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

Inspirational Speech (Text & Audio) : Steve Jobs

Well most of you might have read / watched this speech of Steve Jobs, maybe someone might have not. Just sharing this as we feel this speech deserves to be shared anytime. Hear / Listen here

young-steve-jobsI am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

– Steve Jobs

Courtesy : Nathan Singh (Sound Cloud)

LAUGH BREAK : DO NOT MISS IT : Control laughing if you can :)

cartoon-scoutsLaughing!!!We decided to give a break to serious discussions, philosophies and stories about life for a couple of days… To have a much needed break off serious topics to refill minds 🙂

Tired of Work, having any tension, stress? On request of our Indian readers here we share one of the most laughed-at sound clip from BIG FM, RJ BALAJI.

We may claim the clip is English one, but it is more of a Why this Kolaveri?-English. Dedicated to all.

Have a blast! Laugh at your own risk. 🙂

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