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Jan 31, 2008

List of Emerging Social Networks

Comparison of social networking software

Review of Review Sites

List of social networking websites

Name Description/Focus Registered users  Registration Alexa
(Apr 08)  
AdvogatoFree and open source software developersOpen
aSmallWorldEuropean jet set and social elite270,000[2]Invite-only
BadooGeneral, Popular in EuropeOpen to people 18 and over106
BahuGeneral, Popular in France, Belgium, Poland and EuropeOpen to people 13 and over
BeboGeneral, Popular in the US, UK, Ireland, New Zealand and the Pacific IslandsOpen to people 13 and over122
Broadcaster.comVideo sharing and webcam chat322,715[3]Open
BuzznetMusic and pop-cultureOpen
Cake FinancialInvestingOpen
CapazooGeneral (blogs, photos, music, videos)Open
Care2Green living and social activismOpen
Classmates.comSchool, college, work and the militaryOpen1,752
CloobGeneral. Popular in Iran.Open.
CyworldYoung South Koreans2,100,000[4]Open
DandelifeCollective narratives or "shared biographies"Open
DontStayInClubbing (primarily UK)Open
deviantArtOnline artistic communityOpen62
ElfwoodOnline artistic communityOpen
Experience ProjectLife experiencesOpen
FacebookGeneral. Popular Worldwide.Open to people 13 and older.6
FacepartyGeneral. Popular UK.Open to people 16 and older.2,603
FlickrPhoto sharing9,600,000[5]Open (Yahoo! login)39
FotologPhotoblogging. Popular in South America.Open13
Friends ReunitedUK based. School, college, work, sport and streetsOpen10,490
FriendsterGeneral. Popular in Southeast Asia.58,000,000[6]Open to people 16 and older.18
Gaia OnlineAnime and gamesOpen
GatherArticle, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussionsOpen
Geni.comFamilies, genealogyOpen
Gossipreport.comAnonymous gossipOpen to people 16 and older
GuildCafeOnline gamesOpen
HabboGeneral. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat Room and user profiles.Open to people 13 and older4,281
hi5General. Latin American and Asian teens. Popular in Cyprus and Romania.70,000,000[7]Open to people 13 and older8
Hospitality ClubHospitalityOpen
HyvesMost popular Dutch social network, especially for studentsOpen
iLikeMusic, Video, Photos, BlogsOpen
imeemMusic, Video, Photos, BlogsOpen
IRC-GalleriaFinland475,000[8]Open to Finnish speaking people 12 and older
JaikuGeneral. Owned by Google.Open to people 13 and older
Joga BonitoFootball (soccer). Owned by Google.Open
kaiooGeneral, nonprofitOpen
LibraryThingBook loversOpen to people 13 and older
lifeknotShared interests, hobbiesOpen to people 18 and older.
LiveJournalBloggingOpen (OpenID)69
Meetup.comGeneralOpen to people 18 and older
mobikademobile community, UK onlyOpen to people 18 and older
MocoSpacemobile community, worldwide2,000,000[10]Open to people 14 and older
MOGMusicOpen to people ages 14 and older
Multiply"Real world" relationshipsOpen to people 13 and older
MyChurchChristian ChurchesOpen
MyHeritagefamily-oriented social network serviceOpen
My Opera CommunityGeneral (blogs, photo albums, forums, groups, etc.)Open
MySpaceGeneral. Popular Worldwide.110,000,000[11]Open to people 14 and older.5
myYearbookGeneralOpen to age 13 and up & Grades 9 and up
Nasza-klasa.plSchool, college and friends. Popular in Poland.Open
NabuurOnline VolunteeringOpen
NetlogFormerly known as Facebox.Open
NettbyNorwegian Community.Open
NexopiaCanadaOpen to people 14 and older
Odnoklassniki.ruGeneral. Popular in Russia10,000,000[12]Open40
OkCupidSocial networking and datingOpen to people 18 and older
orkutOwned by Google. Popular in Brazil and India.Open to people 18 and older, (Googlelogin)10
OUTeverywhereGay/LGBTQ CommunityOpen
PhanfareFamily photo and video sharingOpen
PlayaheadSwedish teenagersOpen
PingstaCollaborative platform for the world's Internetwork ExpertsInvite-only, only Internet Experts
PownceWebsites, files, and short updatesOpen
ProfileHeavenBritish teensOpen to people 13 and older
RateItAllGeneral (consumer ratings)Open
RavelryKnitting and crochetInvite-only while in beta
Reunion.comLocating friends and family, keeping in touchOpen
SearchlesSocial search and networkingOpen
SconexAmerican high schoolsOpen
SermoPhysiciansOpen only to D.O.s and M.D.s in US
SportsviteRecreational sportsOpen
StickamLive video streaming and chat.Open
Student.comInternational teens and collegesOpen
StudiVZUniversity students, mostly in the German-speaking countriesOpen
TakingITGlobalSocial actionOpen
TaltopiaOnline artistic communityOpen
Tuenti.comGeneral. Very Popular in SpainInvitation only
TwitterMicro-blogging, RSS, updatesOpen
V KontakteRussian social network.Open
WAYNTravel and lifestyleOpen to people 18 and older828
WebBiographiesGenealogy and biographyOpen
Windows Live SpacesBlogging (formerly MSN Spaces)Open3
Wis.dmQuestions and answers about anything and everythingOpen
Woophytravel & photography, photo sharing websiteOpen
XangaBlogs and "metro" areasOpen
Yahoo! 360°Linked to Yahoo! IDsOpen to people 18 and older, (Yahoo!login)
Yahoo! MashYahoo's new SNS - Still in betaInvite-only while in beta
Yelp, Inc.Local Business Review and TalkOpen
ZooomrUniversal photo sharingOpen (OpenID)

FriendFeed Raises $5 Million, Now Open to Everyone TechCrunch

FriendFeed is a way to become aware of what people you know or respect are doing across dozens of different Websites. That super-aggregation of feeds from popular social sites, however, is quickly being copied (see Spokeo, Iminta, Plaxo Pulse, and—one that just launched today—Second Brain). Even Facebook wants to get in on the action by allowing feeds from other services to show up on the News feed of its members.

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