Explain to me why you would use any of those instead of texting or email? FBM, I'm guessing because that's how your FB friends message you, but the others are *just* messaging services, aren't they?
Twitter / Instagram are more like 1 to 1000's communication apps - sure you can DM on twiter, but that really is not the point.I'm not a big social media user. I run them down daily to see what the kids are up to, but I can't see the point of Twitter or Instagram unless you're some celebrity with a huge following.
FBM because video phone.
Like in the Jetson's
Is Usenet considered Social Media?
The idea was that you could sign up for a social network like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr or Reddit and connect with old friends and acquaintances, make new ones or even interact with strangers about your life.
Except that Twitter was really a "micro-blogging" site, LinkedIn was about finding a job, Pinterest was a pinboard site, Instagram and Flickr were photo-sharing sites, Tumblr was a social-blogging platform, Reddit was a social bookmarking site and who knows what Google+ ever was?
The first is messaging. Those darn millennials we're always hearing about increasingly reject social networking on sites like Facebook in favor of messaging via apps like Snapchat.
Unlike social networking, messaging is private, temporary and immediate. More to the point, messaging normally doesn't go out to one's broader "social network." Messaging content tends to be targeted to one or a few individuals, with the majority of one's "social network" left out on purpose. Using a messaging app feels like "sending" something, not "posting" something.
The second is the general world of online distractions, including YouTube videos, games, articles, podcasts and more.
And the third is social media.
Confusion about the difference between social networking and social media is why most people haven't noticed the decline of social networking. People don't stop to think about the difference.