Top 10 Social Media Apps Which Gained Immense Attention in the Year 2016

Social media is a great way to interact with people and share your interests, thought, and likings. Over the years since the day internet launched, apps like this have been floating around like anything. All kind of apps from daily life to social to personal. It’s all there to make our lives that little more convenient. There are many apps we all are familiar with and using on a regular basis like it’s a part of our lives. However, there are still quite a few apps not everyone is familiar with or using.

Here is the list of top 10 social media apps which gained immense attention in the year 2016 and are insanely addictive as well as productive.

1. Tumblr

One of this year’s biggest hit. This app lets you share your thoughts, posts; it’s like running your own blog channel. Through Tumblr, you can interact with people with same likings and thoughts. You can follow what others have to say, post, opinion about your favourite fandom. Tumblr is very easy to use as well very easy to understand.

2. Quora

I too got addicted to this application all through the year and maybe I’m still. This app lets you post any query (Quora) and let you read other’s queries. You can improve and gather much information through this app. For your intellectual hunger, this app is for you.

3. Whisper

Have some secrets you want to tell someone. Have any confessions to be confessed. This app will let you post anonymously, you can post everything or whatever you’re holding back without having to reveal yourself. You can chat with anyone anonymously. Whisper has gained many eyes through its creepy, clingy, funny, weird confessions.

4. Goodreads

Are you a book nerd? I’m for sure. This is a wonderful application for all the book lovers out there. Through this app, you can track all the books you’ve read or want to read. Comment on your daily progress with a book. Review your book. Chat with other book nerds. Create or join book clubs. A drama paradise for every book nerds.

5. Amino

We all follow some fandom or another. For your fandom craving, you can simply install this amino app of your favourite fandom or start your blog and write a comment on someone’s post and definitely chat with another Potterhead, Directioner, book nerd and more.

6. Yik yak

Once you download this app, I can bet my life you’ll live it. This app has gained massive popularity this year because of its individuality and uniqueness. This app lets you share/post question or discussion thread under 5 Miles radius. You see, write, chat anonymously to and with anyone under 5 Miles radius. This app sure is a famous app to spend time on for campus students.

7. Pinterest

This app will surely be your favourite spot to spend time as it displays everything of your liking. You can select your interest and then the app will display only and only posts related to the topics you’ve selected.

You scroll through different and bazillion article or DIYs relating to the topic of your interest. A perfect time pass!

8. Peach

Missing Vine already. Peach is an app created by the co-founder of the Vine name, Dom Hoffmann. Peach is a combination of all social media app with more fun and uniqueness. This app allows the users to interact with other users holding similar interests through hashtagging. This app has quickly expanded its mainstream popularity.

9. StumbleUpon

This app is pretty much like Pinterest. StumbleUpon is your one-stop solution for all your interest. Like Pinterest you’ve to select your topic of interest and the app will gather all the highlights, app, news, posts relating your interest. You can meet and chat with other people with similar interests as you.

10. Wanelo

We all are fashion savvy. This app will let you see all the information and offers available or given my big brands you like. You can scroll down through your favorite brand’s new outfits and save it to the cart as well as see what your Neighbours have wearing or what’s trending in fashion. Pretty much a fashion paradise for all the women out there.

So these were some of the most popular social media sites for the year 2016.

Top 5 Apps For Fashionistas

Staying on top of the fashion express is not an easy task at all. Ask a fashionista and you will know exactly how much work goes into looking oh-so-perfect at all times. At the core of being a fashionista is the ability to follow and even anticipate fashion trends before they hit the retail market.

Even in this most creative industry, technology has a great role to play. Using fashion apps, a fashion fiend can enjoy having the world at her fingertips. Here is the low down on a few apps that are most useful for fashionistas.

Vogue Stylist

If there is one name that is eponymous with fashion, it is Vogue and with the free Vogue Stylist smartphone application, the fashion fan can get hold of all the gen on the season’s fashions and read what the editors of Vogue are saying about the various trends of the season. This app will also give the user product suggestions based on the weather of his or her location. Even better, you can shop for the clothes and products that you see on your mobile device.

The Find

Looking for a bargain is made so much easier with the help of this application. The Find will help you scan a barcode and research the product. It can show you comparable and comparative products and even locate stores close to your current location. Probably one of the best features of this application is that it does not have advertisements to clutter up the space.


CAbi or Carol Anderson By Invitation offers a fabulous shopping experience. From the comfort of your home, you can experience the luxury of having a personal shopping assistant who helps you plan what you can wear and what you can buy. Personalization at its best – that’s what the CAbi experience offers you.

Rue La La

This is a private website but totally worth the membership. Looking for upmarket brands is a breeze with the help of this application. The number of big names who use this application to sell their products is staggering.

This application is also available across many devices such as Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices. With this application, one can access online boutiques which are open for a very short time. But during this time, the big name creations are available for a significantly lower amount.


Now – make up simply has to be the coup de grace for any fashionista and with the application called ModiFace, you can enjoy a veritable cornucopia of apps that will give you a chance to experiment with hairstyles, cosmetics, colours and so on to find out what suits your face the best. Totally worth the time you spend on this application!

How to Dress For Less – High Fashion on a Low Budget

Members-only websites

These websites offer customers the chance to be the first at online sales. Once you’ve signed up you’ll be sent an email alerting you to the start of the sale so you can get straight there and start grabbing those bargains before everyone else.

Join a site that offers registration for free. Also, these sites do tend to email quite often so if that sort of thing drives you crazy set up a separate email account.

Head to designer sample-sale fashion site Cocosa to get your hands on designer pieces with up to 50-80% off. This fashion club offers members insider access to premium designer clothes and accessories. Each sale is announced to members in advance by e-mail. Previous collections include Christian Lacroix and Jonathan Saunders.

Koodo is ideal for fashion fans who want big savings on designer clobber. The site is really easy to navigate and when you sign up to become a member you’ll get early access to top sales so you can grab the best bargains before they go. All you have to do is check the sale calendar, select the sales you’re interested in and Koodos will email you 24hrs before it starts.

Another great website is Secret Sales where you can save between 30% and 80% on lots of designer gear by the likes of Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.

Other good websites to sign up to include Fashion Confidential, Catwalk to Closet, Private Outlet and Dress for Less.

Factory outlets

These offer lots of big label names at cheaper prices. The Designer Warehouse Sales, for example, are held over three days, 12 times a year, in Islington, Central London. You could get your hands on catwalk one-offs, showroom samples and make savings of 60% or more on your favourite labels. Join the mailing list to find out in advance when the sales are going to take place.

Sample Sales

There are some amazing bargains to be had in sample sales. You can find out before everyone else when the next sample sale is by checking Dailycandy which lists the venues and times of upcoming sample sales in London.

Other sites such as Samplesaleslondon, Designersales and Stylebible have their own sample sales diaries too so keep an eye on all four to make sure you don’t miss out.

Vintage Savings

Vintage fairs are perfect for saving money while not compromising on style. From whole outfits to smaller accessories, there’s almost guaranteed to be something unique for every budget. Frockme! hosts a vintage fair several times a year at the Chelsea Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea. Admission is £4, children under 16 go free and students pay just £2. You’ll find clothes from every era, whether you’re looking for 1920’s flapper dresses, a little eighties number or a classic 1960s piece.

Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fairs organises vintage fairs throughout the year at Battersea Arts Centre and 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill. Expect around 65 stands in Battersea and 28 stands in Notting Hill, full to the brim with fashion, textiles and accessories dating from the 1800’s to 1970’s. Entry is £4 or £2 for students.

VintageFair – which hosts fairs all over England including Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Liverpool – is also worth a look. Click on the links to your nearest location to find out when and where the next event takes place.

For online vintage stores Absolutevintage is a good starting point with lots of accessories, shoes and bags on offer as well as a few dresses. There are detailed descriptions of all the items and although you won’t find any designer pieces it is pretty cheap and there are some gorgeous pieces for anyone on a budget who is looking for that vintage look.

Marthascloset also has some affordable pieces from the 50s right through to the 80s. The sale section at Martha’s Closet is particularly good – you can often find items being offered for under £10.

Pretaportobello sells wares from the ultra trendy Portobello Road. There can be some real treasures and it’s great for finding one-off pieces.

Swap it

WhatsMineIsYours was the first British online fashion swap shop and was founded in 2004 by stylist and personal shopper, Judy Berger. Visitors can swap, buy and sell fashion items making high style affordable and environmentally friendly. There are also boutiques selling the wares of up-and-coming new designers and vintage sellers.

The website now has over 13,000 regular users so there are plenty of items to choose from. There’s nothing to stop you swapping your swaps – in fact, you could keep swapping and get yourself a new dress every couple of weeks!

Don’t buy – borrow instead!

Sites like Girlmeetsdress allow members to rent beautiful designer instead of buying them. All of the items are new or nearly new and with some retailing at thousands of pounds it can be a good way to feel a million dollars without needing the bank balance to match. Handbagsfromheaven works in a similar fashion – opt either for Pay As You Go and hire as and when you like with no commitment, or become a member and get a 15% discount off all prices.