Twitter is for casual conversation, to keep up with news, events as it happens, communicate with friends, interesting people, campaign to get support for an issue. Short messages known as “tweets.” The messages are limited to 280 characters or less, yet can be powerful ways to market a business. It has about 336 million monthly active users.
Blogs use to present ideas in depth by an individual or a group
Facebook good for keeping in touch with friends old and new, or for sharing information with a large captive audience. Need to set the privacy settings high to stop unnecessary attention. More than 2 billion active monthly users.
Google+ is handy for sharing information within small communities with similar interest.
Slideshare is amazing for sharing a ideas visually.
YouTube is a video-sharing website where users can watch, share, comment and upload their own videos. So far it has more than 1.8 billion monthly active users.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service and hosts live streaming capabilities. Facebook bought the Instagram in 2012, and has grown to a billion active users a month.
LinkedIn launched in 2003, is used for professional networking, and allows job seekers to post their CVs and employers to post jobs.
There are many other social media sites available for public including Pinterest, Tumbler etc. Users have the choice to select whatever application works best for them. It’s all about communication and need to be done responsibly.