A major part of any social media strategy and plan is selecting social channels and that can be overwhelming with so many options. Some report thousands of social media sites and apps, Wikipedia lists over 200 and Brian Solis’s Conversation Prism has just under 200 social channel options in 26 categories. To simplify the selection of social channels I divide social media options into 9 categories by key characteristics. In a blog post “Are You Using The Best Social Media Platforms For Your Strategy? Know With This Social Media Platform Guide.” I list the top 3 or more channels in a category. Here I go deeper with a view of Top 100 social media icons to test your social media knowledge.
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How social media savvy are you? Take a couple of minutes and write down the names of the social media icons you know from the list of 100 top channels and tools below. How many can you name? (Don’t scroll down for the answers until you are done.). You will discover that some of these social media platforms are no longer active, yet played an important role in the social media landscape we interact with today.
Once you have written down the names, you can scroll down further to check your answers. First, let’s consider why social media is so important to any organization with some of the latest statistics. According to the Pew Research Center, 7 in 10 Americans use social media to connect with each other, engage with news, share information, and entertain themselves. with 84% of 18-29 year-olds on social media, 81% of 30-49 year-olds, 73% of 50-64 year-olds, and 45%) of 65+ active on social networks.
How many social media icons did you know? Add up how many social media names you had right. That is your percentage out of the 100 social icons listed here.
Out of the 100 social media icons you knew __%. Congratulations! As a marketer, advertiser, or public relations professional for any brand, you need to go where your customers are active. Reports indicate global adults spend 2 1/2 hours a day on social media up from only 15 minutes in 2012. Teens spend an average of 4.8 hours on social media a day.
Do you have a social media strategy?
For the latest changes in social media strategy consider Asking These Questions To Ensure You Have The Right Social Media Strategy and it’s a good idea to Perform A Social Media Audit at least once a year.