7 social networks you wont like to miss in year 2013 to grow your business by madhukar sharma

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7 social networks you wont like to miss in year 2013 to grow your business by madhukar sharma

  1. 1. 7 social networks you wont like to miss in year 2013 togrow your business By Madhukar Sharmaby empowermadhukar | on April 6, 2013You must be always looking for the best social networks to grow your business and always want to go outfor the one thats going to be the next hit like Facebook ,Twitter and Linkedin…i am going to give the list of the 7 top and upcoming social networks you wont like to miss in year 2013 togrow your business or professional network.The list is exclusive to the year 2013 and start with1 : PHEEDThe pay-as-you-go social network. Why ever share your gorgeous photos, funny videos and brilliantobservations with the world for free on Facebook and Twitter and even Youtube, when you can sell them?That’s the logic behind Pheed, a social network launched in October 2012. It gives users — currently
  2. 2. mainly celebrities, musicians and entertainment types — the option of monetizing their ―pheeds.‖ For amonthly subscription fee, ranging from $1.99 to $34.99, ―pheeders‖ can offer subscribers access to amedia-rich stream of text, photo, audio, video and even live broadcasts. Stars like Miley Cyrus and ParisHilton are already on their board.2. THUMBPersonal crowdsourcing. Say you have no idea what shirt to match with your new jeans. Snap a photo,upload to Thumb and crowdsource the decision. Simple questions typically generate hundreds of thumbsup or thumbs down, plus comments, from the network’s very active user base, sometimes within minutes.Appealing to the twin social impulses of vanity and voyeurism, Thumb generates serious engagementamong users (reported to be around four hours a month, second only to Facebook among establishednetworks) and seems poised for growth in 2013.3. MEDIUM
  3. 3. The invitation-only social network. Social networks have dramatically lowered the bar for sharinginformation with people around the globe. But has the bar slipped too low? That’s the question posedby Medium, a new, invitation-only network from the creator of Twitter. In an attempt to wean us off of catphotos, Gangnam Style and Justin Bieber updates, Medium emphasizes longer form, carefully craftedcontent (like this story on growing up in Saudi Arabia) from users with something of deeper value to share.In many respects, it resembles a carefully curated blog network. While creators are limited to the selectfew, everyone can read and comment.4. CHIRPIFY
  4. 4. Buy with one Tweet. Remember how revolutionary it felt when Amazon introduced 1-Click payments foronline shopping? Chirpify takes that concept into the social media era. Sellers offer stuff for sale onTwitter or Instagram (T-shirts, concert tickets, new albums, whatever). You reply with the word ―buy‖ andit’s yours. No credit card. No ―proceed to checkout‖ or ―add to cart.‖ The entire transaction is conductedthrough your Twitter account. Apart from buying and selling, Chirpify can also be used for fundraising,giveaways and – most fascinating of all – peer-to-peer payments. Need to pay a buddy back for thismorning’s coffee? Just tweet ―pay‖ and the amount to his Twitter handle. Chirpify is free to use but takes a5% cut anytime you get paid.5. FLAYVRBringing order to photosharing. Smartphones have made it ridiculously easy to take photos and video,but gorgeous shots from last week can end up lost deep inside the camera roll. Flayvr may be the mostintuitive and aesthetically pleasing of a wave of new social apps bringing law and order to your collection.Photos and videos are automatically organized into eye-catching albums based on date, complete withlocation and even titles sucked in from your iPhone calendar. With a tap, you can share the album as a
  5. 5. splashy HTML5 webpage via social networks or email. It’s also a great alternative for privately sharing bigcollections of photos.6. CHIRPSharing using sound. For sheer ―wow‖ factor, Chirp may take the prize in 2013. Say you want to instantlyshare a photo or link with a roomful of people. There are plenty of options out there, but they all havedrawbacks. Networks like Instagram or Facebook are members-only. Email requires typing in multipleaddresses. Bluetooth has to be paired device by device. Chirp, however, is different. Your phone emits ahigh-pitched, two-second-long, robotic squeak. Other phones within audio range pick up the sound andinstantly download the photo or message. Chirps can be shared in a boardroom or a crowded bar, broadcastover loudspeakers to reach huge audiences or even embedded in YouTube videos or TV programs.7. CONVERSATIONS
  6. 6. Social networking for companies. Full disclosure: Conversations, a tool that brings social networkinginto the office, is made by my company, HootSuite. Having said that, I’m not the only one excited about it.ReadWrite called it ―AIM on steroids.‖ Instead of getting lost in long email chains, team memberscollaborate in real-time by posting on message boards, Facebook-style. Anyone can be invited to join aconversation, enabling customer support teams to rally around issues, marketing teams to coordinatecampaigns, etc. Social media has revolutionized how we communicate in our personal lives – Why notbring some of those benefits into the workplace?Guys get working with these sites and see how you can make it work for you.. ”the money magician”Check and Join me on :Facebook : massiveactionnowTwitter: mpowermadhukarLinkedin: mpowemadhukarGoogle+ : mpowermadhukarSkype :madhucar.sharmaThis entry was posted in Empower Network

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