We all know about the main social networks that dominate social media. But where is social media headed and what new platforms will be popular down the line? Here are a few of the upcoming social networks that aren’t well known yet, but just might be a hit due to their innovation. We will also touch on why some of these upcoming social networks might be good for your business.
Registering for all the popular social networks such as Twitter, Tumblr, Ustream and Instagram can be a hassle. That’s where Pheed comes in. Pheed is a social media platform that combines all the good things about those popular social networks: text, photo, video, audio, voice-notes, live broadcast and microblogging. Another selling point for Pheed is it allows for giant content size. Videos can run up to 4 hours and 20 minutes and photos can be any shape or resolution. Pheed has become one of the leading social apps in over 30 countries and currently has over a million users.
Teenagers make up a majority of the users on Pheed but celebrities are also attracted to this new social network. Pheed can also transform your fans into money. It provides monetization features where users may place a monthly pay-wall on their channel, or host a live pay-per-view broadcast event. Users select their own pricing and can earn directly. You can get Pheed on the AppStore and soon on Android.
Thumb is a mobile app that lets users share personal opinions. It’s a simple concept: When faced with a tough choice, Thumb brings you the opinions of your friends and family. If your decided choice gets a thumbs up, they agree with your choice. Friends and family can also suggest an alternate choice. Think clothes choices and party organization. You can find Thumb on Android and iOs.
On a business level, Thumb is very interesting. Being able to get an instant opinion on your product, design or pricing can be invaluable. Coca-Cola used Thumb and asked if people would pay an additional quarter for Coca-Cola with real sugar. Starbucks asked its users if they would buy a reusable Starbucks coffee sleeve. Getting feedback and answers in seconds from your customers is a key component to your marketing and sales strategy.
When you first look at Path, you might think it looks similar to Facebook or Google+. But on closer examination, you will find that there is a whole new world with Path and some very unique features. Path is open to other social networks and allows you to send or import your posts from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr. This is nice because you don’t have to republish your posts. Path is designed to help you develop links with family and close friends. You can have no more than 150 connections on Path, which guarantees you will be heard. The messaging system is user friendly with fast interface, fun emoticons and is a great way to message your family one-on-one or in small groups. Path also lets you search by people, holidays, seasons and much more. 5 million users now share Path with close friends and family members. Path is available on the AppStore or on Google Play.
Fancy is a an online social network shop where you can sell products of all sorts. But what sets Fancy apart from the rest is that Fancy is a social store. It works like Pinterest, but Fancy’s focus is products. The user can like a product and also share it with their friends. The more the product gets a positive response, the more it becomes visible on the site. The wish list is a great feature on Fancy. It collects the best products so you can buy them for an upcoming celebration. And if you need a gift idea, the social gift-services feature can help you find one. Fancy will recommend a suitable gift for your friend.
So far, Fancy is a success. They have about 1 million users and earn more than $50,000 in sales per week. There is potential for much success in these social marketplaces and Fancy is a great example. Fancy is available on your mobile phone and you can get the app on the AppStore, on Google Play and in the Windows phone store.
If you are looking for insider reviews and photos on the best hotels, restaurants and hot spots, Gogobot is for you. Gogobot is a social network. What is it source of information you ask? They come from your friends and family. You can see where your friends went on vacation and where they eat. Gogobot not only gives you recommendations, it can connect you with friends so you can plan your next getaway! Get Gogobot on the AppStore and on Google Play.
This mobile app tells you when your friends and friends’ friends are nearby. Sonar gets its info from Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to help you link to business contacts, old friends, new friends and colleagues at a coffee house, bar or local conference room. Sonar also recently added status and instant messaging. If you don’t want to drink coffee alone, try Sonar. It’s available for your smartphone on Android and iOs.
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