Here are the 10 most popular social networking sites as derived from some of analytics sites like alexa. Let us know what they are.
Facebook name comes from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some American university administrations to help students get to know one another. Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to students of the University of Harvard, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before it opened to high-school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||800,000,000|
Part Web site, part Web service – Twitter is an online environment where users can create profiles, fill them with information and then build a network of people they “follow” (and a band of others who follow them). Not only personal we can create as a company.
Twitter sends messages between users via the Short Message Service (SMS), better known as text messaging. Members send their texts through Twitter to those they allow to follow them. The messages, called Tweets, are super short: only 140 charters or shorter (there are technically 160 characters for use, but the first 20 are there to make room for user names in messages.)
The new phenomenon is called microblogging and it’s incredibly popular.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||250,000,000|
LinkedIn is a social networking site designed for professionals (not only software). It boasts a membership of more than 35 million people and claims that executives from every Fortune 500 company has member profiles on the site. The profiles focus on members’ professional experience and skills.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||200,000,000|
4. Google Plus+
Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus) is a social networking service that is owned and operated by world most famous search engine Google Inc. Google has described Google+ as a “social layer” that enhances many of its online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website. 540 million monthly active users are part of the Identity service side, by interacting socially with Google+’s enhanced properties, like Gmail, +1 button, YouTube comments.300 million monthly active users are part of the Social Networking side by interacting with the Google+ social networking stream itself.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||150,000,000|
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. This also one of the major social networking website. Users can browse other pinboards for images, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. It is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and investors.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||140,500,000|
Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website’s features are accessed from the “dashboard” interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||125,000,000|
Flickr (stylized as flickr and pronounced “flicker”) is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. This also one of the most famous social networking website.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||67,000,000|
VK is the second biggest social network service in Europe after Facebook, It is russian website. it is available in several languages but popular particularly among Russian-speaking users around the world, especially in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, and Israel. Like other social networks, VK allows users to message contacts publicly or privately, create groups, public pages and events, share and tag images, audio and video, and play browser-based games.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||65,400,000|
Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.Its popular due to sharing with other social networking sites. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 16:9 aspect ratio now typically used by mobile device cameras. Users are also able to record and share short videos lasting for up to 15 seconds.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||50,000,000|
DeviantArt, LLC (stylized as deviantART; abbreviated as dA) is an online community showcasing various forms of user-made artwork. It was first launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, Angelo Sotira and others. deviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States.Its one of the famous social networking website. DeviantArt aims to provide a platform for any artist to exhibit and discuss works. Works are organized in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications, operating system customization utilities and others, along with extensive downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography. Additional utilities include journals, polls, groups and portfolios.
|Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors||30,500,000|