This isn’t one of the required activities for our beloved INB346 but, scrounging through the net after reading http://jasecollier.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/no-title/ Jason’s blog entry on the risks faced by Microsoft in regards to their social media profile, I came across, yes you guessed it, yet another new Social Media platform.
Go to http://www.so.cl/ and you will find that Microsoft have entered themselves into the Social Media market. You can read more about it on http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2012/05/21/microsoft-launches-new-social-network-to-compete-with-google/ .
Is the market already saturated?
Now I’ve been with Google’s Gmail since it started but I can’t say that I have ever used Google+. It seems to me that the whole point to wide based social communities (FaceBook in particular) is that almost everyone uses the same one. So I wonder, what is the point in making new ones that don’t actually cater to an audience that hasn’t already been captured by an existing Social Media application? Here’s an exhaustive list .
Your opinions are valued
So I want to open this subject up to everyone. Please respond with your opinion on the current level of Social Media market saturation and on whether or not you think there is any market share left for new arrivals. Or maybe just respond with a list of Social Media platforms that you use personally.
Blogs I visit frequently
Apologies to other classmates who no doubt have wonderful Blogs that I simply don’t have the time to visit frequently. My finally message below sums up why.