Medium: A Promising Site for BloggersMedium was designed as a blogging site, conceived as an extension of Twitter. It has few but simple features, and you can create an account and start using it in no time. Although it was conceived to work in the same way as Twitter, where you can write stories or find interesting information that can be shared with friends with the click of the mouse, it is a promising website. Unlike Twitter, Medium allows users to write thoughts, stories, reviews or any other content in more than 140 characters and share them with the world. One of the things that will immediately arrest your attention is the stress on quality. Posts that are displayed on the site depend on the vote from readers. If your story or your post is of high quality and interesting to readers, they’ll vote for it. This could be one of the best places to attract the best traffic with quality posts. One interesting fact about Medium is that it was actually founded by the same guys who started Blogger and Twitter.
Sina Weibo: The Chinese Version of Twitter
This social network has been considered by many as the Chinese version of Twitter and it actually has twice the number of users on Twitter. It isn’t surprising that some celebrities and brands are joining this site. Pizza hut is amongst its good users. Tom Cruise has more than 4.2 million followers on this site. You may think that language barrier would pose a big problem to US from the west, but that is no longer a problem as there is a US version of the site called Transfluencer enabling English speakers to post on the site. As of now, 22% of the total Chinese population is using Sina Weibo. Today, you can use your Facebook account to sign up for Sina Weibo.
Whisper: An iPhone AddThis is an iPhone Application that allows users to post “whispers” or secrets anonymously. Others can read, react, or repost the whispers. It is surprising that more than 1 million users have already uploaded around 8 million whispers, according to Business Insider. Just recently, this application just received $3 million in funding. This could be one of the big applications that will soon invade the social networking world.
If you’re keen on social networks that can enable you or your business to create a powerful online presence, then these new social networks are worth keeping an eye on. It is true that you’ll find some emerging social networks out there, but when you consider the current developments, it could be interesting to think about where Twitter and Facebook will be in the next few years.