Top ten social networking sites in the world

Top ten social networking sites in the world

1. Facebook (World website Rank: 2 ) Social Networking Rank: 1
Facebook is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Facebook has more than 500 + million active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students.
2. Twitter (World website Rank: 9 ) Social Networking Rank: 2
Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users’ messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page.
3. LinkedIn (World website Rank: 22 ) Social Networking Rank: 3
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. LinkedIn had more than 80 + million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide
4. MySpace (World website Rank: 37 ) Social Networking Rank: 4
MySpace is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California. Myspace became the most popular social networking site in the United States in June 2006. According to comScore, Myspace was overtaken internationally by its main competitor, Facebook, in April 2008. Myspace employs 1,000 employees, after laying off 30 percent of its workforce in June 2009
5. Digg (World website Rank: 122 ) Social Networking Rank: 5
Digg is a social news website. Formerly, the site’s cornerstone function consisted of letting people vote stories up or down, called digging and burying, respectively, but as of Digg v4, the “bury” function has been removed. Digg’s popularity has prompted the creation of other social networking sites with story submission and voting systems. The website traffic ranked 122nd by Alexa.com, Quantcast estimates Digg’s monthly U.S. unique visits at 15.1 million
6. Orkut (World website Rank: 86 ) Social Networking Rank: 6
Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Although Orkut is less popular in the United States than competitors Facebook and MySpace, it is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil.
7. Hi5 (World website Rank: 135 | Social Networking Rank: 7
Hi5 is a social networking website. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. Quantcast reports Hi5 has 2.7 million monthly US visitors and 46.1 million global visitors
8. Badoo (World website Rank: 137 | Social Networking Rank: 8
Badoo is a multi-lingual social networking website, managed out of a London headquarters, but owned by a company in Cyprus. The site allows users to create profiles, send each other messages, and rate each other’s profile pictures at no cost, but charges fees for features which are designed to make the user’s profile more visible to other users, thereby increasing the opportunities to attract attention. Charging for these enhanced visibility features is the site’s primary business model.
Badoo includes a geographic proximity feature, which identifies users’ locations based on analysis of their network connection. This lets users know if there are people near to their current location who may wish to meet.
9. StumbleUpon (World website Rank: 159 ) Social Networking Rank: 9
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds the best of the web, recommended to each unique user. It allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.
10 Ning (World website Rank: 159 | Social Networking Rank: 10
Ning competes with social sites like MySpace, Facebook and BigTent by appealing to people who want to create their own social networks around specific interests with their own visual design, choice of features and member data. The central feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own social network for a particular topic or need, catering to specific membership bases.

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