Every one knows about free social networking sites like facebook and twitter. But there are paid social networking sites too that provide better services in exchange of money.
There were times when people really cared for others. It was among the top priorities of every religion to love every other being on the face of the earth. Today our planet is inhabited by more than 7 billion people yet we have turned into socially awkward and self centered generation. Thanks to social networking sites that were originally meant to connect people of different parts of the world but are now left only to showcase the NUMBER of friends and followers a person have. This is different topic though but still one should think about the the kind of generation ours have become.
On the other hand, Here are 50 Most popular social networking sites:
Social Networking Websites
CafeMom is successor of ClubMom website that was founded in 1999. Cafemom is mainly targeted to mothers and babies. It basically help connecting mothers around the globe while discussing topics regarding pregnancies and new born babies. CafeMom has nearly 8.2 Million unique visitors per month.
SpringMe was acquired by TWOO.com which itself is a part of Meetic (a UK based dating site). SpringMe is very popular dating site.
Netlog is a Belgian social networking site which is more popular for its gaming and chat interface. It was founded in 1999 and it became more popular after it allowed people to create their own pages.
French Social Networking Site Skyrock is more popular due to its blog syndicating service. It allows people to create blog and share their views and thoughts via blog posts.
Iranian Social networking Site Cloob.com came into existence after Orkut.com was banned by Iranian Government. The website is strictly dedicated to Iranian people as it is available only in Persian language.
Just as weird is the name of this Chinese Social Networking Website is, as weird is the games it offers. Kaixin001 is mainly popular due to its gaming interface where is allows people to play game like Friends for Sale, Parking Wars, Where I Have been and iLike.
Japanese Social networking website Mixi is a blend of blogging, gaming and social networking. You can play games, write journals and make new friends at mixi.com
Xing was founded in 2003 in Germany with a common goal of providing social networking platform to people who are looking for jobs and who want to advance their careers. Xing is available in multiple languages and is used by people all around the globe.
VK is the largest social networking website in Europe. It is listed in Alexa’s top 500 sites in the world (Rank 22). VK is very popular among Russians.
Yelp is a Review and rating website that rate local business specially restaurants and hotels. It also provide a social networking interface for people to interact.
Douban is a mix up of review site with social networking platform. It is accessible for both Registered and non registered users.
39. Ren Ren
RenRen has more than 160 Million registered users and is among the largest social networking site in China.
OK.ru is basically oriented towards classmates and old friends. It is one of the biggest social networking website in Russia.
Bebo is more popular for its social networking apps and has millions of users around the globe.
For those who are looking for reviews of cars,bikes, movies and books – Mouthshut.com is a good website. It also provides a good interface for people to interact.
Flixter is movie review website where users can buy and rent movies online.
Reverbnation is a social networking site that provides a chance to upcoming music artists to showcase their skills by using their tools and apps.
Last.FM is a music oriented website where people can share lists of their favorite songs and also can listen to songs online.
Taringa has turned out to be the biggest social networking site in Latin America. It even tops facebook in South America.
Ibibo is travel website where user can book tickets of their flights and also can share their views about travel.
Hi5 is a social networking site that basically target young audience including teenagers and college students. It was once the third largest networking site in the world.
Viadeo.com provides a social networking interface for Business owners, managers and career enthusiasts.
Foursquare is dedicated in providing the information about the best places to visit with friends in any particular city around the globe.
Delicious is a social networking site where people share links of their favorite content on internet.
On Ning.com People can create their own custom social network and let other people use it.
Goodreads is a website specifically dedicated to booklovers. Here Book lovers can rate and share reviews of their favorite books.
Classmates as the name suggest is oriented towards students where they can post knowledge worthy content and can connect with each other.
Academia.edu is specifically for Scholars and Teachers who want to share their knowledge in higher studies and research.
On About.Me you can create and customize your own personal page and share it with the world.
Ask.FM is a question answer based social networking site where people can ask various questions of different topics and can answer other people’s questions.
Meetup.com is a online dating site that has a huge database of around 150 million users around the globe.
Tagged.com is dedicated to online dating and it match profiles of people with common interests.
WeHeartit is a social networking site which mainly focuses on photo uploads and sharing. People can like other peoples photo.
Soundcloud is online music repository where people can connect and share music. You can upload remixes or original content and it might get viral on Soundcloud.
Vine.co is a video sharing site where people can upload and share videos featuring original content.
Stumbleupon is a mix up of social networking and social bookmarking. Here people can follow each other and also can stumble upon random posts of that is on their topic of interest.
Myspace was one time the most popular social networking site where even big celebrities had profile. It may not be as popular as it was but it still is in use.
LiveJournal is a social networking site where user can write journals and diaries and share it with the world.
Deviantart focuses on providing online medium to young artists who want to share their art with the world.
Flickr is a social networking and photo uploading site by Yahoo where professional photographers can upload their pictures.
Imgur is one of the most entertaining website on internet where user posts pictures and GIFs of random stuff and other people can vote it and comment on it.
8. Sina Weibo
Sina Weibo is a Chinese micro blogging website that provide blogging feature to its users.
Tumblr.com is one of the most popular website where user can ‘dump’ any kind of content be it picture, video, text or link and can vote or like other people’s content.
Pinterest is a social networking site where user can make pinboards (picture boards) of their favorite topics and then can share it with the world.
Instagram is probably the most famous website among celebrities as well as common people. People mostly share personal pictures and selfies on Instagram.
LinkedIn is dedicated mainly for people who are trying to expand their business or looking for jobs. Many people upload their resumes on Linkedin.
3. Google Plus
GooglePlus might have turned to be the biggest social networking site. But it just didn’t click. Still it is one of the most used social networking sites on internet.
Twitter is a micro blogging and social networking sites where user can upload any picture or videos with text 140 characters or less.
Facebook is the biggest social networking website of our time. It has millions of user around the globe and the ever updating interface makes it much more advance (but still easy to use) interface for people.
Which Social networking do you prefer the most and why?