Top 5 most popular social media sites

Michaela McDuffie, Quick reads reporter

More than 200 million people use social media sites, but do you know which are the most popular among users? Here is a look at the top 5 most-used social media sites:

  1. Instagram

Instagram is a mobile photo- and video-sharing social networking site. It enables its users to capture photos and videos, then upload them to a public or private account. With more than 300 million users, Instagram truly is the most actively used social-networking site.

  1. Snapchat

Snapchat is a video-messaging social media site. With the app, users can take pictures, shoot videos, as well as add text and emoticons. They then can send them to the friends on their friends list. Snapchat has more than 300 million users, and is quickly catching up to Instagram as one of the most-used apps.

  1. Dubsmash

Dubsmash is a video-messaging app in which users can choose an audio recording from movies, shows and Internet trends. They can then can record a video of themselves copying that piece of audio. It is used by 200 million people — no wonder, since it’s super fun.

  1. Vine

Vine is a social media site in which videos and personalities get really big. This app allows the user to make short videos and post them on their own page. From there, you can also look through other people’s videos they have posted, like them, or even copy them for more fun. Currently, Vine has 200 million active monthly users.

  1. Pinterest

Pinterest is a social network that allows users to visually share and discover new interests by posting photos or videos to their own page or another person’s page. They can also see what others post and try some of their ideas. Right now, Pinterest has roughly 176 million registered users.

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