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List of social networking websites

List of social networking websites

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This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see List of online dating websites). For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites.
Please note the list is not exhaustive, and is limited to notable, well-known sites.
Name↓Description/Focus↓Date launched↓Registered users↓Registration↓GlobalAlexa[1] Page ranking↓
Academia.eduSocial networking site for academics/researchers
211,000[2]Open18,100[3]
AdvogatoFree and open source softwaredevelopers
13,575[4]Open128,340[5]
aNobiiBooks

Open10,734[6]
aSmallWorldEuropean jet set and social elite world-wide
550,000[7]Invite-only8,583[8]
AsianAvenueA social network for the Asian Americancommunity1997
Open
AthlinksRunning, Swimming
139,458[9]Open73,295[10]
Audimated.comIndependent music2010
Open25,648[11]
Avatars UnitedOnline gamesMarch 2008
Open294,575[12]
BadooGeneral, Meet new people, Popular in Europe and LatAm
86,000,000[13]Open to people 18 and older135[14]
BeboGeneralJuly 2005117,000,000[15]Open to people 13 and older905[16]
BigaddaIndian Social Networking Site
3,000,000[17]Open to people 16 and older3,176[18]
BigTentOrganization and communication portal for groups

Open to people 18 and older (13-18 parental permission encouraged34,047[19]
Biip.noNorwegian community2005-06-01430,000[20]Requires Norwegian phone number65,176[21]
BlackPlanetAfrican-Americans1999-09-0120,000,000[22]Open2,350[23]
BlaukAnyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance.2010
Open to people 10 and older.937,454[24]
BlogsterBlogging community
85,579[25]Open23,485[26]
Bolt.comGeneral1996
Open111,069[27]
BuzznetMusic and pop-culture200510,000,000[28]Open736[29]
CafeMomMothers
1,250,000[30]Open to moms and moms-to-be4,333[31]
Cake FinancialInvesting

Open481,922[32]
Care2Green living and social activism19989,961,947[33]Open2,594[34]
CaringBridgeNot for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[35]
9,500,000[36]Open to people 18 and older[37]4,198[38]
CellufunMobile social game network, Number 8 US mobile website[39]20073,000,000[40]Open to people 14 and older46,773[41]
Classmates.comSchool, college, work and the military199550,000,000[42]Open to people 18 and older[43]799[44]
CloobGeneral. Popular in Iran

Open712[45]
CouchSurfingWorldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.
1,560,459[46]Open3,711[47]
CozyCotEast Asian and Southeast Asian women2001150,000[48]Open38,817[49]
CrunchyrollAnime and forums.

Open2,328[50]
CyworldGeneral. Popular in South Korea.
24,000,000[51]Open923[52]
DailyBoothPhoto-blogging site where users upload a photo every day2009-02-13
Open5,460[53]
DailyStrengthMedical & emotional support community - Physical health, Mental health, Support groups2007-11-04
Open22,054[54]
DecayenneEuropean and American social elite2001
Invite-only154,733[55]
deliciousSocial bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interestsSeptember 20038,822,921[56]Open255[57]
deviantARTArt communityAugust 7, 20009,040,962[58]Open97[59]
DisaboomPeople with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities)

Open112,712[60]
Dol2dayPolitic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries)
40,200[61]Open554,616[62]
DontStayInClubbing (primarily UK)

Open19,022[63]
Draugiem.lvGeneral (primarily LV, LT, HU)
2,600,466[25]Invitation only2,272[64]
doubanChinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. It is also the largest online Chinese language book, movie and music database and one of the largest online communities in China.200546,850,000[65]Open127[66]
ElftownCommunity and wiki around Fantasy andsci-fi.
185,000[67]Open, approval needed17,681[68]
EpernicusFor research scientists

Open293,955[69]
Eons.comFor baby boomers

Open to people 13 and older27,320[70]
Experience ProjectLife experiences

Open3,452[71]
ExplorooTravel Social Networking.

Open209,868[72]
FacebookGeneral.February 2004500,000,001[73]Open to people 13 and older2[74]
FacepartyGeneral. Popular UK.
200,000[75]Invitation only to people 18 and older28,760[76]
Faces.comBritish teens

Open to people 13 and older120,665[77]
FetlifePeople who are into BDSM
500,000[78]Open to people "of [legal] age to see adult content"5,513[79]
FilmAffinityMovies and TV Series2002250,000[80]Open3,916[81]
FitFinderAnonymous UK Student Microblogging Website

Open322,113[82]
FledgeWingEntrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students

Open to university students1,793,990[83]
FlixsterMovies200763,000,000[84]Open to people 13 and older1,018[85]
FlickrPhoto sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwideFebruary 200432,000,000[86]Open to people 13 and older (Yahoo!Login)33[87]
-
Focus.comBusiness to Business, worldwide2005850,000[88]Open to people 13 and older11,495[89]
FolkdirectGeneralJune 201080,000[90]Open to people 16 and older19,932[91]
FotkiPhoto sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums and friend's feed.October 19981,613,268Open5,367[92]
-
FotologPhotoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain
20,000,000[93]Open227[94]
FoursquareLocation based mobile social network
2,000,000[95]Open4,539[96]
Friends ReunitedUK based. School, college, work, sport and streets
19,000,000[97]Open to people 13 and older10,231[98]
FriendsterGeneral. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world200290,000,000[99]Open to people 16 and older. No children allowed146[100]
FrühstückstreffGeneralJuly 200114,800[citation needed]Open1,253,155[101]
Fubardating, an "online bar" for 18 and olderOctober 20071,200,000[102]Open to people 18+9,476[103]
Gaia OnlineAnime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia.
23,523,663[104]Open to people 13 and older1,071[105]
GamerDNAComputer and video games2006-09-21310,000[106]Open22,887[107]
Gather.comArticle, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions
465,000[108]Open3,974[109]
Gays.comSocial network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping2008-05-16100,000[110]Open. Global74,664[111]
Geni.comFamilies, genealogy2007-01-1615,000,000[112]Open5,815[113]
GogoyokoFair play in Music - Social networking site for musicians and music lovers

Invite only while in beta119,272[114]
GoodreadsLibrary cataloging, book loversDecember 2006
Open2,543[115]
Google BuzzGeneral

OpenNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
Gossipreport.comAnonymous gossip

Open to people 16 and older1,245,494[116]
GovLoopfor people in and around government



Grono.netPoland
2,000,000[citation needed]Open2,958[117]
HabboGeneral for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat Room and user profiles.
162,000,000[118][119][120]Open to people 13 and older6,545[121]
hi5General. Popular in India, Mongolia,Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA.200380,000,000[122]Open to people 13 and older. No children allowed51[123]
Hospitality ClubHospitality
328,629[124]Open38,258[125]
HotlistGeo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where your friends are, were, and will be.
80,000[126]Open28,241[127]
HR.comSocial networking site for Human Resources professionals1999194,000[128]Open60,048[129]
Hub CultureGlobal influencers focused on worth creationNovember 200220,000[130]Invite-only515,308[131]
HyvesGeneral, Most popular in the Netherlands.
10,097,000[132]Open225[133]
IbiboTalent based social networking site that allows to promote one's self and also discover new talent. Most popular inIndia.
3,500,000[134]Open695[135]
Indaba MusicOnline collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking.
350,000[136]Open and Global55,062[137]
IRC-GalleriaFinland
505,000[138]Open to Finnish speaking people 12 and older3,302[139]
italki.comLanguage learning social network. 100+ languages.
500,000[140]Open. Global.29,939[141]
InterNationsInternational community

Invite-only25,604[142]
ItsmyMobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows
2,500,000[143]
206,437[144]
iWiWHungary
4,000,000[145]Invite-only532[146]
JaikuGeneral. Microblogging. Owned byGoogleFebruary 2006
Open to people 13 and older15,661[147]
JammerDirect.comNetwork for unsigned artistsOctober 2007136,000[148]Open to the General Public133,510[149]
kaiooGeneral, nonprofitNovember 200730,000[150]
386,200[151]
Kaixin001General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users

Open to the General Public61[152]
KiwiboxGeneral. For the users, by the users, a social network that is more than a community.19992,400,000[153]Open to people 13 and older104,563[154]
LafangoTalent-Focused media sharing site

Open global35,810[155]
Last.fmMusic200230,000,000[156]Open to any age or gender310[157]
LibraryThingBook lovers
400,000[158]Open to people 13 and older4,529[159]
LifeknotShared interests, hobbies

Open to people 18 and older602,117[160]
LinkedInBusiness and professional networkingMay 200380,000,000[161]Open to people 18 and older29[162]
LinkExpatsSocial networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries.

Open. Global.1,668,484[163]
ListographyLists. Autobiography

Open197,009[164]
LiveJournalBlogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad.1999-04-1517,564,977[165]Open (OpenID)81[166]
LivemochaOnline language learning - dynamic online courses in 35 languages - world’s largest community of native language speakers.
5,000,000[167]Open4,079[168]
LunarStormSweden
1,200,000[169]Open65,874[170]
MEETinGeneral

Open173,717[171]
Meetup.comGeneral. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities

Open to people 18 and older739[172]
MeetthebossBusiness and Finance community, worldwide.

Open107,180[173]
MixiJapan2000-10-2524,323,160[174]Invite-only85[175]
mobikademobile community, UK only

Open to people 18 and older1,851,728[176]
MocoSpacemobile community, worldwide
3,000,000[177]Open to people 14 and older3,685[178]
MOGMusic

Open to people 14 and older4,221[179]
MouthShut.comSocial Network, social media, consumer reviews

Open2,545[180]
Mubi (website)Auteur cinema
200,000Open25,648[181]
Multiply"Real world" relationships. Popular in primarily in Asia.
10,000,000[182]Open to people 13 and older. No children allowed246[183]
MuxlimMuslim portal site200650,000[184]Open to people 13 and older59,099[185]
MyAnimeListAnime themed social community
160,000[186]Open to people 13 and older6,096[187]
MyChurchChristian Churches
144,295[188]Open94,510[189]
MyHeritagefamily-oriented social network service
30,000,000 [190]Open2,953[191]
MyLifeLocating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly Reunion.com)
51,000,000[192]Open1,481[193]
My OperaBlogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link andOpera Unite. Global
5,500,000[194]OpenNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
MySpaceGeneralAugust 2003100,000,000+[195][196]Open to ages 13 and older.46[197]
myYearbookGeneral, Charity
20,000,000[198]Open to age 13 and up & Grades 9 and up851[199]
Nasza-klasa.plSchool, college and friends. Popular in Poland
11,000,000[200]Open110[201]
NetlogGeneral. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada's Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[202]
70,000,000[203]Open to people 13 and older130[204]
NettbyNorwegian Community2006-09-14
Open2,719[205]
NexopiaCanada
1,400,000[206]Open to people 13 and older [207]24,071[208]
NGO PostNon-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India
15,000[209]Open70,134[210]
NingUsers create their own social websites and social networks

Open to people 13 and older132[211]
OdnoklassnikiConnect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics
45,000,000[212]Open92[213]
OneClimateNot for Profit Social networking andClimate Change

Open to People of all ages and locations307,773[214]
OneWorldTVNot for Profit Video sharing and social networking aimed at people interested in social issues, development, environment, etc.

Open27,434,227[215]
Open DiaryFirst online blogging community, founded in 199819985,000,000[216]Open to people 13 and older39,290[217]
OrkutGeneral. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[218]2004-01-22100,000,000[219]Open to people 18 and older, (Googlelogin)43[220]
OUTeverywhereGay/LGBTQ Community

Open329,887[221]
PartnerUpSocial networking site for entrepreneurs and small business owners
150,000[citation needed]Open and Free29,221[222]
PassportstampTravel

Open366,598[223]
PartyflockDutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music. Since 2001, Partyflock has evolved into the biggest online community for the dance scene in the Netherlands10th November 2001321,125Open to people 18 years and up7,226[224]
PingstaCollaborative platform for the world'sInternetwork Experts

Invite-only, only Internet Experts1,668,955[225]
PlaxoAggregator
15,000,000[226]Open1,533[227]
PlayaheadSwedish, Danish teenagers

Closed63,081[228]
Playlist.comGeneral, Music

Open to people over 13
PlurkMicro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan

Open1,072[229]
Present.lyEnterprise social networking and micro-blogging

Open4,893,711[230]
QapacityA a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory

Open to people 16 and older96,847[231]
QuechupGeneral, friendship, dating2007
Open to those over 16150,757[232]
QzoneGeneral. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users
200,000,000[233]Open to the general publicNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
RaptrVideo games

Open25,664[234]
RavelryKnitting and crochet
743,930[235]Open7,811[236]
RenrenSignificant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009.
15,000,000[237]Open103[238]
ResearchGateSocial network for scientific researchers
400,000[239]Open23,095[240]
ReverbNation.comSocial network for musician and bands
500,000[241]Open to people 16 and older4,422[242]
RyzeBusiness
500,000[243]Open19,839[244]
ScienceStageScience-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists

Open26,804[245]
Scispace.netCollaborative network site for scientists

By invitation, but can request an invitation1,231,795[246]
ShareTheMusicMusic Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally

Open471,712[247]
ShelfariBooks2006-10-11
Open19,681[248]
SkyrockSocial Network in French-speaking world
22,000,000[249]Open111[250]
SocialVibeSocial Network for Charity
435,000[citation needed]Open41,927[251]
Sonico.comGeneral. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions.
17,000,000[252][253]Open to people 13 and older507[254]
StickamLive video streaming and chat.
2,000,000[255]Open2,742[256]
StudiVZUniversity students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ.
17,000,000[257]Open316[258]
StumbleUponStumble through websites that match your selected interests
10,600,000[259]Open185[260]
TaggedGeneral. Subject to quite somecontroversy about its e-mail marketing and privacy policy
100,000,000[261]Open117[262]
TalentTroveOnline Talent Network

Open21,177[263]
TalkbiznowBusiness networking

Open283,770[264]
TaltopiaOnline artistic community

Open52,759[265]
Taringa!General
350,000[266]Open to people 13 and older126[267]
TeachStreetEducation / Learning / Teaching - More than 400 subjects

Open61,492[268]
TravBuddy.comTravel20051,588,000[269]Open to people 18 and older11,789[270]
TravellerspointTravel2002310,000[271]Open11,486[272]
tribe.netGeneral

Open5,706[273]
Trombi.comFrench subsidiary of Classmates.com
4,400,000[274]
7,283[275]
TuentiSpanish-based university and High School social network. Very Popular in Spain
4,500,000[citation needed]Invite-only291[276]
TumblrGeneral. Micro-blogging, RSS2007
Open245[277]
TwitterGeneral. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates2006-07-15175,000,000[278][279]Open10[280]
VkontakteSocial Network for Russian-speaking world including former Soviet republics. Biggest site in RussiaSeptember 2006110,578,500[281]Open37[282]
Vampirefreaks.comGothic and industrial subculture19991,931,049[283]Open to users 13 and over7,577[284]
ViadeoGlobal Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
30,000,000[285]Open979[286]
VirbSocial network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers2007
Open22,474[287]
VoxBlogging

Open1,319[288]
WakoopaFor computer fans that want to discover new software and games
100,000[citation needed]Open9,420[289]
WattpadFor readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing

Open11,008[290]
WasabiGeneral. UK-based.

Open95,188[291]
WAYNTravel and lifestyleMay 200310,000,000[292]Open to people 18 and older2,974[293]
WebBiographiesGenealogy and biography

Open734,214[294]
WeeWorldTeenagers - 10 to 17
30,000,000[295]Open to ages 13 and older.8,729[296]
WeOurFamilyGeneral with emphasis on privacy and security

Open, subscription-based685,337[297]
Wer-kennt-wenGeneral

General441[298]
weReadBooksJune 20074,000,000[citation needed]Open80,233[299]
Windows Live SpacesBlogging (formerly MSN Spaces)
120,000,000[300]OpenNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
WiserEarthOnline community space for the social justice and environmental movement[301]
45,000[302]Open to people 16 and older77,143[303]
WorldFriends




XangaBlogs and "metro" areasUnknown27,000,000[304]Open768[305]
XINGBusiness (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and China)
8,000,000[306]Open269[307]
Xt3Catholic social networking, created after World Youth Day 2008

Open459,914[308]
YammerSocial networking for office colleagues

Must have company email32,993[309]
Yelp, Inc.Local Business Review and Talk

Open343[310]
YoumeoUK Social Network (focus on data portability)

Open1,680,191[311]
AsianAvenueA social network for the Asian Americancommunity1997
Open
Zoo.grGreek Web Meeting point2004890,000[312]Open8,057[313]
ZooppaOnline Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests)
60,000[314]Open to people 14 and older[315]88,555[316]

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