Top Ten Social Networking Sites

Before social networking, the World Wide Web was full of interesting information, but there was little opportunity to contribute or participate. Nothing has changed the Web more than the rise of social networking sites.

At Number 10

Tagged

Tagged is a social discovery website based in San Francisco, California, United States, founded in 2004. Tagged allows members to browse the profiles of other members, play games, and share tags and virtual gifts. Tagged says it has 100 million members.TaggedImage Source

 

At Number 9

MySpace

MySpace isn’t the oldest online social network, but it helped define them  and it incorporates many different Web services into a comprehensive package.MySpaceImage Source

 

At Number 8

Orkut

Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc.OrkutImage Source

 

At Number 7

Friendster

Friendster was one of the first sites to introduce the concept of online social networking to the Web.FriendsterImage Source

 

At Number 6

DeviantArt

deviantArt 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.DeviantArtImage Source

 

At Number 5

Hi5

As the fastest-growing social networking site in the world for the first half of 2008, Hi5 is the largest site of its kind that you may have never heard of. The site grew 78 percent in the first half of 2008 alone.Hi5Image Source

 

At Number 4

Google Plus+

As the name indicates Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a social networking and identity service,operated by Google Inc.Google Plus+Image Source

 

At Number 3

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed for professionals. 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.LinkedInImage Source

 

At Number 2

Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service and micro blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 140 million active users as of 2012, generating over 340 millions tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. It has been described as “the SMS of the Internet.” Unregistered users can read the tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices.TwitterImage Source

 

At Number 1

Facebook

It was 2004 when Mark Zuckerberg started asking his fellow Harvard University students to try out his new idea known as “the facebook.”

In 2006, Facebook opened its virtual doors to anyone with a registered e-mail address.FacebookImage Source

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