A list of major active social networking websites

This is a list of major active social networking websites form Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

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Name Description/Focus Date launched Registered users Registration GlobalAlexa[1]Page ranking
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 1 January 2005 3,000,000[2] Open 13,574[3]
Academia.edu Social networking site for academics/researchers September 2008 211,000[4] Open 3,872[5]
Advogato Free and open source software developers 1999 13,575[6] Open 318,165[7]
aNobii Books 2006 Open 13,131[8]
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 1997 Open 133,043[9]
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide March 2004 550,000[10] Invite-only 8,780[11]
Athlinks Running, Swimming 2001 139,458[12] Open 60,677[13]
Audimated.com Independent music 2010 Open 656,507[14]
Bebo General July 2005 117,000,000[15] Open to people 13 and older 4,169[16]
BIGADDA Indian Social Networking Site August 2007 3,000,000[17] Open to people 16 and older 42,765[18]
Biip.no Norwegian community 1 June 2005 430,000[19] Requires Norwegian phone number 81,916[20]
BlackPlanet Black Americans 1 September 1999 20,000,000[21] Open 7,193[22]
Blauk Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance. 2010 Open to people 13 and older. 1,081,215[23]
Blogster Blogging community 24 November 2005 85,579[24] Open 12,048[25]
Bolt.com General 1996 Open 589,595[26]
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain) 16 May 2008 12,000,000[27] Open 4,976[28]
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 2005 10,000,000[29] Open 6,955[30]
CafeMom Mothers December 2006 1,250,000[31] Open to moms and moms-to-be 1,293[32]
Care2 Green living and social activism 1998 9,961,947[33] Open 1,930[34]
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[35] 9,500,000[36] Open to people 18 and older[37] 4,279[38]
Classmates.com School, college, work and the military 1995 50,000,000[39] Open to people 18 and older[40] 3,284[41]
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 2004 Open 749[42]
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit. 2003 2,967,421[43] Open 2,231[44]
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 2001 150,000[45] Open 36,959[46]
Cross.tv Faith Based social network for Christian believers from around the world 2008 450,000[47] Open 53,394[48]
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 2006 Open 5,721[49]
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 1999 24,000,000[50] Open 1,616[51]
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day 13 February 2009 Closed 5,963[52]
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – Physical health, Mental health, Support groups 4 November 2007 Open 10,511[53]
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests September 2003 8,822,921[54] Open 436[55]
deviantART Art community 7 August 2000 22,000,000[56] Open to people 13 and older 131[57]
Diaspora* Decentralized, privacy aware, general (open source) November 2010 370,000+[n 1][58] Open 36,792[n 2][59]
Disaboom People with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities) Open 218,135[60]
Dol2day Politic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries) 40,200[61] Open 385,237[62]
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) Open 86,535[63]
Draugiem.lv General (primarily LV, LT, HU) 2,600,466[64] Invitation only 2,698[65]
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. 2005 46,850,000[66] Open 106[67]
DXY.cn Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 2000[68] 2,000,000[69] Open 8,367[70]
Elftown Community and wiki around Fantasy and sci-fi. 185,000[71] Open, approval needed 43,277[72]
Elixio Business executives jet set and global elite. July 2007 80,000[73] Invite-only 545,268[74]
English, baby! Students and teachers of English as a second language 2000 1,600,000[75] Open 29,585[76]
Epernicus For research scientists Open 798,086[77]
Eons.com For baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond. Open to people age 40 years and older 73,767[78]
eToro Social Investing, Finance May 2007 2,500,000 Open 1,591[79]
Experience Project Life experiences Open 2,658[80]
Exploroo Travel Social Networking. Open 163,545[81]
Facebook General: Photos, Videos, Blogs, Apps. February 2004 1,000,000,000[82] Open to people 13 and older 2[83]
Faceparty General. Popular UK. 200,000[84] Invitation only to people 18 and older 163,639[85]
Faces.com Adult Social Network, Mainly UK & USA 2011 700,000[86] Open to people 18 and older worldwide 149,839[87]
Fetlife People who are into BDSM January 2008 1,200,000[88] Open to people “oflegal age to see adult content” 4,131[89]
FilmAffinity Movies and TV Series 2002 250,000[90] Open 3,151[91]
Filmow Movies and TV Series 2009 Open 44,630[92]
FledgeWing Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students Open to university students 696,513[93]
Flixster Movies 2007 63,000,000[94] Open to people 13 and older 4,012[95]
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide February 2004 32,000,000[96] Open to people 13 and older (Yahoo!Login) 48[97]
Focus.com Business to Business, worldwide 2005 850,000[98] Open to people 13 and older 12,114[99]
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 8,011[100]
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 2002 20,000,000[101] Open 3,168[102]
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 2009 20,000,000[103] Open 817[104]
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, general Open 354,946[105][n 2]
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets July 2000 19,000,000[106] Open to people 13 and older 29,239[107]
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 2002 90,000,000[108] Open to people 16 and older. 12,167[109]
Frühstückstreff General July 2001 14,800[citation needed] Open 1,827,621[110]
Fubar dating, an “online bar” for 18 and older October 2007 1,200,000[111] Open to people 18+ 10,453[112]
Fuelmyblog Blogging community July 2007 50,000[113] Open 85,547[114]
FullCircle Geosocial networking and location-based services portal for mobile devices April 2009 Open 1,167,425[115]
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. 23,523,663[116] Open to people 13 and older 6,277[117]
GamerDNA Computer and video games 21 September 2006 310,000[118] Open 59,730[119]
Gapyear.com Travel social network July 1998 Open 74,763[120]
Gather.com Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions 465,000[121] Open 3,062[122]
Gays.com Social network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping 16 May 2008 100,000[123] Open, Global 224,302[124]
Geni.com Families, genealogy 16 January 2007 15,000,000[125] Open 5,958[126]
GetGlue Social network for entertainment 28 October 2008 2,000,000[127] Open 3,735[128]
Gogoyoko Fair play in Music – Social networking site for musicians and music lovers Invite only while in beta 145,552[129]
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers December 2006 10,000,000[130] Open 544[131]
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. October 2010 110,000[132][133] Open 597,008[134]
Google+ General 28 June 2011 400,000,000[135] Open to people 13 and older [136] NA[n 3]
GovLoop For people in and around government 138,576[137]
Grono.net Poland 2,000,000[citation needed] Open 395,036[138]
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles. August 2000 268,000,000[139][140][141] Open to people 13 and older 15,255[142]
hi5 General. Popular in NepalMongoliaThailandRomaniaJamaicaCentral AfricaPortugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA. 2003 80,000,000[143] Open to people 13 and older. 902[144]
Hospitality Club Hospitality 328,629[145] Open 99,562[146]
Hotlist Geo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be. 80,000[147] Open 155,811[148]
HR.com Social networking site for Human Resources professionals 1999 194,000[149] Open 79,591[150]
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation November 2002 20,000[151] Invite-only 152,756[152]
Hyves General, mostly popular in the Netherlands. September 2004 10,097,000[153] Open 2,243[154]
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[155] Open 1,143[156]
Identi.ca Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates. 395,695[citation needed] Open 7,290[157]
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking. 350,000[158] Open, Global 45,039[159]
IRC-Galleria Finland 505,000[160] Open to Finnish speaking people 12 and older 36,982[161]
italki.com Language learning social network. 100+ languages. 500,000[162] Open, Global 18,956[163]
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows 2,500,000[164] 770,100[165]
iWiW Hungary 14 April 2002 4,000,000[166] Invite-only 3,831[167]
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google February 2006 Open to people 13 and older 62,910[168]
Jiepang Location based mobile social network. In Chinese language 2010 3,000,000[169] Open 14,790[170]
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users Open to the General Public 284[171]
Kiwibox General. 1999 2,400,000[172] Open to people 13 and older 104,563[173]
Lafango Talent-Focused media sharing site Open, Global 161,778[174]
LAGbook African-based Social Networking Site. Popular in GermanyDenmarkFranceChinaHong KongPakistanTurkeyUnited KingdomUnited StatesIndonesiaBangladeshMalaysiaPhilippinesCanadaIndiaRomaniaMexicoUkraineBulgaria,JapanChileSpainSouth AfricaIsraelAustralia and especially in Nigeria.[175][176] 17 April 2010 350,000+[176][177][178] Specifically targeted at the youth demographic (18-30), but permits registration of people 13 and older. 24,429[179]
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 2010 250,000 Open 952,782[180]
Last.fm Music 2002 30,000,000[181] Open 772[182]
LibraryThing Book lovers 29 August 2005 1,300,000[183] Open to people 13 and older 10,800[184]
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies Open to people 18 and older 1,071,686[185]
LinkedIn Business and professional networking May 2003 160,000,000[186] Open to people 18 and older 12[187]
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries. Open, Global 800,451[188]
Listography Lists. Autobiography Open 92,525[189]
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. 15 April 1999 17,564,977[190] Open (OpenID) 115[191]
Livemocha Online language learning 5,000,000[192] Open 4,100[193]
Makeoutclub General 9 August 1999 Open 756,300[194]
MEETin General Open 318,979[195]
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities Open to people 18 and older 481[196]
Meettheboss Business and Finance community, worldwide. Open 315,513[197]
MillatFacebook General, Created in Response to Facebook [198] May 2010 461,200[199] Open 236,663[200]
mixi Japan 25 October 2000 24,323,160[201] Open 232[202]
MocoSpace mobile community, worldwide 2005 3,000,000[203] Open to people 14 and older 9,882[204]
MOG Music Open to people 14 and older 13,955[205]
MouthShut.com Social Network, social media, consumer reviews Open 3,340[206]
Mubi Auteur cinema 200,000 Open 18,225[207]
MyHeritage family-oriented social network service 30,000,000 [208] Open 3,756[209]
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly Reunion.com) 51,000,000[210] Open 1,765[211]
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global 7,300,000[212] Open NA[n 3]
Myspace General August 2003 30,000,000+[213][214] Open to ages 13 and older. 161[215]
Nasza-klasa.pl School, college and friends. Popular in Poland 11,000,000[216] Open 75,145[217]
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada’s Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[218] 95,000,000[219] Open to people 13 and older 545[220]
Nexopia Canada 1,400,000[221] Open to people 13 and older [222] 25,241[223]
NGO Post Non-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India 15,000[224] Open 42,076[225]
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks 2005 (Networks 2007) Open to people 13 and older 378[226]
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics 45,000,000[227] Open 65[228]
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 1998 5,000,000[229] Open to people 13 and older 28,134[230]
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[231] 22 January 2004 100,000,000[232] Open to people 18 and older, (Googlelogin) 319[233]
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ Community Open 445,440[234]
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[235] Open to people 13 years and up 69,514[236]
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music 10 November 2001 321,125 Open to people 18 years and up 16,828[237]
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s Internetwork Experts Invite-only, only Internet Experts 2,533,640[238]
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love 2011 Open 38[239]
Plaxo Aggregator 50,000,000[240] Open 5,310[241]
Playfire Computer and video games Open to people 13 and older 38,259[242]
Playlist.com General, Music Open to people over 13 8,026[243]
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan Open 1,991[244]
Qapacity A a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory Closed 20,640[245]
Quechup General, friendship, dating 2007 Open to those over 16 82,914[246]
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 480,000,000[247][248] Open to the general public NA[n 3]
Raptr Video games Open 25,664[249]
Ravelry Knitting and crochet 1,814,460[250] Open 3,498[251]
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009. 160,000,000[252] Open 95[253]
ReverbNation.com Social network for musician and bands 500,000[254] Open to people 16 and older 1,806[255]
Ryze Business 500,000[256] Closed 71,324[257]
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists Open 61,668[258]
ShareTheMusic Music Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally Open 612,429[259]
Shelfari Books 11 October 2006 Open 18,152[260]
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in Mainland China. 14 August 2009 300,000,000[261] Open 28[262]
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers 2009 420,000[263] Open 28,449[264]
Skyrock Social Network in French-speaking world 22,000,000[265] Open 710[266]
SocialVibe Social Network for Charity 435,000[citation needed] Open 101,364[267]
Sonico.com General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions. 50,000,000[268][269] Open to people 13 and older 2,676[270]
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking. 10,000,000[271] Open 299[272]
Spaces Russian Social Network targeted to mobile phone users Open 9,953[273]
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. 9,000,000[274] Open 9,201[275]
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[276] Open 7,080[277]
Students Circle Network A Social Network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces. December 2010 Open 345,110[278]
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users’ selected interests 20,000,000[279] Open 146[280]
Tagged General. October 2004 100,000,000[281] Open 288[282]
Talkbiznow Business networking Open 136,346[283]
Taltopia Online artistic community Open 281,501[284]
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina) 11,000,000[285] Open to people 13 and older 214[286]
TeachStreet Education / Learning / Teaching – More than 400 subjects Open 422,704[287]
TermWiki Learning / Languages / Translation – 1.2m terms in more than 1300 subjects May 2010 Open 22,997[288]
The Sphere A Private Online Social Luxury Network with Exclusive Personalized Services December 2008 1,300[289] Invite-only 1,115,305[290]
TravBuddy.com Travel 2005 1,588,000[291] Open to people 18 and older 21,523[292]
Travellerspoint Travel 2002 310,000[293] Open 15,275[294]
tribe.net General Open 8,081[295]
Trombi.com French subsidiary of Classmates.com 4,400,000[296] 16,227[297]
Tuenti Spanish-based university and High School social network. 12,000,000[298] Invite-only 1,083[299]
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates 15 July 2006 500,000,000[300] Open to all ages[301] 8[302]
Tylted Mobile social game network[303] 2007 3,000,000[304] Open to people 14 and older 737,508[305]
Vkontakte General, including music upload, listening and search. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics. September 2006 123,612,100[306] Open 38[307]
Vampirefreaks.com Gothic and industrial subculture 1999 1,931,049[308] Open to users 13 and over 21,052[309]
Viadeo Global Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 35,000,000[310] Open 435[311]
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 2007 Open 33,371[312]
Vox Blogging Open 56,558[313]
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing Open 7,036[314]
WAYN Travel and lifestyle May 2003 10,000,000[315] Open to people 18 and older 1,367[316]
WeeWorld Teenagers – 10 to 17 30,000,000[317] Open to ages 13 and older. 18,317[318]
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything. September 2011 Open to people 13 years and older 370,755[319]
WeOurFamily General with emphasis on privacy and security Open, subscription-based 3,359,241[320]
Wepolls.com Social polling network Open 1,204,376[321]
Wer-kennt-wen General General 2,147[322]
weRead Books June 2007 4,000,000[citation needed] Open 305,720[323]
Wiser.org Online community space for the social justice and environmental movement[324] April 2007 71,600[325] Open to people 16 and older 239,901[326]
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging Open 111,538[327]
WriteAPrisoner.com Site networking inmates, friends, family September 2000 66,000[328] Open to people 18 years and older 228,915[329]
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas Unknown 27,000,000[330] Open 3,943[331]
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)) 11,100,000[332] Open 270[333]
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008 Open 712,292[334]
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues 2008 Must have company email 3,622[335]
Yelp, Inc. Local Business Review and Talk Open 186[336]
Zoo.gr Greek Web Meeting point 2004 890,000[337] Open 34,577[338]
Zooppa Online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests) 60,000[339] Open to people 14 and older[340] 36,373[341]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ This is the number of the accounts reachable from the biggest “pod” joindiaspora.com. The count for the whole network might be bigger.
  2. a b Traffic measurement is difficult to measure accurately due to the site’s decentralized nature.
  3. a b c Alexa only records data for Second-level domains.

List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of all virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.

Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date of stat Date launched Country of origin
1 Facebook 1+ billion[1] 1 billion[1] October 2012 February 2004  United States
2 Tencent QQ 784+ million[2] 712 million[3] September 2012 2003  China
3 Skype 663+ million[4] 280 million[5][6] January 2013 August 2003  Denmark  Sweden
4 Google+ 500+ million[7] 235 million[7] December 2012 June 2011  United States
5 Twitter 500+ million[8] 200+ million[9] December 2012 March 2006  United States
6 LinkedIn 200+ million[10] 160 million[10] January 2013 May 2003  United States
7 Tencent Qzone 597+ million[11] 150 million[12][13] September 2012 2005  China
8 Sina Weibo 400+ million[14] 100+ million[15][16] February 2013 August 2009  China
9 Dropbox 100+ million[17] 100 million[17] November 2012 September 2008  United States
10 Windows Live 100 million[18] 100 million[18] December 2012 November 2005  United States
11 Instagram 100+ million 100 million[19] February 2013 October 2010  United States
12 Vkontakte (VK) 190+ million[20] 80 million[21] July 2012 September 2006  Russia
13 Renren 160+ million[22] 45+ million[23][24][25] August 2012 December 2005  China

Note: An “active user” is defined by Facebook as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days. This includes “Liking” from 3rd party sites without actually visiting the Facebook.com site.[26] Other sites define this in different terms.

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