Other Social Media to consider

Of course Facebook is not the only social media platform out there. Many others via for the total audience available for Social Media opportunities. None come as close to the overall daily audience, though YouTube comes close. And when you take our market, the Caribbean, into consideration Facebook stands head and shoulders above the rest. Here are some of the more popular ones. listed in no special order.

Text Messages, limited to 140 characters or less, are posted pretty much like you do in Facebook. Twitter started as a "just text" system but now includes pictures, GIFs and live video.  Twitter’s interface is easy to learn and use, and setting up a new profile only takes minutes.

A video sharing service, with a catalog of videos so expansive that it's internal search engine has been called the second largest on the internet. YouTube has video blogs, instructional videos, movie trailers, promotional clips for everything from requesting capital, asking for help and donations to full length movies and TV shows. Users have the ability to create their own videos, as well as share, rate, comment of other videos.

If you’re looking for a quick, convenient connection between the camera feature on your smart phone and all your social profiles, then Instagram is the answer. Not only will it allow you to share via Twitter, Facebook, and the Instagram website, you can choose from a variety of photo filters and invite friends to comment on your photos or ideas.

Serving as a giant virtual idea and inspiration board, Pinterest has made a huge impact on social media in the last few years. Especially popular with women and the do-it-yourself crowd, it lets you share pictures, creative thoughts, or (especially) before-and-after pictures of projects that others can pin, save, or duplicate.

One of the few mainstream social media sites geared towards business. LinkedIn the social media equivalent to what person-to-person  networking groups are. It’s great for meeting business-to-business customers, getting in touch with vendors, recruiting new employees, and keeping up with the latest in business or industry news.

A sharing based platform where users upload pictures and videos to a common site. These could be considered mini video bloggers, much as Twitter could be considered mini blogs (at the beginning, though they now include pictures and videos).