List of social networking websites (August 2017)

Published August 2017

Name Description/focus Global Alexa page ranking
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 12,914[2]
About.me Social networking site 1,447
Academia.edu Social networking site for academics/researchers 824[4]
Advogato Free and open source software developers 292,620[7]
aNobii Books 26,939[8]
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 170,384[9]
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite worldwide 580,060[11]
Athlinks Running, swimming 69,170[13]
Audimated.com Independent music 656,507[14]
Bebo General 4,169[16]
Biip.no Norwegian community 81,916[18]
BlackPlanet Black Americans 7,193[20]
Bolt.com General 589,595[21]
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain) 4,976[23]
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 6,955[25]
CafeMom Mothers 1,293[27]
Care2 Green living and social activism 1,930[29]
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[30] 4,279[33]
Classmates.com School, college, work and the military 3,284[36]
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 749[37]
ClusterFlunk American network for students to share files with their peers 545,917[38]
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit. 2,231[40]
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 36,959[42]
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 5,721[43]
Cucumbertown Networking for cooks 175,796[44]
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 1,616[46]
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day 5,963[47]
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community - physical health, mental health, support groups 10,511[48]
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests 436[50]
DeviantArt Art community 131[52]
Diaspora* Decentralized, user-owned, open source, nonprofit, privacy aware, general NA[n 2]
Disaboom People with disabilities (amputees, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities) 218,135[53]
Dol2day Politic community, social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries) 385,237[55]
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) 86,535[56]
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. 106[60]
Doximity U.S. Physicians and medical doctors. 27,539[62]
Draugiem.lv General (primarily LV, LT, HU) 2,698[58]
Dreamwidth Blogging. 6,384[63]
DXY.cn Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 8,367[66]
Elftown Community and wiki around fantasy and sci-fi. 43,277[68]
Elixio Business executives jet set and global elite. 545,268[73]
Ello General 106,782[71]
English, baby! Students and teachers of English as a second language 29,585[75]
Eons.com For baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond. 73,767[77]
Epernicus For research scientists 798,086[76]
eToro Social investing, finance 1,591[78]
Experience Project Life experiences 2,658[79]
Exploroo Travel social networking. 163,545[80]
Facebook General: photos, videos, blogs, apps. 2[82]
Fetlife People who are into BDSM 4,131[84]
FilmAffinity Movies and TV series 3,151[86]
Filmow Movies and TV series 44,630[87]
FledgeWing Entrepreneurial community targeted towards worldwide university students 696,513[88]
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide 48[92]
Flixster Movies 4,012[90]
Focus.com Business-to-business, worldwide 12,114[94]
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend's feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration. 8,011[95]
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 3,168[97]
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 817[99]
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, general 354,946[100][n 2]
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets 29,239[102]
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 12,167[104]
Fuelmyblog Blogging community 85,547[106]
Fyuse A spatial photography app and website which lets users capture and share interactive 3D images. 359,026
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in United States, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. 6,277[108]
GamerDNA Computer and video games 59,730[110]
Gapyear.com Travel social network 74,763[111]
Gather.com Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions 3,062[113]
Gays.com Social network for LGBT community, guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping 224,302[115]
Geni.com Families, genealogy 5,958[117]
Gentlemint Community for sharing and discussing all things manly 100,196[118]
GetGlue Social network for entertainment. 3,735[120]
GirlsAskGuys Community where people help each other by sharing their experiences & opinions. 4,798[122]
Gogoyoko Fair play in music - social networking site for musicians and music lovers. 145,552[123]
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers. 327[125]
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. 597,008[128]
Google+ General NA[n 3]
GovLoop For people in and around government. 138,576[131]
Grono.net Poland 395,036[132]
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles. 15,255[136]
hi5 General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the United States. 902[138]
Hospitality Club Hospitality 99,562[140]
Hotlist Geo-social aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users' friends are, were, and will be. 155,811[142]
HR.com Social networking site for human resources professionals. 79,591[144]
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation. 152,756[146]
Ibibo Talent based social networking site that allows to promote one's self and also discover new talent. Most popular in India. 1,143[148]
Identi.ca Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates. 7,290[149]
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking. 45,039[151]
Influenster Online product sampling and review platform. 8,612[153]
Instagram A photo and video sharing site. 41
IRC-Galleria Finland 36,982[156]
italki.com Language learning social network. 100+ languages. 18,956[158]
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows 770,100[160]
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google 62,910[161]
Jiepang Location-based mobile social network. In Chinese language 14,790[163]
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 284[164]
Kiwibox General. 104,563[166]
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 952,782[167]
Last.fm Music 772[169]
Late Night Shots Message boards, member profile pages, spotting other members 228,888[171]
LibraryThing Book lovers 10,800[173]
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies 1,071,686[174]
LinkedIn Business and professional networking 12[176]
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries. 800,451[177]
Listography Lists. Autobiography 92,525[178]
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. 115[180]
Livemocha Online language learning 4,100[182]
Makeoutclub General 756,300[183]
MEETin General 318,979[184]
Meettheboss Business and finance community, worldwide. 315,513[186]
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities 481[185]
MillatFacebook General, created in response to Facebook [187] 236,663[189]
Minds Free, open source, decentralized, and based on a foundation of transparency and privacy 11,191[192]
mixi Japan 232[194]
MocoSpace Mobile community, worldwide 9,882[196]
MOG Music 13,955[197]
MouthShut.com Social network, social media, consumer reviews 3,340[198]
Mubi Auteur cinema 18,225[199]
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global NA[n 3]
MyHeritage Family-oriented social network service 3,756[201]
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly Reunion.com) 1,765[203]
Myspace General
Nasza-klasa.pl School, college and friends. Popular in Poland 75,145[208]
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab world and Canada's Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[209] 545[211]
Nexopia Canada 25,241[214]
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks 378[215]
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics 65[217]
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 28,134[219]
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[220] 319[222]
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ community 445,440[223]
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music. 16,828[226]
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. 69,514[225]
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world's internetwork experts 2,533,640[227]
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love 38[228]
Plaxo Aggregator 5,310[230]
Playfire Computer and video games 38,259[231]
Playlist.com General, music 8,026[232]
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan 1,991[233]
Poolwo Social networking site from India 764,227[235]
Qapacity A business-oriented social networking site and a business directory 20,640[236]
Quechup General, friendship, dating 82,914[237]
Quora Questions and answers Template:Nta[238]
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users NA[n 3]
Raptr Video games 25,664[241]
Ravelry Knitting and crochet 2,334[243]
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009. 95[245]
ReverbNation.com Social network for musician and bands 1,806[247]
Rooster Teeth Social network and community site 5,336[250]
Ryze Business 71,324[252]
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists 61,668[253]
Sgrouples General, with focus on privacy rights 258,091[254]
ShareTheMusic Music community. Sharing and listening to music free and legally 612,429[255]
Shelfari Books 18,152[256]
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in mainland China. 28[258]
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers 28,449[260]
Skyrock Social network in French-speaking world 710[262]
Smartican Open social networking portal 26,458[264]
SocialVibe Social network for charity 101,364[265]
Sonico.com General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions. 2,676[268]
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking. 299[270]
Spaces Russian social network targeted to mobile phone users 9,953[271]
Spot.IM A service for webmasters to add social networking functionality to their websites 68,016[273]
Spring.me Social network for meeting people 4,967[274]
Stage 32 US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals in film, television and theater 35,382[275]
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. 9,201[277]
Streetlife UK based. Links members according to where they live 18,757 [279]
Students Circle Network A social network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces. 345,110[282]
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. 7,080[281]
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users' selected interests 146[284]
Tagged General. 288[286]
Talkbiznow Business networking 136,346[287]
Taltopia Online artistic community 281,501[288]
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina) 214[290]
TeachStreet Education / learning / teaching - more than 400 subjects 422,704[291]
TermWiki Learning / languages / translation - 1.2 million terms in more than 1300 subjects 22,997[292]
The Sphere A private online social luxury network with exclusive personalized services 1,115,305[294]
TravBuddy.com Travel 21,523[296]
Travellerspoint Travel 15,275[298]
tribe.net General 8,081[300]
Trombi.com French subsidiary of Classmates.com 16,227[302]
Tsu General 5,230[299]
Tuenti Spanish-based university and high school social network. 16,484[304]
Tumblr Microblogging platform and social networking website. 41[306]
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates 8[309]
Tylted Mobile social game network[310] 737,508[312]
Uplike General 288[314]
Vampirefreaks.com Gothic and industrial subculture 21,052[318]
Viadeo Global social networking and campus networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 435[320]
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 33,371[321]
VK General, including music upload, listening and search. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics. 38[316]
Vox Blogging 56,558[322]
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact and e-book sharing 7,036[323]
WAYN Travel and lifestyle 1,367[325]
We Heart It Image-based social network focused on inspiration, expression and creativity 899[329]
WeeWorld Teenagers - 9 to 17 18,317[327]
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything. 370,755[330]
Wepolls.com Social polling network 1,204,376[331]
Wer-kennt-wen General 2,147[332]
weRead Books 305,720[333]
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging 111,538[334]
WriteAPrisoner.com Site networking inmates, friends, family 228,915[336]
Xanga Blogs and "metro" areas 3,943[338]
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)) 270[340]
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008 712,292[341]
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues 3,622[342]
Yelp, Inc. Local business review and talk 186[343]
Yookos General: photos, videos, blogs, games. 53,498[344]
Zoo.gr Greek web meeting point 34,577[346]


Published August 2017


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