With popular social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and those still gunning for the top spot like Instagram and Tumblr, it’s difficult for new platforms to place on the list of most popular social media sites. Oftentimes it’s the social media enthusiasts and curious minds that are tired of the same ol’ thing and want to see what else is out there.
Here, PR Daily scoured the web for the latest social sites, highlighting five sites worth knowing:
Founded by Evan Williams and Biz Stone, the creators of Twitter and Blogger, Medium is a clean and crisp blogging site that lets people find and share content.
Here’s a breakdown on how the platform works: “You write a blog, which appears in one of the site’s many ‘collections’—such as ‘Advice to New Graduates’ or ‘Airport Stories’—or on the site’s homepage. Users vote (or ‘recommend’) posts. How prominently a post is displayed on the site depends on how many votes it receives.”
The iPhone app has caused some controversy, giving users the ability to post secrets—better known as whispers—anonymously. Appearing as an online postcard, other users can respond with their whispers or simply send messages.