Information technology and social security is a rapidly growing field that take online security more seriously. Social media offers many types of business advantages to organizations and companies, but also has well known security risks. Every people needs accurate and true information in any fields in this world.
In this page, we discuss some of the most popular social media sites that are being explored by the world today. Here you can find out if your favorite social media platform is a part of this list or not listed and even learn about some really good online social platforms that you can start using today.
The answer of “how many social media sites are there?” is ” I am sorry I have no any idea”, because there are a lots of social site in this world which is grow day by day. So no one can give this question answer..As per the statistics revealed on Statista, approximately more than 2 billion users used different types of social networking sites and apps in 2015. Now with the increased use of mobile devices, this number is likely to cross the more than 2.6 billion mark by 2018.
Here are the list of some important Social apps, which I know and tested myself.
Most used Social Networks
Facebook : We all know what is Facebook, this social networks is easily the largest social networking site in this world and one of the most widely used. This is the first social app that surpassed the landmark of more than 1 billion user accounts. View Interesting Facts About Facebook
YouTube : This is the world’s largest video sharing social networking site that enables users to share and upload videos, comment on them and view them and also like them too. Users can create channel called “YouTube Channel” where they can upload all their personally recorded videos to showcase to their family, friends and followers. If your channel grow or famous you can also get dollar when you monetize your channel.
LinkedIn : Another most popular professional social networking sites is available in over 20 languages. This site or apps boasts over 400 million members.
Instagram : It was launched as a unique social networking platform that was completely based on sharing multimedia such as photos and videos. It;s enables you to capture the best moments of your life, with your smartphones, digital camera, DSLR camera and convert them into works of art.
WhatsApp : It’s a platform which exists as an independent entity, despite having been acquired by Facebook in 2014. This site/apps arrived much later than Facebook, but it has been able to capture the imagination of millions of people all over the world by giving them the ability to communicate and share instantly with individuals and groups.
Twitter : This site is famous in post short text messages called “tweets”, containing a limited number of characters up to 140, to convey your message to the world. It’s also makes it possible to promote your business through tweets.
Snap-chat : It’s a platform that enables you to chat with friends by using pictures, that’s why this site called image messaging social platforms. You can also explore news and even check out live stories that happening around the world.
Google+ : Everyone know “Google” the tech giant Alphabet, its also one of the parts of Google which interest-based social networking platform enables you ti stay in touch with people by sharing text messages, photos, videos and useful links to sites and so on.
Social Networks to find a jobs
Xing : One of the professional business network site with more than 15 million member worldwide. This site is a free for better working life and it’s suitable for mainly European country, but it’s claiming to be used in over 200 countries
Bebee : This site is found in 2014, It is professional network which encourages the sharing of knowledge and interests and also providing an extensive jobs board. This site is same as like LinkedIn.
Freelancer: freelancer is founded in 2009 and it’s located in Sydney, Australia. It is a global crowd sourcing marketplace website and it’s allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can then bid to complete
Womenalia : It is the first worldwide social network for professional women. More than 296,696 professional women already connected here. This site is great for women who want to make their life better in social network.
Flicker : Everyone know this is an image hosting service and video hosting service too. It was created in 2004. Today it has been owned by SmugMugsince April 2018.
Pinterest : It is a social media web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover the information on the WWW.
500px : Join and share inspiring photography with the world with this brilliant photography website. Here are more than 15 million users from all over the world and they share their best photographs and earn money.
This post will discuss some different common types of social networks sites and the privacy issues of these social networking services and also share some general tips for using Facebook Security.
Social Media Safety Tips
Become familiar with the privacy setting available in any social network which is you use
Don’t share birthday, age, or place where you born
Do not post your address, E-mail and phone number on a social network
Don’t publicize vacation plans
Use caution when using third-party applications
Take additional precautions if you are the victim of stalking, domestic violence or harassment.
Be wary of requests for money for any reason
Regularly check your privacy setting to ensure that nothing has been altered and just don’t post anything that you are unsure about.
Social Media Developments
Free time : Communication with friends and family sharing photos news entertainment hobbies, doodle etc.
Internal Use : New working culture: Open, sharing, empowerment.
External use : With customers, not to customers and from people to people.
The Dangers of Social Media
When someone uses any social media site to bully someone else by sending them intuiting messages and threats. Young people are being bullied and all the time on social media.
2. Hacker or Predators
They can be anyone and people trying to hack your account. They could be someone trying to get you to do something illegal or bad.
You can delete a post but there are always ways to get it back and people who can see your posts can forward them to anyone. The social media company owns everything you post an once you’ve posted something online it is impossible to take it off.
Problems experienced on social networks
Received Spam –>92%
Received Phishing –>55%
Account Sent Spam –>20%
Received Malware –> 24%
Account Hijacked or Password Stolen–>13.5%
More than 86% of people that feel employee behavior on social networks can endanger company security and 1 in 5 people has been negatively affected by information that was exposed on the social networks.
Social Media Privacy Facts
Every minute of the day:
100,000 tweets are sent
2 million search queries are made on Google
Over 68,5000 pieces of content are shared on Facebook
Within a minute 48 hours of video are uploaded to you tube
Over 47,000 apps are downloaded from the app store
About 3,600 photos are shared on Instagram
600 website are created
Estimate of $272,000 is spent by consumers online
“Your biggest security risk could be you”. Are you making it easier for criminals to steal your valuable information ? Reports of massive data breaches and hacked accounts are flooding the airwaves. Always take a consideration that the internet is an open forum and which data may flow across networks with little or no security measures, and therefore such information may be accessed by people other than those you intended to access from it.
Relationships never work for when the other person uses social networks as a way to vent instead of addressing you. When it comes using their social media data they are even more sensitive.
just 1% are happy to share personal information across any social media network
Just 5% believe that their use of social media has made them more open to sharing personal data
31% say they restrict access to data depending on the social media site being used
50% say that their use of such social networks over the past 5 years has made the less open to sharing personal information
Tips to Stay Safe Online
Never post personal information online
Keep profiles private
Never share online credentials
Use safe search settings
Do not engage in chat with strangers
Have children use age appropriate
Never open E-mail attachments you didn’t ask for
Make sure you are using a https connection when using a credit card transaction
Never use a post it note for storing your passwords
Never Insert an Unknown USB stick in your computer
Don’t be a victim of a cyber heist
8 Social Media Trends
Generating Z will become top priority
Influencer marketing will become extremely popular
Instragram stories will continue to grow
Live video will become the social norm
Social messaging will dominate social support
Twitter is dying – they need a jump start
Ditch snapchat for good
Benefits of Social Media
It is fantastic way to learn
Social media can very empowering
Often teaches collaboration
Allows users to create a very positive images
Increasingly, teachers are leveraging student interest in social media tools for instructional purposes
Increased communication is beneficial for future
Build and grow social relationships
Allows people to network and communication
Allows people to stay in touch with each others
Social Media in Education
This title will introduce how to incorporate social media tools into learning activities.
When used properly, social media tools can:
Boost student engagement
links students to content experts
Find online classroom lesson
Help them establish an online body of work their brand.
Allows people to do deep research and come across things they may not have without looking at things their friends have shared.
Allows teacher to inform parents of important assignment and date if website is not practical
Create a group, share information and find resources
Easy sharing of events and information
Easy to stay connected with people
Studies have shown that it can make you happy
Reunite with people you haven’t seen in a long time
Post are private and you decide who you want to see them
The risk of cyber-bullying
The need for schools to research, understand and implement
Voice to negativity
Oversharing of personal information
Seeing exes and past loves may lead to affairs and cheating
Studies have shown that it can also make you unhappy
No need to reunite in person
Privacy can be breached and private information no longer remains private
Facebook Privacy Settings 2018
Don’t make random friends
Do not share unknown post
Avoid like unknown post and article
Don’t use the apps
Don’t use Facebook as your log-in any types of site
Use only burner profile
Properly adjust your settings
don’t post private pictures
Interesting Facts About Facebook
After 100 of years from now, the Facebook will have more than 500 million accounts of “Dead” people.
50% of all internet users are on Facebook where 53% of girls and 47% of boys.
4.8 billion likes are generated daily.
As of 2018, there are 6000,000,000 active Facebook users.
68% of 18 to 35 years old Facebook users.
868 million daily active users
150 average number of friends per Facebook user.
20 minute average spent on Facebook visit.
You can’t block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
Several people have been murdered for unfriending some one on Facebook.
Facebook color is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers Red-Green color Blindness.
4.6 billion updates are posted to Facebook/Week
Facebook is the no.1 website worldwide with more page views than Google.
100 million plus people have used Facebook to share, connect to know to see details other websites.
Visitor are 100% more likely to log in to your website using Facebook connect or any on site log in.
More than 700,000 hacking attempts made to Facebook accounts every day.
Adding the “4” number to the Facebook URL will directly lead you to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page.
According to a study 1 in 3 people feel more dissatisfied with their lives after visiting Facebook .
20 Types of people on Facebook
The Lurker: Never Posts anything or comments. Just reads everything.
The Hyena: Never says anything interesting in a comment atall. Just LOL and LMAO at everything.
Mr./Mrs. popular: Has 4367 Friends for no reason and is always trying to obtain more.
The Game Requester: plays Mafia Wars and Words with friends all day and spams friends with requests.
The Prophet: Every Post has a reference to god.
The Thief. Every status update is stolen from another persons wall. Has no creativity.
The Cynic Hates their life and everything in it Proven with the somber tone in EVERY single status they post.
The Collector: Never posts anything. Just fans everything and becomes a member of every group.
The promoter: Spams your inbox with events from 9 States away. Clogs news feeds with video links and flyers.
The Liker: Runs around on Facebook clicking “like” on everything.
The Hater. Every post is only to argue or insult. They see a postive status update and have to hate on it some how.
The Anti-Proofreader: This person would benefit greatly from spellcheck. Are they typing fast or can’t spell?
Drama Queens/Kings: Posts stuff like “l can’t believe this!!” , or *They gonna make me snap today!”, in the hopes that you’ll ask them what’s wrong.. but then they never tell the whole story.
The Idiot This person consistently tries to be funny… but never is.
The News Reporter: Always updates you on their life, second to second, no matter how minuscule the update.
The Rooster: Feels that iVs their job to tell Facebook •good morning” every day.
The Camwhore: Takes ridiculous pictures of themselves in a million different poses and tags all their friends in them fishing for compliments.
The Creeper: Only uses Facebook to look at pictures of women. Adds them just to look at their •bikini at the beach” image folder. He knows where her birthmark is located, but doesn’t know where she works, because he has never once read her info section.
The Stalker: Only uses Facebook to stalk people. Whether it be an ex, a stranger, somebody who is dating someone you used to date, an old friend (to see how their lives are) and etc.
The Nobody: The person with the account that has 18 friends and no interests or info. Just has an account and never uses it.
To conclusion, social networks have it’s own good and bad impact for all layer of society. It has been prove based on a few reference that we studies. It’s a choice for someone whether they want to use it to a positive and negative thing. Good people will take this as advantage for them to get information and discuss about everything that suitable for them. That’s why, there are a good and bad things about social networks