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Want To Be A Social Media Star? Here Are Five Social Media Apps

Here’s a look at the top 5 such platforms that might help in your aspiration to rule the hearts of millions with access to varied social media platforms:

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Technology has evolved over the years. It is ruling the entire world in every manner be it smartphones, computers, tablets and gaming console. All these gadgets, in some way or other, helping us to grow. Also, it has become an earning tool for many people in urban and rural areas.

Digital is the new content, which is hence proved by many short video sharing platforms and their numbers of followers. 

YouTube is one of the known and powerful video-sharing platforms and most effective means for getting many eyes on your content.

There are innumerable such examples across the globe, whose popularity was the result of the penetrating reach of social media platforms. However, not everyone who shares a video on a social media platform gains the same level of acceptance among the masses. Probably, the key to viral success is choosing the right platform for the right purpose.

Here’s a look at the top 5 such platforms that might help in your aspiration to rule the hearts of millions with access to varied social media platforms:


Catering to more than 2 billion users, YouTube has emerged as the largest video platform in the world. Several studies suggest that besides being a popular video-sharing platform, YouTube is also the second most popular search engine. With more than 5 billion videos being watched on the platform every day, YouTube users consume content that is informative, entertaining, and refreshing.

Some performers who became household names in India through their popularity on YouTube include Bhuvan Bam, Mithila Palkar, among others. Bhuvan initially took to YouTube to showcase his acting skills and impeccable comic timing, and later landed in a Pizza Hut commercial wherein kids fondly watched him confronting a bulldozer. Similarly, Mithila Palkar first surfaced on social media and later featured in popular Netflix originals like Little Things and Chopsticks.


With 1 billion users, Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. It is very user-friendly and thrives on photos and video content. On Instagram, you will find content across varied genres such as photography, food, travel, motivation, art and craft, and others. It is a common practice today for web/news portals to follow Insta accounts of celebrities to extract stories that appeal to the people. The platform has also brought popularity and stardom to many who had never tasted success while following their passion. For instance, Diipa Khosla became famous on Instagram with her posts related to fashion, fitness, and travel. Her fashion sense is praised not only by commoners but leading fashion magazines too. Currently, she is followed by 1 million fans.


VMate, a trending short video platform, is increasingly getting popular in India as well as abroad. Launched in 2017, VMate currently has more than 50 million users in India.  What’s unique about the platform is super easy video making and editing tools. Any user can make a video, edit the same, and post it on the platform without being technically sound about the know-how of video making, which is vital on other video platforms. VMate is home to some social media stars like Abdullah Pathan, an aspiring WWE wrestler who recently won a date with actress Sunny Leone during a New Year campaign, Ablu Rajesh, who participated in Nach Baliye season 9, among others. Some VMate creators such as Naina Jee, Anju Singh, and Sharleen have more than 2 million fans on the app.


Facebook is a global social media giant, which has repeatedly outdone its competitors by offering exciting features that not just kept the existing userbase intact but added many more to the fold. While Facebook enables users to express their different emotions creatively, it also provides various means to reach out to a niche audience. With features like targeted posts, which come at a nominal cost, one may boost the reach of any post. Hence, the platform plays a great role in amplifying your effort towards your goals. One of the recent examples of gaining stardom through Facebook is singer Ranu Mandal’s rags-to-riches story. From being an anonymous beggar, Ranu Mandal became a popular singer, featuring on television shows and singing for established music directors like Himesh Reshammiya. Her shot to fame came from a video shared by a Facebook user.


And last, but not least, in the league is microblogging platform Twitter. It is Twitter that has evolved the concept of trending through its hashtag feature. Each day, a number of trends can be seen on the popular platform, deciding the narrative of the day. From political bigwigs to news channels, they all decide or alter their agenda for the day on the basis of what’s trending and what’s not on Twitter.

Thriving on words, the microblogging site is an excellent platform for the wordsmiths, who possess strong or distinct opinions. The platform allows you to join hot debates and connect with influential personalities, by leveraging trending topics. One of the most loved personalities on Twitter is Pakalu Papito, who became an internet sensation with funny one-liner tweets. Time and again, many leading portals have captured the most relatable unusual opinions from his account.

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