Monday, October 23, 2006

List of Social Networking sites (major sites, oct. 2006)

Name Description/Focus User count Registration
43 Things Tagging 627,000[1] Open
ActiveRain Real estate professionals 5,374[2] Open
Adoos Latin America and Spain classifieds, personals 1,000,000 Open
AIM Pages AOL Instant Messenger Unknown Open
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite 75,000[3] Invite-only African-Americans 18,000,000[4] Open
Bebo Schools and colleges 22,000,000[5] Open
Blogger Blogging Unknown Open
Blurty Blogs, based on LiveJournal 947,169[6] Open
Bolt General (music and video) 4,000,000[7] Open
CarDomain Car enthusiasts 1,600,000[8] Open
Care2 Activists 6,000,000[9] Open School, college, work and the military 40,000,000[10] Open Estonia 39,000[11] Invite-only
Consumating "Consumeetings" 21,000[12] Open
Cyworld South Korea 15,000,000[13] Open
Dandelife Collective narratives or "shared biographies" unknown Open
DeadJournal "Dark" blogs, based on LiveJournal 490,310[14] By invite or payment Mobile location-based service unknown[15] Open
Doostang Online career community 53,000[16] Invite-only
DowneLink LGBT Unknown Open Latvia 731,652[17] Invite-only
Ecademy Business Unknown Open
Eons People over 50 Unknown Open to people over 50
Facebook General 7,700,000[18] Open
Faceparty British teens and 20-somethings 5,900,000[19] Open
FaceRen Mainly Chinese-literate university students unknown Open
Flickr Photo sharing 2,500,000[20] Open
Friendster General 29,100,000[21] Open
Frühstückstreff General 10,100[22] Open
Gaia Online General 4,548,824[23] Open
GhettoSoul Writing, Poetry, and Music unknown[24] Open
Goldmic Hip-Hop 58,000[25] Open
GolfBuzz Golfers and Courses 16,000[26] Open
GoPets Virtual pets 400,000[27] Open
GreatestJournal Uses LiveJournal code 1,514,865[28] Open Poland 830,000[29] Invite-only Motorcycle enthusiasts 3,000[30] Open
Hi5 Worldwide. 50,000,000[31] Open
Hyves Dutch people, but translations available (UK, GE, FR, SP) - many students 2,311,790[32] Open
imeem media-centric social network with instant messaging functionality Unknown[33] Open
Inked Nation Body modification aficionados Unknown[34] Open
IMVU 3D chat software 1,000,000[35] Open
IRC-Galleria Finland 350,000[36] Open
iWiW Hungary 1,000,000[37] Invite only
Janglo Jerusalem & Tel Aviv (Taanglo) English speakers 14,300 [38] Open
Joga Bonito Football (soccer) Unknown Open Music Unknown[39] Open
LibraryThing Books 82,374[40] Open
LinkedIn Business 7,500,000[41] Open
Listography Social List Making Unknown[42] Open
LiveJournal Blogging 10,921,263[43] Open
LunarStorm Sweden 1,200,000[44] Open Dating 12,000,000[45] Open
Med Network Healthcare Professionals and Students Unknown[46] Open Latinos 3,600,000[47] Open
Mixi Japan 5,000,000[48] Invite-only
MOBANGO Cell phones 1,000,000[49] Open
MOG Music Unknown Open
Multiply "Real world" networking with definable relationships 3,000,000[50] Open
Music Forte Music 37,000[51] Open
myGamma Cell phones 900,000[52] Open
MySpace General 120,313,681[53] Open
myYearbook General 950,000[54] Open
Neurona Spanish businesses and Italy 690,000[55] Open
Nexopia Canada 866,000 Open
Newscloud News and Media Not reported Open
OkCupid Dating 500,000[56] Open
openBC Business 1,000,000[57] Open
orkut Owned by Google 27,972,301[58] Invite-only
Passado General (business) 4,700,000[59] Open
Piczo Teenagers, Canadians, photo sharing 10,000,000[60] Open
Playahead Swedish teenagers 2,000,000[61] Open
ProfileHeaven British teens 100,000[62] Open
Rediff Connexions India 1,400,000[63] Open Locating friends and family 25,000,000[64] Open
Ryze Business 250,000[65] Open
Sconex American high schools 500,000[66] Open
Studybreakers High school students 34,000[67] Open
Stumbleupon Websurfing 1,200,000[68] Open
Sulekha Desis 1,000,000[69] Open
TagWorld General (tagging) 1,850,692[70] Open
TakingITGlobal Social action 116,000[71] Open
The Student Center Teens and colleges 800,000[72] Open
Threadless General 364,474 Open
Tribe General 554,993[73] Open
Vampire Freaks Gothic industrial culture 650,000[74] Open
VietSpace A social network of Vietnamese 20,000[75] Open
Vox Blogging Unknown Invite-only
WAYN Travel 5,500,000[76] Open
WebBiographies Genealogy 3,500[77] Open
Windows Live Spaces Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) 30,000,000[78] Open
Xanga Blogs and "metro" areas 40,000,000[79] Open
Xuqa Colleges 1,000,000[80] Open
Yahoo! 360° Linked to Yahoo! IDs 4,700,000[81] Open to people 18 and older
Zaadz Social consciousness 17,627[82] Open

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