Media-sharing sites permit you to upload your photos, videos as well as audio to a website which can be retrieved from anywhere in the world. It is then possible for you to share that media with the world or just a select group of friends.
Many media-sharing sites also permit you to put media onto other sites through the process of ‘embedding’. This is where you copy and then paste a tiny snippet of HTML code into the web page. This tells your browser where it can find the media. This makes the media appear as if it’s on the new website.
Statistics show that content with relevant images receives up to 94% more views. Coloured visuals increase reader willingness to read a piece of content by up to 80%.
Features of media-sharing sites
As soon as you have registered an account you can connect with others by exploring contact lists or keywords for topics that you are interested in. The algorithms of the particular platform will suggest media that is relevant to your likes and interests based on previous views, likes or shares. Video, images and audio clips are the three main types of media that are shared across social media platforms.