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101 Social Networking
Websites You Need To Know
About in 2021
Human nature, by itself, has been programmed for moderate
social activity. But this can and does vary from person to
person. However, most people always try to find new ways to
connect and network with others. In today’s digital age, the
use of technology for making social connections is gaining
popularity at a pace which is just unimaginable. This has
become possible due to the creation of several social
networking applications and websites. Here we are going to
take a brief look at some of the most popular ones in the
world.
Facebook
This is unarguably the largest and most popular social networking
website in the world. It has surpassed the milestone of one billion
accounts of users. Apart from providing a platform for people to
network with one’s loved ones, one can even access different apps of
the website for online selling or marketing one’s product, business, or
brand. This is done through paid advertisements on the website.
Recently, there was quite a massive breach of the trust of users in the
form of third-party access to the information of its eighty-seven million
user accounts. There are several alternatives for social connecting in
today’s day and age.
http://www.facebook.com
WhatsApp
Despite Facebook’s acquisition, this platform for instant messaging
exists like an independent entity. Though it came into existence many
years after the launch of its parent social networking platform, it has
managed to generate a massive user base for itself all across the globe
by enabling them to share and instantly communicate with people all
over the world both in groups and individually. It’s free calling feature
using wifi is an additional attraction for users.
https://www.whatsapp.com/
QQ
QQ, even known as Tencent QQ, is a chat-based instant messaging
platform of social media. Though it originated in China, more than
eighty countries are now using it. One can stay in touch with one’s loved
ones through video calls, voice chats, and texts. It’s in-built translator
can be used for translating chats.
https://www.imqq.com/
WeChat
This communications app is an all-in-one for messaging and calling and
so, can be compared to Whatsapp for it’s ability to connect people. The
Chinese company Tancent developed it too and so, it can work alongside
Whatsapp too. According to a business intelligence report, the user base
of WeChat is fast catching up with that of WhatsApp.
https://www.wechat.com/
QZone
This is another service for social networking developed by the company
Tancent. It enables sharing photos and watching movies besides
listening to songs, writing blog posts, maintaining diaries besides other
features. It even enable people to choose all the accessories and even
customize the feel and look of one’s webpage on the website.
http://www.imqq.com/
Tumblr
This microblogging or social media platform is owned by Yahoo since the
year 2013. it is used to follow and find things which one likes. It can
even be used for posting anything even including multimedia, for a blog
which is a short-form one. Moreover, it even offers the flexibility of
customizing almost everything.
https://www.tumblr.com/
Instagram
This website was launched as a unique platform for social networking.
Its base is the sharing of photographs and videos. This application
enables people to capture the most precious moments of their lives,
with either one’s phone’s camera or any other one, before converting
the same into art work.
https://www.instagram.com/
Twitter
This website enables people to post text messages which are short,
around two hundred and eighty characters in length and which are
called ‘tweets,’ for conveying messages to the whole world. While
shopping online is becoming a craze quite rapidly, this website facilitates
the promotion of e-commerce.
https://twitter.com/?lang=e
Google+ (Unavailable)
This social networking website, which was an interest-based one,
enabled people to socially network through the sharing of photos,
videos, messages, and other links which may be useful to sites. It even
extends video conferencing support through Hangouts besides
facilitating the promotion of the products and brands of businesses
through the google plus business pages.
http://plus.google.com
Baidu Tieba
Offered by the Baidu of China, a company developing search engines
and which is internationally known as Postbar, this forum, which is for
social networking, is based on keyword search in the search engine of
Baidu. The unique concept behind this forum of this discussion is the
allowance of creating a social networking group for any specific topic,
and which uses search, or even for joining any existing internet-based
social group.
https://tieba.baidu.com/
Skype
Developed by Microsoft, this social-networking platform, which is a
communication-based one, facilitates people to connect making the use
of text messaging, voice calls, and webcam-based video calls. The
conducting of conference calls for groups is possible too. Skype-to-skype
calls being free, internationally too, is the icing on the cake.
skype.com
Viber
This social platform, which is a multi-lingual one, is available in no less
than thirty languages. Its instant voice messaging and text messaging
capabilities have made it quite popular among users. The application
makes it possible to share audio and video messages. It’s feature, Viber
Out, makes it possible to call non-Viber users.
https://www.viber.com/en/
Sina Weibo
This Chinese social platform for microblogging is a hybrid mixture of the
features of Facebook and Twitter.
http://weibo.com/login.php
Line
This social messaging network is available globally and it enables the
sharing of files, audio and text messages, videos, and photos. Besides, it
allows video and voice calls.
https://line.me/
Snapchat
This social platform is an image messaging one and which allows
chatting with pictures besides exploring news and live stories from all
over the world.
https://www.snapchat.com/
YY
This Chinese platform is a video-based one for social networking
enabling video chatting for groups. In such video chats, no less than one
hundred thousand members can watch one person doing any particular
activity. These can range from singing karaoke to giving tutorial videos,
and which helps users to earn virtual currency which is convertible into
cash.
https://www.yy.com/
VKontakte (VK)
This website for social networking is one of Russia’s largest and its
features bear similarity to that of Facebook.
https://vk.com/
Pinterest
This visual bookmarking or photo sharing social media website or app
enables people to find new ideas for their projects and even save them.
One may even use it for projects of home improvement and DIY tasks
besides planning travel agenda and other uses.
https://www.pinterest.com/
linkedIn
This social networking website or app for professionals is available in
more than twenty languages. Professionals all over the world use it and
it serves as serves as the perfect platform for connecting with different
businesses and locating and hiring suitable candidates besides much
more.
https://in.linkedin.com/
Telegram
This network of instant messaging is quite similar to Whatsapp and its
availability across platforms in no less than eighty languages besides its
focus on the security and privacy of messages sent over the internet
through its platform is its most important feature. It enables users to
send messages which are self-destructive besides being encrypted.
Telegram has always been a provider of this encryption feature which
has been provided by Whatsapp quite recently.
https://telegram.org/
Reddit
This platform of social media is for submitting content and subsequently
voting for it. The determination of the upward or downward movement
of its content, the organization of which is based on interest areas or
subreddits, is based on voting.
https://www.reddit.com/
Taringa
This is the largest platform of social networking across Latin America
facilitating the sharing of content, experiences, and much more amongst
users.
http://taringa.network/
Foursquare
The basis of this social media website is search-and-discovery and helps
in finding ideal places, based upon one’s location, for going with loved
ones and friends. The search results it gives, for the best places of night
entertainment and food, in one’s locality, are appropriate too.
https://foursquare.com/
Renren
This is China’s largest website for social networking and it’s popularity
with youth stems from it’s similarity to Facebook. Besides facilitating
users to easily connect with one another, it allows the sharing of posts
and thoughts besides updating their moods.
http://renren.com/
Tagged
This social networking website is based on dating and friendship and, in
the year 2011, it even acquired another social networking website. It
enables people to socialize with each other through the use of games,
profile browsing, and common interests.
https://www.tagged.com/
Badoo
This social networking website is for dating and is available in more than
two hundred countries. It shares details about all the people in one’s
locality and even about those one may have come across in one’s life.
https://badoo.com/
Myspace
This social networking website is a music-focused one and provides
networking amongst friends which is user-submitted and interactive. It
provides videos, pictures, personal profiles, blogs, groups, and so on.
https://myspace.com/
Mix
This website involves discovering new content which everyone will love.
Though it was officially launched in 2018, it’s previous version was a
well-known platform known as StumbleUpon. This networking site is a
news aggregation one allowing people to collect their favourite content.
One may easily save one’s favourites besides sharing sites and do much
more through smartphone apps and browser extensions. Its discovery
portion is the most unique aspect of this website. The platform makes
the use of machine learning for understanding the preferences of users
before recommending gems hidden in the virtual world.
https://mix.com/
The Dots
This networking platform helps all creative people to not only connect
and collaborate but even commercialize the process of building a
creative sector which is more diverse, profitable, and stronger. It was
born out of a passion for making the creative sector more profitable,
diverse, and stronger. The genuine passion more meritocratic and open.
It’s founder, Pip Jamieson, launched the platform in the United Kingdom
in the year 2014.
https://the-dots.com/
Kiwibox
This social networking site is a community-based one, especially for the
residents of New York. It offers one online magazine for targeting
adolescents through chat, advice, and fashion tips. It even allows
youngsters to showcase their interests and skills.
https://www.kiwi-box.com/en/
Skyrock
This social networking website is from France. It offers it’s users a
personal and free web space for creating and posting blog posts, adding
profiles, and exchanging messages. Apart from English and French, it is
available other languages too.
https://www.skyrock.com/
Delicious
This service for social bookmarking is a leading one. It was launched in
the year 2003 and it is perfect for sharing, and storing besides
discovering online bookmarks. It even provides its users the option of
tagging them with desirable keywords.
https://del.icio.us/
Snapfish
This social network is for web-based photo sharing and offers unlimited
storage to all members so that photos can be uploaded. So one may
upload one’s vast collection of photographs.
https://www.snapfish.com/home
ReverbNation
This platform of social networking is ideal for professionals and
musicians for building connections with other people belonging to the
field of music. It offers various tools for musicians for managing their
careers. It even offers them accessibility to their fans and partners in the
music industry.
https://www.reverbnation.com/
Flixster
This social networking website from America is for film lovers and those
who want to connect with people who are like-minded and who enjoy
sharing their ratings and reviews of movies. Users can learn and receive
information about new film releases.
https://www.flixster.com/
Care2
This website is related to social media and connects activists around the
world with similar organizations, businesses, and individuals which
intend to create an impact on the society. Members of this network are
encouraged to lead a lifestyle which is green and healthy.
https://www.care2.com/
Cafemom
This website is a social networking community which is an
advertisement-supported one. It enables mothers and even mothers-to-
be to receive advice and support on several topics like food, health,
pregnancy, and fashion. It even helps them to gain more wisdom from
what other mothers have experienced.
https://cafemom.com/
Ravelry
This social network, which is community-based, targets those people
who have an interest in the fibre arts, like crocheting, weaving, knitting,
and spinning. It enables people to not only share different ideas besides
whatever collections they may be having but even makes it possible to
collaborate with other members through the sharing of experiences.
https://www.ravelry.com/
Nextdoor
This platform for social networking is a private one for the
neighbourhoods of the United States. This is it’s main and sole objective.
https://nextdoor.com/
Wayn
This social networking website is dedicated to travel and lifestyle. It
enables users to discover places to visit, activities to do, ways of meeting
like-minded people for sharing of experiences.
https://www.wayn.com/
Cellufun
This social community for gaming is accessible from any android device.
This social network for mobile gaming enables users to create avatars
and socialize besides playing games and purchasing virtual goods.
https://www.cellufun.com/
YouTube
This is the largest social networking website in the world for video
sharing. One may upload and share videos besides viewing them and
even commenting and liking them. The accessibility of this social
network is around the world and even provides the option of creating
their own channel on the website for uploading videos personally
recorded by them for showcasing to all their followers and friends.
https://www.youtube.com/
Upstream
This mobile-first and new social network is designed for professionals. It
could even be defined as an alternative to Linkedin. The creators of
SocialRank built this website too. It’s aim is to build one professional
network centred around getting help and giving. It is like building up and
utilizing one community of professional friends which is helpful.
https://upstreamapp.com/
Classmates
This online tool allows users to not only find and connect but even stay
in touch with acquaintances and friends from college and school. Users
may upload their school yearbooks too.
https://www.classmates.com/
MyHeritage
This social website is for online genealogy. It supports no less than forty-
two languages. It helps users in creating family trees, uploading and
browsing through family photographs and managing the history of their
family. People could even trace their ancestors and retrieve more
information about them.
https://www.myheritage.com/
Viadeo
This social networking website is for European business people to
connect with each other. The different languages it is available in range
from Portugese and German to French and English.
https://viadeo.journaldunet.com/
Xing
This social networking website is for professionals and it’s features are
quite similar to that of LinkedIn. It’s main user base include German,
Austrian, and Swiss nationals. It’s uniqueness lies in it’s ability to
facilitate discussions, which are mostly closed group ones, between
members of one company or business.
https://www.xing.com/
Xanga
This platform of social networking is a blogging-based one for hosting
profiles of social networking of the users besides photo blogs and
weblogs.
http://xanga.com/
LiveJournal
This website of social networking, which is based in San Francisco, is
available in Russia as Zhe Zhe or Zhivoy Zhurnal. It enables users to
maintain their journal, blog, or diary with privacy settings.
https://www.livejournal.com/
Friendster
This website, which was launched to find friends and stay in touch with
them, is now a social network of gaming for Asian game lovers.
http://www.friendster.com/
Funny or Die
This social website is for comedy videos. It brings together from the
internet all those videos which are the funniest. This platform is
followed a lot by celebrities. It allows users to upload, share, and even
rate videos.
https://www.funnyordie.com/
Gaia Online
This is a forums-based and anime-themed social networking website.
It’s users have access to the virtual world, games, avatars, and much
more,
https://www.gaiaonline.com/
We Heart It
The availability of this social media website for photo sharing is in no
less than twenty languages. It is ideal for the daily dose of motivation or
inspiration of users. It enables them to not only view but even share
with one’s friends images which inspire.
https://weheartit.com/
Buzznet
This website of social media is created for users that content which is
based on their personal interests. The aforementioned could be
journals, photos, and videos. It can even be seamlessly integrated with
Facebook.
https://www.buzznet.com/
DeviantArt
This online community of social networking is the largest for artists and
art lovers. Users can take photographs of all their artwork for sharing it
with other people.
https://www.deviantart.com/
Flickr
This website for photo-sharing has achieved a lot of popularity. It serves
as one platform for uploading images of high quality, especially by those
who are involved in photography either as a hobby or as a profession.
It’s online service for sharing and managing photographs is quite
efficient.
https://www.flickr.com/
MeetMe
This website, which was formerly known as myYearbook, is aimed for
finding new friends besides even chatting with them. This increases its
popularity among young students and adolescents.
https://www.meetme.com/#meet
Meetup
This social network enables people to find groups of people who are
like-minded and who share similar interests, near one’s locality, in any
part of the world. It even facilitates offline meetings of groups allowing
users to become a part of them and even whatever they discuss.
https://www.meetup.com/
Tout
This platform for micro-blogging and social networking allows people to
share and view videos the duration of which is fifteen seconds. Touts is
the name given to the videos which are uploaded on this website.
https://toutapp.com/
Mixi
This service for social networking originated in Japan and its active
users total around twenty million. It connects people with their loved
ones and friends not only in a way which is convenient but even
according to their interest areas.
https://mixi.co.jp/en/
Douban
This online social network from China has registered users and even
unregistered ones. Registered users can not only record information
create content the basis of which would range from books, films, music,
and events which are held in any city of China. Unregistered users of the
website can find ratings and reviews of films, music, and books.
https://www.douban.com/
Vero
According to this website, it is for people with a love for anything with
enough strength to share the same with others-besides having control
over the people it is shared with and which is just like anyone may do in
one’s real life. This social network, the basis of which is subscription,
neither has any advertisements nor does it collect any data of users
which is personal. It is feature-rich, and so, it can compete with
Facebook. But it’s model varies from the aforementioned social
networking website since Facebook generates revenue from the
information of its users. The usage date which is collected by this
website is used for generating revenue from them. The small amount of
usage data which is collected by this website is useful for analyzing the
frequency of the usage of its app. The display of the collected usage
data holds importance here too. The website addresses addiction of
social media as an issue.
https://vero.co/
Quora
This place is for gaining and sharing knowledge through answering and
asking questions.
https://www.quora.com/
Spreely
This platform of social media not only has no censorships but even has
freedom from all shadow bans. Speak and Freely make up its name
“Spreely,” thus promoting freedom in the speech of its users.
https://www.spreely.com/
Discord
This popular platform, with more than two hundred and fifty million
users, has a growing user base with each passing week. It is designed for
gamers to text and even voice chat. Besides being one hundred percent
secure and free, it is compatible on both android and desktop. It is an
excellent alternative solution, besides being free, to premium services
like TeamSpeak.
https://discord.com/
TikTok
The popularity of this app or website has reached levels of insanity. This
is the most happening online place to be in for all those under sixteen
years of age. This app for social videos allows video sharing. There
plenty of filters and stickers besides features of augmented reality for
adding to one’s videos. In 2018, in the list of the most downloaded apps,
it was on number four and there was hope that it would top that list in
2020. In China, this app is known as Douyin, the meaning of which is
‘’Vibrating Sound.’’ This app, the availability of which is on platforms like
Android and iOS, this app has achieved popular amongst creators of
videos which range from three to fifteen second long ones. One may
even create videos which are short looping ones and which range from
three to sixty seconds.
https://www.tiktok.com/en
WT.Social
This website was launched by the co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales.
In it’s name, the initials, WT, stand for WikiTribune. This social network
aspires to compete with other big names in the market like Twitter and
Facebook. This website is an ad-free one. It raises its funds through
donations by its users. The website aims to empower its members for
choosing their own content besides encouraging and even breeding one
community which has integrity as far as content is concerned.
https://wt.social/
Triller
With no less than twenty-three million downloads, this website is one
new and hottest one giving direct competition to TikTok. This app for
music videos is powered by artificial intelligence allowing users to
record videos, which are of professional quality, within seconds. It’s
features and functionality does not differ much from it’s competitor.
Users can lip sync videos and create music for sharing with all their
followers.
https://triller.co/
Elpha
This social network is designed for women in the field of technology to
talk online candidly and easily. It is like one friendly version of LinkedIn
but which is not only for women. Users are not only welcomed but even
receive professional and personal support for not only finding jobs and
business opportunities but even making friends within the individual
industries of the members.
https://elpha.com/
Yubo
This new app for social networking is intended for reinventing online
friendships. Members have their own profiles on the website, with real
photographs and names, and just like Facebook, chat in groups or on a
one-on-one basis besides adding new friends. This website allows the
use of live-streaming videos besides making comments, which may not
necessarily be limited to one’s circle of friends only.
https://yubo.live/
PopBase
This platform creates virtual versions of its users for engagement with
fans through content which is user-generated and interactive. This
platform is for content discovery and acts as one interactive and digital
fan club. Users may explore one virtual place which is known as PopCity,
wherein they may not only discover content updates from creators and
win prizes from specially organized competitive events but even watch
videos which are exclusives besides much more.
https://www.pop-base.com/
Peanut – Connecting women
across fertility and
motherhood
This social network is for mothers and it is one which not only helps
them in finding friends besides providing them with resources which are
useful but even has Peanut Groups and Peanut Pages besides Q&A
forums. They have even quite recently expanded their reach to those
women who want to conceive but have remained unable to do so till
now.
https://www.peanut-app.io/
Valence
This social community or network helps in forming a connection
between black professionals. It not only showcases but even empowers
the community of black professions globally, helping them in the
creation of connections which are meaningful and which are helpful in
the creation of career opportunities enabling the formation of new
ventures.
https://valence.community/
Flip
This social network is for the commerce industry. This fashion-in-a-box
service is for voting on what others wear. It’s app has suggestions for
similar items which are available for home delivery.
https://flipp.com/home
HouseParty
Launched in 2016, this network is designed for face-to-face
communication. It’s simple premise is: the creation of digital ‘’rooms’’
for video chatting for no less than eight people in one session. When
users open the app before joining any room, notifications are sent to
users so that they may connect instantly. The number of rooms users
may create is unlimited, so people may stay connected and float
between different video chats.
https://houseparty.com/
Caffeine
This platform of social media is a relatively new one. It intends to
reinvent live streaming. Users may join as broadcasters or as viewers.
Live streamers of any country are accessible to viewers. Weekly shows
are produced by popular entertainers, athletes, and gamers. This app is
well-designed and even intuitive. Live streaming can be browsed besides
joining live chats for communicating with others. It enables users to
upvote streams besides donating to one’s favourite broadcasters.
https://www.caffeine.tv/
Steemit
This social network rewards its members with cryptocurrency. This
blogging platform is a blockchain-based one in which a hash is
generated from every post. The posts which the users can create may
cover a wide variety of topics. Other members may then upvote besides
adding comments. Its voting system bears similarity to that of Reddit
and even other platforms which are popular. However, its upvote system
has much more weight than other platforms and so, it is even a voting
system. Upon upvoting posts or comments by users, they can decide
their payouts. The content from users is rewarded with the
cryptocurrency of STEEM.
https://steemit.com/
Goodreads
This digital book club is for bookworms from all over the world. The
formation of this social network, a niche one, took place in 2006 and
continues to give information to millions of people. Besides being a
social network, it is even a website for cataloging. Individual books can
be searched for besides reading the points of view of other people. One
may even write reviews besides making recommendations for others.
Not only does the network have virtual clubs besides a system for
intelligent recommendation.
https://www.goodreads.com/
Twitch
The success of this website has been the most surprising one in the last
ten years. In the bubble of social media, it has become quite a heavy
hitter. In 2018, this platform for live streaming boasts around fifteen
million active users on a daily basis. Mostly it is used for the purpose of
gaming. Many professional players of eSports have launched their
careers through it and the website continues being a place of
discovering new titles for viewers. However, there is much more to it
than just gaming. Users can upload or stream a variety of content
covering a range of styles and topics.
https://www.twitch.tv/
CaringBridge
This social network is a unique one offering a service which is very
valuable. Started in 1997, the goal of this network has always been to
help all those who are undergoing any medical journey be in touch with
their loved ones. Individual sites can be created by users and on which
they can chronicle their journeys. Besides posting updates, they can
even convey messages to their family members. Even the loved ones of
the users can stay up to date on a platform which is secure and safe.
This is a one-of-it’s-kind online service.
https://www.caringbridge.org/
WattPad
This network has been created for both professional as well as amateur
writers for telling stories. Since it was created in 2006, this website has
been a place where writers can feed off the creativity of one another
besides discovering new content which is generated by users. This is like
one publishing platform. Writers can not only build a fan base for
themselves but even keep publishing on-going content so that they
remain entertained. This website also has a separate division for
publishing and media. This website acts as a platform for publishing and
one in which not only the fanbase of writers is built but even on-going
content is published for keeping them entertained. This website even
has a separate division for publishing and media. Many WattPad authors
are now working with professional publishers and multi-media
companies after this network has helped them to be discovered by
them.
https://www.wattpad.com/
Crunchyroll
Fans of dorama, manga, and anime are most likely to be quite familiar
with this website. This social network connects all those individuals who
are like-minded with that kind of content which they love the most. But
apart from that, this American company even acts like one licensing,
publishing, and distributing company. Anime shows can be streamed by
members besides reading published mangas. It is an excellent platform
not only for the discovery of new content but even for revisiting familiar
favorites. The social features of this website facilitates participating in
forums.
https://www.crunchyroll.com/
Soundcloud
This website proves that to build one’s fanbase, record deals are not
needed. This platform for music-sharing, which was launched in 2008,
has seen a steady growth for itself and has now become one hot spot
for the discovery of new talent. Original tracks can be uploaded by users
for building their fanbase. Others can not only listen and share but even
comment on the tracks. Even one’s favourite creators can be followed
and stay in the loop about new music tracks. though this network
started out as a platform for upcoming talent, established musicians are
now present on this platform too.
https://soundcloud.com/
Mocospace
This website was launched when social networking was in it’s early
stages. From then, the process of it’s evolution has been a continuous
one. This platform provides a space for meeting new people besides
striking up conversations and playing. Rooms for chatting in public and
even private room ones can be used for connecting with others. It’s
system of messaging, which is a robust one, can be used to connect
privately. Besides being able to play a wide range of games, one may
even share music, send e-cards, and do much more.
https://www.mocospace.com/
CouchSurfing
This network, launched in the year 2004, aims at connecting travelers
who are friendly with people from all across the globe. It is designed for
adventurers, enabling its users to find local people to connect with at all
those destinations they travel to. One may meet up with fellow travelers
for the exploration of one’s destination together. This network is unique
for places in which one can stay. As its name suggests, this app helps in
requesting for boarding places in one’s travels.
https://www.couchsurfing.com/
italki
This is that network which brings together learners and teachers of
various languages. Launched in the year 2007, this platform on social
media connects people not only with educators but even with other
learners. One may choose from a variety of languages, so the options
are unlimited. Language learners may form connections with
professional educators or community tutors with plans which are
structured.
https://www.italki.com/?hl=en
Medium
This publishing network is a user-generated one. Content can be created
by members virtually on any topic. Millions of readers, all over the world
have access to the articles once they get published. Readers may leave
feedback through the system of commenting besides providing praise.
Most of its content is freely available for the enjoyment of its readers.
however, their paid membership tier is useful for those who wish to
monetize all the content they have created.
https://medium.com/
Ello
This platform, which was launched in the year 2014, is designed for
artists. Visual artists from all over the globe consider it as their go-to
spot for sharing all their recent creations. The design of this network is
beautiful and which includes captivating artwork and vibrant colours
which are appealing to even the most sophisticated eye. One needn’t be
an artist for joining this forum. Art lovers can connect with like-minded
people through messages and comments.
https://ello.co/
Vimeo
For simple vloggers or long-form professionals, this video-sharing
platform is the most desirable place to be in. it’s similar to Youtube
besides being feature-rich and has more focus on professionals. The
choice of membership tiers in this paid platform is varied. The features
one may gain advantage of vary according to the membership levels. For
instance, it’s top tier can be used for hosting live events and which even
have graphics, polls, audience chat, and more.
https://vimeo.com/
Giphy
This fun platform, launched in the year 2013, is for those who love the
art of Graphics Interchange Format. Short files can be shared by the
users in the aforementioned format and which feature looping videos
and animation without sound. This website’s social aspects allow people
to react to their favourite GIF’s besides sharing them amongst one’s
friend circle on platforms other than this one. This website, which can
even be used as a search engine and a database, can be searched for
almost unlimited GIFs, which are humorous ones, for using in social
media, emails, messages, and more.
https://giphy.com/
Tribe
This cloud-based platform is for the discussion of favourite brands
amongst consumers. For businesses, this social network is a great tool
since it directly connects them with the fans of their brands. Companies
not only receive feedback on their products but even answer questions
besides interacting with their supporters. Users can connect with other
people who support them. All those users who love one brand can
connect with one another. They can even start polls and ask questions
besides being participants of larger discussions which are focused on
those brands which people love.
https://tribe.so/
Kuaishou
The official launch of this platform was done in 2011 and its popularity
amongst video-sharing platforms of China has grown. The user base of
this network is quite a large one and it makes the discovery of new
content quite easy besides sharing videos with friends and family.
Though it was created only for the market of China, it is now available to
users of more than nine countries.
https://www.kuaishou.com/en/
Imgur
The nature of this website of photo-sharing is similar to many other
popular platforms. It has gained a lot of popularity amongst amateur
and professional photographers. Content can be shared by users besides
cross-posting to many other platforms. It has one robust hashtag
besides a search system which is topic-based for helping people find
that content which they are searching for.
https://imgur.com/
Influenster
This network is useful in the discovery of new products which could
cater to many segments of consumers. Users may leave feedback and
discuss brands besides more. The best feature about this app is that it
uses analytics of social media for measuring the influence of its users.
Those having a good following on social media can become participants
of marketing events and campaigns too.
https://www.influenster.com/
FilmAffinity
Movie lovers may rejoice! This place is for discovering all those new
movies people may have never known. Fans of both big blockbusters
and Indie flicks which are lesser known can become participants of
discussions on mostly every title. Reviews could be used for the
determination of whether a movie is worth one’s time besides getting
recommendations from other fans of movies. One may even find
information about what is playing on popular services of streaming like
HBO Now and Netflix.
https://www.filmaffinity.com/us/main.html
Open Diary
This simple platform has its roots in the year 1998. This network was
amongst the earliest ones to come into existence and it continues
serving millions. In 2014, this platform underwent a rough patch. It went
completely offline before it was re-launched in the year 2018. This
platform even allows the creation of blog posts which can even be
shared with other people. These diaries can be public, private, or only
open to one’s friends. Those not having access to one’s diary and leave
comments besides linking posts with other people in one Open Diary
Board.
opendiary.com
Bubbly
This platform, which was launched in the year 2005, is all about voice
posts. Ninety-second long voice memos can be created by users to share
with one’s friends and even post publicly. In the initial stages of this app,
to create and even receive all voice posts, text numbers, which were
short-code ones, were required. Today, many of this network’s features
can be accessed on one’s Android app and even iOS. The application can
be used application of filters, attachment of photographs besides much
more.
http://bubbly.net/
ClubHouse
This network of social media is an exclusive one centering around audio
discussions which are live. Till now, it’s availability is limited to users of
iOS. Furthermore, receiving an invitation from existing users is the one
and only way of creating user accounts. The chatroom-style rooms this
app features are massive and have a capacity of no less than five
thousand people. The range of those topics which users can discuss.
Transcribing, recording, and sharing of conversations which are live
audio ones are prohibited strictly. It’s privacy feature promotes open
discussion without any fear of retribution. Many juggernauts of social
media have aimed at creating rivals of this website. But its popularity
amongst online audio-based networks has remained unaffected.
http://bubbly.net/
MeWe
This ‘’Next-Gen Social Network’’ is focused on privacy. It’s user interface
bears similarity to many of it’s counterparts which have more popularity.
‘’Anti-Facebook is the way this website describes itself. This service is
free of tracking software, spyware, and advertisements. It’s business
model is a privacy-focused one preventing the selling and sharing of
user data. This website even hands it’s reigns to all the users. Members
have complete control as far as their safety, communications, and
newsfeed is concerned. Content moderation is approached in a light-
handed manner over here. This service provider does no manipulation
on what users are seeing, which helps it to achieve favour amongst
those fearing corporate censorship.
https://mewe.com/
Gab
This microblogging platform officially opened for public in 2017. it
allows people to share images and post all their thoughts besides much
more. The free flowing of information on the web is prioritized here
besides the active promotion of dedication to individual liberty and free
speech. Apart from its main website, this platform offers some
additional services too. It has a web browser, a system of text
messaging, and even one email service besides one browser extension.
It allows people to comment on sites which are third-party ones besides
providing quick accessibility to it’s network.
https://gab.com/
Rumble
This video-sharing network is similar to Vimeo and Youtube. Since it’s
launch in 2013, it’s success has been modest. However, in 2020, it’s
popularity grew substantially. At the beginning of 2021, there were
around thirty-two million active users every month. Short-form and long
video content is featured on this network from a different creators. The
news networks it sources official content from are extensive besides
home videos for families. Videos of users can be uploaded and generate
viewership-based revenue. It has a well-designed user interface
featuring recommended feeds for finding similar content besides
multiple tabs. Some particular type of content is not permitted on the
website and it’s moderation system is quite lax in comparison to
YouTube.
https://rumble.com/
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101 social media and networking and bookmarking sites in the world

  • 1. 101 Social Networking Websites You Need To Know About in 2021 Human nature, by itself, has been programmed for moderate social activity. But this can and does vary from person to person. However, most people always try to find new ways to connect and network with others. In today’s digital age, the use of technology for making social connections is gaining popularity at a pace which is just unimaginable. This has become possible due to the creation of several social networking applications and websites. Here we are going to take a brief look at some of the most popular ones in the world.
  • 2. Facebook This is unarguably the largest and most popular social networking website in the world. It has surpassed the milestone of one billion accounts of users. Apart from providing a platform for people to network with one’s loved ones, one can even access different apps of the website for online selling or marketing one’s product, business, or brand. This is done through paid advertisements on the website. Recently, there was quite a massive breach of the trust of users in the form of third-party access to the information of its eighty-seven million user accounts. There are several alternatives for social connecting in today’s day and age. http://www.facebook.com
  • 3. WhatsApp Despite Facebook’s acquisition, this platform for instant messaging exists like an independent entity. Though it came into existence many years after the launch of its parent social networking platform, it has managed to generate a massive user base for itself all across the globe by enabling them to share and instantly communicate with people all over the world both in groups and individually. It’s free calling feature using wifi is an additional attraction for users. https://www.whatsapp.com/
  • 4. QQ QQ, even known as Tencent QQ, is a chat-based instant messaging platform of social media. Though it originated in China, more than eighty countries are now using it. One can stay in touch with one’s loved ones through video calls, voice chats, and texts. It’s in-built translator can be used for translating chats. https://www.imqq.com/
  • 5. WeChat This communications app is an all-in-one for messaging and calling and so, can be compared to Whatsapp for it’s ability to connect people. The Chinese company Tancent developed it too and so, it can work alongside Whatsapp too. According to a business intelligence report, the user base of WeChat is fast catching up with that of WhatsApp. https://www.wechat.com/
  • 6. QZone This is another service for social networking developed by the company Tancent. It enables sharing photos and watching movies besides listening to songs, writing blog posts, maintaining diaries besides other features. It even enable people to choose all the accessories and even customize the feel and look of one’s webpage on the website. http://www.imqq.com/
  • 7. Tumblr This microblogging or social media platform is owned by Yahoo since the year 2013. it is used to follow and find things which one likes. It can even be used for posting anything even including multimedia, for a blog which is a short-form one. Moreover, it even offers the flexibility of customizing almost everything. https://www.tumblr.com/
  • 8. Instagram This website was launched as a unique platform for social networking. Its base is the sharing of photographs and videos. This application enables people to capture the most precious moments of their lives, with either one’s phone’s camera or any other one, before converting the same into art work. https://www.instagram.com/
  • 9. Twitter This website enables people to post text messages which are short, around two hundred and eighty characters in length and which are called ‘tweets,’ for conveying messages to the whole world. While shopping online is becoming a craze quite rapidly, this website facilitates the promotion of e-commerce. https://twitter.com/?lang=e
  • 10. Google+ (Unavailable) This social networking website, which was an interest-based one, enabled people to socially network through the sharing of photos, videos, messages, and other links which may be useful to sites. It even extends video conferencing support through Hangouts besides facilitating the promotion of the products and brands of businesses through the google plus business pages. http://plus.google.com
  • 11. Baidu Tieba Offered by the Baidu of China, a company developing search engines and which is internationally known as Postbar, this forum, which is for social networking, is based on keyword search in the search engine of Baidu. The unique concept behind this forum of this discussion is the allowance of creating a social networking group for any specific topic, and which uses search, or even for joining any existing internet-based social group. https://tieba.baidu.com/
  • 12. Skype Developed by Microsoft, this social-networking platform, which is a communication-based one, facilitates people to connect making the use of text messaging, voice calls, and webcam-based video calls. The conducting of conference calls for groups is possible too. Skype-to-skype calls being free, internationally too, is the icing on the cake. skype.com
  • 13. Viber This social platform, which is a multi-lingual one, is available in no less than thirty languages. Its instant voice messaging and text messaging capabilities have made it quite popular among users. The application makes it possible to share audio and video messages. It’s feature, Viber Out, makes it possible to call non-Viber users. https://www.viber.com/en/
  • 14. Sina Weibo This Chinese social platform for microblogging is a hybrid mixture of the features of Facebook and Twitter. http://weibo.com/login.php
  • 15. Line This social messaging network is available globally and it enables the sharing of files, audio and text messages, videos, and photos. Besides, it allows video and voice calls. https://line.me/
  • 16. Snapchat This social platform is an image messaging one and which allows chatting with pictures besides exploring news and live stories from all over the world. https://www.snapchat.com/
  • 17. YY This Chinese platform is a video-based one for social networking enabling video chatting for groups. In such video chats, no less than one hundred thousand members can watch one person doing any particular activity. These can range from singing karaoke to giving tutorial videos, and which helps users to earn virtual currency which is convertible into cash. https://www.yy.com/
  • 18. VKontakte (VK) This website for social networking is one of Russia’s largest and its features bear similarity to that of Facebook. https://vk.com/
  • 19. Pinterest This visual bookmarking or photo sharing social media website or app enables people to find new ideas for their projects and even save them. One may even use it for projects of home improvement and DIY tasks besides planning travel agenda and other uses. https://www.pinterest.com/
  • 20. linkedIn This social networking website or app for professionals is available in more than twenty languages. Professionals all over the world use it and it serves as serves as the perfect platform for connecting with different businesses and locating and hiring suitable candidates besides much more. https://in.linkedin.com/
  • 21. Telegram This network of instant messaging is quite similar to Whatsapp and its availability across platforms in no less than eighty languages besides its focus on the security and privacy of messages sent over the internet through its platform is its most important feature. It enables users to send messages which are self-destructive besides being encrypted. Telegram has always been a provider of this encryption feature which has been provided by Whatsapp quite recently. https://telegram.org/
  • 22. Reddit This platform of social media is for submitting content and subsequently voting for it. The determination of the upward or downward movement of its content, the organization of which is based on interest areas or subreddits, is based on voting. https://www.reddit.com/
  • 23. Taringa This is the largest platform of social networking across Latin America facilitating the sharing of content, experiences, and much more amongst users. http://taringa.network/
  • 24. Foursquare The basis of this social media website is search-and-discovery and helps in finding ideal places, based upon one’s location, for going with loved ones and friends. The search results it gives, for the best places of night entertainment and food, in one’s locality, are appropriate too. https://foursquare.com/
  • 25. Renren This is China’s largest website for social networking and it’s popularity with youth stems from it’s similarity to Facebook. Besides facilitating users to easily connect with one another, it allows the sharing of posts and thoughts besides updating their moods. http://renren.com/
  • 26. Tagged This social networking website is based on dating and friendship and, in the year 2011, it even acquired another social networking website. It enables people to socialize with each other through the use of games, profile browsing, and common interests. https://www.tagged.com/
  • 27. Badoo This social networking website is for dating and is available in more than two hundred countries. It shares details about all the people in one’s locality and even about those one may have come across in one’s life. https://badoo.com/
  • 28. Myspace This social networking website is a music-focused one and provides networking amongst friends which is user-submitted and interactive. It provides videos, pictures, personal profiles, blogs, groups, and so on. https://myspace.com/
  • 29. Mix This website involves discovering new content which everyone will love. Though it was officially launched in 2018, it’s previous version was a well-known platform known as StumbleUpon. This networking site is a news aggregation one allowing people to collect their favourite content. One may easily save one’s favourites besides sharing sites and do much more through smartphone apps and browser extensions. Its discovery portion is the most unique aspect of this website. The platform makes the use of machine learning for understanding the preferences of users before recommending gems hidden in the virtual world. https://mix.com/
  • 30. The Dots This networking platform helps all creative people to not only connect and collaborate but even commercialize the process of building a creative sector which is more diverse, profitable, and stronger. It was born out of a passion for making the creative sector more profitable, diverse, and stronger. The genuine passion more meritocratic and open. It’s founder, Pip Jamieson, launched the platform in the United Kingdom in the year 2014. https://the-dots.com/
  • 31. Kiwibox This social networking site is a community-based one, especially for the residents of New York. It offers one online magazine for targeting adolescents through chat, advice, and fashion tips. It even allows youngsters to showcase their interests and skills. https://www.kiwi-box.com/en/
  • 32. Skyrock This social networking website is from France. It offers it’s users a personal and free web space for creating and posting blog posts, adding profiles, and exchanging messages. Apart from English and French, it is available other languages too. https://www.skyrock.com/
  • 33. Delicious This service for social bookmarking is a leading one. It was launched in the year 2003 and it is perfect for sharing, and storing besides discovering online bookmarks. It even provides its users the option of tagging them with desirable keywords. https://del.icio.us/
  • 34. Snapfish This social network is for web-based photo sharing and offers unlimited storage to all members so that photos can be uploaded. So one may upload one’s vast collection of photographs. https://www.snapfish.com/home
  • 35. ReverbNation This platform of social networking is ideal for professionals and musicians for building connections with other people belonging to the field of music. It offers various tools for musicians for managing their careers. It even offers them accessibility to their fans and partners in the music industry. https://www.reverbnation.com/
  • 36. Flixster This social networking website from America is for film lovers and those who want to connect with people who are like-minded and who enjoy sharing their ratings and reviews of movies. Users can learn and receive information about new film releases. https://www.flixster.com/
  • 37. Care2 This website is related to social media and connects activists around the world with similar organizations, businesses, and individuals which intend to create an impact on the society. Members of this network are encouraged to lead a lifestyle which is green and healthy. https://www.care2.com/
  • 38. Cafemom This website is a social networking community which is an advertisement-supported one. It enables mothers and even mothers-to- be to receive advice and support on several topics like food, health, pregnancy, and fashion. It even helps them to gain more wisdom from what other mothers have experienced. https://cafemom.com/
  • 39. Ravelry This social network, which is community-based, targets those people who have an interest in the fibre arts, like crocheting, weaving, knitting, and spinning. It enables people to not only share different ideas besides whatever collections they may be having but even makes it possible to collaborate with other members through the sharing of experiences. https://www.ravelry.com/
  • 40. Nextdoor This platform for social networking is a private one for the neighbourhoods of the United States. This is it’s main and sole objective. https://nextdoor.com/
  • 41. Wayn This social networking website is dedicated to travel and lifestyle. It enables users to discover places to visit, activities to do, ways of meeting like-minded people for sharing of experiences. https://www.wayn.com/
  • 42. Cellufun This social community for gaming is accessible from any android device. This social network for mobile gaming enables users to create avatars and socialize besides playing games and purchasing virtual goods. https://www.cellufun.com/
  • 43. YouTube This is the largest social networking website in the world for video sharing. One may upload and share videos besides viewing them and even commenting and liking them. The accessibility of this social network is around the world and even provides the option of creating their own channel on the website for uploading videos personally recorded by them for showcasing to all their followers and friends. https://www.youtube.com/
  • 44. Upstream This mobile-first and new social network is designed for professionals. It could even be defined as an alternative to Linkedin. The creators of SocialRank built this website too. It’s aim is to build one professional network centred around getting help and giving. It is like building up and utilizing one community of professional friends which is helpful. https://upstreamapp.com/
  • 45. Classmates This online tool allows users to not only find and connect but even stay in touch with acquaintances and friends from college and school. Users may upload their school yearbooks too. https://www.classmates.com/
  • 46. MyHeritage This social website is for online genealogy. It supports no less than forty- two languages. It helps users in creating family trees, uploading and browsing through family photographs and managing the history of their family. People could even trace their ancestors and retrieve more information about them. https://www.myheritage.com/
  • 47. Viadeo This social networking website is for European business people to connect with each other. The different languages it is available in range from Portugese and German to French and English. https://viadeo.journaldunet.com/
  • 48. Xing This social networking website is for professionals and it’s features are quite similar to that of LinkedIn. It’s main user base include German, Austrian, and Swiss nationals. It’s uniqueness lies in it’s ability to facilitate discussions, which are mostly closed group ones, between members of one company or business. https://www.xing.com/
  • 49. Xanga This platform of social networking is a blogging-based one for hosting profiles of social networking of the users besides photo blogs and weblogs. http://xanga.com/
  • 50. LiveJournal This website of social networking, which is based in San Francisco, is available in Russia as Zhe Zhe or Zhivoy Zhurnal. It enables users to maintain their journal, blog, or diary with privacy settings. https://www.livejournal.com/
  • 51. Friendster This website, which was launched to find friends and stay in touch with them, is now a social network of gaming for Asian game lovers. http://www.friendster.com/
  • 52. Funny or Die This social website is for comedy videos. It brings together from the internet all those videos which are the funniest. This platform is followed a lot by celebrities. It allows users to upload, share, and even rate videos. https://www.funnyordie.com/
  • 53. Gaia Online This is a forums-based and anime-themed social networking website. It’s users have access to the virtual world, games, avatars, and much more, https://www.gaiaonline.com/
  • 54. We Heart It The availability of this social media website for photo sharing is in no less than twenty languages. It is ideal for the daily dose of motivation or inspiration of users. It enables them to not only view but even share with one’s friends images which inspire. https://weheartit.com/
  • 55. Buzznet This website of social media is created for users that content which is based on their personal interests. The aforementioned could be journals, photos, and videos. It can even be seamlessly integrated with Facebook. https://www.buzznet.com/
  • 56. DeviantArt This online community of social networking is the largest for artists and art lovers. Users can take photographs of all their artwork for sharing it with other people. https://www.deviantart.com/
  • 57. Flickr This website for photo-sharing has achieved a lot of popularity. It serves as one platform for uploading images of high quality, especially by those who are involved in photography either as a hobby or as a profession. It’s online service for sharing and managing photographs is quite efficient. https://www.flickr.com/
  • 58. MeetMe This website, which was formerly known as myYearbook, is aimed for finding new friends besides even chatting with them. This increases its popularity among young students and adolescents. https://www.meetme.com/#meet
  • 59. Meetup This social network enables people to find groups of people who are like-minded and who share similar interests, near one’s locality, in any part of the world. It even facilitates offline meetings of groups allowing users to become a part of them and even whatever they discuss. https://www.meetup.com/
  • 60. Tout This platform for micro-blogging and social networking allows people to share and view videos the duration of which is fifteen seconds. Touts is the name given to the videos which are uploaded on this website. https://toutapp.com/
  • 61. Mixi This service for social networking originated in Japan and its active users total around twenty million. It connects people with their loved ones and friends not only in a way which is convenient but even according to their interest areas. https://mixi.co.jp/en/
  • 62. Douban This online social network from China has registered users and even unregistered ones. Registered users can not only record information create content the basis of which would range from books, films, music, and events which are held in any city of China. Unregistered users of the website can find ratings and reviews of films, music, and books. https://www.douban.com/
  • 63. Vero According to this website, it is for people with a love for anything with enough strength to share the same with others-besides having control over the people it is shared with and which is just like anyone may do in one’s real life. This social network, the basis of which is subscription, neither has any advertisements nor does it collect any data of users which is personal. It is feature-rich, and so, it can compete with Facebook. But it’s model varies from the aforementioned social networking website since Facebook generates revenue from the information of its users. The usage date which is collected by this website is used for generating revenue from them. The small amount of usage data which is collected by this website is useful for analyzing the frequency of the usage of its app. The display of the collected usage data holds importance here too. The website addresses addiction of social media as an issue. https://vero.co/
  • 64. Quora This place is for gaining and sharing knowledge through answering and asking questions. https://www.quora.com/
  • 65. Spreely This platform of social media not only has no censorships but even has freedom from all shadow bans. Speak and Freely make up its name “Spreely,” thus promoting freedom in the speech of its users. https://www.spreely.com/
  • 66. Discord This popular platform, with more than two hundred and fifty million users, has a growing user base with each passing week. It is designed for gamers to text and even voice chat. Besides being one hundred percent secure and free, it is compatible on both android and desktop. It is an excellent alternative solution, besides being free, to premium services like TeamSpeak. https://discord.com/
  • 67. TikTok The popularity of this app or website has reached levels of insanity. This is the most happening online place to be in for all those under sixteen years of age. This app for social videos allows video sharing. There plenty of filters and stickers besides features of augmented reality for adding to one’s videos. In 2018, in the list of the most downloaded apps, it was on number four and there was hope that it would top that list in 2020. In China, this app is known as Douyin, the meaning of which is ‘’Vibrating Sound.’’ This app, the availability of which is on platforms like Android and iOS, this app has achieved popular amongst creators of videos which range from three to fifteen second long ones. One may even create videos which are short looping ones and which range from three to sixty seconds. https://www.tiktok.com/en
  • 68. WT.Social This website was launched by the co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales. In it’s name, the initials, WT, stand for WikiTribune. This social network aspires to compete with other big names in the market like Twitter and Facebook. This website is an ad-free one. It raises its funds through donations by its users. The website aims to empower its members for choosing their own content besides encouraging and even breeding one community which has integrity as far as content is concerned. https://wt.social/
  • 69. Triller With no less than twenty-three million downloads, this website is one new and hottest one giving direct competition to TikTok. This app for music videos is powered by artificial intelligence allowing users to record videos, which are of professional quality, within seconds. It’s features and functionality does not differ much from it’s competitor. Users can lip sync videos and create music for sharing with all their followers. https://triller.co/
  • 70. Elpha This social network is designed for women in the field of technology to talk online candidly and easily. It is like one friendly version of LinkedIn but which is not only for women. Users are not only welcomed but even receive professional and personal support for not only finding jobs and business opportunities but even making friends within the individual industries of the members. https://elpha.com/
  • 71. Yubo This new app for social networking is intended for reinventing online friendships. Members have their own profiles on the website, with real photographs and names, and just like Facebook, chat in groups or on a one-on-one basis besides adding new friends. This website allows the use of live-streaming videos besides making comments, which may not necessarily be limited to one’s circle of friends only. https://yubo.live/
  • 72. PopBase This platform creates virtual versions of its users for engagement with fans through content which is user-generated and interactive. This platform is for content discovery and acts as one interactive and digital fan club. Users may explore one virtual place which is known as PopCity, wherein they may not only discover content updates from creators and win prizes from specially organized competitive events but even watch videos which are exclusives besides much more. https://www.pop-base.com/
  • 73. Peanut – Connecting women across fertility and motherhood This social network is for mothers and it is one which not only helps them in finding friends besides providing them with resources which are useful but even has Peanut Groups and Peanut Pages besides Q&A forums. They have even quite recently expanded their reach to those women who want to conceive but have remained unable to do so till now. https://www.peanut-app.io/
  • 74. Valence This social community or network helps in forming a connection between black professionals. It not only showcases but even empowers the community of black professions globally, helping them in the creation of connections which are meaningful and which are helpful in the creation of career opportunities enabling the formation of new ventures. https://valence.community/
  • 75. Flip This social network is for the commerce industry. This fashion-in-a-box service is for voting on what others wear. It’s app has suggestions for similar items which are available for home delivery. https://flipp.com/home
  • 76. HouseParty Launched in 2016, this network is designed for face-to-face communication. It’s simple premise is: the creation of digital ‘’rooms’’ for video chatting for no less than eight people in one session. When users open the app before joining any room, notifications are sent to users so that they may connect instantly. The number of rooms users may create is unlimited, so people may stay connected and float between different video chats. https://houseparty.com/
  • 77. Caffeine This platform of social media is a relatively new one. It intends to reinvent live streaming. Users may join as broadcasters or as viewers. Live streamers of any country are accessible to viewers. Weekly shows are produced by popular entertainers, athletes, and gamers. This app is well-designed and even intuitive. Live streaming can be browsed besides joining live chats for communicating with others. It enables users to upvote streams besides donating to one’s favourite broadcasters. https://www.caffeine.tv/
  • 78. Steemit This social network rewards its members with cryptocurrency. This blogging platform is a blockchain-based one in which a hash is generated from every post. The posts which the users can create may cover a wide variety of topics. Other members may then upvote besides adding comments. Its voting system bears similarity to that of Reddit and even other platforms which are popular. However, its upvote system has much more weight than other platforms and so, it is even a voting system. Upon upvoting posts or comments by users, they can decide their payouts. The content from users is rewarded with the cryptocurrency of STEEM. https://steemit.com/
  • 79. Goodreads This digital book club is for bookworms from all over the world. The formation of this social network, a niche one, took place in 2006 and continues to give information to millions of people. Besides being a social network, it is even a website for cataloging. Individual books can be searched for besides reading the points of view of other people. One may even write reviews besides making recommendations for others. Not only does the network have virtual clubs besides a system for intelligent recommendation. https://www.goodreads.com/
  • 80. Twitch The success of this website has been the most surprising one in the last ten years. In the bubble of social media, it has become quite a heavy hitter. In 2018, this platform for live streaming boasts around fifteen million active users on a daily basis. Mostly it is used for the purpose of gaming. Many professional players of eSports have launched their careers through it and the website continues being a place of discovering new titles for viewers. However, there is much more to it than just gaming. Users can upload or stream a variety of content covering a range of styles and topics. https://www.twitch.tv/
  • 81. CaringBridge This social network is a unique one offering a service which is very valuable. Started in 1997, the goal of this network has always been to help all those who are undergoing any medical journey be in touch with their loved ones. Individual sites can be created by users and on which they can chronicle their journeys. Besides posting updates, they can even convey messages to their family members. Even the loved ones of the users can stay up to date on a platform which is secure and safe. This is a one-of-it’s-kind online service. https://www.caringbridge.org/
  • 82. WattPad This network has been created for both professional as well as amateur writers for telling stories. Since it was created in 2006, this website has been a place where writers can feed off the creativity of one another besides discovering new content which is generated by users. This is like one publishing platform. Writers can not only build a fan base for themselves but even keep publishing on-going content so that they remain entertained. This website also has a separate division for publishing and media. This website acts as a platform for publishing and one in which not only the fanbase of writers is built but even on-going content is published for keeping them entertained. This website even has a separate division for publishing and media. Many WattPad authors are now working with professional publishers and multi-media companies after this network has helped them to be discovered by them. https://www.wattpad.com/
  • 83. Crunchyroll Fans of dorama, manga, and anime are most likely to be quite familiar with this website. This social network connects all those individuals who are like-minded with that kind of content which they love the most. But apart from that, this American company even acts like one licensing, publishing, and distributing company. Anime shows can be streamed by members besides reading published mangas. It is an excellent platform not only for the discovery of new content but even for revisiting familiar favorites. The social features of this website facilitates participating in forums. https://www.crunchyroll.com/
  • 84. Soundcloud This website proves that to build one’s fanbase, record deals are not needed. This platform for music-sharing, which was launched in 2008, has seen a steady growth for itself and has now become one hot spot for the discovery of new talent. Original tracks can be uploaded by users for building their fanbase. Others can not only listen and share but even comment on the tracks. Even one’s favourite creators can be followed and stay in the loop about new music tracks. though this network started out as a platform for upcoming talent, established musicians are now present on this platform too. https://soundcloud.com/
  • 85. Mocospace This website was launched when social networking was in it’s early stages. From then, the process of it’s evolution has been a continuous one. This platform provides a space for meeting new people besides striking up conversations and playing. Rooms for chatting in public and even private room ones can be used for connecting with others. It’s system of messaging, which is a robust one, can be used to connect privately. Besides being able to play a wide range of games, one may even share music, send e-cards, and do much more. https://www.mocospace.com/
  • 86. CouchSurfing This network, launched in the year 2004, aims at connecting travelers who are friendly with people from all across the globe. It is designed for adventurers, enabling its users to find local people to connect with at all those destinations they travel to. One may meet up with fellow travelers for the exploration of one’s destination together. This network is unique for places in which one can stay. As its name suggests, this app helps in requesting for boarding places in one’s travels. https://www.couchsurfing.com/
  • 87. italki This is that network which brings together learners and teachers of various languages. Launched in the year 2007, this platform on social media connects people not only with educators but even with other learners. One may choose from a variety of languages, so the options are unlimited. Language learners may form connections with professional educators or community tutors with plans which are structured. https://www.italki.com/?hl=en
  • 88. Medium This publishing network is a user-generated one. Content can be created by members virtually on any topic. Millions of readers, all over the world have access to the articles once they get published. Readers may leave feedback through the system of commenting besides providing praise. Most of its content is freely available for the enjoyment of its readers. however, their paid membership tier is useful for those who wish to monetize all the content they have created. https://medium.com/
  • 89. Ello This platform, which was launched in the year 2014, is designed for artists. Visual artists from all over the globe consider it as their go-to spot for sharing all their recent creations. The design of this network is beautiful and which includes captivating artwork and vibrant colours which are appealing to even the most sophisticated eye. One needn’t be an artist for joining this forum. Art lovers can connect with like-minded people through messages and comments. https://ello.co/
  • 90. Vimeo For simple vloggers or long-form professionals, this video-sharing platform is the most desirable place to be in. it’s similar to Youtube besides being feature-rich and has more focus on professionals. The choice of membership tiers in this paid platform is varied. The features one may gain advantage of vary according to the membership levels. For instance, it’s top tier can be used for hosting live events and which even have graphics, polls, audience chat, and more. https://vimeo.com/
  • 91. Giphy This fun platform, launched in the year 2013, is for those who love the art of Graphics Interchange Format. Short files can be shared by the users in the aforementioned format and which feature looping videos and animation without sound. This website’s social aspects allow people to react to their favourite GIF’s besides sharing them amongst one’s friend circle on platforms other than this one. This website, which can even be used as a search engine and a database, can be searched for almost unlimited GIFs, which are humorous ones, for using in social media, emails, messages, and more. https://giphy.com/
  • 92. Tribe This cloud-based platform is for the discussion of favourite brands amongst consumers. For businesses, this social network is a great tool since it directly connects them with the fans of their brands. Companies not only receive feedback on their products but even answer questions besides interacting with their supporters. Users can connect with other people who support them. All those users who love one brand can connect with one another. They can even start polls and ask questions besides being participants of larger discussions which are focused on those brands which people love. https://tribe.so/
  • 93. Kuaishou The official launch of this platform was done in 2011 and its popularity amongst video-sharing platforms of China has grown. The user base of this network is quite a large one and it makes the discovery of new content quite easy besides sharing videos with friends and family. Though it was created only for the market of China, it is now available to users of more than nine countries. https://www.kuaishou.com/en/
  • 94. Imgur The nature of this website of photo-sharing is similar to many other popular platforms. It has gained a lot of popularity amongst amateur and professional photographers. Content can be shared by users besides cross-posting to many other platforms. It has one robust hashtag besides a search system which is topic-based for helping people find that content which they are searching for. https://imgur.com/
  • 95. Influenster This network is useful in the discovery of new products which could cater to many segments of consumers. Users may leave feedback and discuss brands besides more. The best feature about this app is that it uses analytics of social media for measuring the influence of its users. Those having a good following on social media can become participants of marketing events and campaigns too. https://www.influenster.com/
  • 96. FilmAffinity Movie lovers may rejoice! This place is for discovering all those new movies people may have never known. Fans of both big blockbusters and Indie flicks which are lesser known can become participants of discussions on mostly every title. Reviews could be used for the determination of whether a movie is worth one’s time besides getting recommendations from other fans of movies. One may even find information about what is playing on popular services of streaming like HBO Now and Netflix. https://www.filmaffinity.com/us/main.html
  • 97. Open Diary This simple platform has its roots in the year 1998. This network was amongst the earliest ones to come into existence and it continues serving millions. In 2014, this platform underwent a rough patch. It went completely offline before it was re-launched in the year 2018. This platform even allows the creation of blog posts which can even be shared with other people. These diaries can be public, private, or only open to one’s friends. Those not having access to one’s diary and leave comments besides linking posts with other people in one Open Diary Board. opendiary.com
  • 98. Bubbly This platform, which was launched in the year 2005, is all about voice posts. Ninety-second long voice memos can be created by users to share with one’s friends and even post publicly. In the initial stages of this app, to create and even receive all voice posts, text numbers, which were short-code ones, were required. Today, many of this network’s features can be accessed on one’s Android app and even iOS. The application can be used application of filters, attachment of photographs besides much more. http://bubbly.net/
  • 99. ClubHouse This network of social media is an exclusive one centering around audio discussions which are live. Till now, it’s availability is limited to users of iOS. Furthermore, receiving an invitation from existing users is the one and only way of creating user accounts. The chatroom-style rooms this app features are massive and have a capacity of no less than five thousand people. The range of those topics which users can discuss. Transcribing, recording, and sharing of conversations which are live audio ones are prohibited strictly. It’s privacy feature promotes open discussion without any fear of retribution. Many juggernauts of social media have aimed at creating rivals of this website. But its popularity amongst online audio-based networks has remained unaffected. http://bubbly.net/
  • 100. MeWe This ‘’Next-Gen Social Network’’ is focused on privacy. It’s user interface bears similarity to many of it’s counterparts which have more popularity. ‘’Anti-Facebook is the way this website describes itself. This service is free of tracking software, spyware, and advertisements. It’s business model is a privacy-focused one preventing the selling and sharing of user data. This website even hands it’s reigns to all the users. Members have complete control as far as their safety, communications, and newsfeed is concerned. Content moderation is approached in a light- handed manner over here. This service provider does no manipulation on what users are seeing, which helps it to achieve favour amongst those fearing corporate censorship. https://mewe.com/
  • 101. Gab This microblogging platform officially opened for public in 2017. it allows people to share images and post all their thoughts besides much more. The free flowing of information on the web is prioritized here besides the active promotion of dedication to individual liberty and free speech. Apart from its main website, this platform offers some additional services too. It has a web browser, a system of text messaging, and even one email service besides one browser extension. It allows people to comment on sites which are third-party ones besides providing quick accessibility to it’s network. https://gab.com/
  • 102. Rumble This video-sharing network is similar to Vimeo and Youtube. Since it’s launch in 2013, it’s success has been modest. However, in 2020, it’s popularity grew substantially. At the beginning of 2021, there were around thirty-two million active users every month. Short-form and long video content is featured on this network from a different creators. The news networks it sources official content from are extensive besides home videos for families. Videos of users can be uploaded and generate viewership-based revenue. It has a well-designed user interface featuring recommended feeds for finding similar content besides multiple tabs. Some particular type of content is not permitted on the website and it’s moderation system is quite lax in comparison to YouTube. https://rumble.com/
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