The most used social networks in Italy and Europe. How do they work?
Social networks entered our daily life several years ago, over time they have become an indispensable tool for communicating with people all over the world, but what are the most used social networks in Italy and in Europe?
What is a social network? It is a site that allows you to connect with other users on the web and share different types of content such as text, photos, videos, audio, documents, these are fast communication channels that favor 360 interaction °.
There are many social networks in the world, the most famous is definitely Facebook, but there are many others that boast millions of users and are used assiduously, below we list the most used in Italy and Europe, but basically also all over the world, briefly explaining how they work.
Facebook is the most used social network in the world, more than two billion visitors are estimated every month, allows you to create profiles, upload photos and videos , send messages , keep in touch with friends and family, available in 37 different languages and has various functions. There are groups that allow members to share common interests and interact; you can advertise events , invite guests to participate and share; there is the pages function that allows you to create and promote public pages built around companies, topics and people.
The personal profile allows you to interact and chat with other people , share, publish content, in short, you can do just about anything.
Youtube is the first social network in the world for sharing videos, you can open a channel, upload content and be followed by other people.
More than one and a half billion visitors are estimated every month . It is also the second largest search engine in the world, used by young people to search instead of Google. Created in 2005 and purchased by Google in 2006, it is possible to interact on the platform only after registering.
Twitter has millions of users every month, offers a microblogging service for all registered people, famous for short posts called tweets. It is accessible from various platforms and devices, users can be organized in lists that can be shared with other users. You can send private messages. By default, tweets are public.
Instagram is a very famous social network usable through a dedicated app that allows the sharing of photos and short videos, has a pleasant and intuitive graphic interface, after registration, you can publish photos, videos, comments and “like” other people’s content.
Famous for using hashtags to catalog photos and facilitate their search on the platform, using the right ones shows users interested in a particular topic, their own contents. Purchased from Facebook, share the same ad management system.
Linkedln is a social network suitable for those who want to do business , the aim is to register members who share their work experiences and skills with others. For this reason, the user page has as its first element the skills section, voted on by other users, as well as a space reserved for work experience.
Due to its structure, this page of the social network could replace the curriculum vitae . The groups where you can find many people with similar interests are interesting and very useful.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking site, belonging to Yahoo since 2013, allows users to post multimedia content in the form of blog-short .
If a user chooses to follow another person or specific content, these will appear in her dashboard. The blogs created can also be private and only allow access to some people.
Flickr is a site for hosting photos and videos , created in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, aims to offer photographers a showcase of images and be a point of reference for photography enthusiasts.
The photos on the platform can also be incorporated into blogs and within social media, in order to further facilitate their sharing.
Meetup aims to bring together people who find themselves in the same city but also in different continents, it allows you to come together around common interests. Made after the attack on the twin towers of 11 September 2011 , this social network was inspired by the citizens of New York who, in the following months, gathered, forming community, around what had happened. In Italy it is famous because it was chosen by the 5 Star Movement to organize their events.
VKontakte is a motorcycle social network famous in Europe , available in different languages, its success is mainly due to its spread in Russia and in the former Soviet Union countries.
With this service you can send public or private messages , create groups, public pages, events, share content of any kind, play on online apps.
ClassMates was born from the idea of Randy Conrads to help some of his classmates and colleagues to find people who attended the same school, be it kindergarten, elementary school, school high school, university or company, to stay in touch.
In 2010, the platform introduced the ability to share music, movie trailers, images, videos and many more. To access this social network you need to purchase a Gold plan.
These are the most popular social networks in Italy and Europe , which are used daily by millions of people to keep in touch wherever they are in the world.