With so many different social media platforms to choose from, how do you choose which one to use?
Ask yourself: What do you want to achieve?
Sign up to Flickr, Instagram and Pinterest if you like taking or sharing photos.
Join YouTube, Vine and Vimeo if you like watching videos or making them.
Check out Facebook if you want to connect with family and friends.
Start a Twitter account if you want to reach a wider range of people from politicians to pop stars.
Use LinkedIn if you want to connect with people you have worked with.
Create a blog, a website that is a bit like a diary, if you enjoy writing and sharing your view of the world, using Blogger, WordPress or Tumblr.
Have a go with WhatsApp or Viber if you just want to chat with your friends online for free.
How much time do you want to spend
Some social media platforms are more time consuming than others. Twitter can be quick and easy to use as you only need to write short updates of up to 140 characters. A blog can take up much more time as they often contain longer updates.
What are the people you know using?
Social media is all about connecting with others. Ask your friends, family or colleagues what social media platforms they use before you sign up.