How Many Social Networking Websites Are There?

There are more than 200 well known social networking websites are there on the internet. Most popular social networking websites are facebook , twitter, badoo, google+ and more.

Social Networking Websites

List of Social Networking Websites

Name Description/Focus Date launched Registered users Registration Global Alexa Page ranking Social networking site for academics/researchers September 2008 211,000 Open 6,053
Advogato Free and open source software developers 1999 13,575 Open 144,599
aNobii Books 2006 Open 11,932
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide March 2004 550,000 Invite-only 6,192
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 1997 Open 75,854
Athlinks Running, Swimming 2001 139,458 Open 37,129 Independent music 2010 Open 747,857
Avatars United Online games March 2008 Open 22,686,225
Badoo General, Meet new people, Popular in Europe and Latin America 2006 86,000,000 Open to people 18 and older 117
Bebo General July 2005 117,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 2,279
BIGADDA Indian Social Networking Site August 2007 3,000,000 Open to people 16 and older 12,903 Norwegian community June 1, 2005 430,000 Requires Norwegian phone number 42,468
BlackPlanet African-Americans September 1, 1999 20,000,000 Open 5,863
Blauk Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance. 2010 Open to people 13 and older. 463,796
Blogster Blogging community November 24, 2005 85,579 Open 10,144 General 1996 Open 111,069
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 2005 10,000,000 Open 1,227
CafeMom Mothers December 2006 1,250,000 Open to moms and moms-to-be 1,492
Cake Financial Investing September 17, 2007 Open 481,922
Care2 Green living and social activism 1998 9,961,947 Open 1,883
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[35] 9,500,000 Open to people 18 and older
Cellufun Mobile social game network, Number 8 US mobile website[39] 2007 3,000,000 Open to people 14 and older 115,511 School, college, work and the military 1995 50,000,000 Open to people 18 and older 2,961
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 2004 Open 914
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. 2003 2,967,421 Open 1,821
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 2001 150,000 Open 3,711 Faith Based social network for Christian believers from around the world 2008 450,000 Open 31,716
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 2006 Open 5,153
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 1999 24,000,000 Open 1,020
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day February 13, 2009 Open 5,014
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – Physical health, Mental health, Support groups November 4, 2007 Open 22,054
Decayenne European and American social elite 2001 Invite-only 1,263,943
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests September 2003 8,822,921 Open 272
deviantART Art community August 7, 2000 9,040,962 Open 126
Disaboom People with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities) Open 275,698
Dol2day Politic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries) 40,200 Open 887,047
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) Open 54,095[64] General (primarily LV, LT, HU) 2,600,466 Invitation only 2,915
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. It is also the largest online Chinese language book, movie and music database and one of the largest online communities in China. 2005 46,850,000 Open 119 Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 2000[68] 2,000,000 Open 14,005
Elftown Community and wiki around Fantasy and sci-fi. 185,000 Open, approval needed 43,277
Epernicus For research scientists Open 528,083 For baby boomers Open to people 13 and older 34,240
Experience Project Life experiences Open 3,452
Exploroo Travel Social Networking. Open 209,868
Facebook General. February 2004 640,000,000+ Open to people 13 and older 2
Faceparty General. Popular UK. 200,000 Invitation only to people 18 and older 28,760 Adult Social Network, Mainly UK & USA 2011 700,000 Open to people 18 and older worldwide 159,693
Fetlife People who are into BDSM 500,000 Open to people “of [legal] age to see adult content” 5,513
FilmAffinity Movies and TV Series 2002 250,000 Open 3,916
FledgeWing Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students Open to university students 1,793,990
Flixster Movies 2007 63,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 1,018
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide February 2004 32,000,000 Open to people 13 and older (Yahoo! Login) 31 Business to Business, worldwide 2005 850,000 Open to people 13 and older 11,495
Folkdirect General June 2010 80,000 Open to people 16 and older 19,932
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration. October 1998 1,632,565 Open 5,367
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 20,000,000 Open 1,194
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 10,000,000 Open 625
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets 19,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 10,231
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 2002 90,000,000 Open to people 16 and older. 979
Frühstückstreff General July 2001 14,800 Open 1,253,155
Fubar dating, an “online bar” for 18 and older October 2007 1,200,000 Open to people 18+ 9,476
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. 23,523,663 Open to people 13 and older 1,071
GamerDNA Computer and video games September 21, 2006 310,000 Open 22,887 Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions 465,000 Open 3,974 Social network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping May 16, 2008 100,000 Open, Global 74,664 Families, genealogy January 16, 2007 15,000,000 Open 5,815
Gogoyoko Fair play in Music – Social networking site for musicians and music lovers Invite only while in beta 119,272
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers December 2006 Open 2,543
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. October 2010 60,000 Open 214,214
Google+ General June 28, 2011 20,000,000 Invite only, during pre-release field-trial NA (Alexa only records data for Second-level domains)
Google Buzz General February 9, 2010[124] Open NA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
GovLoop for people in and around government 91,852 Poland 2,000,000 Open 2,958
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat Room and user profiles. 200,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 6,545
hi5 General. Popular in India, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA. 2003 80,000,000 Open to people 13 and older. 443
Hospitality Club Hospitality 328,629 Open 38,258
Hotlist Geo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where your friends are, were, and will be. 80,000 Open 28,241 Social networking site for Human Resources professionals 1999 194,000 Open 60,048
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation November 2002 20,000 Invite-only 515,308
Hyves General, Most popular in the Netherlands. 10,097,000 Open 658
Ibibo Talent based social networking site that allows to promote one’s self and also discover new talent. Most popular in India. 3,500,000 Open 695 Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates. 395,695 Open 3,822
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking. 350,000 Open, Global 55,062
IRC-Galleria Finland 505,000 Open to Finnish speaking people 12 and older 3,302 Language learning social network. 100+ languages. 500,000 Open, Global 29,939
InterNations International community Invite-only 25,604
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows 2,500,000 206,437
iWiW Hungary 4,000,000 Invite-only 532
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google February 2006 Open to people 13 and older 15,661
kaioo General, nonprofit November 2007 30,000 386,200
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users Open to the General Public 183
Kiwibox General. For the users, by the users, a social network that is more than a community. 1999 2,400,000 Open to people 13 and older 104,563
Lafango Talent-Focused media sharing site Open, Global 151,301
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 2010 100,000 Open 29,894 Music 2002 30,000,000 Open 552
LibraryThing Book lovers August 29, 2005 1,300,000 Open to people 13 and older 8,243
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies Open to people 18 and older 602,117
LinkedIn Business and professional networking May 2003 100,000,000 Open to people 18 and older 13
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries. Open, Global 1,668,484
Listography Lists. Autobiography Open 197,009
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. April 15, 1999 17,564,977 Open (OpenID) 76
Livemocha Online language learning – dynamic online courses in 35 languages – world’s largest community of native language speakers. 5,000,000 Open 4,079
LunarStorm Sweden 1,200,000 Open 65,874
Makeoutclub General August 9, 1999 Open 723,381
MEETin General Open 173,717 General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities Open to people 18 and older 739
Meettheboss Business and Finance community, worldwide. Open 107,180
Mixi Japan October 25, 2000 24,323,160 Invite-only 140
mobikade mobile community, UK only Open to people 18 and older 1,851,728
MocoSpace mobile community, worldwide 3,000,000 Open to people 14 and older 3,685
MOG Music Open to people 14 and older 4,221 Social Network, social media, consumer reviews Open 2,545
Mubi (website) Auteur cinema 200,000 Open 25,648
Multiply “Real world” relationships. Popular in primarily in Asia. 10,000,000 Open to people 13 and older. 382
Muxlim Muslim portal site 2006 50,000 Open to people 13 and older 59,099
MyAnimeList Anime themed social community 160,000 Open to people 13 and older 6,096
MyHeritage family-oriented social network service 30,000,000 Open 2,953
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly 51,000,000 Open 1,481
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global 7,300,000 Open NA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
Myspace General August 2003 100,000,000+ Open to ages 13 and older. 86
myYearbook General, Charity 20,000,000 Open to age 13 and up & Grades 9 and up 851 School, college and friends. Popular in Poland 11,000,000 Open 40,961
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada’s Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[210] 70,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 296
Nettby Norwegian Community September 14, 2006 Open 2,719
Nexopia Canada 1,400,000 Open to people 13 and older [215] 24,071
NGO Post Non-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India 15,000 Open 70,134
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks Open to people 13 and older 273
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics 45,000,000 Open 104
OneClimate Not for Profit Social networking and Climate Change Open to People of all ages and locations 307,773
OneWorldTV Not for Profit Video sharing and social networking aimed at people interested in social issues, development, environment, etc. Open 27,434,227
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 1998 5,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 39,290
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[226] January 22, 2004 100,000,000 Open to people 18 and older, (Google login) 106
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ Community Open 329,887
Passportstamp Travel Open 366,598
PatientsLikeMe Online community for patients with life-changing illnesses to find other patients like them, share their data with others, and learn more about their condition to improve their outcome. 2006 109,587 Open to people 13 years and up 57,962
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music. Since 2001, Partyflock has evolved into the biggest online community for the dance scene in the Netherlands November 10, 2001 321,125 Open to people 18 years and up 7,226
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s Internetwork Experts Invite-only, only Internet Experts 1,668,955
Plaxo Aggregator 15,000,000 Open 1,533
Playahead Swedish, Danish teenagers Closed 63,081
PureVolume Connecting indie music bands and listeners, through music sharing and social networking 2003 Open 20,822
Playfire Computer and video games Open to people 13 and older 62,555 General, Music Open to people over 13 4,340
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan Open 1,072 Enterprise social networking and micro-blogging Open 4,893,711
Qapacity A a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory Open to people 16 and older 96,847
Quechup General, friendship, dating 2007 Open to those over 16 150,757
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 480,000,000 Open to the general public NA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
Raptr Video games Open 25,664
Ravelry Knitting and crochet 743,930 Open 7,811
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009. 160,000,000 Open 83
ResearchGate Social network for scientific researchers 400,000 Open 23,095 Social network for musician and bands 500,000 Open to people 16 and older 4,422
Ryze Business 500,000 Open 19,839
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists Open 26,804 Collaborative network site for scientists By invitation, but can request an invitation 1,231,795
ShareTheMusic Music Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally Open 471,712
Shelfari Books October 11, 2006 Open 19,681
Skyrock Social Network in French-speaking world 22,000,000 Open 437
Social_Life_(website) Brazilian jet set and social elite world-wide 2008 550,000 Invite-only 154,533
SocialVibe Social Network for Charity 435,000[citation needed] Open 41,927[265] General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions. 17,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 507
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking. 1,000,000 Open 374
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. 2,000,000 Open 2,742
StudiVZ University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ. 17,000,000 Open 1,318
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match your selected interests 10,600,000 Open 108
Tagged General. Subject to quite some controversy about its e-mail marketing and privacy policy 100,000,000 Open 281
TalentTrove Online Talent Network Open 21,177
Talkbiznow Business networking Open 283,770
Taltopia Online artistic community Open 52,759
Taringa! General 11,000,000 Open to people 13 and older 137
TeachStreet Education / Learning / Teaching – More than 400 subjects Open 61,492
TermWiki Learning / Languages / Translation – 1.2m terms in more than 1300 subjects May 2010 Open 16,182 Travel 2005 1,588,000 Open to people 18 and older 11,789
Travellerspoint Travel 2002 310,000 Open 11,486 General Open 5,706 French subsidiary of 4,400,000 7,283
Tuenti Spanish-based university and High School social network. Very Popular in Spain 4,500,000 Invite-only 730
Tumblr General. Micro-blogging, RSS 2007 Open 46
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates July 15, 2006 175,000,000 Open 9
Vkontakte Social Network for Russian-speaking world including former Soviet republics. Biggest site in Russia September 2006 110,578,500 Open 44 Gothic and industrial subculture 1999 1,931,049 Open to users 13 and over 7,577
Viadeo Global Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 35,000,000 Open 710
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 2007 Open 22,474
Vox Blogging Open 1,319
Wakoopa For computer fans that want to discover new software and games 100,000[citation needed] Open 9,420
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing Open 11,008
Wasabi General. UK-based. Open 95,188
WAYN Travel and lifestyle May 2003 10,000,000 Open to people 18 and older 2,974
WebBiographies Genealogy and biography Open 734,214
WeeWorld Teenagers – 10 to 17 30,000,000 Open to ages 13 and older. 8,729
WeOurFamily General with emphasis on privacy and security Open, subscription-based 685,337
Wer-kennt-wen General General 441
weRead Books June 2007 4,000,000 Open 80,233
Windows Live Spaces Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) 120,000,000 Open NA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
WiserEarth Online community space for the social justice and environmental movement[318] 45,000 Open to people 16 and older 77,143 Site networking inmates, friends, family September 2000 66,000 Open to people 18 years and older 252,188
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas Unknown 27,000,000 Open 768
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and China) 8,000,000 Open 260
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created after World Youth Day 2008 Open 136,804
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues Must have company email 3,769
Yelp, Inc. Local Business Review and Talk Open 182 Greek Web Meeting point 2004 890,000 Open 8,057
Zooppa Online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests) 60,000 Open to people 14 and older

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