This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites. For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites.

Name Description/focus Date launched Registered users
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 1 January 2005 3,000,000 Social networking site October 2009 5,000,000 Social networking site for academics/researchers September 2008 18,000,000
Advogato Free and open source software developers 1999 13,575
aNobii Books 2006
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 1997
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide March 2004 550,000
Athlinks Running, swimming 2001 139,458 Independent music 2010
Bebo General July 2005 117,000,000 Norwegian community 1 June 2005 430,000
BlackPlanet Black Americans 1 September 1999 20,000,000 General 1996
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain) 16 May 2008 12,000,000
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 2005 10,000,000
CafeMom Mothers December 2006 1,250,000
Care2 Green living and social activism 1998 9,961,947
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery. 1997 9,500,000 School, college, work and the military 1995 50,000,000
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 2004
ClusterFlunk American network for students to share files with their peers 2012
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit. 2003 2,967,421
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 2001 150,000 Faith-based social network for Christian believers from around the world 2008 450,000
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 2006
Cucumbertown Networking for cooks 2012
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 1999 24,000,000
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day 13 February 2009
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – physical health, mental health, support groups 4 November 2007
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests September 2003 8,822,921
DeviantArt Art community 7 August 2000 26,000,000
Diaspora* Decentralized, privacy aware, general (open source) November 2010 370,000
Disaboom People with disabilities (amputees, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities) 2007
Dol2day Politic community, social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries) 15 May 2000 40,200
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) April 2003
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. 2005 46,850,000
Doximity U.S. Physicians and medical doctors. 2011 400,000 General (primarily LV, LT, HU) April 24, 2004 2,600,466
Dreamwidth Blogging. 2009 Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 2000 2,000,000
Elftown Community and wiki around fantasy and sci-fi. Feb 2002 185,000
Elixio Business executives jet set and global elite. July 2007 80,000
Ello General March 2014
English, baby! Students and teachers of English as a second language 2000 1,600,000 For baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond. Jul 2006
Epernicus For research scientists
eToro Social investing, finance May 2007 2,500,000
Experience Project Life experiences 2007
Exploroo Travel social networking. 12 May 2009
Facebook General: photos, videos, blogs, apps. February 2004 1,280,000,000
Faceparty General. Popular UK. 2000 200,000 Adult social network, mainly UK & USA 2011
Fetlife People who are into BDSM January 2008 2,701,715
FilmAffinity Movies and TV series 2002 250,000
Filmow Movies and TV series 2009
FledgeWing Entrepreneurial community targeted towards worldwide university students Feb 2009
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide February 2004 32,000,000
Flixster Movies 2007 63,000,000 Business-to-business, worldwide 2005 850,000
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration. October 1998 1,632,565
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 2002 20,000,000
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 2009 20,000,000
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, general July 2010
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets July 2000 19,000,000
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 2002 90,000,000
Fuelmyblog Blogging community July 2007 50,000
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. 23,523,663
GamerDNA Computer and video games 21 September 2006 310,000 Travel social network July 1998 Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions 25 Feb 2005 465,000 Social network for LGBT community, guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping 16 May 2008 100,000 Families, genealogy 16 January 2007 15,000,000
GetGlue Social network for entertainment. 28 October 2008 2,000,000
Gogoyoko Fair play in music – social networking site for musicians and music lovers. 1 Oct 2009
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers. December 2006 13,000,000
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. October 2010 110,000
Google+ General 28 June 2011 1,600,000,000
GovLoop For people in and around government. May 2008 Poland 2,000,000
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles. August 2000 268,000,000
hi5 General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in theUSA. 2003 80,000,000
Hospitality Club Hospitality 328,629
Hotlist Geo-social aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be. 80,000 Social networking site for human resources professionals. 1999 194,000
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation. November 2002 20,000
Hyves General, mostly popular in the Netherlands. September 2004 10,097,000
Ibibo Talent based social networking site that allows to promote one’s self and also discover new talent. Most popular in India. 3,500,000 Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates. 395,695
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking. 350,000
Influenster Online product sampling and review platform. 2010 850,000
Instagram A photo and video sharing site. October 2010 300,000,000
IRC-Galleria Finland 505,000 Language learning social network. 100+ languages. 500,000
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows 2,500,000
iWiW Hungary 14 April 2002 4,000,000
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google February 2006
Jiepang Location-based mobile social network. In Chinese language 2010 3,000,000
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users
Kiwibox General. 1999 2,400,000
Lafango Talent-focused media sharing site
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 2010 250,000 Music 2002 30,000,000
LibraryThing Book lovers 29 August 2005 1,300,000
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies
LinkedIn Business and professional networking May 2003 200,000,000
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries.
Listography Lists. Autobiography
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. 15 April 1999 17,564,977
Livemocha Online language learning 5,000,000
Makeoutclub General 9 August 1999
MEETin General
Meettheboss Business and finance community, worldwide.
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities
MillatFacebook General, created in response to Facebook [195] May 2010 461,200
mixi Japan 25 October 2000 24,323,160
MocoSpace Mobile community, worldwide 2005 3,000,000
MOG Music Social network, social media, consumer reviews
Mubi Auteur cinema 200,000
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global 7,300,000
MyHeritage Family-oriented social network service 30,000,000
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly 51,000,000
Myspace General August 2003 30,000,000 School, college and friends. Popular in Poland 11,000,000
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab world and Canada’s Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[215] 95,000,000
Nexopia Canada 1,400,000
NGO Post Non-profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India 15,000
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks 2005 (Networks 2007)
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics 45,000,000
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 1998 5,000,000
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[228] 22 January 2004 100,000,000
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ community
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music. 10 November 2001 321,125
PatientsLikeMe Online community for patients with life-changing illnesses to find other patients like them, share their data with others, and learn more about their condition to improve their outcome. 2006 109,587
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s internetwork experts
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love 2011
Plaxo Aggregator 50,000,000
Playfire Computer and video games General, music
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan
Poolwo Social networking site from India 7 January 2014 12,350
Qapacity A business-oriented social networking site and a business directory
Quechup General, friendship, dating 2007
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 480,000,000
Raptr Video games
Ravelry Knitting and crochet 3,000,000
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009. 160,000,000 Social network for musician and bands 500,000
Ryze Business 500,000
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists
Sgrouples General, with focus on privacy rights 16 May 2012
ShareTheMusic Music community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally
Shelfari Books 11 October 2006
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in mainland China. 14 August 2009 300,000,000
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers 2009 420,000
Skyrock Social network in French-speaking world 22,000,000
Smartican Open social networking portal 31 January 2013 260,000
SocialVibe Social network for charity 435,000 General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions. 50,000,000
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking. 10,000,000
Spaces Russian social network targeted to mobile phone users
Spot.IM A service for webmasters to add social networking functionality to their websites 2012 250,000 Social network for meeting people September 2013
Stage 32 US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals in film, television and theater February 2012 175,000
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. 9,000,000
Students Circle Network A social network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces. December 2010
StudiVZ University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ. 17,000,000
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users’ selected interests 20,000,000
Tagged General. October 2004 100,000,000
Talkbiznow Business networking
Taltopia Online artistic community
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina) 11,000,000
TeachStreet Education / learning / teaching – more than 400 subjects
TermWiki Learning / languages / translation – 1.2 million terms in more than 1300 subjects May 2010
The Sphere A private online social luxury network with exclusive personalized services December 2008 1,300 Travel 2005 1,588,000
Travellerspoint Travel 2002 310,000 General French subsidiary of 4,400,000
Tsu General 2008
Tuenti Spanish-based university and high school social network. 12,000,000
Tumblr Microblogging platform and social networking website. February 2007 226,950,000
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates 15 July 2006 645,750,000
Tylted Mobile social game network 2007 3,000,000
Uplike General 2011 1,050,039 Gothic and industrial subculture 1999 1,931,049
Viadeo Global social networking and campus networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 35,000,000
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 2007
VK General, including music upload, listening and search. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics. September 2006 249,409,900
Vox Blogging
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact and e-book sharing
WAYN Travel and lifestyle May 2003 10,000,000
We Heart It Image-based social network focused on inspiration, expression and creativity 2008 20,000,000
WeeWorld Teenagers – 9 to 17 30,000,000
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything. September 2011 Social polling network
Wer-kennt-wen General
weRead Books June 2007 4,000,000 Online community space for the social justice and environmental movement[336] April 2007 71,600
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging Site networking inmates, friends, family September 2000 66,000
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas 1998 27,000,000
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)) 11,100,000
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues 2008
Yelp, Inc. Local business review and talk
Yookos General: photos, videos, blogs, games. Greek web meeting point 2004 890,000
Zooppa Online community for creative talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests) 60,000


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