This probably sounds like a silly top five, but hey, why not? I’m sure there’s at least one reader who’s into social media, and this post is dedicated to her/him. None of these networks are new or unheard of, so this is based solely on my preferences.
Chictopia is the first place I’ve ever uploaded outfit pictures to, in 2009 – it was a headless picture taken with my phone back when I was living in a dorm. My profile has grown since – see for yourself. I prefer Chictopia to other fashion social networks because it’s easier to get exposure and they have that cool reward program too.
I’m not sure I even had my own computer when I joined Polyvore. I was playing some collage fashion games on a silly forum when I noticed other people had way better structured collages. Since then, the site has grown enormously and it’s widely used as a tool for collages. Sometimes I use it to make birthday e-cards/collages that I send to my friends and sometimes I use it for the blog or work. It’s rare that I make sets for the sake of making sets anymore. You can see my profile here.
I started a Tumblr in 2009, it was called RAD air then (an anagram of my name), but I’ve later changed it to Kittenhood. I found the platform through Polyvore, as lots of images were clipped from Tumblr. Back then, I still felt like I have to save pictures on my computer, because online storage wasn’t as developed as it is now. So Tumblr helped me keep my inspiration pics together. I even have a second one, dedicated entirely to foxes: The Fox Daily.
A classic. And that’s what makes it so effective: since everyone is on Facebook, you can reach everyone. I wasn’t attracted to it at first, and the reason why I signed up was… for school, when I was studying social media. No wonder some of my first friends were my teachers. Now I use it every day, as I’m sure most of you do too, whether it’s to keep up with events, or to find news, music or interesting reads. I also use it to promote Kittenhood and bond with you readers – check it out here, if you haven’t already.
Pinterest is the one social network on everyone’s lips. I haven’t had a profile for that long (since last year, I think), but it quickly became my favorite. As one who would always cut out pictures from magazines to sort them out on categories, Pinterest is the much-needed upgrade. If you haven’t joined yet, do it!
I’m also part of other social networks that didn’t make it into the top: