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social networking sites

Name Description/Focus User count Registration
43 Things Tagging 627,000[1] Open
Adoos Latin America and Spain classifieds, personals 1,000,000 Open
Amie Street Music Unknown[2] Open
AIM Pages AOL Instant Messenger Unknown Open
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite 150,000[3] Invite-only
BlackPlanet.com African-Americans 18,000,000[4] Open
Babbello Australian teenagers 30,000[5] Open
Bebo Schools and colleges 22,000,000[6] Open
Blue Dot Link sharing 80,000[7] Open
Blurty Blogs, based on LiveJournal 947,169[8] Open
Bolt General (music and video) 4,000,000[9] Open
CarDomain Car enthusiasts 1,600,000[10] Open
Care2 Green living and activism 6,600,000[11] Open
Classmates.com School, college, work and the military 40,000,000[12] Open
Consumating "Consumeetings" 21,000[13] Open
Cyworld South Korea 15,000,000[14] Open
Dandelife Collective narratives or "shared biographies" unknown Open
DeadJournal "Dark" blogs, based on LiveJournal 490,310[15] By invite or payment
Dodgeball.com Mobile location-based service unknown[16] Open
Doostang Careers 53,000[17] Invite-only
Draugiem.lv Latvia 731,652[18] Invite-only
Ecademy Business 100,000[19] Open
eCRUSH General 3,800,000[20] Open
Facebook General 12,000,000[21] Open
Facebox European young adults (14-24) 1,704,391[22] Open
Faceparty British teens and 20-somethings 5,900,000[23] Open
Flickr Photo sharing 4,000,000[24] Open
Fotki Photo sharing 1,000,000[25] Open
Friends Reunited School, college, work, sport and streets Unknown[26] Open
Friendster General 29,100,000[27] Open
Frühstückstreff General 10,100[28] Open
Gaia Online Anime and Games 5,000,000[29] Open
Gazzag General Unknown Open
GoPets Virtual pets 400,000[30] Open
Graduates.com School, college, and work 650,000[31] Open
GreatestJournal Blogs, based on LiveJournal 1,514,865[32] Open
Grono.net Poland 830,000[33] Invite-only
Hi5 General 50,000,000[34] Open
Hyves General; focus on students and Dutch speakers 2,311,790[35] Open
imeem Instant messaging Unknown[36] Open
IMVU 3D chat software 1,000,000[37] Open
IRC-Galleria Finland 350,000[38] Open
iWiW Hungary 1,500,000[39] Invite only
Joga Bonito Football (soccer) Unknown Open
Last.fm Music Unknown[40] Open
LDS LinkUp Latter-day Saint social site, forum and job postings Unknown Open to people 18 and over
LDS Singles Hearts LDS social site mentioned in Time Magazine. Unknown[41] Open to people 18 and over
LinkedIn Business 8,500,000[42] Open
LiveJournal Blogging 10,921,263[43] Open
LunarStorm Sweden 1,200,000[44] Open
MEETin General 50,000[45] Open
MiGente.com Latinos 3,600,000[46] Open
Mixi Japan 5,000,000[47] Invite-only
MOG Music Unknown Open
Mugshot Live social experiences around entertainment Unknown Open
Multiply "Real world" relationships 3,000,000[48] Open
myGamma Cell phones 1,360,000[49] Open
MySpace General 130,000,000[50] Open
myYearbook General 950,000[51] Open
Neurona Spanish businesses and Italy 760,000[52] Open
Nexopia Canada 866,000 Open
orkut Owned by Google 36,532,811 [53] Open
Passado General (business) 4,700,000[54] Open
Phrasebase Foreign Languages (education) 100,000[55] Open
Piczo Teenagers, Canadians, photo sharing 10,000,000[56] Open
Playahead Swedish teenagers 530,000[57] Open
ProfileHeaven British teens 100,000[58] Open
Rediff Connexions India 1,400,000[59] Open
Reunion.com Locating friends and family 25,000,000[60] Open
Ruckus Music 300,000[61] College students only
Ryze Business 250,000[62] Open
Sconex American high schools 500,000[63] Open
Studivz University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries 1,000,000 Open
Studybreakers High school students 34,000[64] Open
Stumbleupon Websurfing 1,200,000[65] Open
TagWorld General (tagging) 1,850,692[66] Open
TakingITGlobal Social action 116,000[67] Open
The Student Center Teens and colleges 800,000[68] Open
Threadless Custom T-shirts 364,474 Open
Travellerspoint Travel 82,000[69] Open
Tribe General 602,876[70] Open
Vampire Freaks Gothic industrial culture 766,000[71] Open
VietSpace Vietnamese 20,000[72] Open
Vox Blogging Unknown Open
WAYN Travel & Lifestyle 7,000,000[73] Open to people 18 and older
WebBiographies Genealogy & Biography 4,500[74] Open
Windows Live Spaces Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) 30,000,000[75] Open - Uses Windows Live ID
Xanga Blogs and "metro" areas 40,000,000[76] Open
XING Business 1,000,000[77] Open
Xuqa Colleges 1,000,000[78] Open
Yahoo! 360° Linked to Yahoo! IDs 4,700,000[79] Open to people 18 and older
Zaadz Social consciousness 36,467[80] Open

References

  1. ^ 43things, [1]. October 7, 2006.
  2. ^ http://amiestreet.com/welcome
  3. ^ International Herald Tribune article, Join? Well, if you have to ask.... 29 August 2005.
  4. ^ BlackPlanet, BlackPlanet homepage. April 13, 2006.
  5. ^ Mashable! review, [2]. 10 March 2006.
  6. ^ BBC News article, Teen craze over networking sites. 23 March 2006.
  7. ^ Blue Dot Inc. (2006-09-14). Blue Dot Continues to Change the Way People Share with Friends. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-14.
  8. ^ Blurty's stat page as of 10 August 2006.
  9. ^ Bolt acquires UK SMS text messaging company Fonepark
  10. ^ http://www.cardomain.com/
  11. ^ Care2 statistics, [www.care2.com]. 13 November 2006.
  12. ^ The View article, Take a Second Chance with that First Love. February 1, 2006.
  13. ^ Consumating.com, [3]. 10 August 2006.
  14. ^ Business Week article, E-Society: My World Is Cyworld. September 26, 2005.
  15. ^ DeadJournal, DeadJournal.com statistics. 10 August 2006.
  16. ^ http://www.dodgeball.com/
  17. ^ http://www.doostang.com/
  18. ^ http://draugiem.lv/
  19. ^ Ecademy announcement, [4]. 20 October 2006.
  20. ^ [5]
  21. ^ About Facebook, accessed 2 December 2006.
  22. ^ About Facebox, Facebox in English, Facebox in French, Facebox in German,Facebox in Spanish,Facebox in Portuguese,Facebox in Dutch, accessed 8 January 2007.
  23. ^ Faceparty, Faceparty homepage. 13 April 2006.
  24. ^ Blog article, [6]. April 3, 2006.
  25. ^ Fotki Journal, Their "Blog" Entry - accessed 18 January 2007.
  26. ^ Friends Reunited, Their UK 'About Us' Page - no visible Usercount, accessed 14 January 2007.
  27. ^ Friendster, Friendster overview, 2006.
  28. ^ Frühstückstreff, [7], 2006.
  29. ^ http://www.gaiaonline.com/ as of 5 November 2006.
  30. ^ http://www.gopetslive.com/
  31. ^ Graduates [8], as of 21 December 2006.
  32. ^ http://www.greatestjournal.com/ as of 10 August 2006
  33. ^ Usercount is available to logged-in members
  34. ^ http://www.hi5networks.com/
  35. ^ http://hyves.nl/ as of 13 September 2006
  36. ^ http://www.imeem.com/
  37. ^ IMVU, IMVU Information. 2006.
  38. ^ http://irc-galleria.net/
  39. ^ Official iWiW blog. 19 July 2006.
  40. ^ https://www.last.fm/
  41. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1137681-2,00.html
  42. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/
  43. ^ http://www.livejournal.com/ (as of 15 August 2006).
  44. ^ PressBox.co.uk Press Release, LunarStorm launches new, fun, young adult and teen service in UK. 17 November 2005.
  45. ^ comdex score
  46. ^ http://migente.com/
  47. ^ Press Release by mixi, Inc. (in Japanese). 26 July 2006.
  48. ^ Multiply.com company blog entry. 25 August 2006.
  49. ^ mygamma.com, myGamma homepage. as of 16 January 2007.
  50. ^ http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA111906.01A.myspacepastor_.305b1af.html 28 November 2006. As of Nov. 2006.
  51. ^ Web generation preserves memories online. 25 June 2006.
  52. ^ http://www.neurona.com/
  53. ^ Count based on number of people available in primary network as of 18 December 2006.
  54. ^ http://www.passado.com/index.aspx
  55. ^ http://www.phrasebase.com/
  56. ^ Wall Street Journal, "Myspace's New Rivals Are Winning Friends", September 29, 2006.
  57. ^ Press-release MTG/Playahead acquisition, 9 January 2007
  58. ^ ProfileHeaven Press Release, Profileheaven to Appoint Paul Myers to Board. March 18, 2006.
  59. ^ http://connexions.rediff.com/connexions/
  60. ^ http://www.reunion.com
  61. ^ https://www.ruckus.com/
  62. ^ Ryze, Ryze business networking. May 2006.
  63. ^ ClickZ article, Alloy Buys High School Social Networking Site. March 29, 2006
  64. ^ Studybreakers, forum post (registration required).
  65. ^ http://www.stumbleupon.com/about.html
  66. ^ http://tagworld.com/
  67. ^ http://www.takingitglobal.org/
  68. ^ http://www.student.com/mediakit.php
  69. ^ http://www.travellerspoint.com/stats.cfm
  70. ^ browse people. Retrieved on 17 January 2007. Open to members only
  71. ^ http://vampirefreaks.com/
  72. ^ VietSpace member list
  73. ^ Media Week article, Media Run wins travellers' website account. 27 April 2006.
  74. ^ Based on most recent profiles featured on http://www.webbiographies.com/ front page.
  75. ^ Trendwatching.com, Youniversal Branding. July 2006.
  76. ^ WPXI article, Warnings Issued For Popular Web Site. July 21, 2005.
  77. ^ openBC Press Release openBC hits the 1 million member mark. 31 January 2006.
  78. ^ Xuqa, Xuqa homepage. April 13, 2006.
  79. ^ In the Race With Google, It’s Consistency vs. ‘Wow’. New York Times, 24 July 2006.
  80. ^ Zaadz People, Zaadzsters page. 15 December 2006.

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