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October 25, 2007

Social Networking Websites: Exhaustive List


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Mashable has always been one of the industry leaders when it comes to social networking news. Mashable recently has published one of the most exhaustive lists on social networking . The last couple of years has seen nothing short of evolution in social networks . From The days of Friendster.com to Hi5 to the current poster boys of Social Networks MySpace and Facebook.,Social Networks have seen plenty of action . From a closed eco system of social networks we have seen Facebook breaking the wall and allowing plenty of third parties API to join the action and since then Facebook has become the new darling of Social Networks.

Here are some of the social networking sites Mashable has published recently according to the verticals they target.

Americabookshelf.com - One of the largest book exchange clubs across the US.

BooksConnect - A book sharing community site connecting readers, authors, publishers, librarians and booksellers.

BookCrossing.com - A community of users from over 130 countries who exchange books with each other at public places like cafes, parks etc.

Bookhopper.co.uk - Free community for UK residents to share used books with each other.

Bookins.com - Book sharing website that enables members to exchange used books with each other in real time.

BookMooch.com - An interesting concept where users can exchange books with others through points. Users gain points when they give books to others.

Shelfari - Shelfari is a popular social networking service for book lovers.

Socialbib - Book swapping network between students.


Business Networking & Professionals:

AdvisorGarage - It is an online directory of advisers who are willing to assist budding entrepreneurs.

ArtBreak - ArtBreak is an artist community for sharing and selling artwork.

Blogtronix - Blogtronix promotes corporate social networking, enterprise 2.0 and wikis.

Commutal - Commutal is an online sharing platform for businesses to create media rooms, participate in domestic groups and share event happenings with each other.

CompanyLoop - An online co-working community for global businesses.

ConnectBeam - Connectbeam offers social networking specially designed for corporate users.

Decorati - An interior designer community enabling users to post items for sale and for exchange.

DoMyStuff - A good site for working professionals looking to find online assistants.

Doostang - An invite only career community for professionals.

Fast Pitch - It is a quickly growing business networking community in corporate world. Its online provides users with a one-stop shop network to market their business.

Family:

Amiglia - A family networking service enabling users to connect to family members by publishing and sharing family trees, photos etc.

CafeMom - CafeMom is a social networking site for mothers to connect and share thoughts with each other.

Cingo - Cingo users connect with each other to organize their family life.

CommonGate - A social networking platform that enables users to create their own social network for their friends, family or organization.

Family 2.0 - Family 2.0 helps you create your own family social network, you can add family members, send personalized emails and create event alerts.

Famiva - A premier social network to connect with family members and relatives in a secure environment.

Famster - A private secure social network for family members.

Friends:

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43 Things - A tagging based social networking site. Users create accounts and list a number of goals or hopes and these are parsed based on similarity to goals of other users.

Amitize.com - Amitize is a worldwide friendship network.

aSmallWorld - aSmallWorld is a private online community designed for individuals who would like to connect, re-connect to share similar thoughts with each other.

Badoo.Com - Badoo is a dynamic multi-lingual social networking site with innovative photo and video features that allows its users worldwide to gain an instant mass audience and interact both locally and globally.

Bebo - Bebo is a hugely popular site (especially in the UK), and similar in philosophy to MySpace. It allows users to communicate with their friends in multiple ways including blogging, sending messages and posting pictures.

Eons - An online gathering place for the elderly; most of the users are over the age of 50 years.

Facebook.com - Facebook is a social networking phenomenon connection people with their friends, family and other users with similar interests.

Faceparty - A UK based community social networking website. It started for youngsters but has now risen to popularity among all age groups.

Flingr - Flingr allows users to connect with all categories of friends – colleagues, college mates and school buddies.

Multiply.com - Multiply is a social networking website providing easy way to share digital media which includes photos, videos and music.

Mycool - Mycool enables members to find and share their interests with special groups.

MySpace.com - MySpace is an interactive social networking website consisting of personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos. It’s currently the biggest social networking site out there, and while it might not be the most advanced one, the users seem to love its simplicity.

NetFriendships.com - A comprehensive social networking site enabling users to make new online friends and discover old ones.

Netlog - A social community of more than 20 million young Europeans.

Orkut - Orkut is a social networking service owned by Google. It enables users to meet new friends and create communities.

Passado - Passado is Europe’s no.1 re-union website connecting members with friends from school to workplace.

Piczo - Piczo offers safe social networking environment to youngster around the world. Piczo users can design their personal website with photos, videos etc. and share it with their friends.

Plazes - A social networking website for connecting with local users.

Pownce.com - Pownce is a mix of social networking and microblogging. It enables users to send messages, files, events and links with each other.

ProfileHeaven.com - A UK based social networking site for teenagers.

reunion.com - A leading online service for discovering old friends, classmates and family members.

Vox.com - Vox is a social blogging service where users share their ideas, photos, videos with family and friends.

Xanga - Xanga is one of the biggest social networking platforms with features of sharing photos, photos and videos.

XuQa - An online college social networking site with poker gaming features.

Hobbies & Interests:

ActionProfiles.com - It is social networking community for sports and action. The features of the website are profiles of users with photographs and videos, reviews of products and job discussion boards.

Arts community - Arts community provides a dynamic community experience by providing extensive listing of exhibitions, events and openings.

BeGreen - BeGreen is a community that aims to generate environmental awareness for users.

beRecruited - beRecruited is a dedicated online community for sportpersons and coaches.

BottleTalk - BottleTalk is a wine lover’s community making it easy for members to share their drinking experiences.

CarGurus - An automobile community website enabling users to post car reviews, photos and share opinions.

Change - Change is a nonprofit social networking website that connects like minded users and allows them to exchange information.

ChangingThePresent - A nonprofit fund raising community with membership of over 400 nonprofits.

ChickAdvisor - ChickAdvisor is a sharing community for women users.

Music

Asoboo - Asoboo is a sharing network for cultural artists from around the world.

BandChemistry - A network for musicians uniting music bands all over.

BandWagon - BandWagon is a music community website for music fans to manage their web pages, profiles, videos and music.

CrackSpace - A common place for fans of hip-hop music.

Moob - A dedicated community of hip-hop fans.

MOG - An online community powering site members to discover music and music lovers.

Mobile:

CrackBerry - A community dedicated to BlackBerry users.

Dodgeball - A New York based service facilitating social interactions through mobile phones.

Friendstribe.com - A mobile phone based social networking site.

GotZapp - A mobile social network for sharing images, audio and graphics with your friends’ mobile phones.

Groovr - An ultimate mobile social networking site for staying connected with friends. It is compatible with iPhone.

Jaiku - Jaiku is essentially a microblogging service with an SMS gateway, very similar to Twitter. They’ve recently been acquired by Google.

Loopt - Loopt is a cool mobile based friend locator website. It uses GPS to show its users the location of friends by updating maps on mobile handset.

Mixxer - Mixxer enables users to content on their mobile with site members.

Mobango - A mobile community service powering users to search for user generated music content, videos and other data.

Mozes - Mozes enables members to connect & socialize with each other through mobile phones.

Partysync - Partysync helps users to interact with people using mobiles.

Peepsnation - Peepsnation allows users with similar interests to connect with each other on location basis.

Shopping:

3LUXE - A community generated product research site.

AgentB - A common place to find out the best shopping deals on internet.

bringsome.com - A global goods delivery platform enabling community members to assist each other with access to best items from across the world.

boxedup.com - Boxedup.com users add their favorite products to their list and share it with others.

CoWorkersAds - An online marketplace listing allowing site members to discover and sell items among coworkers community.

iliketotallyloveit.com - A user generated marketplace where users submit cool products.

MyItThings.com - A user generated magazine for shopping.

MyStore.com - A social market place for buyers and sellers.


More detailed social networking lists can be found here
SOCIAL NETWORKING GOD: 350+ Social Networking Sites