Leaving out the obvious social media platform — Facebook — these are the 15 social media platforms that you should already be on. Social media is incredibly important today, and neglecting your social media accounts will be extremely detrimental to your networking capabilities and web presence.
That doesn’t mean you can`t be on all of these accounts. We know that it can be overwhelming having many social network accounts but there are tools for managing your social accounts that will make your life easier, so you don`t have to spend hours and hours logging in and out, of each of your social networks.
Yes, MySpace. Younger generations don’t remember this popular pre-Facebook platform, but it’s actually coming back with a vengeance and it’s a good idea to get back in and start establishing yourself now. Since pop star Justin Timberlake co-owns MySpace, the special importance given to music is not surprising. Discovering music has never been so easy – thanks to MySpace you will be informed about the most popular music (all genres included) and the platform will generate suggestions based on the songs you have in your playlists.
This social network is ideal for anyone who wants to connect with their favourite artists or bands. Of course, MySpace is also a good choice if you want to stay in touch with your friends and family and meet new people.
Today, there are approximately 50 million MySpace users and the social platform was ranked 982 by total web traffic in May 2014. However, those of you who don’t remember the social networking site that started it all should know that MySpace was the most popular and visited social platform in the world from 2005 to 2008.
It was founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson (the guy that was everybody’s first friend) and Chris DeWolfe. MySpace’s popularity was unprecedented and no one assumed that Facebook would surpass its reputation so quickly and easily. In spite of various redesigns, the number of MySpace users has been declining ever since Facebook took the throne.
Additionally, MySpace had $800 million in revenue in 2008 and only $20 million in 2013. Even though MySpace developed the gaming platform that launched Zynga and RockYou (social games’ developers), it shut down all games in June 2013.
No one can surely know what the future holds for MySpace, but you will surely benefit from the numerous features this social platform provides.