As we enter the unknown of 2022, the digital ground is moving and there are new social media platforms emerging.
These emerging digital spaces span from social network sites to professional development sites. Let’s take a look at some of them.
The popular social media audio app Clubhouse brings users together to host discussions on pretty much any topic. And conversation simply flows. Users on the social media platform can either sit back and listen to the conversation unfold or raise their hand and have their say on the discussions. They can even host their own room for a separate topic.
The only issue on the platform is its exclusivity invite only feature. However, its latest version is open to all.
The new social network HalloApp is used for friends, family, and colleagues. The network is ad-free and doesn’t require any personal information, and chats are encrypted.
Another ad-free social network, MeWe takes a light touch to moderation. The alternative tech network has privacy built-in to its core. Users of MeWe own their content and control interactions themselves.
Octi uses augmented reality to connect people in the real world. Members are able to make videos and earn digital coins on the platform to engage users more. When Octi was launched a little over a month ago, it debuted at number one.
The professional social media platform is a professional network that is invite-only for now. Users are able to create a free personal web page, share any updates, and send requests to collaborate.
The photo-sharing app Poparazzi is a space for members to create social profiles. Users can receive notifications when a follower takes a photo of them. Users also have control over removing photos from their profile.
Ok, so perhaps not a new social media platform on the block, but it is the expansion of an already huge platform. Spaces is the expansion of Twitter for live audio conversations. It provides the ability for users to host a space – so long as they have 600 or more followers – for conversions and discussions, with listeners able to react with messages, emojis, and can request to speak.
The livestreaming social media platform Yubo targets the Gen Zers and allows users to video chat with up to a maximum of 10. It has features such as the ability to swipe to find similar-minded people and discover other communities. The French platform has found success through its enhanced integrations with YouTube as well as Snapchat.