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Top 20 Best Social Media Platforms That Will Dominate in 2017

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Every new year there are different new social media sites are discovered. Today is the social media age, because everyone using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. Here are top 20 best social media platforms that will dominate in 2017.

Naturally, humans are by default has been programmed to be socially active to a certain extent. Some people are more active, and some are less so!

However, almost everyone have always been looking for ways to connect and network with each other.

These sites are the major source for both large and small organizations that always looking ways to promote their brands and products.

Business people can also find an easy way on these networking sites to use paid advertisements and getting required goals.

Social media becomes the second largest source of getting traffic to your site, online shops, blogs and getting tons of new customers every single day.

In this age of digitization, people have found ways to be socially active on the internet, which is possible with the advent of the numerous social networking platforms and apps.

According to Satista, approximately 2.34 billion users used social networking sites and apps in 2016. And, with the increased use of mobile devices in all over the world, this number is likely to cross the 2.95 billion mark by 2020.

20 Best Social Media Sites That Will Dominate in 2017

Now here is some short information about these best social networking sites that are dominating in 2017. These social apps, networking sites are very popular and used by over billions of people over the globe and number increase day by day.

#1 – Facebook

Facebook is the World’s No.1 social networking site which connect billions of people around the world. It allows to their users to connect with each other through chatting, audio/video calling etc.

Facebook is founded in Feb 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with their four roommates at Harvard University, USA.

It is the most dominated social network and for-profit organization over the world and now billions of people are use this site on daily basis.

Almost estimated that, millions of small and big businesses use this platform to advertise their business and achieve their goals easily using Facebook.

#2 – Twitter

Twitter is a well-known microblogging website which is used by billions of people all around the world. It is an online social media platform that helps you to share a short messages like upto 140-150 characters long.

These short messages are well-known as “Tweets”. Business owners use Twitter to achieve their goals. It is most dominated social platform as compared to others.

Twitter becomes the world biggest social media website with 25 offices over the globe. It was founded by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and launched in 2006.

#3 – YouTube

YouTube – the largest and most popular video sharing social website which was founded on Feb 14, 2005, by three former PayPal employees Steve Chen, Chard Hurley and Jawed Karim.

In Nov 2006, it was bought by Google for $1.65 billion. Business owners get their businesses from YouTube via displaying video advertisements and others.

YouTube has over 1 billion unique visitors every month and is the second most popular search engine behind the Google. YouTube slogan is very beautiful and awesome ” Broadcast YourSelf “.

#4 – Whatsapp

Whatsapp Messenger is a world leading mobile app for audio-video calling, text-visual messaging etc. It becomes the cross-leading platform for instant messaging client of Smartphones, PC’s, Laptops, Tablets and other devices.

Whatsapp will be dominating all over the world whenever we talk about mobile apps.

This application was founded in Jan 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum who both are the former employees of Yahoo!. It’s headquarter working in Mountain View, California, USA.

As in February 2017, over the 1.2 billion users globally and increase day by day. So you can easily feel that how much this social app dominated.

#5 – Instagram

Just like Pinterest, Instagram is also a picture sharing social media platform that allow their users to post images, videos, graphics with their friends/followers and likes, commenting to other photos at same time.

It is a mobile based visual sharing social networking app. The users of iPhones, Smartphones, Tablets use this app.

It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Kriger and officially launched in 2010 as a free app for mobile users.

In approximately US $1 Billion, Facebook owned this site. Whatsapp is also available in 25 other languages. In April 2017, the 700 million active users on Instagram.

#6 – LinkedIn

LinkedIn as like it’s name “Linking You With Others”. This social media site was founded on Dec 14, 2002 and officially launched on May 5, 2003.

It is a business related social app that was founded by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vaillant.

This website is not available only in English but also in 24 other languages and has over the 400+ million registered users.

LinkedIn is a great for people looking to connect with people in similar industries, networking with local professionals and displaying business related information and statistics.

In business point of view, LinkedIn is the most dominated social application for small as well as large business owners, employees, students, teachers, researchers etc.

#7 – Reddit

Reddit is an amazing networking platform that helps you to getting tons of traffic. It is upvotes, downvotes system that making viral posts on the top of the page.

Reddit is a web content rating website, where users can share texts, images, videos, links and other users vote these content.

This site was founded on June 23rd 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian. The slogan of Reddit is very popular ” The front page of the internet “.

#8 – Google+

As like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ also has it’s own importance in the popuolar social media platforms.

All social sites are important but when we talk about SEO, Google+ values gone high peak.

It is the very important and must use tool for all small as well as large businesses. Google+ was launched in Dec 15, 2011 and becomes the user choice on the internet.

It is the biggest dominated SEO valued social media site that any other. You can create profile and business pages and share photos, videos, links etc.

#9 – Pinterest

As Instagram is a picture sharing application, same like that, Pinterest also a photo sharing site where people share their visual photos, graphics, videos, links which is commonly known as “Pin It”.

Pinterest has more than 500 employees working day and night to improve it. It’s headquarter in San Francisco, California, USA.

#10 – Tumblr

Tumblr is a micro-blogging website where you can freely create your blogs. It is the best alternative of Blogger (Blogspot) platform.

But the important thing is that, it is very difficult to use social networking site, but also very interesting site as well.

Here you can post different formats, like quote posts, chat posts, video posts, photo posts etc.

Tumblr was founded by David Karp in 2007 and owned by Yahoo! since 2013. According to Tumblr, they hosted over 315.5 million blogs worldwide.

#11 – Snapchat

Like Whatsapp, Snapchat is also very dominated instant messaging and multimedia mobile app for smartphone users.

This social app was founeded in Sep 2011 by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown.

Three of them are the Stanford University students. Smartphone users can freely use this app on their phones and messaging with other friends and family.

You can use different type of effects and filters on your photos, videos, images and share with others which is commonly known as “SNAPS”.

#12 – Quora

Quora is my favorite and most dominating question-answer community. It is more preferred as compared to Yahoo Answers! or others.

Quora was founded by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever in June 2009 and officially available for all public in 2010.

Adam D’Angelo also worked with Facebook but after that he resigned and create Quora.

Capitalizing upon human curiosity is an ingenious idea that would lead to the creation and launch of Quora.

Billions of users monthly use this amazing community and learning something new on this site. You can freely use this site and ask questions, and answering other questions too.

#13 – Vine

Vine is same like YouTube, a short video sharing site. People with short video only upto 6 seconds long looping clips with others and anyone can seen it.

Vine was founeded in June 2012 by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. After that, in October Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before it’s launch promotion.

So you can easily gets idea about it’s popularity and dominating power.

Vine is available in 25 other languages. All OS supports this app like Windows, Phones, Android, iOS etc.

#14 – Periscope

With the new technology found, new social media sites are discovered and launched. Periscope is the most famous 21st century live video streaming app for smartphone users.

Due to the huge amount of mobile users, Periscope invented. It was developed and launched by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein in 2015.

The two started the company in February 2014 and later sold it to Twitter for $100 million in March 2015.

Periscope said that it had surpassed 10 million accounts and in December the same year, Apple announced Periscope as the app of the year.

#15 – StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking site where people are bookmarking their website links and getting backlinks as well as tons of free traffic.

It is same like MySpace, Digg and Delicious bookmarking platforms. According to their taste, users can find almost every topics content on StumbleUpon.

This site was founded in November 2002 by Garret Camp, Geoff Smith, Justun LaFrance and Eric Boyd.

Whenever we talk about best bookmarking site, then StumbleUpon is at 1st place.

#16 – Digg

As above I said that, StumbleUpon is like Digg. So you can easily understand about that, Digg is also a social bookmarking platforms that allows users to sharing their links and getting backlinks.

Digg was founded by Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose in November 2004 and officially launched in current form on July 2012.

#17 – Viber

Viber is a free and most popular mobile app and cross-platform instant messaging application that was first developed and popularized by Israeli company Viber media.

Viber users can easily use this social app for instant messaging, like exhange images, video and audio messages. As of Dec 2016, Viber has 800+ million registered users.

#18 – Delicious

Delicious also same like Digg and StumbleUpon. It also allows users to bookmarking their links and getting huge amount of free traffic from Delicious.

It is the most popular social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing and discovering web bookmarks. The founder of this site is Joshua Schachter and Peter Gadjokov.

It was founded in 2003 and acquired Yahoo in 2005.

#19 – Skype

Skype is the oldest and most popular video calling application for both mobile as well as desktop users.

Skype is an instant messaging app where you can freely sending text, picture and audio-video messages.

Skype is not paid as not free, or in simple words say that it is the freemium.

Almost all services are free, but some services are paid.In August 2015, Skype has over 300 million active users each month.

Skype was founded by Swede Niklas Zennstrom and the Dane Janus Friis in 2003. In 2011, Microsoft acquired this company for $8.6 Billion dollars. Skype is availalbe in 108+ different languages.

#20 – Line

Same like other instant messaging application, LINE is also a freeware app for instant communication on smartphones, tablets, PC’s.

Users can share texts, images, audio, video content. This free service is provided by Line Corporation, the Korean arm of Naver Corporation.

Firstly, this app launched in Japan in 2011, and reaching 100 million users within 1.5 years and 200+ over 2 years.

End of the 2015, over the 700+ million users use this LINE application.

So these are the 20 most dominated social media sites that are used for instant messaging, blogging, bookmarking etc.

There are hundreds of other social networking sites also available, but these are the most dominated and mostly used platforms.

Please be comment below to tell me, which one is the best according to you and if you think that any other social networking site also include in this list, then comment below, I’ll as soon as possible included in this list and make this list more useful.

  • Pooja Jan

    I’ve found many other social site, but this list is very useful, knowlegdebased, and helpful. All social media sites are widely used and very popular. Thanks for sharing this awesome list with us.

    • Thanks Pooja for liking my post. I hope you might be found this useful for others too.