Differences Between Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram

 

  • Facebook is a social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. Key terms you will hear when using Facebook include, Like, Comment, Status Update, Friend Request, Timeline, Cover Photo, and Profile Picture. Facebook Business Pages allow for 255 characters in the "About" or bio field.
  • Instagram is a social networking website, owned by Facebook, focused on showcasing photos and short videos. Key terms you will hear when using Instagram include, Like, CommentProfile Picture and Story. Users can choose to follow users or business profiles. Instagram allows for up to 150 characters in your bio field.
  • LinkedIn is a social networking website that is designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to connect business professionals to other registered members to establish networks of people they know professionally. LinkedIn allows for up to 3,000 characters in your bio field.
  • Twitter is a social networking website that allows people to communicate through quick, frequent messages of 280 characters or less. People write short updates called “Tweets”, that are posted to their profiles, and shared with their followers. Key terms you will hear when using Twitter include Tweet, Retweet, Follower, and Hashtag. Twitter has a 160-character limit for the bio field.

 

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