Living in the Social World and not being active on social networking sites implies that you don’t exist.Social networking is one of the accessible ways to be in constant touch with schoolmates, college mates, relatives, and other loved ones. Social networking is changing the way of doing things,from the way they gather information,they interact,communicate and express their ideas.Through Social networking sites people share views on some topics,communicate with friends on the things they do,plans for tomorrow and the day-to-day experiences and the conversation goes on and on….Let’s have a look at the top 10 social networking sites.
Pinterest is a Bulletin board styled social networking website based on the theme of photo sharing that allows its users to create and manage some theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and many more. Pinterest’s missions at connecting everyone in the world through the things they find interesting. It allows users to save images and arrange them on different boards. They can even follow other user’s boards if they find them interesting.
Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google .It helps its users to meet new and old friends and maintain their relationships.One of the great feature in Orkut is changing themes.Users can use various themes for their profile from a wide range of colorful themes in library. Orkut is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil.
Social discovery website Tagged is based in San Francisco, California,United States. It allows its members to dip into the profiles of other members, play games,and share tags and gifts with others.It also has a social and instant messaging client Digsby and the gaming application WeGame.This social network gives its users a chance to establish their own community of friends,as well as allows you to meet people from all over the world.
SUP media is the owner of the social networking website Livejournal which allows its users to keep a blog, journal or diary.LiveJournal enbales its users to express themselves and communicate with friends online. American programmer Brad Fitzpatrick started it in 1999,as a way of keeping himself in touch with his high school friends and their activities .In LiveJournal you can arrange your profile in many formats.
Hi5 is a social networking site originally based in San Francisco and California, it was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. It has many features common to other social networking sites, such as friend networks, photo sharing, user groups, and status updates and in 2009, it has added many other features oriented toward gaming and entertainment.The site features over 200 games in various categories.hi5 also allows the user to set up a music player in their profile.
Google+ (also written as Google Plus, and abbreviated as G+) is a social networking website owned and operated by Google.It is a multilingual social networking site launched in 2011 and has around 150 million active users since then.Google describes Google+ as a ‘social layer’ which consists not only of a single site but is a layer which covers many of its online properties.It has many new features like circles,hangouts,instant uploads,games,sparks,data liberation and many more..!!
Myspace was initially styled as My____ and MySpace.It is a social networking website launched in 2003 and owned by pop star Justin Timberlake and Specific Media LLC.It had around 25 million different U.S. visitors.It was Myspace who started the trend of creating unique URLs for various artists and companies, also it a significant influence in music and pop culture.Some of its interesting features are MyspaceIM,video sharing,Myspace News,API,etc.
LinkedIn a social networking website mainly for people from professional background.It was launched in 2003 and is a present generation’s basis of professional network.LinkedIn has more than 175 million users all over the globe.The site is available in various languages.Mobile version of the site was launched in 2008.It has many features which are different from other social networking sites like professional groups, following a company or a person,job listings etc.It can be used to find jobs,business opportunities.Here employers can list various jobs and search potential candidates.Users can even get notifications via email about new joining and offers.
Twitter is an online microblogging service that allows its users to send and read text based messages of about 140 characters called as ‘tweets’. It was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey.It has over 500 million active users across the globe generating millions of tweets daily.Twitter has been described as ‘the SMS of the internet’ and has become one of the most visited websites on the internet.Here unregistered users can only read tweets where as registered user can post tweets through website, SMS or mobile applications.Twitter allow its users to update their profile by using mobile phones through texts or by various applications.
The famous social networking website Facebook was launched in 2004,owned and operated by Facebook.It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his college friends.Facebook has around 955 million users all over the world many of them use Facebook on mobile devices.Here a user must register before using this site,after which they can create their personal profile.It allows its users to join some common interest groups organized according to college,school,workplace and other categories.They can even categorize their friends in various lists such as ‘close friends’, ‘people from work’..etc.It has many interesting features like poke,voice calling,video calling,funny applications,horoscopes,game etc.