Facebook: The most popular social networking website in the world, with more
than 800 million active users around the world. It has doubled from 400 million
user in less than a year. This puts Facebook at the 2nd position in the list of
top websites in terms of overall users (1st being Google), and makes it the top
social networking websites. In order to register and create a Facebook account,
you need to be at least 13 years old. Once you register, you get access to lots
Twitter: Twitter is different from other social networking websites, as you can
only use 140 characters in each message, known as 'tweets'. Different tools
make it very easy to use twitter, and this has added popularity. The online
profile of twitter users is small, and includes very little information. You
also get to follow people (including celebrities) and keep a track of what is
happening in their lives. Twitter ranks 2nd in the list of top 10 social
networking websites of the world.
LinkedIn: One of the top social networking sites for business development, with
more than 115.8 million users across the world. LinkedIn is popular among
recruiters and job seekers alike. The best part of LinkedIn is that it allows
people to develop more contacts in the same field, with the intention of
spreading their business.
Orkut: Owned by Google Inc.; is the most popular online social networking
website in Asia and South America. Most of its users come from Brazil and India.
Orkut has approximately 66 million active user in the world, and that puts it in
the 4th position in the listGoogle+: Is the latest entrant in the world of social
networking, and it is gaining popularity quite rapidly. It was launched as a
successor to Google Buzz. This service works along with Google's web-based mail
service Gmail. This also means that Google+ users can access to Google's
products through a common interface, and this is an advantage. With a user base
of 40 million.
MySpace: It is one of the most popular website in the USA. Some of the most
popular activities on MySpace include MySpaceTV, MySpace forums, and lots of
applications. MySpace its one of the most popular social networking sites in
the United States.
Hi5: Another social networking web
site which is quite popular. This website
allows you to play online games, listen to music, etc. Hi5 has evolved into
more of a social gaming website.
Friendster: This social networking website allows the users to make new
friends, based on their preferences, and interact with them. Allows users to
share messages, videos, photos, etc. With more than a 100 registered users.
Tagged: One of the most interesting social networking platform, Tagged allows
its members to meet people online for free based on their likes and
It also facilitates online gaming, and allows the members to share tags
Travellerspoint: Quite popular among travel and
tourism enthusiasts, it allow its users to discuss their travel experiences
through forums and blogs.
site which is quite popular. This website allows you to play online games, listen to music, etc. Hi5 has evolved into more of a social gaming website.
It also facilitates online gaming, and allows the members to share tags and gifts.