In earlier times, modes of communication were highly limited. But since the technology has advanced so much and made this world a global village; with that many horizons have been opened up for communication purposes. World has become smaller now. It doesn’t matter how far you’re sitting from your closed ones…you can easily communicate with them around the cloth through the help of internet technology. Lately, many social networking websites have been developed too, which has not only helped in finding your old pals, but also in meeting up with new people from all over the world, knowing them, and being friends with them.
However, there are some of them which are most widely used due to their popularity. These top 10 social networking websites are listed below;
The most widely used social networking website in today’s time is none other than Facebook. It has successfully attained 750 million users all over the world. Facebook is all set to be public next year with their net value of $100 billion. Using this website, you can share your photos, videos with your friends, can tag them in the pictures, maintain social pages, play games and enter into competitions and much more.
Qzone is another social networking website, which is used by almost 480 million users. This network enables its users to maintain their diaries, share photos, even listen to music of their choice; however some of its features charges fee.
Twitter is a growing social network website, which has 200 million users by now. This social network website offers a host of services, which includes 140-character messages, inclusive of links to contents anywhere found online. Many of the celebrities are hooked up with this website and keeps on updating their statuses. It is said that Twitter has attained a worth of $10 billion.
Renren is also called by many the “Facebook of China”, which is highly popular among the students league. This social website has 160 million users, and around 32,000 universities, 56,000 high schools and around 85,000 companies are listed on this website.
Vkontakte is also a social networking website, but widely used by Russian internet users. It offers similar features to as that of the Facebook. This social website has 135 million users all over the world.
This social networking website is a true depiction of world globalization, since it has been operationalized in various countries. The site is managed from London, whereas it is owned by a Cypriot company by a Russian entrepreneur, and is users are widely found in Latin American, Spain, Italy and France rounding off to 124 million in total.
This website has around 117 million of its users all around the world. Bebo has been bought by AOL for $850. Bebo offers many sharing features to its users and lets them communicate with each other through easy modes.
Another famous and widely used website is LinkedIn, but this is in particular a business based social network, which has been floated in the US stock market as well, and its share price double amazingly in the first day. Users, who have made their profile on this website, are contacted by employers/employees to meet different professional needs from all over the world. LinkedIn has 115 million users by now.
Orkut is comparatively an older website, which actually generated the idea of developing social networks online and interacts with them. It is owned by Google and very much popular in India and Brazil, but not used widely around the world. Orkut has 100 million users.
For quite some time, MySpace social networking website; owned and operated by News Corporations dominated the social market, but then steadily declined and lost its fame and usage too. Later this was sold out to an advertising agency named Specific Media and Justin Timerlake for $35 million. This website has 50 million users.