With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social media tools popping up. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you’ll want to keep an eye out.
Here’s a look at 10 up-and-coming social networks you should know.
Addicted to taking selfies? This app was designed for you. Shots is a mobile social network through which you can snap and share selfies. You can reply to any given Shot, and also send private messages.
The app is only available for iOS, but will be launching an Android version soon.IMAGE: SCREENSHOT SHOTS
Snapchat is a popular mobile platform that allows you to share photos and videos with others. You can set a time limit for how long your viewers can see your snaps before they disappear. You can also create Stories, or a series of snaps that form a narrative, and use a variety of features for customization.IMAGE: SCREENSHOT SNAPCHAT
5. We Heart It
While not exactly a social network, Tinder is a mobile dating app that pulls your photo and basic info from your Facebook account. Users can swipe “yes” or “no” to potential matches who are nearby. If the feeling is mutual, people can chat within the app.IMAGE: SCREENSHOT TINDER
Medium is a microblogging platform that launched in 2012, created by Evan Williams and Biz Stone (formerly of Twitter). If you want to publish stories or ideas, you may want to consider using Medium. Users can also recommend stories with their networks and curate their favorites.IMAGE: SCREENSHOT MEDIUM
Bubblews, a social networking startup, allows users to create posts (aka “bubbles”), follow friends, and “like” and comment on other bubbles. It differs from other social networks because the company pays its users who attract advertisers and traffic. Currently, Bubblews does not have a mobile app.IMAGE: SCREENSHOT BUBBLEWS