List of Social Networking Websi - Social Networking List

Document Sample
List of Social Networking Websi - Social Networking List Powered By Docstoc
					State         Name          Logo               URL                     Type             Subtype                                                                   Description

active       43 Things                Theme                Tags             A social networking website that is built on the principles of tagging, rather than creating explicit interpersonal links

Activo       Academia                Theme             Students            Helps academics follow the latest research.

Activo       ActiveRain                Theme            Real Estate          Allows real estate agents, mortgage professionals and brokers to create a customized profile.

Activo         Ameba                           Community           Japanese            A popular Japanese blogging and social networking website.

Activo       Amiguinhos                   Theme            Relationship         Portuguese community where you can make friends and find someone for a relationship

Activo         ANobii                  Theme               Books             A social networking site targeted to worldwide booklovers.

Activo        AsianAve             Community        Asian American         A social networking website focused on the Asian American community.

Activo      aSmallWorld          Community    Exclusive invitation-only An exclusive invitation-only network with roughly 550,000 members

Activo        Athlinks               Theme          Races Results          A social networking website which primarily presents races results for many sports.

Activo             Theme               Music             A site where fans can discover new music and make money all from one easy to use location.

Activo         Badoo                           Generic             Generic            A multi-lingual social networking website with no publicity.

                                                                                                             A site where users receive a personal profile page where they can post blogs, photos, music, videos and
Activo          Bebo                            Generic             Generic
                                                                                                             questionnaires to which other users may answer.

Activo        Bigadda               Community              India            Claims to be the largest and the fastest growing youth networking site in India.

Activo        BigTent                Generic             Groups             A web-based organization and communication portal for groups.

Activo                  Community    Norwegian Community An online Norwegian community, where you can meet friends, chat or be entertained.

Activo       BlackPlanet        Community       Black community         An online niche social-networking site targeted especially for the Black community

                                                                                        stranger or
Activo         Blauk                           Generic                                Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance.

Activo                        Theme               Music             A Internet radio made social with free music streaming and sharing

Activo        Blogster                       Theme             Bloggers            A blogging community that features specific-interest blogs.

Activo                           Theme               Video             A social networking and video website.

Activo        Buzznet                        Generic             Generic            A photo, journal, and video-sharing social media network.

Activo       CafeMom                          Theme             Motheres            An ad-supported social networking website specifically targeted at mothers.

                                                                                                             A free web-based financial services social network for individual investors allowing members to share their real
Inactivo   Cake Financial               Theme             Investors
                                                                                                             stock portfolios and performance with other members.

Activo         Care2                            Theme            environment          A social network website to help connect activists from around the world.

Activo      CaringBridge                Temática       Saúde e doenças         Provide free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.

Activo        Cellufun                       Theme          Mobile Games           A mobile social and gaming community where people meet and play social games.

Activo                  Theme            Find people          Nostalgic content such as high school yearbooks, movie trailers, music tracks, and photographic images.

Activo         Cloob                          Community       Persian-language        A Persian-language social networking website, mainly popular in Iran.

                                                                                                             A website containing wiki-like collectibles catalogs. It allows collectors to manage their personal collection using
Activo        Colnect                         Theme             Collectors
                                                                                                             these catalogs and automatically match their swap/wish-lists with those of other collectors.

Activo      CouchSurfing                 Theme             traveleres          Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.

                                                                                                             A social networking website for women from East Asia and Southeast Asia (especially Singapore) and it was a
Activo        CozyCot                       Community        Asian Women
                                                                                                             hobby website dedicated to Asian women.

                                                                                                             A South Korean social network service operated by SK Communications , a subsidiary of SK Telecom General.
Activo        Cyworld         Comunidade        South Korea
                                                                                                             Popular in South Korea.

                                                                                                             A photoblogging website designed for users to take a photo of themselves every day with a caption, in order to
Activo       DailyBooth               Generic         Photoblogging
                                                                                                             document and share their life with others, thus the slogan "your life in pictures

                                                                                                             DailyStrength is a social networking website where users provide one another with emotional support by discussing
Activo      DailyStrength               Theme        Emocional Support        their struggles and successes with each other. The site contains online communities that deal with different medical
                                                                                                             conditions or life challenges
                                                                                                            Decayenne is an invite-only online social network service founded in 2001 in Düsseldorf (Germany) by Phillip
Inactivo     Decayenne                    Community    Exclusive invitation-only Eissing, Alexander Eissing, Marco Schierhorn and Ioannis Voudouris. Its member pool aims at exclusivity and is
                                                                                                            composed of mostly Europeans and Americans

Activo        delicious                     Theme           Bookmarking           Delicious is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks

                                                                                                             DeviantArt (official typeset as deviantART; commonly abbreviated as dA) is an online community showcasing
Activo       deviantART                    Theme                 Art
                                                                                                             various forms of user-made artwork.

                                                                                      individuals with       Disaboom is a social networking website, described by founder Dr. Glen House as a premier interactive online
Activo       Disaboom                      Community    disabilities or functional community dedicated to improving the way individuals with disabilities or functional limitations(Amputee, cerebral
                                                                                          limitations        palsy, MS, and other disabilities). live their lives
                                                                                    politically interested   dol2day is the name of a social networking platform for politically interested German speaking people. dol2day is the
Activo        Dol2day                 Theme         German speaking         abbreviation for “democracy online today”. Most of the members are college and university students, pupils and
                                                                                            people           younger professionals, in particular from Germany.

                                                                                                             DontStayIn, commonly abbreviated to DSI, is a social networking site based around clubbing. Primarily covering the
Activo       DontStayIn            Theme             Clumbing
                                                                                                             UK it lists nearly 185,000 events and has over 430,000 verified members
                                                                                                         Draugiem is a social networking website launched on 2004. It is currently the largest social networking website in
Activo                  Community           Latvia
                                                                                                         Latvia with approx. 2.4 million registered users

Activo         Ecademy                     Temática           Business          Ecademy is a social network for business people worldwide

                                                                                 Fantasy and science     Elftown is an Internet community or social networking site for people interested in fantasy and science fiction. It was
Activo          Elftown             Theme
                                                                                        ficton           started as the official Elfwood social networking site in February 2002 by Henrik Wallin

                                                                                                is a social networking site for BOOMers, launched by founder Jeff Taylor in July 2006. The
Activo               Community         BOOMers            site provides games, photo and video sharing, groups, how-to lists, interviews, links and information on health,
                                                                                                         relationships, fitness, debt, retirement and insurance.
                                                                                                         Epernicus is a social networking website and professional networking platform resource built by scientists for
Activo         Epernicus         Community         Scientists         research scientists. Its main goal is to help scientist to find the right people with the right expertise at the right time.
                                                                                                         It is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts

                                                                                                         Social Network for Erasmus and exchange students from around the world. Meet people, read their experiences,
Activo         Erasmusu            Theme             Students
                                                                                                         find accommodation

                                                                                                         Experience Project is a free social networking website of passion-based online communities premised on connecting
Activo     Experience Project     Theme         Life experiences
                                                                                                         people through shared life experiences

                                                                                                         Exploroo is a free-access social network website that is operated and privately owned by Exploroo Pty Ltd. It is an
Activo         Exploroo                    Theme            traveleres
                                                                                                         information loaded one-stop website for everything travel related

                                                                                                         Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Since September
Activo         Facebook                    Generic           Generic           2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address (and not residing in one of the countries where it is
                                                                                                         banned) can become a Facebook user

                                                                                                         Faceparty is a UK-based social networking site allowing users to create online profiles and interact with each other
Activo         Faceparty                  Theme              Adults
                                                                                                         using forums and messaging facilities similar to email

                                                                                                is a social networking website, winner of 2006 UK Website of the Year and Best Community Site, with a
Activo                       Theme           British teens       goal to encourage online social interaction, launched in March 2004. The website has an Alexa Internet traffic
                                                                                                         ranking of 12,875.
                                                                                                       FetLife is a social networking website that serves people interested in BDSM, Fetishism and Kink. It describes itself
Activo           Fetlife                    Theme      Adults - BDSM e Fetish as similar to Facebook and MySpace but run by kinksters. It is also private, in that membership is required to view
                                                                                                       content. The site is not indexed by search engines
                                                                                                         Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students. FledgeWing is an online community
Activo        FledgeWing                Community     University students    aimed at entrepreneurial university students launched in February 2009. Founded by two NYU Stern students in
                                                                                                         October 2007, the site currently supports 170 universities worldwide
                                                                                                         Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide. Flickr is an image and video hosting
Activo           Flickr                      Theme          Photo Sharing        website, web services suite, and online community. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and
                                                                                                         embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and
                                                                                                         social media
                                                                                                         Flixster is a social movie site allowing users to share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with
Activo          Flixster                    Theme              Movies           similar movie taste. The site is based in San Francisco, CA and was founded by Joe Greenstein in 2007. Flixster is
                                                                                                         the parent of website Rotten Tomatoes since January 2010.

                                                                                                         Practice foreign languages with native speakers. Free language exchange, meet people, chat, send messages,
Activo        Fluentfuture             Theme        Forein Languages
                                                                                                         make friends and improve your language skills

                                                                                                         Business to Business, worldwide. Focus "offers free how-to's, reports and real-time Q&A with over 5000 industry
Activo                       Theme             Business
                                                                                                         experts...the conversations tend to be on-topic and rather insightful. …

                                                                                                         Your private space wherever in the world you are. A fun community with privacy, no third party applications to grab
Activo         Folkdirect                Generic           Generic
                                                                                                         your data and no adverts tailored

                                                                                                         Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain. (changed from is a Web 2.0-based
Activo          Fotolog                     Theme            Photoblog          shared photoblog web site. With over 23 million registered users, it is one of the oldest and largest sites for sharing
                                                                                                         pictures through online photo diaries or photo blogs.
                                                                                                         Location based mobile social network. Foursquare is a location-based social networking website, software for mobile
Activo        Foursquare             Theme          Mobile Location      devices, and game. Users "check-in" at venues using text messaging or a device specific application. They are then
                                                                                                         awarded points and sometimes "badges

                                                                                                         UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets. Friends Reunited is a portfolio of social networking websites
Activo     Friends Reunited   Community           Friends
                                                                                                         based upon the themes of reunion with research (separate site ), and job-hunting

                                                                                                         General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world. is a privately owned social networking
Activo         Friendster        Generic           Generic           website.[2][3] Its headquarters are in Sydney, Australia.[4] The service allows users to contact other members,
                                                                                                         maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. ...

                                                                                                         Frühstückstreff (German: breakfast meeting) is an international, multi-lingual breakfast club initiative located in over
Activo      Frühstückstreff     Generic           Generic
                                                                                                         50 cities in Europe and Australia

                                                                                                         dating, an "online bar" for 18 and older. fubar is a social network launched in Summer-Early Fall 2005 as the first
Activo           Fubar                Generic           Generic           "online bar". In October 2007, they teamed up with Jangl to provide their members with the ability to call other
                                                                                                         members anonymously.
                                                                                                         Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. Gaia Online is an English-
Activo        Gaia Online         Theme              Anime            language, anime-themed social networking and forums-based website. It was founded in 2003 as, but
                                                                                                         the name was changed to in 2004 by its owner, Gaia Interactive.
                                                                                                         Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions. Gather or is a social networking
Activo             Generic           Generic           website designed to encourage interaction through various social, political and cultural topics. Its headquarters are in
                                                                                                         Boston, Massachusetts

                                                                                                         Social network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping. (not to be
Activo                       Community           LGBT
                                                                                                         confused with is an LGBT social networking website established by the Hong Kong-based Ltd

                                                                                                         Families, genealogy. is a genealogy-related social networking website launched in beta mode on January
Activo                        Theme            Genealogy          16, 2007 by Web 2.0 company Geni, Inc. Over 70 million profiles were created on Geni by over two million users as
                                                                                                         of September 30, 2008. Geni is also the parent company of enterprise messaging service Yammer
                                                                                                is a social networking music website and an online music store where artists and music fans can
Activo         Gogoyoko                    Theme              Music            interact and transact. Artists and record labels sell their music and make it available for listening via streaming.
                                                                                                         Music fans can listen to music and buy it.
                                                                                                         Goodreads is a privately run "social cataloging" website started in December 2006 by Otis Chandler, a software
Activo        Goodreads                  Temática           Literatura        engineer and entrepreneur. The website permits individuals to sign up and register books to create their library
                                                                                                         catalogs and reading lists
                                                                                                         Google Buzz is a social networking and messaging tool from Google, designed to integrate into the company's web-
Activo       Google Buzz         Generic           Generic           based email program, Gmail. Users can share links, photos, videos, status messages and comments organized in
                                                                                                         "conversations" and visible in the user's inbox.
                                                                                                is a self-described social networking site that was created in June 2006. The website's users
Inactivo            Generic           Generic           have the ability to anonymously gossip about anyone they want. Instead of creating a profile about themselves,
                                                                                                members can anonymously create a profile about someone else, including loading photos and
                                                                                                         posting gossip about them
                                                                                                         GovLoop is the premier social network for government connecting over 30000 federal, state and local employees,
Activo         GovLoop                     Community     USA Government
                                                                                                         contractors and academics.

                                                                                                is a large social networking website in Poland. Apart from many discussion forums it allows to share
Activo                     Community           Poland           photos, find cultural events in particular cities, sell property and find work. Although the site itself remains free, there
                                                                                                         are a number of additional features for paying subscribers, such as the ability to moderate your own forums, take
                                                                                                         part in competitions, upload more photos and remove on-site advertisements. It requires an invitation from one of the
                                                                                                         Habbo (previously known as Habbo Hotel) is a social networking website aimed at teenagers. The website is owned
Activo          Habbo                        Community         Teenagers          and operated by Sulake Corporation. The service began in 2000 and has expanded to include 32 online communities
                                                                                                         (or "hotels").[1] As of June 2008 over 118 million avatars have been registered. There are an average 8 million
                                                                                                         unique visitors monthly,[1] and 75,000 avatars are being created every day
                                                                                                         Hi5 is a social networking website. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi who is also the current
Activo            hi5                           Generic           Generic
                                                                                                         CEO. As of January 2009, Hi5 claims to have over 60 million active members

                                                                                                      The Hospitality Club is an international, Internet-based hospitality service of appr. 553,000 members in 226
Activo      Hospitality Club     Theme            traveleres      countries[1] Its members use the website to coordinate accommodation and other services,
                                                                                                      such as guiding or regaling travelers. Hospitality Club is currently the second largest such hospitality network after
                                                                                                      The Hotlist is a geo-social aggregator that allows people to see where their friends are, where they've been, and
Activo           Hotlist         Theme      Geo-social aggregator where they will be.[1] Some blogs describe The Hotlist experience as "Facebook events on steroids."[2] The site’s
                                                                                                      main purpose is to keep friends in the loop, find what’s popular and view the social scene at any venue

                                                                                                         Global influencers focused on worth creation. Hub Culture is a social network service that, according to its website,
Activo        Hub Culture         Theme           environment
                                                                                                         is "the first to merge online and physical world environments

Activo           Hyves                        Community          Holanda           General, Most popular in the Netherlands.

                                                                                                         bibo which stands for iBuild, iBond, is an Indian social networking site. It is an umbrella site that offers a variety of
Activo           Ibibo                       Community            Índia           applications under its social network.
                                                                                                         Ibibo was founded in January 2007 by Ashish Kashyap who had formerly served as the Head of Indian Sales and
                                                                                                         Operations for Google.
                                                                                                   imeem was a social media service where users interacted with each other by streaming, uploading and sharing
Inactivo        imeem                    Theme        Instant Messaging
                                                                                                   music and music videos. However, after MySpace acquired the service, it was shut down.

                                                                                                   IMVU (Instant Messaging Virtual Universe) is a 3D graphical instant messaging client developed by IMVU Inc. It
Activo          IMVU                      Theme             Chat 3D          hosts over 90.174 million registered users, and six million unique monthly visitors. It is in public beta, and has been
                                                                                                   available since April 2, 2004 on Windows and in 2010 on Mac.
                                                                                                   Indaba Music is a web-based company that lets musicians collaborate and make music online (a variation of the
Activo       Indaba Music           Theme               Música         "Internet band", aka "virtual band", concept). Indaba has a mixing console that lets musicians edit their music in
                                                                                                   private and public sessions.
                                                                                          is an international social network service, launched as a Web 2.0 website in its Beta version on
Activo       InterNations    Theme            Expatriates       September 11, 2007 and designed with expatriates in mind. Through this online platform people living and working
                                                                                                   abroad, their partners and others with a strong interest in international relations and international business can
                                                                                                   interact through forums, newsgroups, a private messaging service and various common features of online networks.
                                                                                                   IRC-Galleria (Finnish for "IRC gallery") is the largest social networking website in Finland. It was founded in
Activo       IRC-Galleria    Community            Filand
                                                                                                   December 2000 by Tomi Lintelä as a photo gallery for the Finnish users of Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

                                                                                                   italki is an online destination for language learning, comprising a social network and marketplace. The company is
Activo        Theme        Language learning
                                                                                                   based in Shanghai, China. italki was founded by American and Chinese entrepreneurs

                                                                                                   itsmy is a pure mobile social networking service which combines mobile communication and personal content
Activo           Itsmy           Theme               mobile         sharing. It is a brand of Gofresh, Munich Germany. 2008 more than 2 1/2 million mobile phone user worldwide, used
                                                                                                   the Versions available in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese

                                                                                                   iWiW (abbreviation for International Who is Who) is a Hungarian social networking web service started on April 14,
Activo          iWiW                   Community         Hungarian
                                                                                                   2002 as WiW (Who Is Who). , it has 2,6 million registered users with real names. The site is invite-only

                                                                                                   Jaiku is a social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter. Jaiku was founded in
Activo           Jaiku           Theme          micro-blogging      February 2006 by Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen from Finland and launched in July of that year. It was
                                                                                                   purchased by Google on October 9, 2007

                                                                                                   NJammer Direct is a social networking website with its primary focus on the artistic and music scenes of the
Activo     Theme               Music
                                                                                                   Midwestern United States, created in 2007 by Ryan Martin, a software developer from Fort Wayne, Indiana

                                                                                                   Kaioo is a non-profit social network website that started in November 2007 as a beta version in English and
Activo           kaioo            Generic          Genérica
                                                                                                   German. It was founded by the German executives Thomas Kreye and Rolf Schmidt-Holtz.

                                                                                                   Kaixin001 (Chinese: 开心网; pinyin: Kāixīnwǎng; aka "Happy Net") is a social networking website launched in March
Activo        Kaixin001      Community             Asian         , 2008.
                                                                                                   In 2010, Kaixin001 ranks as the 13th most popular website in China and 67th overall according to Alexa Internet

                                                                                          is a social network as well as an online magazine that is owned by Magnitude Information Systems
Activo          Kiwibox        Generic          Genérica
                                                                                                   (OTC BB:MAGY.OB), founded in 1999.

                                                                                                   Lafango is a social media website that allows users to create profiles, upload and share unlimited media (audio,
Activo         Lafango             Theme               Talents        video, images, and text), communicate in user created communities, compete in contests, create free electronic
                                                                                                   press kits, and blog.

                                                                                                   LibraryThing is a social cataloging web application for storing and sharing personal library catalogs and book lists.
Activo       LibraryThing     Theme               Books
                                                                                                   Based in Portland, Maine, LibraryThing was developed by Tim Spalding and went live on August 29, 2005.

                                                                                                   lifeknot is a social networking website with a focus on shared interests and hobbies. It was founded in November
Activo          lifeknot       Theme               hobbies
                                                                                                   2003 by Matt Muro, is based in Boston, MA and is privately owned.

                                                                                                   LinkedIns a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003- it is
Activo         LinkedIn       Theme            Business          mainly used for professional networking. As of 2 November 2010, LinkedIn had more than 80 million registered
                                                                                                   users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.The site is available in English, French, German,
                                                                                                   Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
                                                                                          is a niche social networking website for expatriates launched in October 2007. It was created with a
Activo        LinkExpats     Community         Expatriates       simple motto in mind: "Linking expats all over the world". Contrarily to some people's misconception (the website is
                                                                                                   for expats only), LinkExpats serves “expatriates, foreigners, international students, exchange visitors and travelers”,
                                                                                                   and also locals.
                                                                                                   LiveJournal (often abbreviated LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary.
Activo        LiveJournal     Theme               News           LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal
                                                                                                   virtual community
                                                                                                   Livemocha is a social network service where users can learn languages through audio-visual lessons, peer tutoring
Activo        Livemocha       Theme        Language learning     tools and support systems. Users can aid others in learning the languages that they are proficient in while learning
                                                                                                   other languages themselves.
                                                                                                   LunarStorm, in Swedish often shortened to Lunar, is a commercial, advertisement financed Swedish social
Activo        LunarStorm     Community   Sweden                  networking website for teenagers, of which was also available in the UK before 2007. "LunarStorm" is operated by a
                                                                                                   company called LunarWorks

                                                                                          , or the MEETin group, is a web-based social community dedicated to providing a casual social
Activo         MEETin           Generic
                                                                                                   environment for people without charging membership fees, or otherwise profiting from events.

                                                                                                   Meetlisten is a music website which you can send messages for your friends, talk with people, discover new
Activo        Meetlisten      Theme               Music
                                                                                                   singers, bands.

                                                                                                   MeettheBoss is a business networking tool for business executives around the world, across all vertical industries.
Activo       Meettheboss      Theme            Business
                                                                                                   Content is all in English.

                                                                                          (also called Meetup) is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in
Activo          Theme         meeting groups
                                                                                                   various localities around the world.

                                                                                                   Launched as a social networking site in 2000, the current iteration of is an online niche social-
Activo         MiGente        Community             Latin
                                                                                                   networking site targeted especially for the Hispanic community.

                                                                                                   Mingle é um site, que fornece os serviços de uma rede social, construído sob a plataforma Adobe Flash.
Activo          Mingle          Community          Portugal         Propriedade da empresa Ideavity e originalmente lançado em português, o Mingle é de acesso gratuito. Actualmente
                                                                                                   está também disponível em inglês, espanhol e italiano.
                                                                                                   mixi, Inc. (ミクシィ Mikushī, ) is one of several social networking websites in Japan. As of May 2008, mixi had over
Activo           Mixi                 Community            Japan          10 million users and an 80% share of the social networking market in Japan. Founded by Kenji Kasahara, under E-
                                                                                                   Mercury, Inc. (actually Mixi, Inc.).
                                                                                                   MocoSpace is a social network specifically designed for use on a mobile device, also known as a mobile social
Activo        MocoSpace       Generic             mobile         network. The features of the site are similar to other social networking sites. Features include mobile chat, instant
                                                                                                   messaging, photo and video sharing, as well as forums.
                                                                                                   MOG is a social networking site where computer users who listen to their music primarily on their computers or
Activo           MOG               Theme               Music          iPods can set up personal pages with their musical interests and listening history. There are tools for connecting
                                                                                                   with other similar users. MOG is similar to Last.
                                                                                         is a user-generated content and consumer review site on the Internet. At the core of MouthShut lies
Activo       Generic    user-generated content a global Web 2.0 social media platform. Any visitor can become a member (for free) and then can influence or be
                                                                                                  influenced by others

                                                                                                   Multiply is a social networking service with an emphasis on allowing users to share media - such as photos, videos
Activo          Multiply          Theme        general and shop
                                                                                                   and blog entries - with their "real-world" network and it's possible shopping

                                                                                                   Muxlim is a social networking website service for Muslims. Founded in 2006 by Mohamed El-Fatatry and Pietari
Activo          Muxlim             Community          muslims          Päivänen of Finland, the company was created as a social media website which would adhere to the principles of
                                                                                                   Islam concerning vulgarity, offensive content, and adult material

Activo         MWSpot           Generic          Genérica          My Web Spot is a social network where you can make new friends, share videos, share photos, and much else

                                                                                                   My Opera is the support community for the Opera web browser. More than 7,500 new members join per day, and
Activo        My Opera   Community        Opera users        the site has more than 3.7 million members. In addition to being a support site for the Opera browser, My Opera is a
                                                                                                   social networking site, featured with blogs, photo albums, and more.
                                                                                                   MyAnimeList, often abbreviated as MAL, is a social networking website. The site provides its users with a list-like
Activo       MyAnimeList       Theme        anime and manga       system to organize anime and manga. It facilitates finding users who share similar tastes and provides a large
                                                                                                   database on anime and manga.
                                                                                                   MyChurch is a Christian social network which was launched on September 6, 2006. It offers a social network
Activo        MyChurch        Theme            Christian         service for Christian churches that follow the Nicene Creed, with features modeled after those found in MySpace
                                                                                                   and Facebook

Activo        MyGroupx       Community             Brasil        My Group X is a social network where you can make new friends, share videos, share photos, and much else

                                                                                                   MyHeritage is a family-oriented social network service and genealogy website. It allows members to create their own
Activo        MyHeritage            Theme               Family
                                                                                                   family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events, create family trees, and search for ancestors

                                                                                                   MyLife (formerly is a social network service founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Tinsley after meeting his wife
Activo          MyLife          Theme               Family         at their high school reunion. The company began with the acquisition of and

                                                                                                   MySpace is a popular social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California, US, where it
Activo         MySpace                 Generic          Genérica
                                                                                                   shares an office building with its immediate owner, News Corp. Digital Media, owned by News Corporation
                                                                                                 myYearbook is a free Internet social network service similar to other social networking sites. It could be seen as a
Activo      myYearbook      Generic          Genérica
                                                                                                 less polished version of the popular social networking site MySpace.

                                                                                        (nasza klasa - pl. our class) is a large Polish social networking service, bringing together school's
Activo            Community           Polish
                                                                                                 students and alumni

Activo       Neatvibe       Generic          Genérica           Neatvibe is a small social network where you can make new friends, share videos, share photos, and much else

                                                                                                 Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the
Activo         Netlog        Community          Europe
                                                                                                 European youth demographic.

                                                                                        (Web City) is the second largest Internet-based community in Norway (after Facebook) with more than
Inactivo       Nettby        Community   Norwegian Community
                                                                                                 980,000 users and profiles (as of January 3, 2009)

                                                                                        is a popular Canadian social networking website based in downtown Edmonton which was created by
Activo        Nexopia      Community          Canada            Timo Ewalds. It is designed as a general interactive site for people aged 14 and up, but the age limit recently was
                                                                                                 lowered to 13
                                                                                                Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks,, The Economist, Oct 18, 2007 launched in
                                                                        create their own social
Activo         Ning            Theme                              October 2005. by Gina Bianchini, Ning BLog, October 3, 2005 Ning was co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina
                                                                                                Bianchini. Ning is Andreessen's third company (after Netscape and Opsware).

                                                                                                 Odnoklassniki (Classmates in Russian) is a social network service for classmates and old friends reunion popular in
Activo     Odnoklassniki   Community          Russian
                                                                                                 Russia and other former Soviet Republics. It was created by Albert Popkov in March 2006.

                                                                                                 OneClimate is a nonprofit internet climate news, social activism and social networking site, and part of internet portal
Activo      OneClimate     Theme             Climate

                                                                                                 OneWorldTV is a nonprofit internet video sharing and social networking site aiming to promote Global Justice and
Activo      OneWorldTV      Theme               TV              Social Good through film and documentary on areas such as Environment, Africa, Education and trade justice to
                                                                                                 name but a few
                                                                                                 Open Diary (often abbreviated as "OD") is an online diary community, an early example of social networking
Activo      Open Diary      Theme            Bloggers           software. It was founded on October 20, 1998 by Bruce Ableson, known on the Open Diary website by the title of
                                                                                                 his diary, The DiaryMaster
                                                                                                 Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help
Activo         Orkut                  Generic          Genérica           users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee
                                                                                                 Orkut Büyükkökten. Popular in India and Brazil.

                                                                            Gay/LGBTQ            OUTeverywhere (also known simply as OUT and formerly OUTintheUK) is a website providing an online lesbian,
Activo     OUTeverywhere    Theme
                                                                            Community            gay, bisexual, and transgender community, chiefly in the UK, although it has members worldwide.

                                                                                                 PartnerUp is an online networking community that entrepreneurs and small business owners use to find the
Activo       PartnerUp      Theme            business           expertise and resources they need to start and grow a business. Members can connect with potential partners,
                                                                                                 advisers, and business resources.
                                                                                                 Partyflock is a Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music.
Activo       Partyflock       Theme              Music            Since 2001, Partyflock has evolved into the biggest online community for the dance scene in the Netherlands, with
                                                                                                 over 400 thousand members and 500 million page views a month

                                                                                        is a social networking website for travelers to record their overseas visits and to record their
Activo     Passportstamp    Theme             Travels
                                                                                                 locations as they travel round the world.

                                                                                                 Piczo, Inc was a privately held blog company based in San Francisco, California. Investors included Catamount,
Activo         Piczo           Theme            Bloggers
                                                                                                 Sierra Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, and Mangrove Capital Partners.

                                                                                                 Plaxo is an online address book and social networking service founded by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, Minh
Activo         Plaxo          Theme          Address Book         Nguyen and two Stanford engineering students, Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring. The company was named by
                                                                                                 David Weekly.
                                                                                                 Playahead is a large Internet community mainly aimed at Swedish teenagers. The site was founded in Helsingborg
                                                                          Swedish, Danish
Inactivo     Playahead      Community                            in 1996 and claims to have 2.9 million members, making an average of around 5,9 million logins per month. After
                                                                                                 2007 the site has not done so well.

                                                                                                 Plurk is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as
Activo         Plurk          Theme         micro-blogging
                                                                                                 plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 140 text characters in length.

                                                                                                 Presently is a microblogging service launched in 2008 and given a Webware 100 Editors' Choice award in 2009 by
Activo      Theme         micro-blogging

                                                                                        is a social networking website, winner of 2006 UK Website of the Year and Best Community Site, with a
Activo     ProfileHeaven    Generic          Genérica           goal to encourage online social interaction, launched in March 2004. The website has an Alexa Internet traffic
                                                                                                 ranking of 12,875.
                                                                                                 PureVolume is a website that allows for the uploading and playing of music files, as well as social networking. It was
Activo      Purevolume      Theme              Music            created in 2003 by Brett Woitunski, Nate Hudson, and Mitchell Pavao, with the help of Jennifer Welch; all from the
                                                                                                 University of Massachusetts.
                                                                                                 Qapacity is a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory founded in March 2008 and
Activo       Qapacity       Theme            Business           launched in February 2009. User are given a set of tools to promote their business online, to keep their clients and
                                                                                                 business partners up-to-date with their work and to reach new clients
                                                                                                 Quechup is a social networking website that came to prominence in 2007 when it used automatic email invitations
Activo       Quechup        Generic          Genérica           for viral marketing to all the e-mail addresses in its members address books. This was described as a "spam
                                                                                                 campaign" and raised a great deal of adverse comment.
                                                                                                 Qzone is a social networking website, which was created by Tencent in 2005. It permits users to write blogs, keep
Activo         Qzone          Community           Asian            diaries, send photos, and listen to music. Users can set the background of Qzone and accessories based on their
                                                                                                 preferences so that every Qzone is customized to the user's taste.

                                                                                                 Raptr is a free social networking website and computer program targeted towards video game players. The
Activo         Raptr              Theme          Video games
                                                                                                 company was founded by Dennis Fong, co-founder of Xfire, in 2007 and is located in Mountain View, CA.

                                                                                                 Ravelry is a free social networking website, beta-launched in May 2007. It functions as an organizational tool for a
Activo        Ravelry               Theme            Fiber arts         variety of fiber arts including knitting, crocheting, spinning, and weaving. Members share projects, ideas, and their
                                                                                                 collection of yarn, fiber, and tools via various components.
                                                                                                 The Renren Network (; literally "everyone network"), formerly known as Xiaonei Network (; literally "on-campus
Activo        Renren        Community           Asian            network") is a Chinese social networking site with an interface similar to that of Facebook. It is popular among
                                                                                                 college students in China.

                                                                                                 ResearchGATE is a free social networking site and collaboration tool aimed at scientific researchers from all
Activo     ResearchGate   Community   scientific researchers
                                                                                                 disciplines of science.

                                                                                        is a free social networking website designed to link business professionals, particularly new
Activo         Ryze            Theme            Business           entrepreneurs. The site claims to have over 500,000 members in 200 countries, with over 1,000 external
                                                                                                 organizations hosting sub-networks on the site.
                                                                                                 ScienceStage is a global, science-oriented multimedia portal that specializes in online video streaming, which is
Activo     ScienceStage     Community          Science           used to support communication between scientists, scholars, researchers in industry, and professionals. It is also
                                                                                                 used by academics and students as a virtual educational tool.

                                                                                        is a non-commercial, non-profit and free-to-use social network service designed specifically for
Activo      Theme          Researchers
                                                                                                 collaborating researchers.

                                                                                                 Scoutface is a website that follows the model of Facebook to create a true social network scout. Created in 2007 by
Activo       Scoutface     Community          Scouts
                                                                                                 a Romanian Scout.

                                                                                                 Shelfari is a social cataloging website. Shelfari users build virtual bookshelves of the titles they own or have read,
Activo        Shelfari      Theme              Books            and can rate, review, tag, and discuss their books. Recommendations can be sent to friends on the site for what
                                                                                                 books to read. Shelfari was launched on October 11, 2006.
                                                                                        is a social networking site offering its members a free, personal web space where they can create a
Activo        Skyrock       Generic          Genérica           blog, add a profile, and exchange messages with other registered members. The site also offers a specific space for
                                                                                                 members who create blogs showcasing their original musical compositions.
                                                                                                 SocialVibe is a social networking website with over 1,000,000 members founded by Joe Marchese, Brandon Mills
Activo       SocialVibe     Theme             Charity           and David Levy, that aims to reward publishers of social media content through mechanisms such as donations to
                                                                                                 their charity of choice.

Activo        Sonico        Community      Latin American        Sonico is a site offering a social networking service available publicly, directed to the Latin American audience.

                                                                                                 Stickam is a website devoted to live-streaming video, featuring both professional and user-generated content. The
Activo        Stickam       Theme      Live video streaming     site launched in 2005, making it the pioneer among the live streaming sites. Stickam features user-submitted
                                                                                                 pictures, audio, video, and most prominently, live streaming video chat.

                                                                                                 University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up
Activo        StudiVZ      Community    University students
                                                                                                 via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ.

                                                                          Rate Web pages,        StumbleUpon is an Internet community that allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos. It
Activo      StumbleUpon      Theme
                                                                         photos, and videos      is a personalized recommendation engine which uses peer and social-networking principles.
                                                                                              is a social networking site based in San Francisco, California, United States. Founded in 2004, Tagged
Activo           Tagged             Generic          Genérica          members can play popular and exclusive social games , meet new people based on suggestions, and share tags
                                                                                                       and virtual gifts.

Activo          TagWorld          Theme              Tags            TagWorls is a social networking web site that is built on the principles of tagging

                                                                                                       Talkbiznow is a comprehensive interactive business networking site for business professionals. By displaying how
Activo         Talkbiznow       Theme      Business networking
                                                                                                       each member is connected to any other member, it visualises the small-world phenomenon.

                                                                                                       Taltopia is an online artistic community which connects aspiring artists with fans and talent industry professionals. It
                                                                                   Online artistic
Activo           Taltopia         Theme                              was launched in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2008 by Allen Vartazarian, a UC Berkeley graduate, and
                                                                                                       Anthony Zanontian, a UC San Diego graduate.
                                                                                                       Taringa! is a virtual community from Argentina created in 2004 by and Lucas Godón, then acquired in November
Activo           Taringa!                  Generic          Genérica          2006 by Alberto Nakayama and the Botbol brothers (Matías and Hernán). In Taringa!, users can share all kinds of
                                                                                                       topics through posts. This site is a Web 2.0 website.
                                                                                                      TeachStreet, Inc. is a web site providing information to students on local and online classes and teachers including
                                                                               Education / Learning /
Activo         TeachStreet      Theme                             pricing information, location, and teacher background and training. It also provides online business management
                                                                                                      tools for teachers and schools.
                                                                                                       Threadless is a community-centered online apparel store run by skinnyCorp of Chicago, Illinois, since 2000. Co-
Activo         Threadless       Theme        Custom T-shirts       founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart started the company with $1,000 in seed money after entering an Internet t-
                                                                                                       shirt design contest

                                                                                              is a social networking Web site specializing in connecting travellers. The site was created by
Activo        Theme             Travels
                                                                                                       brothers Eric Bjorndahl and David Bjorndahl and launched in 2005 by TravBuddy LLC, a privately owned company.

                                                                                                       Travellerspoint is a social networking site for people who want to learn from or share experiences with other
Activo        Travellerspoint    Theme             Travels
                                                                                                       travellers. Members of the site participate through forums, blogs, photo galleries and a wiki travel guide.

                                                                                              is a social networking website created in 2000 by André Pitié who founded Trombi SARL. This website
Activo          Community      French People        helps members find, connect and keep in touch with friends from kindergarten, primary school, high school, college
                                                                                                       in France. Trombi

Activo         Truca Truca       Community      Brasilian people     Rede social is a brasilian social networking website with two modalities. One social and one for hot connects.

                                                                                                       Tuenti is a Spain-based, invitation-only private social networking website that has been referred to as the "Spanish
Activo            Tuenti            Community      Spanish people       Facebook." Tuenti, pronounced in Spanish, sounds like Twenty in English. The name, however, actually comes from
                                                                                                       "tu enti[dad]," meaning "your entity
                                                                                                       Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their
Activo           Tumblr            Temática       micro-blogging       tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users are able to "follow" other users and see their posts together on their dashboard.
                                                                                                       Users can "like" or "reblog" posts from other blogs on the site.
                                                                                                       Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known
Activo            Twitter              Theme         micro-blogging       as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered
                                                                                                       to the author's subscribers who are known as followers
                                                                                                       UOL K is the social network provider UOL, established in 2005. Before having this name was called UOLkut, which
Activo            UOLK            Community      Brasilian people     was changed in less than a month of creation. It was created after the rise of Orkut, aiming to be a similar system,
                                                                                                       but done in Brazil

                                                                               Gothic and industrial is an online community for the gothic/industrial subcultures, and surrounding topics. It was
Activo      Theme
                                                                                   subculture          created by site owner, Jethro Berelson (Jet) in 1999.

                                                                                                       Viadeo is a professional social network service that was begun in May 2004 by Dan Serfaty, a graduate of the
Activo            Viadeo             Generic          Genérica          French HEC School of Management in France, and Thierry Lunati. now functions in six languages. In
                                                                                                       2007 it had annual turnover of approximately €10 million.

                                                                                                       VKontakte (ВКонтакте, internationally branded VK) is the most popular social network service in Russia, Ukraine
Activo          Vkontakte                  Community      Russian people
                                                                                                       and Belarus

                                                                                                       Vox is an Internet blogging service run by Six Apart, which launched on October 26, 2006. Originally, it had the
Inactivo           Vox                         Theme            blogging
                                                                                                       codename 'Project Comet'.

Activo          Wakoopa                    Theme       Monitor networking     Wakoopa is a social networking site that monitors the software applications its members use

Activo           Wasabi             Community         European          Wasabi is a social networking website in Europe, with 4.5 million members.

                                                                                                       Wattpad is an e-book reading application, and site, that you can go to on the web, and your mobile phone. Unlike
Activo           Wattpad           Theme              books
                                                                                                       dedicated ebook reading devices, Wattpad requires no special hardware.

                                                                                                       WAYN (an acronym for Where Are You Now?) is a social networking website with a goal to unite travellers from
Activo           WAYN                  Theme             Travels
                                                                                                       around the world.

                                                                                  Genealogy and        WebBiographies is a social network service with an emphasis on genealogy, biography and memoir writing, family
Activo       WebBiographies     Theme
                                                                                    biography          trees, and online privacy.

                                                                                                       WeeWorld is an avatar-based social game, as well as a virtual world for teens; most of the time 13–30-year-olds go
Activo         WeeWorld          Community        Teenagers
                                                                                                       on it.

                                                                                                       Second Life (SL) is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab that launched on June 23, 2003 and is accessible via
Activo         Second Life          Theme          Virtual world       the Internet. A free client program called the Second Life Viewer enables its users, called Residents, to interact with
                                                                                                       each other through avatars
                                                                                                       WeOurFamily is a privacy-oriented social networking website launched on June 9, 2009. The website takes a
Activo        WeOurFamily       Generic          Genérica          different approach to social networking by requiring users to explicitly share content with other users, instead of
                                                                                                       implicitly assuming that content should be available to anyone by default

Activo           weRead                 Theme              Books           wheRead is a online virtual bookshelf and a great community for book lovers.

                                                                                                       Wer-kennt-wen is a German social networking site. It has been compared with Myspace by Tech Crunch. The site
Activo       Wer-kennt-wen     Community      German people        is now owned by the RTL Group media conglomerate. According to Alexa, wer-kennt-wen has a world-wide traffic
                                                                                                       rank of 300, and is the 18th most visited website in Germany

                                                                                                       Windows Live Spaces (previously MSN Spaces) is Microsoft's blogging and Social Networking platform. The site
Activo     Windows Live Spaces        Generic          Genérica
                                                                                                       was originally released in early 2004 under the MSN Spaces name to compete with other social networking sites.

                                                                                 social justice and    WiserEarth is a user-generated online community space for the social and environmental movement , tracking the
Activo         WiserEarth        Theme         environmental        work of non-profits around the world "WiserEarth tracks the work of nonprofits around the world" by Elsa Wenzel
                                                                                    movement[          cnet news, October 21, 2007

                                                                                                       Xanga is a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles. It is operated by,
Activo            Xanga              Theme            blogging
                                                                                                       Inc., based in New York City.

                                                                                                       XING (named openBC/Open Business Club until November 17, 2006) is a social software platform for enabling a
Activo            XING                Theme            business          small-world network for professionals. The company operating it claims that it is used by people from over 200
                                                                                              is a Catholic social online network established for the 2008 World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. The
Activo             Xt3                 Theme             Catholic         name stands for “Christ in the Third Millennium” and is operated by the Archdiocese of Sydney with the support of
                                                                                                       Archbishop Cardinal George Pell.
                                                                                                       Yahoo! Pulse was a personal communication portal operated by Yahoo!. It was similar to other social networking
Activo         Yahoo! 360°          Generic          Genérica          sites and while text on the site still described it as being in beta testing, in fact development has ended and the site
                                                                                                       is no longer active.

                                                                                                       Yammer is a microblogging service launched in September 2008. Like Twitter, it allows users to post updates of
Activo           Yammer            Theme         micro-blogging
                                                                                                       their activities, follow others' updates, tag content, and create memes.

                                                                                                       Yelp, Inc. is a Web 2.0 company that operates a social networking, user review, and local search web site of the
Activo          Yelp, Inc.            Theme           User review        same name. Over 25 million people access Yelp's website each month, putting it in the top 150 of U.S. Internet web
                                                                                              is a social networking and online games website, which is placed among the top 10 most visited sites in
Activo                 Community       Greek people        Greece (among people who have the Alexa toolbar installed on their browser), and is the largest Greek social
                                                                                                       networking site. The company was founded in 2004.

Activo           Zooppa                 Theme         creative talents     Zooppa is a online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests)

Activo            Zwerty                    Theme              Input           Zwerty is a service who administrate the social networks adding friends and putting publicitie