Social Media 101
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Thursday, October 02, 2014
What Every Parent Needs To Know
There are so many social media apps, and new ones are popping up all the time. We’ve put together a list of the most common apps your children may be using, and, with some help from Common Sense Media, we’re letting you know about some of the dangers these app pose. We’ll be updating this list with more apps when we learn about potential problems you need to know about.
 
  Facebook - a way for people to connect with friends and colleagues
  Twitter - allows users to post brief messages and follow other users
  Snapchat - pictures and videos disappear after being viewed
  Instagram - users can share photos and 15-second videos
  Vine - Vine lets users post and watch looping six-second video clips
  Yik Yak - connects users with strangers in their area
  Tumblr - interactive blogging site
  Google+ - a way for people to connect with friends and colleagues
   Oovoo - a free video, voice, and messaging app
   Pheed - a hybrid of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
   Ask.fm - lets kids ask and answer questions
   Kik Messenger - an app-based alternative to standard texting
   Omegle - an anonymous ways for users to discuss anything
   Whisper - a social "confessional" app
   Secret - lets users voice whatever's on their minds anonymously
   Burn Note - erases messages after a set period of time
   Badoo - connects users with strangers for friendship or dating
   Confide - lets users send messages that will “self-destruct”
   Keek - users post video statuses that can be viewed by strangers
   MeetMe - focuses on meeting, dating strangers
   Poof Texting - users can sent text messages that disappear after they’ve been read
   Streetchat - anonymous way to say or post photos of anything
   Tagged - users connect with strangers; emphasis on dating
   Tinder - matches people with other people around them for friendship or dating
   Viber - lets users make phone calls/send text messages globally
   Wickr - lets users send messages that won’t be archived
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