VK (meaning InContact) is a social networking application that unites people from all around the world. This app allows different people and communities to communicate promptly and comfortably. It is one of the largest European online social networking and social media service. It is so popular among Russian Speaking users and is available in different languages. This app offers a platform through which different users can communicate publically as well as privately, create groups, pages, and events can play browser based games, can share and tag pictures, audio, and video and headquartered in Saint Petersburg. This site aims to be the most modern, active and fastest way of communication across all around the world. VK has Ranked 13 in Alexa’s top 500 global websites (as of February 2017) and had at least 420 million accounts. It has 95 M monthly active users with 5 billion messages. According to an estimation, it is the 5th most visited website in the world. VK provides the facility of messaging (in the form of text, audio, video, files, etc.) between groups of 1 to 30 people and also offers a private conversation. VK users can post (each contains up to 10 attachments media files, maps, and documents). VK provides two types of communities. It also provides an amazing privacy for the users and synchronization with other social networks. This app is available on various platforms.
Mastodon is one of the world’s largest open source, free and decentralized microblogging social network. It is a platform with thousands of tools to make you own blog, and interconnected communities to choose from. It is an alternative application of Gnu Social project. It is entirely interoperable with OStatus platform and GNU Social. It offers real-time timeline updates for the users. It provides the ability of media (text, audio, video and other media files) attachments. Mastodon provides background processing for long running jobs and tasks and developable via Docker. This site allows you to get plenty of space to go extensively into topics with 500 characters per host. Mastodon provides built-in support for content warnings and allows you to share sensitive media and discussions to only those who want to see them. It provides various options for needs, interest, and languages and allows you to pick an instance that you need. This platform allows you to make your instance for you friends, for your organization, for the public or even just yourself. Mastodon’s app is available on a different platform including, iOS, BlackBerry, Window Phone, Android and on almost all platform everyone can develop an application via this platform. Mastodon is easy to use everywhere you go.
Tumblr enables you to share anything very quickly. Posting text, photographs, quotes, links, music, and video clips from your browser, mobile phone, desktop computer, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can personalize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML. Tumblr permits you to find and build the stuff you love. If you like the stuff, stop reading this, get the app, and just start having fun.
You’ll possibly not be bored again. This app provides an instant photo sharing with anyone, no matter what device you are using just by sending a link, just select photos and tap the share icon and then copy the link. You can quickly post photos, GIFs, text, video, audio, and anything. People readily share their stuff about it on their Tumblr.
Redaxscript is an ultra-lightweight content management system. It is rocket fast and modern CMS for SQL Lite, PostgreSQL, and MySQL. This is an amazing platform for both developer and designer with a lot of features. This platform provides database abstraction which is an object-relational mapper that provides a standardized and preconceived abstraction layer for SQL, MSSQL, and some other databases. It also allows Docker container through which you can enjoy the zero configuration similar to a virtual machine. The console interface of this site provides an efficient and flexible system architecture to reveal the future of backend and frontend development. Through the access control, you can take control over your community and limit content to modules and content to certain groups. One of the fundamental principles behind this platform is its remarkable performance and rocket speed, and it is one of the speedy content management systems. Rather than this it also offers a robust security through which a filter mechanism provides a comprehensive security against all kinds of SQL injection and XSS attacks. Its ultra-lightweightdness avoids the complexity and provide as simplicity as possible. Redaxscript hosts the documentation on GitHub to allow people contribute improvements and fixes.
WordPress is an amazing platform for making a stunning website for business, professionals, and bloggers developed by WordPress Foundation. WordPress offers you to create and manage your website in a simple manner. It is an open source and free CMS (Content Management Systems) which is based on MySQL and PHP. WordPress installed on a web server that is either be a network host in its right or a part of an internet hosting systems. You can register a unique domain name like .com, .org, .net, .me domain and start using this in seconds. In a few easier steps you can also map your existing domain name. This platform allows you to find a unique style for your website, WordPress features hundreds of high-quality themes. It provides powerful statics with colorful graphs and maps to see how others found you and where they were. Its features include template systems and a plugin architecture. On Feb 2017 WordPress was used by more than 27.5 of the top 10 million websites and is one of the most popular blogging or web management system, supporting over 60 million websites. Its users may download and switch between innumerable Themes (allows the user to change the outlook). Its functionality enhancing plugins architecture allows its users to expand the functionality and features of a blog and website. It also provides multi-user support, SEO, Social Network Integration and custom tags/categories.
Posthaven is a fantastic platform for making your blogs, started in May 2008. It is a service that aims to last forever. This website advertising itself as a room where your posts will never disappear even after your dispatcher. It is a proprietary software and cannot take benefit of the plugins and the open support just like WordPress. It provides automatic and integrated posting to other social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flicker. Posthaven is minimal with a balanced set of functionality and features. Its future goals include permanent posts links (even after the user stop paying). This site is under development and creation. It has a monthly fee of $5, and you cannot use it without paying its monthly fee, and it does not even offer a trial account. But the worst drawback of this website is that it sparse the information on the website and does not provide monetization or trail period for the users. If you want to surf this website for making blogs them, you have to pay for it for each of your working months. It is best suited for the people who want a reliable and straightforward service and for the users wanting to support an upcoming platform.
Blogger is a platform that provides the easiest way of blogging. It offers a super easy web based post editor for the ease of the user. Blogger offers up to 100 blogs as per account and it also provides you an option for checking detailed stats, such as traffic resources, monthly page blogs, etc. for your blog. It also offers full integration with Google’s AdSense for easy monetization. It also has some great features including; posting via email, Multi-user support (with authorizations), and comments are supported too. But one of the worst thing about this platforms is that it does not allows you to host your blog on a web server. That’s why if a user has its custom domain, so the user has to use DNS function to redirect it to the blog. Blogger is backed by Google and is extremely easy to set up on your device. One of the best thing about this platform is that it provides AdSense for convenient monetization. But it is not scalable, and Blogger app just restricts customization, hardly with any theme. This platform does not have a variety of Plugins and just support limited plugins as compared to Tumbler and WordPress. It is suitable for the users looking for occasional blogging and who do not need to spend on features like custom template and hosting.
Soup is the most relevant platform with Tumbler in both features and interfaces. It is one of the best blogging platforms for the users. This app aims to post from image to videos, and texts to quotes and almost everything. Using other social media networks like Twitter, SoundCloud, and Reddit, it can directly import posts and also lets you publish a post to the Facebook automatically. Soup is a microblogging platform for creating and updating your posts. You can also point your convention domain to your microblog (on this platform), quickly. This platform offers you to make your Soup groups, and you can specify a topic to that group such as TV shows, animals and lot more. It is mostly similar to Tumbler and WordPress in features and helpful for roaming Tumbler users. It provides fairly good customization features, along with custom Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) editing. This allows a user post via the email in an easy way. It does not allow any custom plugins. It provides nothing in the way of monetizing support and looks unpolished. It is the best platform for the young or new bloggers looking for the reposting of content and simple blogging. You can do such type of blogging via your Smartphones as well.
Medium is an app based reading and publishing platform where the people from different parts of the world interact with each other’s and the stories that matters most to them. Every day Medium comes with thousands of stories that are free to read. It also allows its users to share their own stories and writing material with others as well. This ad free and open publishing platform for writers allow them to share their ideas with others. If talk about the general readers then here they can always explore the unique perspective ideas and smart ideas that they will not find anywhere else. All of their favorite topics, publications and writers will be available at a centralized place. Medium divides its functions into three main sections like read, write and react. We have already talked about reading and writing. Reacting is something new that is for reacting over a message or recommending it to the followers. It is also possible to hold the conversation between two people.
Ghost is a robust open source platform for making an online blog and publication. It is the non-profit organization technology for the future of journalism, founded in April 2013 after the successfulness of a Kickstarter campaign for creating a new source focused on professional publishing. Ghost aims to make one of the best open source tools for independent writers and journalists across the world and to have a real impression on the future if online content media. This website offers an incredible range of websites from newly recognized writers that have just started to the huge team of bloggers, writers, and editors at some of the large officialdoms from all over the world. It is an open source platform for blogging that intends to do writing and publishing different content simple, based on Node.js runtime environment. This feature makes it extremely robust, astonishing and responsive. It is available in the market in two different variants, a self-hosted package ($5 to $10 a month), and a web server hosted package (which costs starting at $19 a month). Ghost provides a fast, powerful and responsive dashboard and a real-time automatic formatting. It offers collaborative posting and direct code injection, but the hosted plans are costly. This site is still under development and is working to improve itself. There are about 46,884 monthly run rate, 4220 active customers and 601,492 registered users of this platform till now.
Twitter is a free application that is available on Android, iOS, and other platforms that let you connect with people and express yourself, and discover more about all the things you love. You will be linked with breaking news that will inform you of the local and global news. You will get photographs fast and bring them to life.
It’s the exact picture collection that thinks as you do. Twitter provides a visual search. Your photos are currently searchable by the people, locations, and things that appear in all of them. Twitter also offers unlimited free, high-quality storage and easy access to any device or the internet.
You can express yourself with text, photos, emoji, emoticons, video, GIFs, and also Vines—the best feature of using hashtags (#TAL) to find more Tweets about topics you love more.
Google Plus is a product by Google which is an interest-based social networking site founded on June 15, 2011. It is a platform that aims to make sharing of different media, files, and other related stuff in real life. Its features including the ability to update status and post photos to the interest-based communities and individuals. You can create different type of groups. It also provides features of a multi-person message scheme, video and text chats called Hangouts, location tagging, and events. Google Plus also provides the facility to upload and edit photos to your private cloud based scrapbooks. It was firstly introduced as a social networking site, but the developers improvise its services after its fame from all over the world. Just after two weeks of its arrival in the market, Google+ reached more than 10 million users. After a month it touched 25 million which is an astonishing success for this site. It allows a user to make an account in a user-friendly atmosphere. A Google Plus user profile is a visible public account. G+ includes the basics such as profile photo, cover photo, background photo, about subscription school history, an area to post status, and previous work just like other social networking services. It also includes circles (same as grouping), which is the core feature of this social media service. Circles enable users to organize the individuals into particular groups and lists for sharing. After the creation of circle, you can easily share specific private stuff to only at the span of people present in the Circle. It is a great app for sharing your content.
Grav is a robust and easy to use Flat-File content management system (CMS) approach. It is fast, have a light footprint for optimal performance, and has sophisticated caching. Grav has a robust API and a classy package manager for the users. It all the codes is available on GitHub and is Open source platform. Grav admin plugins provide a simple and spontaneous interface to make content creation and configuration more convenient and enjoyable. You can create different sort of content in a user-friendly atmosphere. The content is simple reduction files without any complex database. It has a flexible Twig templating which allows the quick understanding of your designs. It provides a good admin dashboard which allows a quick glance at the state of your site. Grav offers a variety of tools and features coupled with plenty of comprehensive content. This platform makes you a great content developer. You can use your favorite Markdown editor for making your content offline and online. Grav’s built-in package manager allows you to search, install and easily update your themes and extensions on this platform. Rather than this it also includes stellar performance, robust content filtering, dynamic content types, and multilingual support and many others feature for users from all around the world.
Minds is an open source and free platform to launch your channel, social network, digital brand and mobile app available in public as well as private format. Minds is a global social network of social networks. It allows you to have encrypted and private chat with colleagues, friends, and others. You can purchase or earn points for voting, upload, swipe, and comment. Exchange your coins for increasing views with Boost. Minds is an open source platform that rewards you for your activity with digital currency, revenue and more on your content. This platform is built on a foundation of privacy, freedom, and democratization. It has over two million monthly active users. You can find brands and people in your local area with its geo-location based results. You can easily swipe to vote on content and subscribe to channel. Minds is a great platform for searching for amazing media and for taking a glance at what is trending in the world. You can search updates, videos and status updates and can assist a news feed. This site enables you to share the stuff of this platform to other Social media networks such as Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and many others. Perhaps this is the world’s 1st open source and free social media network mobile app.
Svbtle is an outstanding platform for gathering and developing ideas, reading them and sharing them with the world. It is a kind of the new magazine. The developers of this site focused their energy on creating the simplest interface for achieving their objectives and goals. It is reading and writing network designed to work the same way your brain works. It helps you in making ideas and includes almost everything you need to create or publish your thoughts to the whole world. Svbtle offers a huge list of features. These functions include an innovative dashboard (helps you curate your ideas, develop them slowly and then reveal than to the public). This site promise to keep your published content online forever. The svbtle editor is designed in an efficient way to make your designing better and efficient. It does not offers distractions and using Markdown you can format your posts in an easy to read and write atmosphere. This site gave the best reading experience and designed to display your writing in one of the best possible ways. Svbtle is a fast, beautiful and simple platform with fewest interruptions to your readers.
Libertree is a free, open source and robust software that lets you create your social network. Libertree network can be free from commercial impact and demonstration such as use profiling, convert information filtering, data analysis and mining, advertising and behavior tracking. It is a Liber software that intends to provide a way for the users to create and maintain their social network and blogging platform. The libertree project is the community of peoples committed to empowering the people to form all over the world to do a thing with and on computers. And it does not need any interference from big businesses, by way of providing software and other different tools which can be built, bought and obtained with minimal effort and cost. This allows a quick installation script whatever you are a system admin and developer and want to try this software and is licensed under the GNU (General Public License), and grab or peruse the source code from GitHub.
Typepad is a content management system m that allows you to share your experience and passions with others. It is one of the most flexible and reliable blogging platforms that puts the writer or publisher in control. It also gives you one on one support from their team of friendly experts. This blogging platform gives its user a trial period of 14 days and after the end of this period this with subscribe you automatically at your subscribed rate. If you do not want to get charged, then you may cancel this subscription at any moment during this 14 days trial period. This platform does not restrict you to pay or remain the part of it. It is one of the simplest, and robust bloggers and provides the best bloggers in Food, Crafts, Style and much more. This platform offers numerous built-in analytics tools and hence used by some major named like BBC, ABC, and MSNBC to host their blogs. It also promotes blog of its own network which further raises the chances of gathering the traffic. Typepad also provides the best idea of stats on your blog to check its performance. And some regular features that include Google Analytics support, CSS-based theme editing, etc. makes it an extraordinary blogging platform. One of the best things about Typepad content management platform is that it is reliable and well established. It also can import different posts from WordPress and provides map customs domain.
Postach.io provides an easiest and the faster way to blog. It helps you to create custom sites, blogs and channels by converting your notes to a blog pages or post for anywhere, in no time. This platform allows you to post instantly from Dropbox, Evernote, and Pocket with no fuss, no code, just the tool you already use. Through this platform, a user may create his blog without any external or internal charges. This is an entirely free platform that enables you an instant creation of your blog. Once you visit its site, this platform provides you a great convenience for making your blog and to publish it. You can turn an Evernote Notebook into an attractive and beautiful website and blog. This platform provides you a user-friendly atmosphere for making your blog and allows you to write you content stuff on any of your devices and then convert it into a blog for free. Through this platform, you can write whatever the trending topic and publish it for the users without making any extra effort. You can use this platform over different iOS platforms (iPad, iPhone, iPad Touch, iPod Mini, and others).
Craft CMS is a simple and amazing content management system and blogging site which gives you a platform for the creation and publish your stuff. Craft provides your one of the amazing variety of tools to sculpt a CMS (Content Management) experience exactly personalized to your site’s requirement. This site does not make any assumptions about any of your content and you rare in charge of defining it by setting up different custom fields to check the information you need. Craft CMS (Content Management System) offers 18 different types of the field for the user to choose from. You can edit content on the go with Craft’s attractive and responsive control panel, this control panel is multilingual and has been translated into 10 different languages. This platform allows a powerful localization support. It is a content-first content management system that makes life enjoyable and amazing for the content managers and developers. Craft provides an excellent variety of tools for making an intuitive and inviting publishing experience that the developer or the content manager enjoy its usage. You can develop and design exactly what you need through this platform. This platform customizes your content and makes custom content models, provides front-end freedom, rich plugins API and much more.
JUX is a CMS that stands out from the crowd with an array of posting different contents and formats like their listicle options. Different sort of texts, pitchers and quotes stand out nicely on this platform. This platform provides an amazing and pleasant reading experience for the user. Through this platform, you can reveal your blogs in front of the people according to your need. JUX’s much glorified edge-to-edge display makes texts and images extent too far-reaching of your screen and giving it users more space to be creative. With big, crisp pictures and lots of touch options, this platform looks astonishingly better on a smartphone rather than a desktop device. You would get a great experience of content management on your phone through JUX. It is a robust, and intuitive platform but does not offer the variety of design options as provided by some other CMS platform like WordPress and Tumbler. But it provides some amazing tools and makes the reading factor much better for the ease of user.