Know : List of all Social Networking Sites

List of all Social Networking Sites (Sorted Alphabetically)

Name Description/Focus Registered users Global Alexa Page ranking
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 3,000,000 12,914
About.me Social networking site 5,000,000 1,447
Academia.edu Social networking site for academics/researchers 211,000 1,995
Advogato Free and open source software developers 13,575 292,620
aNobii Books 26,939
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 170,384
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide 550,000 580,060
Athlinks Running, Swimming 139,458 69,170
Audimated.com Independent music 656,507
Bebo General 117,000,000 4,169
Biip.no Norwegian community 430,000 81,916
BlackPlanet Black Americans 20,000,000 7,193
Blauk Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance. 1,081,215
Blogster Blogging community 85,579 12,048
Bolt.com General 589,595
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain) 12,000,000 4,976
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 10,000,000 6,955
CafeMom Mothers 1,250,000 1,293
Care2 Green living and social activism 9,961,947 1,930
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery. 9,500,000 4,279
Classmates.com School, college, work and the military 50,000,000 3,284
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 749
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit. 2,967,421 2,231
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 150,000 36,959
Cross.tv Faith Based social network for Christian believers from around the world 450,000 53,394
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 5,721
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 24,000,000 1,616
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day 5,963
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – Physical health, Mental health, Support groups 10,511
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests 8,822,921 436
deviantART Art community 22,000,000 131
Diaspora* Decentralized, privacy aware, general (open source) 370,000 36,792
didlr Drawing service 204,515 2,869,116
Disaboom People with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities) 218,135
Dol2day Politic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries) 40,200 385,237
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) 86,535
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. 46,850,000 106
Draugiem.lv General (primarily LV, LT, HU) 2,600,466 2,698
DXY.cn Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 2,000,000 8,367
Elftown Community and wiki around Fantasy and sci-fi. 185,000 43,277
Elixio Business executives jet set and global elite. 80,000 545,268
English, baby! Students and teachers of English as a second language 1,600,000 29,585
Eons.com For baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond. 73,767
Epernicus For research scientists 798,086
eToro Social Investing, Finance 2,500,000 1,591
Experience Project Life experiences 2,658
Exploroo Travel Social Networking. 163,545
Facebook General: Photos, Videos, Blogs, Apps. 1,000,000,000 2
Faceparty General. Popular UK. 200,000 163,639
Faces.com Adult Social Network, Mainly UK & USA 149,839
Fetlife People who are into BDSM 2,701,715 4,131
FilmAffinity Movies and TV Series 250,000 3,151
Filmow Movies and TV Series 44,630
FledgeWing Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students 696,513
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide 32,000,000 48
Flixster Movies 63,000,000 4,012
Focus.com Business to Business, worldwide 850,000 12,114
Formspring social Q&A website 290,000,000 4,325
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration. 1,632,565 8,011
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 20,000,000 3,168
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 20,000,000 817
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, general 354,946
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets 19,000,000 29,239
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 90,000,000 12,167
Frühstückstreff General 14,800 1,827,621
Fuelmyblog Blogging community 50,000 85,547
FullCircle Geosocial networking and location-based services portal for mobile devices 1,167,425
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. 23,523,663 6,277
GamerDNA Computer and video games 310,000 59,730
Gapyear.com Travel social network 74,763
Gather.com Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions 465,000 3,062
Gays.com Social network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping 100,000 224,302
Geni.com Families, genealogy 15,000,000 5,958
GetGlue Social network for entertainment 2,000,000 3,735
Gogoyoko Fair play in Music – Social networking site for musicians and music lovers 145,552
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers 13,000,000 327
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. 110,000 597,008
Google+ General 500,000,000 NA
GovLoop For people in and around government 138,576
Grono.net Poland 2,000,000 395,036
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles. 268,000,000 15,255
hi5 General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA. 80,000,000 902
Hospitality Club Hospitality 328,629 99,562
Hotlist Geo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be. 80,000 155,811
HR.com Social networking site for Human Resources professionals 194,000 79,591
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation 20,000 152,756
Hyves General, mostly popular in the Netherlands. 10,097,000 2,243
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 1,143
Identi.ca Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates. 395,695 7,290
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking. 350,000 45,039
Instagram A photo and video sharing site 150,000,000 41
IRC-Galleria Finland 505,000 36,982
italki.com Language learning social network. 100+ languages. 500,000 18,956
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows 2,500,000 770,100
iWiW Hungary 4,000,000 3,831
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google 62,910
Jiepang Location based mobile social network. In Chinese language 3,000,000 14,790
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 284
Kiwibox General. 2,400,000 104,563
Lafango Talent-Focused media sharing site 161,778
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 250,000 952,782
Last.fm Music 30,000,000 772
LibraryThing Book lovers 1,300,000 10,800
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies 1,071,686
LinkedIn Business and professional networking 200,000,000 12
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries. 800,451
Listography Lists. Autobiography 92,525
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. 17,564,977 115
Livemocha Online language learning 5,000,000 4,100
Makeoutclub General 756,300
MEETin General 318,979
Meettheboss Business and Finance community, worldwide. 315,513
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities 481
MillatFacebook General, Created in Response to Facebook 461,200 236,663
mixi Japan 24,323,160 232
MocoSpace mobile community, worldwide 3,000,000 9,882
MOG Music 13,955
MouthShut.com Social Network, social media, consumer reviews 3,340
Mubi Auteur cinema 200,000 18,225
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Linkand Opera Unite. Global 7,300,000 NA
MyHeritage family-oriented social network service 30,000,000 3,756
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly Reunion.com) 51,000,000 1,765
Myspace General 30,000,000 161
Nasza-klasa.pl School, college and friends. Popular in Poland 11,000,000 75,145
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada’s Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox. 95,000,000 545
Nexopia Canada 1,400,000 25,241
NGO Post Non-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India 15,000 42,076
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks 378
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics 45,000,000 65
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 5,000,000 28,134
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil. 100,000,000 319
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ Community 445,440
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music 321,125 16,828
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. 109,587 69,514
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s Internetwork Experts 2,533,640
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love 38
Plaxo Aggregator 50,000,000 5,310
Playfire Computer and video games 38,259
Playlist.com General, Music 8,026
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan 1,991
Poolwo Social networking site from India 5,305 764,227
Qapacity A business-oriented social networking site and a business directory 20,640
Quechup General, friendship, dating 82,914
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 480,000,000 NA
Raptr Video games 25,664
Ravelry Knitting and crochet 3,000,000 2,334
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009. 160,000,000 95
ReverbNation.com Social network for musician and bands 500,000 1,806
Ryze Business 500,000 71,324
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists 61,668
Sgrouples General, with focus on privacy rights 258,091
ShareTheMusic Music Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally 612,429
Shelfari Books 18,152
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in Mainland China. 300,000,000 28
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers 420,000 28,449
Skyrock Social Network in French-speaking world 22,000,000 710
SocialVibe Social Network for Charity 435,000 101,364
Sonico.com General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions. 50,000,000 2,676
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking. 10,000,000 299
Spaces Russian Social Network targeted to mobile phone users 9,953
Stage 32 US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals in film, television and theater 175,000 35,382
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. 9,000,000 9,201
Students Circle Network A Social Network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces. 345,110
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 7,080
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users’ selected interests 20,000,000 146
Tagged General. 100,000,000 288
Talkbiznow Business networking 136,346
Taltopia Online artistic community 281,501
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina) 11,000,000 214
TeachStreet Education / Learning / Teaching – More than 400 subjects 422,704
TermWiki Learning / Languages / Translation – 1.2m terms in more than 1300 subjects 22,997
The Sphere A Private Online Social Luxury Network with Exclusive Personalized Services 1,300 1,115,305
TravBuddy.com Travel 1,588,000 21,523
Travellerspoint Travel 310,000 15,275
tribe.net General 8,081
Trombi.com French subsidiary of Classmates.com 4,400,000 16,227
Tuenti Spanish-based university and High School social network. 12,000,000 5,293
Tumblr Microblogging platform and Social Networking Website. 32
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates 93,800,000 8
Tylted Mobile social game network 3,000,000 737,508
Vampirefreaks.com Gothic and industrial subculture 1,931,049 21,052
Viadeo Global Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 35,000,000 435
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 33,371
Vkontakte General, including music upload, listening and search. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics. 249,409,900 38
Vox Blogging 56,558
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing 7,036
WAYN Travel and lifestyle 10,000,000 1,367
We Heart It Image-based social network focused on inspiration, expression and creativity 20,000,000 899
WeeWorld Teenagers – 9 to 17 30,000,000 18,317
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything. 370,755
WeOurFamily General with emphasis on privacy and security 3,359,241
Wepolls.com Social polling network 1,204,376
weRead Books 4,000,000 305,720
Wer-kennt-wen General 2,147
Wiser.org Online community space for the social justice and environmental movement 71,600 239,901
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging 111,538
WriteAPrisoner.com Site networking inmates, friends, family 66,000 228,915
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas 27,000,000 3,943
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)) 11,100,000 270
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008 712,292
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues 3,622
Yelp, Inc. Local Business Review and Talk 186
Zoo.gr Greek Web Meeting point 890,000 34,577
Zooppa Online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests) 60,000 36,373

Photographers’ Destiny : ‘Roots Of India’ by CWC : A Cover Story

Can we freeze time and take it along with us to the future? Photography is a matchless thing which could do that for us. Videos require a device to play. Writing demands a language to feel. But photography is unique, boundless and speaks one universal language through the eyes. A single photograph can capture diversities so unified, simple things in detail and focus on unfocused. A photographer not just captures what we also see, the camera he/she holds can see beyond what his/her own eyes can see.

When it comes to India, we have the largest diversity compared to any other country in the world. The perspectives the nation holds for one is numerous. So do the photographers here in India. Even with a very normal mobile phone camera people come up with spectacular pictures. What makes it happen? Photography is not about the device but about the thinking of the photographer and his view through his/her third eye “The Camera”.

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Way back some 4 years, 3 fellow clickers’ started walking down the streets with their cameras to capture few perspectives. They started to picturize not only some photographs, also their long journey as well. Now they have groomed as Chennai Weekend Clickers, the number 3 has become 1086 members. Nothing unites them than the passion for photography. They walk down the streets, live the moments with people, places, things, and every possible element of our society which we either noticed or unnoticed; they are capturing them beautifully. Now the photo counts have ticked 11650 and counting on.

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It is as simple as you are going out with your friends, of course with your photo-buddy “The Camera” and capture photographs. Its not just ends with photographing at free will, you get the opportunity to share your ideas, tips and tricks of the trade with fellow photographers. A sheer line of learning interest always connects this group together. 

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The likes of Nat Geo, The Hindu, Times, Deccan chronicle, Ananda Vikatan, Kalki, 1x.com and numerous other bigger players have accredited them with rewards and recognition. 

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Who can join this group?

Anyone with a Camera and must have stuff is “Passion for Photography” can join the CWC group. Be it a beginner or an experienced photographer. You need not to pay any fee for joining as it is a group works for the sole purpose of creating an opportunity for bringing together the photographers and do the best to this art of photography.

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What CWC doing now?

Till date CWC has done 4 Photographic Exhibitions in Chennai and featured more the 1200 discussion threads on photography.

Now they are moving to the next orbits by initiating Roots of India – a group which focused to expand the links of photography across India. Roots of India members counts recently hit 2500 on Facebook, where photographers from many parts of India shares their work and experiences.

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We Propel Steps always backed up initiatives for youth and learning practices on any subject matter. For a country like India, platforms like CWC and Roots of India are the perfect place where a novice person with a photographic interest can groom the skills to the next levels and experts can share their tricks of trade with the upcoming photographers too.

Overall CWC and Roots of India are aimed at connecting the cultures, traditions, rituals and lifestyles from the nooks and corners of India with the single art called Photography.

– Words by Din

We recommend you to reach them and get going with any of the following links

Facebook Group of Chennai Weekend clickers : https://www.facebook.com/groups/cwclickers/

Facebook Group of Roots of India : https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheRootsofIndia/

Become a fan of Chennai Weekend Clickers: https://www.facebook.com/TheRootsOfIndia

Find on Flicker http://www.flickr.com/groups/c-w-c/

Earth Our Home Too : Sea Dwellers : Indonesia

TRIVIA: Underwater photography is the process of taking photographs while underwater. It is usually done while scuba diving, but can be done while diving on surface supplysnorkelingswimming, from a submersible or remotely operated underwater vehicle, or from automated cameras lowered from the surface. Underwater photography can also be categorized as an art form and a method for recording data.

Successful underwater imaging is usually done with specialized equipment and techniques. However, it offers exciting and rare photographic opportunities. Animals such as fish and marine mammals are common subjects, but photographers also pursue shipwrecks, submerged cave systems, underwater “landscapes”, invertebratesseaweeds, geological features, and portraits of fellow divers.

All these Wonderful pictures are captured in Indonesia by David M. Hogan, from USA, a self educated Photographer for the last ten years who always on the hunt for a new desktop background and loves making a record of all of the beautiful things. His Official Site http://www.pbase.com/capnsurly

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Disclaimer: All Copyrights of the images reserved to David M. Hogan, a few pictures are shared here are for non-profit, Eco-conservation and educational purposes only. Intended to inspire young minds who aspire for a career in photography and in Marine life.

Courtesy : David M. Hogan, Wikipedia and Flickr

Culture & People : Floating Umbrella Fest : Feast to Eyes :)

In selected areas of Águeda, Portugal, one would once more find the streets covered with hundreds of colorful and vibrant umbrellas. The installation, which is known as the Umbrella Sky Project, covered many of the shopping streets in the municipality of Agueda and was part of the local Agitagueda Art Festival. The multi-colored umbrellas, transformed the shopping experience or a leisurely afternoon walk into a Mary-Poppins inspired atmosphere.

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Thanks to Photographer Patricia Almeida being one of the first to capture and share this beautiful idea with the rest of the world via Flickr.

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This unusual installation was up the entire July. Thanks to the eagerness of people like Almeida and Nascimento, people around the world were given a chance to take a virtual walk in this most unique and vibrant streets in Agueda, Portugal.

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“I felt like a kid, amazed by all that color!” said Almeida on how it felt to bask under the myriad of umbrellas. The best part about the ingenious display, besides looking delightful, is that the installation had a functional role in the festival protecting the pedestrians from both rain and sun.

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Hung over promenades, the umbrellas gave people on foot a glorious shade and something thoroughly amusing to look at. Credit people like Almeida and Nascimento for sharing photos of this unique set-up, or else most of us would never have heard of or seen the marvelous spectacle.

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Image Credits and Courtesy : Patricia Almeida, Nascimento, Google and exposureguide