It is impossible to deny that social media and social networks play an important role in connecting people from all around the world. Social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter make it possible to stay in touch with friends and family.
Explaining the concept of social media
The Oxford Dictionary defines it as a social media website and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking, which means that it is the social interaction side of the internet, so basically, Web 2.0. include all the functionalities of the internet that allow people to communicate back and forth and interact.
What does that mean? So, imagine, on these platforms you can click the like button and let the other person know you like their post, you can comment on their post, share it, follow their page and so much more; that is social media, interacting with each other and the content that people are creating and posting online.
The business side of social media
One of the biggest mistake companies make is selling products on social media, meaning that social media is used not to sell products and usually companies think that they are just going to sell; however, their website is for selling, and their social media is there to build a community feeling, to build a community of followers. Getting that social interaction, businesses should be developing relationships and that is what is great about social media: it lets businesses build relationships with their customers.
Let’s talk about Instagram
Instagram is a social media app where its users can share photos and videos. Users can post photos or short videos that they have taken, and share them with their family, friends and followers, plus, Instagram posts can be shared on other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. It should not come as a surprise that Instagram has become one of the most popular social networks in the world, with more than 1 billion monthly active users and 500 million daily active users.
Instagram is mainly a mobile platform and if you want to create an account, you can go to its website Instagram.com or download the app in the App Store for iOS or in the Google Play Store for Android devices. You can sign up with a valid email address or a phone number, your name and a safe password.
Now, let’s talk about Facebook
Facebook is an American online company and a social networking site that makes it easy for its users to stay connected with friends and family, bringing the world a little closer together, and as the world’s largest social network, Facebook has more than 2.8 billion users worldwide and 1.8 billion users who visit the site daily.
Thanks to the popularity of Facebook, other platforms’ apps will let you link your Facebook account to an external site, making it possible to use your Facebook username and password to sign in, making the sign in process much easier. It is very easy to connect on the go, so most Facebook users access it from their mobile devices, and they use the app to do almost everything you can do on the site.
Facebook is a free site, and this means that creating an account is free, all you need is a valid email address or a phone number and a password. You can also create your account on its website Facebook.com or download the app on your iOS or Android device.
And lastly, Twitter
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service for real-time communication. And as one of the most popular social networking worldwide, it has more than 1 billion accounts created and more than 350 million monthly active users. Nowadays, one of the primary goals of Twitter is to spread information fast and allow people to keep up not only with the latest trends but also with the latest conversations. Plus, it allows people to connect and lets them share their thoughts with their followers.
Thanks to its algorithm, it will present its users with content based on their interests and the people they choose to follow, narrowing down content in a quicker way and making it very easy to meet like-minded individuals from all around the world – it is a great way to curate content.
To create an account, you can go to its website Twitter.com or download the Twitter app for iOS or Android devices. And like for Instagram and Facebook, all you need when creating an account is a valid email address or a phone number and a password.
Some last-minute tips
If you want to protect your personal information when creating any of your accounts, you can use Non-VoIP numbers as an alternative way to create an account. Non-VoIP numbers are real phone numbers that will allow you to bypass phone verification and protect your credentials because there are risks when you share – intentionally or unintentionally – personal information.
It is safe to say that social media is the interactive nature of the Internet, it is sharing posts, pictures, videos and music, it is interacting and talking to people in order to build a social community within the internet in a safe way.
Don’t waste more time and go ahead and dive in the great waters of social media!