Influencer platform choices

The best social media platforms for influencers in 2021

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I don’t cover influencers. I cover SOCIAL MEDIA influencers (also called “SMI”). And… not every online platform is a social media platform, but you know that, right? Here are the ones that are, and here are the ones that aren’t… As usual, send me comments any time on my Twitter or by email.

YES Social Media

These are the platforms that ARE considered social media:

TikTok is.

Linkedin? Yes!

Clubhouse? Yes!

YouTube? Instagram? Parler? Telegram? Signal? Line? WeChat? Oh yes!

Surprise: Quora, eVite, Spark, Meetup, Flipboard, FreeSpace, Houseparty, Skype, Nextdoor and… texting too:

Texting as a social media platform - it's possible!
Texting as a social media platform – it’s possible!


All of the below are yes yes and yes

TikTok, Signal, Telegram, Quora, Flipboard, Linkedin, Clubhouse, Parler, Byte, Reddit, YouTube, eVite, Twitch, Facebook, WeChat, Twitter, Slack, Snapchat, Whatsapp, FreeSpace, Houseparty, Skype, Nextdoor, Meetup.com, LINE, Instagram - those are YES Social Media platforms
TikTok, Signal, Telegram, Quora, Flipboard, Linkedin, Clubhouse, Parler, Byte, Reddit, YouTube, eVite, Twitch, Facebook, WeChat, Twitter, Slack, Snapchat, Whatsapp, FreeSpace, Houseparty, Skype, Nextdoor, Meetup.com, LINE, Instagram – those are YES Social Media platforms

NO Social Media

Now for those that are NOT social media:

A blog is not social media.


A newspaper? No! Not even when they have a comments section!

Podcasts? I listen to those for least 3 hours a day when I’m walking or working, and I’m telling you, it’s such an amazing medium, I even fall asleep with them. But.. they’re not social media.

Pinterest – I wish it was social media. My life as a researcher could be so good, as they have even released tools for creators… But the problem is that Pinterest has said themselves that Pinterest is not a social media platform, and I cover social media influence only.

Here is the full list of platforms that are NOT social media:

NO Social Media
Pinterest, newspaper, blog, podcast are NOT Social Media

And so – do me a favor – let’s focus on SOCIAL MEDIA Influence only, and that’s where social media influencers are.

What is a social media influencer, anyhow?
A social media influencer is someone who owns a social media account (min. 50 followers), AND uses it for great – no, amazing – relationship building AND/OR content sharing with their followers.
https://www.dearmishudad.com/engage-your-engagers-influencer-first-command/



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I am the creator of Dear Mishu, a dog character that gives underdog advice to humans on social media. I originally built the account to learn about influencers and how they work. Over time, the account grew and Dear Mishu became a real social media influencer with a community of followers who ask her for advice. I use this experience and my 20 years of marketing experience to help brands understand how to reach their goals through Influencer Marketing and Social media branding.