There are a number of social networks that are establishing a large population of users that are visiting these websites on a daily basis and for long periods of time. These social networks are becoming some of the most popular websites on the internet. There are new websites that are being developed for the web but it is a handful of websites that are part of the mainstream internet culture that is redefining the way people interact with each other. Companies are taking notice of how social networking is facilitating communication, interactions, and influencing decisions. We have provided some tips on how small businesses can access this large population of users by taking advantage of the technology that is available on the web.

Twitter has established it self as a platform where instant communication is available in real time where there are hundreds of millions of users that are registered with this service. You are able to say anything that you want within a 140 character limit. The messages may be short but they have such a broad reach that they can touch any one on global scale and take a life on its own. Twitter has recently been taken prominence in the news for people communicating real time to discuss news events as they happen or before they even get aired on television. Twitter is changing the speed on how we receive information.

Stumbleupon is a great social network to generate a lot of traffic for your business very quickly. This website is very different because it allows their users to submit website recommendations and you click the stumble button and you randomly search or stumble upon a web page in the categories that you are interested in. Stumbleupon is gaining a lot of popularity and it is quickly becoming a favorite for companies to pay for web traffic because due to the affordable prices for US traffic.

Facebook is the current king of all social media and is one of the best platforms for businesses to use to advertise their products or services to the billion users on this social network. Facebook has been concentrating on developing their mobile platform and have been working on getting new companies to become major advertisers on Facebook. They have a lot of built in features to provide information on how well your advertising campaign is doing and how well your communication is being reached by your audience on Facebook.

Pinterest is a social network that is quickly becoming one of the most important websites on the internet. If you have not had the chance to visit the website then you should do so right now. This website functions as a social bookmarking website but what sets it apart from it's competitors is that it is visually driven. Most of the website's users are women and businesses are taken notice of this website to market to this demographic. More men are starting to use this website as this website is gaining popularity among the masses and is becoming very well known. Most people are know calling this website as the next Facebook.

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Mr. Singh is an MBA that has been involved in leading, motivating, strategizing, and developing people to better perform their jobs to support the mission objectives of their organization. Mr. Singh has lead several major project implementations and is currently leading an enterprise architecture department in a leading consulting corporation. Mr. Singh is a contributor for The Career Advisor which can be found on the web at