Where are all the cool kids? 5 Hot new social networks

Social networking isn’t all about Facebook and Twitter, popularity and trends change quickly so it’s always worth while keeping an eye on what new is happening in the world of social media land.

Here’s 5 movers and shakers to whet your appetite for more social sharing!




Twitter’s short video app, Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see. Has a lot of competition since Instagram launched it’s video update but still very popular.




Build your own private network within Facebook with this iPhone app. The app gets you the status updates of your best friends and allows you to share your life with your clique. Kleek also collects all the relevant data from your favourite contacts such as birthdays and events your friends attend.




Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It’s beautifully designed, completely customiseable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even (gasp) fun to do. It’s simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time messing with making your blog work – and more time blogging.




Medium, a new blogging platform from Evan Williams (co-founder of Blogger and Twitter) is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.




Use your account to access a network of amazing social apps integrated with App.net. You can talk to friends with group messaging apps, share pictures and documents with file storage apps, and tell stories with microblogging apps. The possibilities are endless. Find the right apps for you and make App.net your own.


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