My Favorite Social Media Apps By: aSHLEY hOWARD


The founders, Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown Poster and Bobby Murphy, had tried 34 projects before coming up with the idea of Snapchat. Their idea was criticised, but it's a good job they didn't listen! When it first started in 2011, it was named Picaboo, but in 2012, it was renamed to Snapchat.

According to Bloomberg, there are 150 million people using Snapchat every day and only 140 million people using Twitter every day. Neither company publicly states how many daily active users it has, but Bloomberg's sources suggest that Snapchat has continued to grow rapidly while Twitter has stalled.

Snapchat has all kinds of fun and creative filters. The filters let you be unique and personalize your experience using the app.

Snapchat score is the sum total of all snaps sent and received, according to Snapchat's website. Every time you send out a snap, your score is increased by a point. And every time you open a snap, your Snapchat score also increases. However, you do not receive a score for chats


Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app. The service rapidly gained popularity, with over 100 million active users as of April 2012 and over 300 million as of December 2014.

The former logo, a retro brown and cream camera with a rainbow stripe that harked back to the iconic Polaroid cameras, was instantly recognisable, but has been radically changed.Instagram said the new design reflected how the app, bought by Facebook for $1 billion four years ago, had transformed since it was created.

This statistic gives information on the number of monthly active Instagram users as of June 2016. As of that month, the mainly mobile photo sharing network had reached 500 million monthly active users, up from 400 million in September 2015

To send someone a photo or video with Instagram Direct, take a new photo or video or upload one from your phone's media library. You can choose to add effects, filters, or a caption. From the share page, tap “Direct,” and then tap the names of the people with whom you want to share the post (you can select up to 15).


YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in February 2005.

To create a YouTube channel, you first need a YouTube account. Google owns YouTube and will accept Google account credentials to register you for Youtube. So go to and sign in with your existing Google account if you have one and want to link it to YouTube, or create a new Google account by clicking "sign in" and then "Create Account" and filling out the required forms.

Making a lot of money on YouTube is not as easy as you might think. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome in the process. It's definitely not a way to get rich quick. However, if you have a hobby, are really good at a particular activity and would like to help people, are funny, or even if you just want to have some fun, YouTube is a great option to cash in some extra bucks doing something you love.

A YouTube subscriber is someone who has chosen to “follow” your channel and your content so they can stay updated with your latest videos. In essence, a subscriber can become a raving fan who watches, comments and shares your videos with others. Inc. (known as is a video social network app for video creation, messaging, and live broadcasting. The first prototype was released in April 2014, and the official version was launched in August of that year. Through the app, users can create 15-second videos and choose sound tracks to accompany them, use different speed options (time-lapse, slow, normal, fast, and epic) and add pre-set filters and effects.

Today, more than 10 million people use the app daily and produce around the same number of videos every single day. All in, 70 million people have registered as users, says its cofounder and co-CEO Alex Zhu. is a DIY music-video making app, where users (or "musers," as they're called) create 15-second videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing along to popular music. You can "heart" videos and create digital duets with your "BFFs," or people you follow and who follow you back.

A majority of teens I talked to said they prefer the Follow tab to Featured and My City. That way, they can easily see what content comes from their friends, as opposed to randoms on the internet

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