Maybe, just maybe you’re in dire need of Facebook rehab. Maybe, just maybe, you also need a temporary restraining order from Twitter. Or maybe, just maybe, you have to stop posting just one more selfie on Instagram.
But what if we tell you that you haven’t even scratched the surface of social media, and there may be three more social networking websites that you’ve either ignored, or that you have to start using, stat?
Why? Well, maybe you want to take a break from your friends and family on Facebook. Maybe you want to be somewhere quieter than Twitter. Maybe you want to be able to rant with impunity. Whatever your reasons, it’s always fun to explore new websites, meet new people, and learn something new.
WeHeartIt. It’s not an Instagram-killer, mind you, but the images shared are still striking, beautiful and interesting. If you want to find more infused-drinks ideas, more dessert pics that will get you to salivate, more couple and romance pics to send to your boo, then WeHeartIt is the place to hang out in.
Plurk. Plurk’s interface is way different from Twitter, but it’s one of those microblogging websites that have survived the test of time. While Jaiku never made it past the Beta phase, Plurk has established its own fanbase, and it’s still alive and Plurking.
Unlike most social networking formats, where the feeds are read from top to bottom, Plurk has differentiated itself by formatting its timeline and feeds from left to right. Left to the current and future, and right for the past Plurks. And for each and every individual Plurk, you and your friends get to jump into the conversations with a drop-down comment thread. It’s a great way to be able to see everyone’s brainfarts at a glance, as well as follow the conversations surrounding those if you really want to. If you don’t want to, then you can just keep your happy scrolling sideways.
RebelMouse. RebelMouse is a revolutionary social network in that you can turn your RebelMouse page into the aggregator for your major social networks, or you can turn it into a full-on website for one of the domains you own. You can use it as a fun splash page for one of your interests, a sort of resume page where you can showcase your skills and your portfolio. And for brand or social media managers, this is a really great option.
For brand ambassadors, marketing executives, and people who are looking to promote a product, one more social network would be just one more avenue to work with, and it’s a great thing.
For people who just aren’t happy with either Facebook or Twitter, maybe Plurk’s unique format is a better fit. In any case, the Internet is big enough for more social networks, and it’s up to you to make the most of it.
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