All kinds of Internet communication are very popular in America. It is not at all surprising that many international social networks were invented and developed in this country. American users daily exchange short messages, blog, chat and post their photos.
If a new resource is based on a good idea, it will be instantly popular. Which sites and apps have already stood the test of time and are especially popular?
The most popular American social network started as a student information service. Nothing like this existed ten years ago, when Facebook was born. The interactive student guide allowed you to chat with friends and view class schedules. As it turned out, the ability to send messages and receive the necessary information is in great demand. Before the appearance of the site, which in the first months after its creation was called TheFacebook, students could not learn more about all their classmates, since there were abouttwo hundred, and it was difficult to get to know each one. Thanks to the new social network, the problem was completely resolved - you can easily see all your fellow students in it. So the secret of the company's success lies precisely in the fact that the existing community has become the basis of the site. Other American social networks started from scratch and were aimed at unspecified groups of people. Facebook, on the other hand, was promoted among specific students of colleges and universities, which allowed it to gain popularity in the very first months of its existence. Over time, its original purpose has changed, and now this resource is full of all kinds of applications and is used all over the world, not only by students and teachers. Even some companies and institutions maintain their Facebook pages, for example, a restaurant can thus inform potential customers about promotions and menu changes. Behind such methods of information dissemination, some experts see marketing technologies of the future.
Before the advent of Facebook, this American social network for communication was very popular. First of all, it was supposed that musicians who want to inform the world about themselves would be registered in it. Following them, ordinary users began to appear on the network. MySpace allowed you to exchange photos and messages, choose your status. But since its inception, the site has hardly changed, and the lack of progress over the years has led to its decline. More and more usersabandoned their pages and stopped visiting the site every month. Attempts to revive MySpace, which once overtook all other American social networks in popularity, led to the ability to synchronize a profile with a page on the more successful Facebook. Recently, the site has changed owners, who plan to return to the original focus on musicians. Perhaps they will be able to use innovation wisely and return the network of users.
The name of this social network means "to chat" or "tweet", which is also hinted at by the image of the bird that symbolizes this site. Twitter allows you to post short messages called tweets. Their length should not exceed 160 characters. Publications are free of charge, but you can send them via SMS, which, accordingly, will affect the state of the phone account. Other American social networks allow you to publish posts without character limits, but their popularity is not comparable to Twitter. The resource was created in 2006 and currently has more than 200 million users, each of whom writes something at least once a month. Many post tweets daily. Public microblogging leads to Twitter and celebrities. Many distribute their messages with a special retweet function - the publication of someone else's message on their page. Some popular texts or images are shared by millions of microblogs.
Youth resource Tagged
Listing Americansocial networks for teenagers, definitely worth mentioning Tagged. This site is popular only in the United States. Tagged does not compete with the giants of the market and does not try to conquer a large audience. The social network is aimed at the younger generation and looks like a team game in which players must receive points. The driving element of the system is the so-called tag. The team must be tagged in order to be successful. In addition, the players themselves must tag the rest. The popularity of the site is gradually increasing, but it is unlikely that it will ever reach the level that international social networks have.
Popular American social networks are often represented by microblogging services. This applies primarily to Twitter, but is also true for Tumblr. Developers position their site as a kind of portal where you can easily and conveniently maintain a personal blog. It has no limit on the amount of text, in addition, images, audio and video, links and quotes can be easily inserted into messages. Therefore, Tumblr is popular with creative youth around the world. People collect their favorite pictures and texts in their blogs, write poems, publish information about themselves. The popularity of the site has remained stable for several years in a row, not planning to fall even with the development of Facebook and other resources.
All other Americansocial networks are fundamentally different from this. The essence of Instagram is the ability to instantly publish photos taken using a mobile phone. Each of them can be signed and marked with a variety of tags, by which photos can be found by other users. You can subscribe to your personal page. Film and show business stars, musicians and famous models have their own accounts, each of them has thousands of subscribers and so-called "likes" under each photo. Ease of use has been key to the popularity of this social network, which Facebook recently acquired for one million dollars. Perhaps in the future, Instagram fans will find new features and an even greater popularity of this application.
Some American social networks are not popular around the world at all just because their service is available exclusively to residents of the United States. For example, Yelp is a site created by the developers of the PayPal payment system. By registering in this network, you can publish your own reviews about the activities of various stores, as well as read information created by other users. Thus, the main task of Yelp is commercial activities and the publication of data about goods and services. There are similar resources in other countries, but the scale of this site is incomparably larger at the moment.
In fact, most of the sites popular in the States are some sort of American social dating network. Facebook helps not only to find out the necessary information, but also to build relationships with peers, and possibly find a partner. Unlike them, LinkedIn is not designed for informal communication. It is most popular among businessmen, as it allows you to find employees and business colleagues. By registering there, users mark their professional skills, they can indicate who they work for or what vacancy they would like to get if they are unemployed. From America, this network is gradually spreading around the world, gaining the trust of professionals in Europe and Asia.
The world famous search engine Google has created a unique social network that combines many different functions. Separate registration is not needed - if you have a gmail box, the profile appears automatically. Users can exchange messages not only in text format, but also via voice chat or video call. The original look allows you to conveniently customize your personal page. Appeared not so long ago, the network is gradually gaining popularity around the world and gaining more and more new users. Marking your interests, favorite movies, books and music, you can find a circle of similar people with whom you share your tastes. Considering that everything Google does ends in success, there is no doubt about the triumph of the new social network.