Social media is a playing field which is very tumultuous. Especially, it’s been dominated consistently by Facebook since the late 2000s. Every year, we can sees new emergent platforms rise up while some social platforms are decreased their popularity. Following are platforms which can be expected to rise up in by the end of 2016:
Wanelo is a kind of social shopping app. This name derived from 3 words including “want, need, and love.”
Wanelo allows you to peruse a lot of different products which are offered by major brands, or online retailers. You can also set up connections, and find out what your friends are interested in. This app could become rival of Pinterest because it has strong visual components and similar demographics.
Shots’s very simple. It’s mainly designed for “selfies” which is utilized only the front-facing camera of a phone.
Users can connect with each other to send pictures. Although comment feature on those photos is disabled, users can still chat with each other.
Shots functions is quite similar to Snapchat. But it’s not much concerned with individual privacy and it’s more concerned with connecting users to one another.
Hyper is a combination of a few different social media ideas, but it stands on its own as a very unique platform. Its primary function is allowing users to post and share photos like Instagram. Moreover, it features a system which can help to increase the visibility of more popular posts. Currently, Hyper is only used on iOS and it now doesn’t have much of a user base. But it is expected to grow exponentially by 2016 because of its unique position and functionality.
Bebo isn’t a technically new social platform. It was one of the original founding social media stars, along with Facebook. However, it was not widely used like Facebook. And recently, Bebo has relaunched as a completely new app. Now, with Bebo, users can create their own avatars and use custom illustrations and hashtags to communicate with each other. Bebo is a new form of communication which doesn’t really rely on photos like so many new apps today.
Ello also belongs to list of social media platforms that could rise up before 2016. It is one kind of all-purpose social media networks, which allows you to forge new connections and share written updates, photos, or videos, that you do like sharing.