Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
Advantages: Easy layout to find items, simple and easy posts to read, good search tool to find what you are looking for.
Disadvantages: Posts can’t be as long as you would want them to be. Doesn’t allow the layout to be changed and menus to be created.
Instagram is an online mobile Photo-Sharing, Video-Sharing, and Social-Networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.
Advantages: Simple layout. Easy to follow and find the things you’re looking for. Long descriptions can be made on posts. Comments are easy to make.
Disadvantages: Doesn’t allow long videos to be posted, a mobile only service, no layout change to a page, no menus so its hard to find old posts, videos that are posted can only be short.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system(CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. An example of the second case is a local computer configured to act as its own web server hosting WordPress for single-user testing or learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.
Advantages: Posts are blogs so they can be as long as you like, can customise all settings of your page, can create well laid out menus to structure things. Easy features to set a simple layout. Any media can be used on the posts.
Disadvantages: Not easy to create all menus to order and structure the more advanced parts of the site, limited amount of features to work with.
Wattpad is a writing community in which users are able to post articles, stories, fan-fiction, and poems, either through the website or the mobile app. This gives people the chance to have their creative works available to a wider audience. The content includes work by undiscovered writers, published writers, new writers, with all users being given an equal chance to write popular works. Users are able to comment and like stories or join groups associated with the website.
Advantages: Able to post any form of media on the site, the website is made for text so anything and any amount can be written, easy structure and layout.
Disadvantages: Is mainly made for writers and authors, can’t post documents to the posts, posts are in the form of a novel chapter, limited amount of features to work with, not much customisation for the overall look of the site to make it look appealing.
YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube now operates as one of Google’s Subsidaries. The site allows users to upload, view, rate, share and comment on videos, and it makes use of WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe FlashVideo technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video.
Advantages: Can post any videos to the site for people to see, can be used to link in to other sites posts, a description can be added, comments can be made on the post, easily accessible to anyone, easy layout.
Disadvantages: Not as structured as other websites as they aren’t posts with text, page cant be styled or ordered in a simple and easy way, no still images can be used as they have to be videos.