2019 welcomes us to a new era of social media. In this era you won’t find anyone using LinkedIn and MySpace (two of the biggest social media platforms of their times). Even the revolutionary platform Facebook seems to be fading away.
For an old soul, times sure have changed. Nowadays we use Instagram, which has quickly overrun most other social media platforms. And so Instagram has become the new hub of social marketing.
Social Media platforms are already flooded with advertisements. Social Media Marketing is in fact so popular now (because it’ so effective and efficient) that a lot of companies even look to hire social media virtual assistants. These are experts who are responsible for maintaining a company’s online presence. Even small firms and start-ups hire SEO specialists and social media experts these days.
As a business firm/entrepreneur/business owner, it’s your responsibility to know what’s out there in the digital world, what your competitors are doing, and how you can utilize your resources to reach out to your customers. So, here are the 5 up and coming Social Media platform to watch in 2019.
Vero is the only social media platform that probably rivals the digital media sharing behemoth known as Instagram. It is a social media network free from advertisements, data mining, and algorithms. Like Instagram, this app allows easy sharing of movies, music, books, places, photos, and links.
However, it has something called a collection which is not available on any other platform. With this feature, you can categories your posts into photos, videos, links, music, books, and places. It is an excellent tool and blessing for artists who want to release their own art and share it with others.
Vero has amazing privacy settings. It allows you to share content in four categories that are close friend, friend, acquaintance, and followers. It socializes our content keeping in mind the minor details for privacy. It has an amazing user interface and is worth giving a try.
It is an open source instant messaging mobile app from the Canadian company Kik Interactive. It is commonly known as just kik and is free of cost on iOS and Android. It is quite similar to Snapchat and Whatsapp. However, this app has features such as Kin (its own currency), customizable privacy settings, etc. These features are completely new, original and are not available on other applications. Users can even earn, by taking brand surveys, sharing content or other activities on the platform.
It is a great app for marketing as Kik’s API allows companies to create automated bots to manage client interaction. Few brands such as Sephora and CNN have had quite a success with the kik bots. It is also quite beneficial for users as they can earn kin by interacting with companies. You can give it a try if you are looking for a great marketing social media platform.
HouseParty is a cross-platform app that enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps. The app is intended to focus on the kids or teens, who are ready for social media but are not old enough.
It’s similar to other video apps like Google Hangouts. But this app has an element of surprise, that is it allows you to join a chat without sending a request. All you have to do is go online and you will be automatically able to chat with anyone you’re connected to. It is a great app for building exciting relationships. Although it’s not a milestone for marketing, it is still one of the most trending group video chatting platforms of 2019.
We all come across people who are a bit crazy and obsessed with upvotes. Well if you are one of them then Steemit is meant for you. It is a platform which rewards its users with the cryptocurrency STEEM for publishing and curating content.
The steemit platform provides quite a number of ways you can earn:
- Posting: By sharing your posts, you can gain likes from other members. Depending on the upvotes you will receive your reward.
- Voting and curating: Well if you come across a post that isn’t popular and you upvote it. Then you can earn a curation reward. The reward amount will depend on the amount of Steem Power you have.
- Other than these you can earn a reward by Purchasing, Interest through powered up Steem token, etc. Quite amazing right. This is a unique app that has made, social media platform an earning ground for its user. This platform provides a great opportunity for those who want to earn while having fun. That’s one thing we all want that, don’t we?
Facecast is like a combo pack which has inbuilt features such as live streams, random live video chats, and short videos all combined in one app. In other words, you can connect with people from across the world through videos. This is an amazing entertainment application for those, who wants to have some fun and meet individuals who share the same interests or just make new friends to talk to and have a laugh with.