2. Twitter

Twitter is the current social media darling. With thousands of users joining everyday, that’s certainly a lot of chatter to manage. But if you need instant answers – and have a varied group of people with whom you are connected – you can glean useful information at such a brisk pace. When connecting with followers – whether globally or locally – it’s like having a real-time chat in your web browser (or on your mobile device), but with a carefully selected list of friends, businesses, bloggers and celebrities.