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Ten Most Popular Social Media Sites

Kiev, Ukraine - October 17, 2012 - A logotype collection of well-known social media brand's printed on paper. Include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Tumblr, Livejournal, Foursquare and more other logos.

Social Media is a virtual community or network that lets people share information, news, pictures or any data free of cost on their profiles. This information can be viewed by the public or by chosen list of friends only, depending on the privacy settings set by the user on their posts. There are several social media sites available on the internet today. Most of them are free to use while few may ask for a fee from the user. The list of most popular social media sites according to the number of users on each is given below:

  1. Facebook: Facebook is the most popular social media site used by 1,650,000,000 users worldwide. It is widely used social networking site popular among businesses as well as individuals. It is available as an app on smartphones as well as on browsers.
  2. WhatsApp is an instant messaging or chatting social media site used on smartphones for messaging, chatting, photo and file sharing. It has 1,000,000,000 users around the world.
  3. Facebook Messenger:  It is a mutual project of Facebook with a messenger company which lets you chat or message, share file or photo with your Facebook friends out of Facebook. It has 900,000,000 users and is next to WhatsApp in popularity
  4. QQ: Tencent QQ also called QQ in short is a Chinese built instant messaging software service. It lets users play online social games, listen to music, watch movies, does shopping, microblogging and group or voice chats. It has around 853,000,000 users.
  5. WeChat: This Chinese messaging app has 706,000,000 users. The major features include text and voice messaging, broadcast messaging i.e. one user sending to many users, video conferencing. Also video games, photograph and video sharing and location sharing. Contacts can be exchanged via Bluetooth. It allows various filters and captions etc. for photos as well.
  6. QZone: This is also a Chinese social networking site popular among users. It has around 653,000,000 users who can share photographs, watch videos, listen to music, write blogs and keep diaries online.
  7. Tumblr: It has 555,000,000 users worldwide. Tumblr is a microblogging social media site which lets users post multimedia and other content in a short blog. Blogs can be shared, followed and viewed by others as well.
  8. Instagram: This photo-sharing social network site has 400,000,000 users. It is used as an app on mobile smartphones. This is mostly popular among the photography freaks. It allows photo editing, various filters and other interesting features to treat pictures and videos.
  9. Twitter: This unique social media site has 320,000,000 users. This is a message sharing social networking site which allows users to share short 140 characters only messages.
  10. Baidu Tieba: This Chinese social networking and communication platform has 300,000,000 users. Baidu Tieba is owned by Baidu, the largest Chinese Internet search engine. It is mostly popular in China and helps people search or create a bar by a keyword they are looking for.


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