With the proliferation of social media networks, it is understandable if you are a little confused about what they are and how to use them. Well, we know that the Internet is run by cats, so we might as well turn to our cat
overlords friends for an explanation of social meowdia…I mean social media.
This great infographic suggests how you would use (from left to right) Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Google+, Spotify and Foursquare to share posts related to your cat.
Although somewhat tongue-in-cheek, the graphic gives you an idea of what you can expect on each site.
On Facebook, users share and like photos, videos, links, status updates and more with friends.
Twitter is a microblogging site where you can say in 140 characters what you are doing right now. It has expanded beyond that initial purpose to sharing of photos, videos and other info, but that was the original purpose of Twitter.
YouTube is, of course, the largest video sharing site on the Internet.
LinkedIn is most often used for finding a job or general business networking.
Instagram is an app to share photos. The app makes it easy to apply effects to photos for “arty” images.
Pinterest is a place to “pin” photos. Popular topics are how-to, clothing, food, design and shopping.
Yelp allows users to post reviews of businesses, such as restaurants and stores.
Google+ is Google’s answer to Facebook. The reference in the graphic (“I work for Google and I have a cat.”) implies that the only people using G+ are Google employees. Not quite true, but the network has not yet caught on the way Google may have hoped.
Spotify gives you access to music, wherever you are.
Foursquare allows users to “check in” wherever they are shopping, eating or just hanging out.
So now you know what Fluffy has been doing with your smartphone behind your back.
Infographic copyright Avalaunch Media. Used with permission.