Research has shown that people are spending as much as nine hours a day on social media sites. This itself stands as a fact that social media today is the best past time for an individual. However, when most of the people hear the term social media, all that comes to their mind is Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But, the world of social media is not restricted to these 3 sites only. Of course, these three are the most popular ones, but there are other not so popular sites available to you as well. We bring to you some of the social media sites that are not much popular.
A Small World:
This networking site is not open to all. You must have the minimum qualification which is a college degree. You must be invited by a person who is a member of the site. You also must be earning well and good. If you fulfill these criteria, you are eligible to ‘apply’ for membership. A Small World is meant to serve the elite. It is a site that aims to provide a better experience to the users when they travel.They do so by finding the users best of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and others. So, if you are eligible enough, you may join it.
As the name goes, Ask.fm is a social media site that answers the questions of users on any topic. Usually, a user posts a question first. Then other users who have expert opinions or experience regarding that topic answer the question. In this way, a community is built. Social Media site Quora is its rival and it quite popular.
You can call this a paid version of Facebook. Why did I say that? Affluence is a social networking site that allows ‘successful’ people to raise their contacts by getting in touch with other users of the same site. Just that you have to earn $200,000 a year at least to become a member. You can also join if your net worth is $1 Million. So if you are successful enough, go join the elite community.
Grockit is an online learning social media platform which prepares people for exams such as GRE, GMAT, ACT, LSAT, and others. They believe in the principle that learning should be made fun, in the format of learning games. This makes it easier. Plus they also think that learning is more efficient when many people are studying together. So connect with your peers and make learning a cakewalk for you.
Do you like sharing your dreams? Have you ever thought of sharing your dreams online? Not on Facebook. But at a platform where all the people are talking about dreams? It’s not as surreal as you might think it to be. With REM Cloud, people share their dreams online and the connected people can talk about it. Be it personally, or in public, interpret dreams, discuss them and explore many dreams!
90% of the Social Media platforms promise to get you connected to the rest of the world. But how many Social Media platforms are you aware of which promises to get you connected to your neighbor next door? NextDoor just does that. A platform connecting you to your nearby community, it gives you a great place to communicate about your locality. Be it a crime that has been committed by someone or to a host get-together, communicate everything safely and at ease.
A very unique and useful concept. Easily transferring files and images are one of the biggest USPs of smartphones and Chirp has taken this USP to a next level.You can share files without requiring any data or a Wi-Fi connection. What it does is encode data and convert it into sounds which can be played on any audio device. When it is played, anybody using Chirp on their devices nearby shall pick up the sound and save it for later. On getting Internet access, Chirp decodes the sound file and presents the files to the receiver on an interface similar to that of a Facebook wall. Indeed a very ‘sound’ process!
This is just like other Social Media Sites where you can share posts, pictures, videos and the happening in your life with your connected people and also get to see what’s happening in theirs. You can also comment upon it, make groups and variety of other things. Thinking of creating an account? Hi5!
So these were some of the social media platforms that are relatively uncommon and less popular than the likes of Instagram or Facebook. Use them and find yourself some great services and a good past-time. Happy surfing!