Nonfiction

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My first nonfiction book is Titled The Social Media Alphabet
In this book, we will discuss the major Social Media Sites that marketers in general and authors in particular need to keep track of.In March 2016, I had recorded a podcast episode titled “Alphabet For The Social Media Manager“. This book is based on this podcast and the discussion that followed. The premise is that there is atleast one social media site for every letter of the English Alphabet.

You can listen to a short audio snippet on Clammr by clicking here

Discussion

If one looks at the social media sites, one can notice something interesting: These sites practically represent every letter of the English language alphabet. Sometimes, the name of more than one popular site begins with a given letter. the list goes as follows:

A
Alexa

Alexa provides analytical insights to benchmark, compare and optimize businesses on the web.
About.me

Single page where you can consolidate upto 8 different social media profiles. Here is Amar’s about.me page

B
Baidu

Chinese webservices company (China’s Google??)

C
Clammr

Twitter for audio- provides upto 24 second summaries of audio clippings. Listen to the Clammr of this episode By following this link

D
Disqus

Discussion on news. Science Fiction included.
Digg

Digg features the videos, and original content that the web is talking about right now

E
Ello

Ad free alternative to facebook and twitter.com

F
Facebook

No explanations required here :-)
Flickr

Online photo and video sharing, courtesy Yahoo. Kiruba has over 7,000 pictures on Flickr.

 

G
Google (Google Plus)

As some of my friends call it… Google Baba. Need I say more?

H
Hi5

Social networking site
Hike

One of the many mobile based apps for chat, text messaging, voice calls, file and photo sharing, and more.

I
Instagram

Site to share photos and videos, courtesy facebook.

J
?

K
Kakao

Phone based app for voice, text chat, yada yada…
Kiaxin001

Chinese Social Media Site

L
LinkedIn

The social networking site for professionals

Line

Free voice calls, text messaging… yes, there are more such apps in this list.

M
Medium

Blogging site for individuals, professionals, companies.
Mouthshut

Reviews and Rating site with a large user base from India.

N
Nimbuzz

Voice calls, text messaging, photo sharing.. you get the idea.

O
?

P
Pinterest

The world is my gallery. Create pin boards or collections of pictures.
Periscope

App for live streaming of video. Twitter owns this company

 

Q
Quora

We covered Quora extensively in episode 5 of the Digital PowWow podcast.

R
Reddit

Reddit was not in the original list due to oversight. Site for user generated news.
Renren

(Another) Chinese Social networking site

S
Snapchat

Video and photo sharing site with over 6 billion photos and videos generated per day???
Skype

Internet based calling’s original wonder boy app
Slideshre

This LinkedIn owned company is THE place for sharing slides of all shape and form.

T
Twitter

Twitter..Twitter.. Little Star. Where the starts of all types, geographies, professions post little messages.
Tumblr

Microblogging platrofm to post videos, audio, blog posts and more. Courtesy Yahoo

Tripadvisor

Kiruba and I discussed Tripadvisor at length in episode number 1 of this podcast.

U
?

V
Vimeo

Site for posting ad free HD videos
Vine

Site for entertainment professionals featuring 6 second clips
Viber

Internet based calling, etc.. This Rakuten owned company has over 600 million users.

W
Whatsapp

App to send text, make voice calls,  forwarding messages, jokes, and videos that are often irritating.
Wattpad

Place to share and read stories
Weibo

Twitter for China. Narendra Modi has a weibo account too!

X
Xing

Social networking site for Professional – focus on non English speakers, particularly in Europe and China.

Y
Youtube

I call it the online theather for the world.
Yelp

Site for leaving reviews and ratings.

Z
Zomato

Reviews, look for food menus, ordering, rating…

 

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