody knows about the importance and effectiveness of social media platforms in implementing online marketing campaigns and every web master on this planet is capitalizing on the huge viewership of the major social media sites ruling the World Wide Web these days.

Some unpopular and hardly known social media sites were bought, reinvented and re-launched in massive promotional campaigns and are now enjoying incredible success as a social media platform. In that sense, online users continually expect some new things from the market and are looking out for new social networks to campaign on and make headlines in. Here are examples of social media sites that managed to make an impact.

The following are the 7 social networks to watch out for in 2013:

  1. Thumb. This is a personal crowdsourcing site. It means engaging the active user base even in the most trivial decision that needed to be made. Simple questions on trivial matters generate hundreds of “thumbs ups” or “thumbs downs” or comments, creating a topic of discussion for a most participative audience in minutes. A photo uploaded to Thumb asking for advice can easily generate a crowdsourced decision. Thumb generates serious engagement among users and is potentially a force to reckon with in 2013.
  2. Chirp. This makes use of sound in sharing. Unlike Instagram or Facebook that shares to members only, or email that needs typing of multiple addresses, or Bluetooth that looks for a paired device; Chirp uniquely makes use of a high-pitched, 2-second long, robotic squeak and other phones within the audio range that pick up the sound can instantly download the photo or message. This can be of good use in a boardroom or a crowded bar. For a wider reach, the squeak can be broadcast over loudspeakers or be embedded in YouTube clips or TV programs.
  3. Chirpify. Taking the concept of Amazon’s 1-click payments for online shopping, Chirpify allows sellers to offer stuff (t-shirt, concert tickets and anything) for sale on Twitter or Instagram. Buyers reply with the word “buy” and the items are yours sans the credit card or “proceed to checkout” or “add to cart” buttons to click. The entire transaction is conducted through the buyer’s Twitter account. Fundraisers and peer-to-peer payments can use Chirpify for their transactions. It is free to use but takes 5% cut anytime payments are made to whoever’s account.
  4. Flayvr. This aims to bring order to photo sharing. Flayvr automatically organizes photos and videos into eye-catching albums based on date, complete with locations and even titles sucked in from your smartphone’s calendar. The newly organized album can be shared with a tap, in as splashy as HTML web page through the social networks or email. It is a great alternative if you want to privately share big collection of photos.
  5. Pheed. This is different from the usual social media sites that share photos, videos and interesting quips with the world for free. Pheed is the pay-as-you-go social network. Launched in 2012, users, who at the moment are mainly celebrities, musicians and other entertainment personalities, are given the option to monetize their “pheeds”. Pheed subscribers may, for a monthly subscription fee ranging from $1.99 to $34.99 offer other subscribers access to a media-rich stream of photos, audio, video, text and even live broadcasts. The likes of Paris Hilton and Miley Cyrus are already hooked.
  6. Medium. This is a new, invitation-only network from the creator of Twitter aiming to bring to the fore longer form and intelligently-crafted content of deeper value to share. In lieu of Gangnam Style or Justin Bieber snaps and videos, compelling stories are shared, resembling a highly curated blog network setting. While creators are limited to select few, everyone can read and comment.
  7. Conversations. This is social networking for companies. It’s a tool that brings social networking into the workplace. Instead of getting lost in long email chains, team members make use of posting real-time on message boards, Facebook-style. It’s an open venue where everyone can join a conversation or enable discussions that can rally support around certain issues. Marketing teams can coordinate campaigns through the message boards. It’s social communication brought into the work environment.

Who would have thought that social media is a fun and refreshing way to incorporate in your daily tasks at work. If social media gives employees relief from so much stress, then, having a social media-like platform that would help employee productivity would do no harm in the business, instead, it will bring business to greater heights.

Reinvention may or may not bring positive change, but what’s important is the attempt to give social media user’s a different experience which are found to be a necessity to bring about change. Making the already existing and popular social media sites as the benchmark and setting the bar higher could actually make a difference in launching a new one.

The existence of these new social media sites made it more fun and more creative way to market products or services online. Because of these highly valuable social media sites, social media marketing have become a primary go to strategy in creating brand awareness. If you want to create a global noise and gain online visibility, then this is the right medium you should take into consideration.

Leave a Reply

Free Analysis Request Form
x
Please fill out the form completely.
 
Your Name: *
Website:
Email: *
Phone: *
Service: *
Additional Information:
CAPTCHA CODE *
Quote Request Form
x
Please fill out the form completely.
 
Your Name: *
Email: *
Phone: *
Service: *
Additional Information:
CAPTCHA CODE *