Whether you are bored with Facebook or are looking for another platform other than Twitter to promote your blogging business, there are plenty of other options available to you. In today’s guide, we’re going to go through a few of the other popular platforms bloggers and the general public might benefit from outside of the mainstream channels that most people use.
Let’s take a closer look.
Want to know a little more about the world we live in? Have a specific question you need answering? In that case, try Quora – it’s an awesome platform where the anyone can ask a question, and a broad range of experts and commentators will answer them. You can upvote answers that you now to be true, make comments, and grow your level of knowledge in any given subject.
Kik is an alternative messaging app that is growing in use amongst young people. It’s an anonymous chat-style platform that also allows you to access lots of different content. You can get Kik for Macbook, Windows-based PCs and as a smartphone app, and there is a lot to see and do on there which makes it a very different experience to something like Facebook’s Messenger. However, as with all anonymous chat apps, there can be the rare occurrence of dubious material, so make sure you know how to use the blocking features and avoid clicking on too many ads.
Gab is a little bit like Twitter in that you can post character-limited messages, images and a whole bunch of other media. However, it’s different in that there is no censorship at all, and the people behind the app promise that they won’t harvest your data. On the whole, it is a very friendly and helpful community that gives you a little more space to develop your thoughts, ask questions, and a whole lot more besides.
Diaspora is a Facebook alternative that is a lot more privacy aware than its bigger competitor. It’s based on open source software, keeps your private information safe, and ensures that you keep ownership of your data, photos, and contacts – unlike the major social networks. It’s a lot smaller than Facebook and Twitter, of course, but the community tends to be friendlier and more respectful.
Minds is another option for those looking for an alternative to the mainstream social media channels. It does everything you enjoy doing on Facebook and Twitter, and many brands are cottoning on to its power. Again, freedom of speech is an important aspect of Mind, and you will be exposed to many different points of view, whether to do with politics, the environment, or philosophy. Discussion tends to be more intelligent than you might find on Facebook, and if you are a blogger who creates great content, you can use it to grow a significant audience.
Do you have any favorite social media channels you love that reside outside the mainstream? Let us know your thoughts and recommendations in the comments section below.
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