World Social Media Day 2021: Know the Importance of Social Media in Daily Life

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World Social Media Day 2021: In today’s time, social media has become an important part in the life of every age person. Through this, we can connect with a person sitting in any corner of the world with just one click. Connecting with your friends, relatives or strangers in the virtual world gives a new experience. World Social Media Day is celebrated every year on 30 June. so that people. World Social Media Day is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of social media platforms. 

Total Users on Social Media in 2021

According to Hootsuite, the number of Internet users has increased by 7.6 percent in the last one year. It has reached 4.72 billion. This equates to more than 60 percent of the world’s population. According to data, more than half a billion new users are connected to social media in a year. There are 4.33 billion people social media users as of April 2021. India has 448 million social media users as of January 2021. It has increased by 78 million (21%) between 2020 and 2021. WhatsApp is the most used app in the country. It is followed by YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

It may be mentioned that it has emerged as an important tool for communication. The social media platform has emerged as a helpline for the people during the Corona pandemic. 

History of World Social Media Day

World Social Media Day History
World Social Media Day History

World Social Media Day was first observed on 30 June to celebrate the impact of social media and its role in global communication. The first social media platform, Sixdegress was launched in 1997. It was founded by Andrew Weinrich. The website had many features such as bulletin boards and profiles for the users to list their friends and family members. It was closed in the year 2001. In the beginning, Friendster, MySpace and Facebook were used by people to communicate. However, now the times have changed. Platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat are also being used on a large scale. 

Importance of World Social Media Day

World Social Media Day Importance
  • World Social Media Day is celebrated across the world to highlight the importance of social media platforms.
  • Can connect with a person sitting thousands of miles away on the messaging service app. You can have the world at the tap of a button. 
  • All the important information is now available on social media and this has helped people to understand and communicate in a better way. 

Social Media users Around the World and in India

  • WhatsApp- 53 Crore 
  • Youtube – 448 million
  • Facebook – 41 million 
  • Instagram – 21 million 
  • Twitter – 1.75 crore
World Social Media Day 2021 | Credit: Asianet Newsable

Top 5 Made in India Social Media apps that compete with Chinese apps 

Today, on the special occasion of World Social Media Day 2021, we will tell you about top-5 made in India social media apps. Let’s know. 

Top 5 Indian Apps

Koo App

Koo Bharat is the first micro-blogging platform that is seen as the biggest competitor to the American micro-blogging platform Twitter. Coupe was launched in March last year in competition with Twitter. Now after a year, the accounts of all politicians and all government departments have been created on the Ku app. The Government of India is also making many announcements now through Ku. Currently, Koo is available in 8 languages ​​- Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali and English. 

Moj App 

Indian company ShareChat has launched this app. Users will get features like making short videos, special effects, stickers and emotions in this app like Tik-Tok. Apart from this, this app supports 15 other languages ​​including English. Google has also invested in this. 

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Chingari App 

After the ban on Chinese Tik-Tok, users are now using the Spark app the most in India. Users can share with their friends by making short videos in this app. On this app, users will get videos like trending news, entertainment, funny videos, love status. 

MX TakaTak App

Video player and video streaming platform MX Player has launched the short video app TakaTak, which is similar to the Chinese short video app TikTok. TakaTak can be downloaded from Google Play Store. 

Government Message to Replace WhatsApp 

The National Information Center has developed an app named ‘Sandesh’. It is being said that this app will replace WhatsApp. Actually, due to the recently released new policies of WhatsApp, people have started opposing it. There is a risk of privacy policy in this. While there is nothing like this in the message. However, the message has not yet been launched for the general public. Its trial has started.

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It is estimated that it may be used for communication in government offices. Similarly, an app named ‘Samvad’ is also to be started. Not only this, due to the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, the popularity of ‘Signal’ and ‘Telegram’ has also increased rapidly in the last few months. Apart from this, another app named ‘Elements’ has entered the market to replace WhatsApp. 

Quotes on World Social Media Day 2021

World Social Media Day 2021 Quotes and messages
  • On Social Media Day, here are some quotes that you can share with your loved ones
  • “Engage rather than sell work as a co-creator, not a marketer.”-Tom H. C. Anderson, market researcher 
  • “By not tweeting you’re tweeting. You’re sending a message.”-Anonymous 
  • “Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards.”-Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  • “Privacy is dead, and social media hold the smoking gun.”-Pete Cashmore, Mashable CEO   
  • “Conversations are happening whether you are there or not.”-Kim Garst

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