Social Networking Sites is a site enable users to create public profiles within that site and provide relationships facility with other users of the same site who access their profile. Using social networks you can create public profile, share ideas, load images and videos, make new friends, create new groups and share links, promote your business on the internet. These websites are used to improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
1 Facebook Alexa rank = 3 | Site URL = www.facebook.com
Facebook is the most popular free social media on the internet. facebook was founded on 2/4/2004 by Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Andrew Mccollum, Chris Hughes and Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook users must register before using the site after registration they can create personal profile, upload images and videos, create groups, make friends, exchange messages, video calling. World wide active users on facebook over 1+ billion.
2 Twitter Alexa rank = 12 | Site URL = twitter.com
The Twitter is an microblogging and message platform on the internet, that enables users to read and send short 140 character text messages with image. Twitter was founded in 3/2006 by Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey Noah Glass. 200+ million active users use twitter and posted 350 million tweets per day.
3 Linkedin Alexa rank = 17 | Site URL = www.linkedin.com
Linkedin is a professional business oriented website. linkedin founded by Reid Hoffman in september 2002 and launched on june 6, 2003. Linked users can post photos, view photos, save jobs that they would like to apply for, like and comments on photos and videos. 277 million word wide active users use this site.
4 Google+ Alexa rank = 47 | Site URL = plus.google.com
Plus.google.com developed by google inc. Using its you can organise all google apps google+, gmail, google search. 550 million active users use google+ service. 32% smartphone users used the google+ app. using it you can create public profile, upload images and videos, make friends, join groups, free video conferencing calls with up to 5 10 people.
5 Instagram Alexa rank = 19 | Site URL = www.instagram.com
Instagram is a videos images sharing platform that enables its users to take images and videos. using it you can share your content on other social websites like facebook, flickr, tumblr, twitter. Instgram created by Mike Krieger, Kevin Systrom and launched in november 2010. 100 million world wide active visitors use this website. later instagram was acquired by facebook in may 2012.
6 Pinterest Alexa rank = 56 | Site URL = www.pinterest.com
Pinterest.com is a visual discovery tools that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. It is most popular pins boards system founded by Ben Silbermann. Pinterest users can upload, manage images know as pins, and other content videos through collections known as pinboards. Using it you can promote your business online.
7 Tumblr Alexa rank = 49 | Site URL = www.tumblr.com
Tumblr is a microblogging platform enable users to post images, videos, audios, and micro blogs. Using it you can follow other user blogs. Tumbler founded by David Karp later company Owned by yahoo.com. Tumblr hosts 190 million blogs and more than 83.3 billion posts.
8 VK.com Alexa rank = 15 | Site URL = vk.com
Vkontakte (VK.com) is another russian based social site. It is the second largest social platform in europe. VK users can create public profile, groups, uploads images and videos, share images, and play video games. VK founded by pavel durov. VK functionality - messaging, news, communities, like buttons. vk - 250 million world wide users and $172million revenue.
9 Flickr.com Alexa rank = 274 | Site URL = www.flickr.com
Flickr is a video and image hosting web services that was created by ludicorp company in 2003 and acquired by yahoo.com in end 2005. Flickr users can share and embed personal images. 89 million users use flickr and uploaded 3.4 million new images daily.
10 Ask.fm Alexa rank = 478 | Site URL = ask.fm
Ask was created in july 2 2010. It is a answer question social platform. 71 million active users use this service.
11 Meetup.com Alexa rank = 586 | Site URL = www.meetup.com
Meetup.com is an online portal that allow users to find and join groups.
12 Foursquare.com Alexa rank = 1,462 | Site URL = foursquare.com
Foursquare service for mobile devices such as Android, Blackbarry, iPhones, Window Phones and smartphones. Foursquare founded by Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley in 2009. Foursquare more popular outside the US and UK. In march 2014 46 million registered users use this website.
13 Tagged.com Alexa rank = 1,142 | Site URL = www.tagged.com
Tagged.com was founded by Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier Smith in 2003. Tagged allow users share tags, play games, browse the profiles of other members. It has 100 million users world wide.
14 Weibo.com Alexa rank = 27 | Site URL = weibo.com
Weibo.com is most popular microblogging service in china. 503 million users use weibo its hold 2.4billion worth. Weibo was developed by Sina corporation on 15 november 2009. According sina 100 million messages are posted each day by weibo.com. Company CEO - Charles Chao.
15 Myspace.com Alexa rank = 2,147 | Site URL = myspace.com
Myspace.com is a social service for music streaming. This website purchased by Justin Timberlake. Myspace was founded in 2002 by Tom Anderson and Chris Dewolfe. Myspace groups feature that allowed a group of users to share a common page and message board.
16 hi5.com Alexa rank = 3,168 | Site URL = www.hi5.com
HI5.com is famous website based in san francisco california. The hi5 company was founded by ramu yalamanchi in 2003. www.hi5.com company purchased by tagged.
17 Meetme.com Alexa rank = 9,343 | Site URL = www.meetme.com
18 Ok.ru Alexa rank = 57 | Site URL = ok.ru
Odnoklassniki service most popular in russia. Odnoklassniki.com was foundad by Albert Popkov on may 5, 2006. 150 million registered users use odnoklassniki. This web site listed in top 10 russian internet brands. Odnoklassniki.com won the runet prizes in 2006 and 2007. Company revenue = $20.34 million dollar.
|Social Networking Sites||Description | Website Focus||Registered Users||Alexa Rank||Date launched|
|www.facebook.com||General: Videos, Images, Blogs, Apps.||1.44 billion||3||February, 2004|
|Twitter.com||General - Microblogging, Rss, Updates.||302 million||10||15 July 2006|
|Linkedin.com||Business & professional networking.||Over 364 million||13||May 2003|
|Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.||150+ million||15||October 6, 2010|
|Qzone.qq.com||General - Popular in china.||645 million||9||2005|
|Weibo.com||Chinese Twitter.||Over 300 million||21||14 August 2009|
|Tumblr||Blog||Over 202 million||41||February 2007|
|Pinterest.com||Visual discovery, collection, and storage tool.||Over 90 million||53||March 2010|
|Google+||Multi-faceted platform.||Over 200 million||NA||June 2011|
|VK.com||General - Most Popular in Russia.||300 million||15||10 October 2006|
|OK.ru||Popular in Russia||46 Million||52||March 4, 2006|
|Flickr.com||Photography related.||36 million||167||February 10, 2004|
|www.douban.com||Web 2.0, Online music, movie and book database.||48+ million||310||March 6, 2005|
|www.deviantart.com||The world's largest online art gallery and community.||26 million||153||August 7, 2000|
|www.academia.edu||for academics/researchers.||36 million||614||September 2008|
|www.meetup.com||General - Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities.||27 million||592||June 12, 2002|
|Xing.com||Professional network service.||28 million||793||November 2003|
|Soundcloud.com||users can upload, record, promote, and share their originally-created sounds.||40 million||122||October 2008|
|Goodreads.com||Social cataloging.||32 million||339||December 2006|
|Wattpad.com||For readers and authors to interact and e-book sharing||NA||815||November 2006|
|Tagged.com||General.||105 million||1,126||October 2004|
|renren.com||Best in China.||161+ million||1,647||2005|
|Foursquare.com||Mobile network.||43 million||1,684||March 11, 2009|
|Mixi.jp||Most popular in Japan.||31 million||1,633||25 October 2000|
|Myspace.com||music emphasis.||30 million||2,358||July 2003|
|Ning.com||Users create their own networks.||39 million||3,152||October, 2005|
|Taringa.net||General||76 million||341||January 2004|
|Viadeo.com||Web 2.0 professional network whose members include business owners, entrepreneurs and managers.||65 million members worldwide||3,175||May 2004|
|Twoo + Netlog||General - Twoo is the most fun way to meet new people near you.||11.9 million active users||756||November 18 2001|
|Weheartit.com||Image-based for inspiring images.||36 million||2,021||2008|
|Cafemom.com||For Mothers.||1.2 million||2,587||December 2006|
|Cloob||General||NA||3,828||December 21, 2004|
|SkyrocK.com||Popular in french-speaking world.||28 million||3,120||December 17, 2002|
|www.plurk.com||Free micro-blogging service.||NA||2,284||May 12, 2008|
|Yammer.com||Yammer.com helps workers collaborate across locations, departments and business applications.||Over 28 million||2,343||September 8, 2008|
|Couchsurfing||making connections between travelers and the communities they visit.||3 million||2,515||2003|
|Hi5.com||General. Popular in Nepal, Thailand, Mongolia, Romania, Central Africa, Latin America. Not Popular in USA, UK, Canada.||80 million||3,138||June 27, 2003|
|Etoro||your social investment network. Connect with other traders & investors and copy their trades.||5 million||4,755||May 2007|
|About.me||Social website.||10 million||4,928||October 2009|
|www.cyworld.com||General: South Korean based service.||30 million||4,373||1999|
|Ravelry||Free for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers.||3 million||5,119||2007|
|italki.com||Language learning social network.||1 million||5,108||December 2006|
|Mouthshut||Social Media, Consumer reviews.||NA||6,907||2000|
|Myheritage.com||Site for discovering, sharing and preserving family history.||Over 30 million||6,475||2003|
|Gaiaonline.com||Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe||26 million||7,303||February 18, 2003|
|www.care2.com||Connect activists.||21 million||8,643||1998|
|Stage32.com||World's largest educational hub for film, television & theater creatives||350K||9,015||February 1, 2012|
|classmates.com||Users find classmates and colleagues from kindergarten, primary school, high school, college, workplaces, and the U.S. military.||50 million||10,821||1995|
|Busuu.com||for learning languages.||15 million||14,521||16 May 2008|
|www2.wayn.com||Travel network.||20 million||12,811||May 2003|
|DXY.cn||Online community for physicians, health care professionals. Only for china users||8 million||7,270||2000|
|Kaixin001.com||General : Popular in China||NA||9,187||March 2008|
|Spot.im||A service for webmasters to add social functionality to their websites.||1.2M||9,960||2014|
|NK.pl||School based - Popular in Poland.||Over 17 million||1,035||11 November 2006|
|Geni.com||Commercial genealogy||101 million||10,690||June 2006|
|Experienceproject.com||Life experiences.||NA||13,261||April 2007|
|Filmow.com||Brazil-based collaborative platform||-||13,611||April 1, 2009|
|Librarything.com||Social cataloging web application||Over 2 million||20,801||August 29, 2005|
|Mubi.com||Streaming video/social networking/film criticism||200K||20,327||February 2007|
|Ello.co||General||Over 1.2 million||23,238||March 2014|
|Flixster.com||Social movie site for discovering new movies, learning about movies.||70 million||36,443||2007|
|Trombi.com||French subsidiary of Classmates.com||5 million||35,116||May 2000|
|Fotki.com||Digital photo sharing, video sharing and media website||NA||44,655||1998|
|Blackplanet.com||African-American for matchmaking||23 million||48,075||1 September 1999|
|Doximity.com||Social media service for U.S. physicians.||Over 1.2 million||28,273||March 2011|
|Mocospace.com||for Mobile lovers||4 million||43,256||October 2005|
|Tuenti.com||Spanish based university and high school network site||15 million||53,704||2006|
|habbo.com||Hangout for teens||280 million||54,754||2000|
|Dailystrength.org||Medical & emotional support community - physical health, mental health||NA||56,861||August 3, 2006|
|Zoo.gr||The greek web meeting point||1.4 million||52,933||2004|
|BuzzNet.com||photo, journal, and video-sharing||10 million||91,405||2005|
|Mewe.com||Private Social Network||NA||95,364||May 16th, 2012|
|Gapyear||Ultimate travel community||NA||94,253||July 1998|
|Weeworld.com||for Gaming.||Over 20 million||96,218||March 20, 2000|
|Travbuddy.com||Travel||Over 1 million||72,158||2005|
|Friendster.com||Social gaming site||Over 10 million||179,952||March 22, 2002|