December 23, 2010

Top 92 Social Networking Sites of 2010

As we all know by now, social networking is the wave of the future. If you have not caught on by now then I suggest you grab hold and be ready for a long ride. I always stress the importance of social networking to anyone that would like to grow their network. Many people don't like the idea of getting too comfortable with networking online because they feel that face to face contact is what is the most important and with that I agree but just think of how many more business relationships you can develop if you started the connection online and followed it up with a meeting- way more than you would if you went to a networking event.


I came across a wonderfully informative article on BigMoneyWeb.com titled, "Top 92 Social Networking Sites For 2010".


Check it out...

These Are My Top 92 Useful Social Networking Sites For 2010

Twitter Is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service which enables its users to send and read other users’ messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default, however senders can restrict message delivery to their friends list. Users may subscribe to other author tweets—this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers. As of late 2009, users can follow lists of authors instead of following individual authors.

Facebook is a social networking website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc., with more than 500 million active users in July 2010, which is about one person for every fourteen in the world.Users can add people as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by workplace, school, or college.

Linkedin Is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 9 August 2010 (2010 -08-09), LinkedIn had more than 75 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Bizsugar is a social bookmarking and networking site for small business and medium-sized business owners and managers. It allows you to submit, share and vote for the best business information links on the Internet.
Any story submitted will show in the live feed on Bizsugar.Add a couple of friends a week to your account to gain more visibility to your profile and activity on Bizsugar.
Bizsugar will also produce thumbnails of your website or blog next to your story.

Black Business Women A Social Network for Black Business Women and Women Entrepreneurs

Bloggerluv is about a community of bloggers that  offers DoFollow links that take pride and great joy in helping other bloggers achieve. John Sullivan is the founder and is one of the most generous bloggers around and is great at helping other bloggers that he likes promote their blog.

Bloglines is a FREE online service for subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content. With Bloglines, there is no software to download or install — simply register as a new user and you can instantly begin accessing your account any time, from any computer or mobile device. And it’s FREE!
Bloglines is a window to a whole new world of dynamic content that is being created and distributed over the new “live” web. You can make your own personalized news page tailored to your unique interests from our index of tens of millions of live internet content feeds, including articles, blogs, images and audio. And it’s FREE!
Bloglines shields you from the confusion of news feed standards — RSS, Atom, and others. Bloglines allows you to subscribe, read and share any updates from your favorite news feed or blog regardless of its authoring technology. And it’s FREE!

Dofollowluv Is a Do Follow Luv Community gives a place to share your links, vote on your stories that interest you and get noticed from other blogs around the world.

CommentDrop Is online Community gives a place to share your thoughts

Cofoundr is the fastest growing online network for Entrepreneurs! Join the private community of startups founders — developers, investors, CEOs, advisors, programmers, and designers — to find co-founders, build teams, and get advice.

Digg Posts, comments and websites are submitted from Diggs members. Allowing people to comment and then “Digg” it. Setting up a Digg account is very simple and just like any other. The best news, videos and pictures on the web as voted on by the Digg community. Breaking news on Technology, Politics, Entertainment, and more!

Ning Is an online platform for people to create their own social networks, launched in October 2005. Ning was co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini. Ning is Andreessen’s third company (after Netscape and Opsware). The word “Ning” is Chinese for “peace”. Ning started development in October 2004 and launched its platform publicly in October 2005. Ning was initially funded internally by Bianchini, Andreessen and angel investors. In July 2007, Ning raised US$44 million in venture capital, led by Legg Mason. In March 2008, the company also announced it had raised an additional US$60 million in capital, led by an undisclosed set of investors
On April 15, 2010, CEO Jason Rosenthal announced changes at Ning. The free service would be suspended and of the current 167 employees, only 98 would remain. Current users of the free service will have the option to either upgrade to a paid account or transition their content from Ning.
In June 2010, Ning was recognized as one of the “Hottest Sillicon Valley Companies”
Ning is located in downtown Palo Alto, California.

Delicious Is one of the most popular social bookmarking services. Many features have contributed to this, including the website’s simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for web syndication.
The precursor to Delicious was Muxway, a link blog that had grown out of a text file that Schachter maintained to keep track of links related to Memepool. In September 2003, Schachter released the first version of Delicious. In March 2005, he left his day job to work on Delicious full-time, and in April 2005 it received approximately $2 million in funding from investors including Union Square Ventures and Amazon.com . Yahoo! acquired Delicious on December 9, 2005.Various guesses suggest it was sold for somewhere between US$15 million and US$30 million.

Dzone is a free link-sharing community for developers, anyone can submit new links to the incoming queue.
Very easy to navigate around the site, first of all create an account then start adding your links, the only downside to this is you can not choose or type in your own tags there are however 55 to choose from but they won’t all meet your needs.
When adding a link you will need to enter a heading followed the URL, a 2-3 sentence description then choose your tags and press submit.
It may be a bit long winded but it will sure give you some good link juice.

Designfloat is a social media site dedicated to the design industry. A bookmarklet is available for Design Float.
Edit your profile and add your homepage URL and save.
Click “submit a new story”, and fill in your URL and click “continue”. All the fields will need to be entered.
Once you have done this your link with the description will show in the live feed on Design Float.
Other members can vote on your submission.

Dotnetkicks is a community based news site. You will get traffic from this site too.

Ecademy offers online networking for business, offline networking events and global networking groups.

Gather is the place where millions and millions of people come for fresh perspective on what’s happening now. Gather members can share their own views and join in conversation with others who share their interests.
Gather’s audience reach has grown more than 700% in one year, to more than 7M monthly unique visitors.

PartnerUp Is an online networking community that entrepreneurs and small business owners use to find the expertise and resources they need to start and grow a business. Members can connect with potential partners, advisers, and business resources.

Blogster Is a blogging community that features specific-interest blogs. Blogster maintains an online community of users who publish content, images, video and more. Blogster members can network and collaborate by creating a blog, building a personalized profile, creating friend lists, commenting on articles and interacting in an online community. Blogster is positioned on simplicity, and easy-to-use settings options. Compared to other blogging services, Blogster differentiates itself as having spam-free blogs.
The purchase of the domain name “www.blogster.com” was first announced by a pair of entrepreneurs named Tony Colan and Ed Harrison of Cleveland, Ohio, which was priced at US$100,000. It was considered as the top domain name acquisition in 2005. Their programming team rewrote the entire software for the site before going live that same year.[1] The site was then put up on sale in January 2007 through SitePoint before being purchased by a group called “Blogster Team.” At that time, the site already has over 30,000 members.  As of August 2009, the site has over 50,000 users.

Couchsurfing is an international non-profit network that connects travelers with locals in over 230 countries and territories around the world. Since 2004, members have been using our system to come together for cultural exchange, friendship, and learning experiences. Today, over a million people who might otherwise never meet are able to share hospitality and cultural understanding.

Diigo is slightly different to other social bookmarking sites and can sometimes be over looked it is actually one of the top 20 most popular social bookmarking websites.

Bebo Is a social networking website launched in July 2005. It is owned by Criterion Capital Partners. From March 2008 to June 2010 it was owned by AOL Inc.
The website’s name is an acronym for Blog Early, Blog Often. Users receive a personal profile page where they can post blogs, photographs, music, videos and questionnaires to which other users may answer. Additionally, users may add others as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.
Bebo was founded by Michael Birch and his wife Xochi Birch in January 2005 at their home in San Francisco.
It was acquired by AOL on March 13, 2008 for $850 million. In April 2010, AOL announced it was planning to sell or shut down Bebo, with the sale being completed on June 17, 2010 to Criterion Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. It has been reported that the sale raised less than $10 million.

Bnet BNET.com provides working professionals with the advice and insights they need to get ahead in today’s workplace. It isn’t a site for those who merely punch the clock: It’s for business leaders—of today and the future–who believe in the meaning of work and who know that nurturing excellence in their staff and their organization is the true measure of success.

Blogged At Blogged, our vision is to provide a destination where people can talk about news with their friends and family. Not only do we provide the breaking news from various media sources, but we also try to create conversation by integrating social discussions from your trusted network.

BlogGerden is a new social news and media site for bloggers, internet marketers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and anybody looking to make money online! Our goal is to provide the best articles from the most popular blogs, news sites, RSS syndication, and anywhere on the net where bloggers and internet marketers normally go. We would like to provide you as the new Digg – but for internet marketing articles!

Meet The Boss is an IPTV business channel for executives around the world. Covering eight channels, including Leadership, Sales, Innovation, Technology, Marketing, Strategy, Human Capital and Governance, the channel features a mixture of one-on-one interviews with Fortune 500 CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs, talking-heads programs and a Meet The Ninja leadership training portal.
The site is free to sign-up to and offers members access to free weekly interviews with industry leaders heading large global companies. Comment boards, articles and an editor’s blog create a dialogue between members.
Officially launched in January 2010, Meet The Boss TV has featured interviews with the likes of Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos.com, Herbert Hainer, CEO of Adidas and Vint Cerf, the so-called “father of the internet.”
Meet The Boss TV is an updated version of Meettheboss.com, a business networking tool managed by publishing and events company GDS International. While the .com version allowed members to communicate with fellow executives via video calls to discuss common industry challenges, the IPTV channel operates more as a learning tool for executives.

Multiply Is a social networking more enjoyable for its users and here’s how. Start my opening an account filling out your profile.
Users can create, share and discuss blogs, photos, videos and music with others as well as post reviews of movies and books, or share a calendar of events.
For a quick post you can use the drag and drop option which takes just seconds to do.
You can create your own web site with multiply and include videos, photos and lots more. With the added benefit of being able to change the theme, colour scheme to make it suit your needs. Have fun…

My Opera is the support community for the Opera web browser. More than 7,500[1] new members join per day, and the site has more than 5 million members. In addition to being a support site for the Opera browser, My Opera is a social networking site, featured with blogs, photo albums, and more

Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the European youth demographic.
The site was founded in July 2003 in Ghent, Belgium, by Lorenz Bogaert and Toon Coppens, and as of September 2010[update] has 70 million registered users across 25 languages.
On Netlog, members can create their own web page, extend their social network, publish their music playlists, share videos, post blogs and join groups.

Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten.

As of Sep 2010, Alexa traffic ranked Orkut 79 in the world; the website currently has more than 100 million active users worldwide. Anyone 13 years old or older can join orkut.

Stumble Upon Is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended to each unique user. It allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.

Skyrock Is a social networking site offering its members a free web space where they can create a blog, add a profile, and exchange messages with other registered members. The site also offers a specific space for members who create blogs showcasing their original musical compositions.
Skyrock ranks as the world’s 7th largest social network with over 21 million visitors in June 2008.

Homebased Business is an online community and resources for starting a home based business, featuring home business profiles, blogs, forums, videos, ideas, and more!

Qapacity is a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory founded in March 2008 and launched in February 2009. Users are given a set of tools to promote their business online, to keep their clients and business partners up-to-date with their work and to reach new clients.

Daily Strength Is a social networking website where users provide one another with emotional support by discussing their struggles and successes with each other. The site contains online communities that deal with different medical conditions or life challenges. As of November 4, 2007, Daily Strength has created over 500 support groups focused on issues such as depression, divorce, parenting, and a wide variety of cancers.
The company was founded on August 3, 2006 by Doug Hirsch, Lars Nilsen and Josh DeFord and has offices in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, California, USA. Hirsch was one of the first employees at Yahoo and previously built products for online communities there and at Facebook. Hirsch founded the company in response to his own difficulties dealing with a death in his family as a teenager.

Talk Biz Now is a comprehensive interactive business networking site[1] for business professionals. By displaying how each member is connected to any other member, it visualises the small-world phenomenon.

Ryze.com Is a free social networking website designed to link business professionals, particularly new entrepreneurs. The site claims to have over 500,000 members in 200 countries, with over 1,000 external organizations hosting sub-networks on the site. Both paid and unpaid membership levels are offered. Founded in late 2001 by Adrian Scott in San Francisco, it was one of the first new generation of social networking services.

Reddit is a social news website received from its user’s personal choice and preferences,When posting a link ensure you place it in the correct category of the closest category that best describes your story. Your post/comment also has the opportunity to be voted for or against, the ore votes received in your favour the more chance you have of getting listed under the “hot” tab or the “top” tab from the home page.

Konnects is a business social network aimed at the young professional who wants to start building a network of contacts. It is also geared toward the new business looking to start their own community and offers the tools needed to promote the business.

KillerStartups is a user driven internet startups community. Entrepreneurs, investors, and bloggers are staying informed on up-and-coming internet startups using our blog platform, where internet entrepreneurs submit their startup to see what others think about it.

Small Business Brief Benefit from the popularity of Small Business Brief by posting your articles. It’s a great way to build credibility, get exposure and increase traffic to your site.

Storeboard is a networking site where each business is able to establish a profile page. On the profile, a business can post contact information, photos, videos, blogs, a podcast, links to external websites, and goods or services for sale. Businesses can also sell their products and services through StoreBoard. By reducing the barriers to e-commerce that small and mid-size businesses currently face StoreBoard provides an easy solution for selling products and services.

Spoke is a business social network that specializes on the recruiting aspects of social networks. Unlike many other social networks for professionals, Spoke is an open-ended network that allows businesses to search through the database and tailor their recruiting efforts to a specialized audience.

ShesConnected is the one place for women to manage both the personal and professional sides of their lives. Our members can create a personal profile for family and friends or a professional profile for clients and colleagues. They can keep them separate or combine the two but only if they want to. We are a unique and spirited community infused with compelling content from experts on careers, health, relationships, beauty, fitness, parenting, pregnancy, food and entertainment. Our members use our interactive features to meet friends and colleagues, manage daily activities, coordinate events, join groups or networks, blog about their interests and much, much more. We invite you to join now and connect with thousands of women online.

StartupNation provides real-world business advice to people who want to start a business and who want to grow their small businesses.

Skyrock is a social networking site offering its members a free, personal web space where they can create a blog, add a profile, and exchange messages with other registered members. The site also offers a specific space for members who create blogs showcasing their original musical compositions.

Spotback is a personalized rating system that recommends relevant content based on personal rating history using collaborative filtering and aggregated knowledge technologies.

Spicypage is a great simple, easy to use way of submitting your blog to there community. With the added benefit of writing a brief description, and keywords to the blog submission too.

Technorati is great with a great Alexa rank of just 932 it is great for link juice. Holding over 112 million blogs on its database it is one of the top internet search engines for searching blogs. Technorati looks through the tags on the authors website which is how the blog search results are categorized.

Apsense is a business social network where people get paid to come together to share their business. Imagine a place where you have all the tools you need to make your business grow and get paid for using it. We enable users to share their business through networking, exploring and creating quality business content. The development of new networks and constant exchange of information is happening everyday at APSense. We are changing the way people build their businesses while making money online.

Tipd the social media site for financial news, ideas and tips. a place to meet, share, discuss, comment, and vote on what’s happening on both Wall Street and Main Street. they focused on building a smart, friendly, and open community, and I hope you join them.

Tagza is a social bookmarking web site for web users to save/submit their favourite interesting links. Our users (you!) submit stories to the site and other users decide by their voting power which gets a submitted link to the front page.

Viadeo is a Web 2.0 professional social network with over 30 million members worldwide,and a membership base that is growing by more than one million per month.Members include business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from a diverse range of enterprises.The site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Fast Pitch Networking Fast Pitch connects enterprising professionals to other professionals and is a great way for job seekers to become involved with potentially their next boss. It also provides tools for businesses to market themselves and helps drive traffic to the business website. In this way, it is a great business social network for entrepreneurs.

Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog.

Doostang is a business social network marketing itself as an exclusive career community for top young professionals. To become a member, you must either be at a company that is hiring or have an invite from a current member. While the idea is to raise the level of talent in the job seeker pool, whether this is actually true is open for debate.

Shoutwire is the latest community based internet news website. It allows the community rather than a news editor to submit and review news content
Sign up and join the Shoutwire community.

Perfect Business helps entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Our resources include easy-to-use tools and resources, plus a network of entrepreneurs

Plurk is a social journal for your life. Tired of your existing Social Networks? Share your life easily with friends, family and fans.
This is a lot like Twitter. Firstly sign up, this gives you access to your own profile where you can add new friends, add links to your profile and share any information that you want.

Plime Plime also works similar to other social networking site by enabling you to add friends to your profile, the more friends you add the more chance you have of people seeing your articles and links.

Xing is a social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals.

Xanga A social blogging site that combines social networking elements with blogging. Members earn credits for participating in the site and can spend credits on various things such as buying mini-pictures to post in the comments of a friend’s blog.

Myspace is a social networking website.

Yelp is a company that operates yelp.com, a social networking, user review, and local search web site. Yelp.com has more than 31 million monthly unique visitors as of early 2010.

Yattle Gives you access to your favorite websites and links when you’re not sitting at your desk.Yattle will happily tell the world about your site or favorite link through Featured, Latest or Hot Favorites.
Yattle will list your own bookmarks for FREE and for a small charge, it will publish your links for the world to see.
Yattle will help your SEO plan along the way, bumping up the number of visitors to your site. Yattle is the online answer you’ve been searching for.

Yuwie Is 100% free to sign up and Get paid to social network. The more you use Yuwie, the more you get paid.

Zorpia goal of bringing people together from all over the world and allowing them to share their ideas and interests. The primary features are the photo album, online journal, social networking, customized homepage, comment system and discussion forum.”

COOKING/FOOD
All Recipes Barmano
Bake Space
Epicurious Community
Family Oven
FohBoh – Restaurant network
Kitchen Bug
MyDish
Nibbledish
Recipe Key
Recipezaar
Sharecipe
Tasty Planner
We Eatt
WineLifeToday – Wine

Pets:
Catster
Dogster
Fuzzster
MyCatSpace
MyDogSpace
PetSide
PetZume
Petlvr
Pikapet
UnitedDogs

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