In this guide, we will cover how to write for different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. We will also cover the best practices to follow when writing for social media.
## Types Of Social Media
There are many types of social media, but we will focus on the four most popular ones:
Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform with more than 1.5 billion monthly active users. It is also the second most visited website in the world. Facebook is owned by Facebook Inc. and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes, and Kevin Systrom.
According to Facebook, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. It offers a wide range of products and services, including Facebook itself, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Audience Network, Facebook Login, Facebook Graph Search, Facebook Pages, Facebook Live, Facebook Watch, Facebook Ads, Facebook Pixel, Facebook Analytics, Facebook Insights, Facebook Mobile Ads, and Facebook Messenger Ads.
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service that was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006. The service enables its users to send and read messages known as “tweets”, which are limited to 140 characters. Twitter is owned and operated by Twitter, Inc., a Delaware corporation with its headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States. Twitter has more than 300 million active monthly users. According to the Twitter website, the mission of Twitter is “to give everyone the ability to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”
Instagram is a mobile photo- and video-sharing application developed by Facebook. Instagram was launched on October 6, 2010. It allows its user to take photos and videos, apply filters to them, and share them with their friends. It also allows users to add text, location tags, and hashtags to their photos. Instagram has over 1 billion monthly users as of January 2018. According the Instagram) website, its mission is: “To help you capture and share the world’s moments as they happen. Instagram makes it fun and easy to share the moments in your life with the people you care about.”
The Instagram app is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and the web. Instagram is available in over 200 countries and territories around the world, including the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and many more.
Snapchat is a photo messaging and video sharing application that was developed by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown in 2011. Snapchat was acquired by Snap, Inc. in April 2014 for $3.4 billion. Snapchat is available on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux. Snapchat has over 100 million daily active users and over 1.3 billion daily video views as of February 2018. Snapchat’s mission statement is “To bring the world closer together through the power of stories.” According to Snapchat’s website, Snapchat’s goal is to “help people have more meaningful and emotional connections with each other.”
## Best Practices to Follow When Writing for Social Media
– Make sure your content is relevant to your audience.
– Write in a conversational tone.
– Don’t be too formal or too informal.
– Avoid using too many exclamation points and emojis
– Keep your content concise and to-the-point
– Include relevant hashtags and keywords in your content
– Share your content on social media
– Use a call to action (CTA) at the end of your social media posts
– Add links to your website and other social media profiles in your social posts
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