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Are you new to social media marketing? Are you thinking of getting your feet wet but don’t know where to start?

Don’t worry. While it can be a daunting task trying to catch up with the past few years of “friending,” liking, and tweeting, the cause is not hopeless. If the whole concept of an online community seems foreign to you, this simple social media comparison is a great resource to help you begin.

This short and informative chart compares the functions and usability of the top 5 social media platforms–Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn–against each other.

Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Linkedin
Like/Favorite Posts x x x x
Like Images x x x x
Like Video x x x
Comment on Post
x x x x
Comment on Images
x x x x x
Comment on Videos
x x x x x
Share Posts x x x x
Share Images x x x x
Share Video x x x x
Share Music x
Applications x x
Games x x
Tag Photos x x
Tag Posts x x x
Send Private Messages x x x
Message Chat x x
Video Chat x x
Business Pages x x x
Lists/Groups x x x
Live Stream x x x
Twitter Integration x x
Recommendations x x x x x

Written by: Daniel Griffith on July 23, 2012

Daniel is an Author, Designer, and Entrepreneur. With over 10 years of industry experience, Daniel utilizes his unique blend of mathematics and poetry, engineering and creative thinking to solve both technical and business challenges.

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