Just for Fun: Top social websites to check out

Posted on August 10, 2012 by

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Best social media websites for business online

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Top Social Media websites

Summaries of sites; in no particular order..

43 Things is a social networking website established as an online goal setting community. It is built on the principles of tagging, rather than creating explicit interpersonal links (as seen in Friendster and Orkut). Users create accounts and then list a number of goals or hopes; these goals are parsed by a lexer and connected to other people’s goals that are constructed with similar words or ideas. This concept is also known as folksonomy. Users can set up to 43 goals, and are encouraged to explore the lists of other users and “cheer” them on towards achieving their goals.

aSmallWorld is an on-line social network service similar to XING, and LinkedIn. It is an exclusive (i.e. invitation-only) network with roughly 770,000 members that was founded by Erik and Louise Wachtmeister.

aSmallWorld shares many features with other social network services, such as profiles, an event calendar, and private messaging.  Unlike most other such services, aSmallWorld allows users to list multiple cities for their locations of residences.

aSmallWorld offers seventy detailed “city guides” written by its members detailing and rating high-quality clubs, bars, and restaurants.  Members also may buy and sell items, find executive talent and business partners, rent property, and find flatmates using aSmallWorld’s private forums.

AsianAve or Asian Avenue is a social networking website targeted to the Asian American community.

Bebo is a social networking website launched in 2005. It is currently owned and operated by Criterion Capital Partners who took over from AOL in June 2010.

Users receive a personal profile page where they can post blogs, photographs, music,videos and questionnaires which other users may answer. Additionally, users may add others as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Bebo is very similar to other social networking sites, mainly Facebook.

Badoo is a dating-focused social discovery website, founded in 2006. It is managed out of its Soho, London headquarters but owned by a company in Cyprus and ultimately by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev.

The site operates in 180 countries and is most active in Latin America, Spain, Italy and France.  Badoo ranks as the 52nd most popular site in France and the 117th globally, according to Alexa Internet.  In July 2011, Badoo.com ranked as the 59th most visited website in the world with 46 million Unique Visitors per month, ahead of CNN.com in 60th position. Badoo grows by 150,000 new registrations per day.

In a peer-reviewed study of 2009 it was given the lowest score for privacy among 45 social networking sites examined.

BlackPlanet is an African-American community website, or Social Network Site (SNS), and started as a place for matchmaking and job postings but also has forums for discussion on political and social issues.

Blogster is a blogging community that features specific-interest blogs. Blogster maintains an online community of users who publish content, images, video and more. Blogster members can network and collaborate by creating a blog, building a personalized profile, creating friend lists, commenting on articles and interacting in an online community. Blogster is positioned to do it yourself (DIY) on simplicity, and easy-to-use settings options. Compared to other blogging services, Blogster differentiates itself as having spam-free blogs.

Blauk.com is a social networking service which allows college students to collect positive comments about themselves, their attire, their looks, etc., from others by way of Patches. Collecting a Patch updates all the known circles of a user and exponentially increases popularity among ones peers.

busuu.com is an online social network service that serves as a community language learning platform, where users can help each other to improve their language skills.

BuzzNet is a photo, journal, and video-sharing social media network, owned by Buzz Media. Like other social networking sites, Buzznet is a platform for members to share content based on their personal interests. Unlike classic social networking sites, which focus primarily on messaging and profile pages, Buzznet members participate in communities that are created around ideas, events and interests, most predominantly music, celebrities, and the media.

CafeMom is an ad-supported social networking site which is specifically targeted at mothers and mothers to be. It was founded in 2006 by oddly, two men, haha… Andrew Shue and Michael Sanchez.

Myspace

Facebook: Facebook is the best known social network, it is also the second place of the most visited facebook pages in the world according to Alexa

TwitterIt’s the second at our chart about top social networking sitesTwitter has 200 million estimated active users. I like Twitter because it is quick, easy and effective for marketing your business. You simply add tidbits of information, new product info, sales and/or specials, links, motivational quotes, etc. and tweet! Keep your tweets professional and beneficial to your followers. Don’t tweet things like what you’re having for dinner or what movie you just watched. Get involved with other tweeters and participate!
Do you know that the domain twitter.com was recorded over 6 years before the birth of Twitter Inc.?

LinkedIn: It is the most visited business related social networking website, it’s also in the top20 most visited website in the world according to Alexa Ranking.
It ranks 12th in the world, and it’s on top10 in several countries (Netherlands,Ireland,India,Denmark,South Africa,Pakistan,Belgium,Israel )
Top social networking sites

PinterestIt is a brand new social networking sites. Although it is a social network with membership based on invitations, Pinterest is the rising star of 2012 and it is already in the Top20 in USA. Over 10 million daily users!
Top social networking sites

Google+: Being a sub domain of Google, it is difficult to do a traffic analysis with traditional indicators (Alexa, Quantcast, Compete) but we can not ignore it.
It had an explosive growth during October 2011.
If you are a user of Google+, you might want to know that you’re also a member of Orkut, the old social network owned by Google.
Top social networking sites

LiveJournalLJ is a social network owned by SUP Media where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary

BlogSpot:

Friendster

Hi5: hi5 offers profile customization, security options and apps. A few of the things keeping hi5 out of our top three is the difficult search options, their sad help and support section and dependency on apps.

netlogNetlog is a European social networking site with more than 35 million users and is relatively unknown in the United States. Here you can set up a profile, add pictures join clans (groups), upload videos and listen to music all while networking with your friends. We particularly liked that the site is completely advertisement free.

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