It is amazing to see how social media has evolved in past 10 years. We can see an evolving social media landscape through Social Media Map which Overdrive interactive has recently updated, that index majority of social media tools. Their map is a valuable social media marketing resource, but I noticed that some very good tools are missing from their list, but it still acts as a quick cheat sheet for any social media marketer and especially who are new to this field.
Social media map lists majority of social media tools including social media websites, social media apps, social media tools and platforms. Anything which falls under social media solution in general, you will probably find it in this downloadable map with live links to those tools.
While you review this map, you will notice that it is a good example of content marketing strategy as well. Through their landing page, they are sharing valuable data in exchange of basic contact details. They are effortlessly generating database for their leads without even pitching for their services. I believe anyone who wants to download this map, will not mind sharing this information.
I have listed all the categories from the map with few popular tools with their links. You can view the full map below and also download the map with links from Social Media Map.
- Social Networks – Facebook, Google plus, Meetup.
- Professional Social Networks – LinkedIn, Slideshare
- Private Social Networks – Yammer, Convo
- Social Search – Twitter search, Topsy, socialmention
- Social Media Recruitment – Indeed, oDesk, Tweetmyjobs
- URL Shortners – Bit.ly, Goo.gl, Tinyurl
- Micro Blogging Tools – Twitter, Disqus
- Blogging Tools- WordPress, Joomla, Tumblr
- Social Media Management and Tracking – Socialeye, Unified, Simple measured
- International Social Networks – Qzone, Renren, Virbuzz
- Social Listening – Socialeye, Buzzbundle, Trackur, Socialware
- Social Media Content Discovery and Curation – Buzzfeed, Reddit, Stumbleupon
- Social Media Photo Sharing Tools – Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr
- Social Media Video Sharing Tools – Youtube, Vimeo, Screencast
- Location Based Social Media Tools – Foursquare, Localmind
- Social Media Live Streaming Tools – Google+ hangouts, Livestream
- Social Media Discussion Forums – Quora, Answers, Wiki answers
- Social Media Tools For Reviews – Angel’s list, Yelp
- Social Commerce and Payment Tools – Venmo, ebay, etsy
- Social Knowledge Base – Wikipedia, Judgepedia, Wikia
- Social Travel Networks – Tripadvisor, Tripline, Wayn
- Social Music Networks – Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify
- Social Gaming Networks – Zynga, Second life, Smallwords