You probably don’t need telling how important social media is for your business, especially with figures like the ones in this infographic from Twist. There’s a good chance you’re already using sites like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to connect with your customers but you might not know how useful the increasingly popular photo sharing networks could be for your business. We’ve created a list to introduce you to some of the most popular:

  • Flickr. 87 million people are using this photo management and sharing network to upload everything from holiday snaps to food. Whilst Flickr can’t be used to advertise, it’s a fantastic place for businesses to share pictures of its products and other brand related images. Users can also join groups for topics that interest them, so if you run a fashion business, head on over to some of the numerous fashion focused groups and get sharing.
  • Pinterest. This picture based network boasts over 70 million users. You can use it to share your own content, pin content relevant to your industry/ followers and even find potential new prospects through collaborations. With over 80% of the user base being female, this network is especially great for any business targeting a female demographic. Get Pinning!
  • Instagram. When we say Instagram, you might think of cringe worthy selfies, but in actual fact Instagram can be a nifty little tool for businesses. Use it to share both fun pictures and images relevant to your business, get noticed by using popular tags, grow and connect with a following amongst the 137 million users. It will even link up nicely with your other social media pages.

via: http://www.twistforum.com/topic/6839-2013-social-media-facts-infographic/