Since the very beginning the W.W.W. was ment to connect it's users into a networc through witch information of any kind could be shared.Since then, the internet evolved in a different kind of thing though inside it Social Networks kept being created and milions of internet users use them for work entertenment and information
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Blauk.com is a microblogging website that lets users to express their thoughts to a stranger or acquaintance they see everyday at public places. Blauk.com ensures that the people being talked about can read these thoughts and allows people to read what strangers think of them. This site was founded by a Chennai born entrepreneur, Samson Manickaraj, who calls this the future of social networking. Samson, who has a masters in Computer Science, from the University of Southern California, San Diego, was fascinated with social networking , and wanted to contribute to it. He did not know how to, until an incident at a pizza restaurant in San Diego. “One of the customers was exasperatingly loud, and diners four tables away turned to see who was making all that noise. I thought to myself somebody should tell him the effect he was having on others, and enable him to curtail this unpleasant social behaviour. He is also very clear that Blauk is quite different from popular social networking websites that help users only to be in touch with their friends and associates. By using Blauk, the users can express their likes, dislikes or amusements about each other. He says, “While actual social networking happens each time we step out of home into malls, theaters or business offices where we see a number of people we like, popular social networking sites focus primarily on helping people stay in touch with existing friends and associates. With Blauk.com, we have created a fusion between reality and the virtual world where people who are strangers in real-life can express their views about each other”. And he adds, “Vice-versa, the idea of reading feedback from strangers about our looks or hairstyle is appealing for most of us and hence Blauk.com will be a very essential tool for the individual because it lets you read what the world thinks of you. This interaction also provides social networking a more dynamic feel.
folkdirect offers its users standard features of social networking websites along with blogging functions, live chat and discussion forums. There is a particular emphasis on privacy controls and security. The site has report functions for unwanted contact, intrusive behaviour and inappropriate content. Users can create profiles, communicate with friends, join groups, upload pictures, etc. The site is based on Ajax (programming) where data is loaded from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page increasing speed and functionality. Users can create and join groups, write, edit and publish blogs (including non-member viewing) and seek answers to questions from other users (a feature originally seen on Yahoo! Answers. An entertainment section features 4400 Flash games which allow members to challenge each other and create championship contests. Members can invite friends from other social networks and email clients to further increase interactivity. Operating costs of the site are covered by select advertisers in non-intrusive locations on the site.
The idea for Audimated.com came to Lucas and Andrew during their senior year of college together at the University of Miami. After receiving positive feedback on the idea from their business professors, they put their business plan into action in 2008 to make their website a reality. The website name is a combination of the words audio and mated, which represents the website’s goal of combining music (audio) and automating the process of marketing through social networking (mated) for independent artists. Concept
DailyBooth is a photoblogging website designed for users to take a photo of themselves every day with a caption, in order to document and share their life with others, thus the slogan "your life in pictures." It is similar to social-networking websites such as Twitter in that you can follow other users and allow them to follow you in turn and get real-time updates on what other people are doing. The user base is geared towards teens. In August, 2009, the site was reported to have over 3 million unique visitors a month with a growth rate of about 35% a month. DailyBooth is funded by the startup funding firm, Y Combinator.
Cross.tv is a Christian social networking website, similar to facebook and myspace. It was founded by Andreas Kisslinger and Stefan Jager in 2008/2009 under the parent company Cross:media group. Cross.tv's values and moral standards provide a family-friendly online network featuring various media sharing functionalities. The site provides users with facilities to upload and share pictures, audios, and videos; and is currently available in over 30 languages. Users can also write blogs and create forums in this multi-lingual supportive website. By 2011, the site had roughly 450,000 members. In 2010 the Web Marketing Association WebAwards recognized it with the award For Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.
Gays.com (not to be confused with Gay.com) is an LGBT social networking website established by the Hong Kong-based Gays.com Ltd. In 2006, the purchase of the high profile domain name at the price of US$500,000 by German entrepreneurs Julius and David Dreyer was a record sale for the year, and one of the highlights of the domain name industry. The launch of the website took place in Shanghai on May 17, 2008 and was timed to coincide with the sixth International Day Against Homophobia. Unlike competitors in the same sex online dating category, Gays.com offers members the freedom to upload as many pictures and videos as they like at no charge and touts itself as "the world's first GLBT social networking website that is designed for real people with real names and actual relationships". Soon after the launch of the site, the City Weekend magazine referred to Gays.com as "the gay Facebook". Gays.com's move from closed to open beta on 10 September 2008 was reported by The Inquisitr.
At the core, Avatars United is a social networking website that lets users connect their game avatars with each other. Avatars can interact and share experiences by sending messages, blogging, discussing topics and uploading photos and videos. They can also join or create groups and organize in-game events. As to keep the website to in-game content only, any real-life content or references to real-life identities are strictly forbidden. Avatars are organized by the server they belong to, called "worlds" on the website. Each world has a dedicated page where users can track the activity of its avatars. Users can register an unlimited amount of avatars from multiple worlds and games and designate one as their main avatar. This allows users to keep in touch with friends from past games as they migrate to new ones. To log in the user is required to fill out one's real-life birth date. It is not clear whether this information will be public or not.
kaioo is a non-profit social network website that started in November 2007 as a beta version in English and German. It was founded by the German executives Thomas Kreye and Rolf Schmidt-Holtz. kaioo offers its users standard features of social networking websites. They can create profiles, communicate with friends, join groups, upload pictures, etc. The site features a "match" function first seen on Orkut: a user can express interest in another user, but that user will only learn about it if he/she in turn expresses interest in the first user. Users can form and join groups favoring specific charities, and the ten charities with the largest groups receive donations at the end of the year, proportional to their support among the kaioo users. The operating costs of the sites are covered by donors. The concept and its execution are due to Thomas Kreye, who quit his job as director of Business Development at Bertelsmann early in 2007 to pursue the "dream of a truly social, democratic and completely independent internet community". Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO of Sony BMG who knew Kreye from his time at Bertelsmann, donated 500,000 euros of his private money to cover the project's first year costs. The organization behind kaioo, a foundation named Toro, is based in Hamburg and has received non-profit status by German tax authorities.
DailyStrength is a social networking website where users provide one another with emotional support by discussing their struggles and successes with each other. The site contains online communities that deal with different medical conditions or life challenges. As of November 4, 2007, DailyStrength has created over 500 support groups focused on issues such as depression, divorce, parenting, and a wide variety of cancers. The site is free for members and the members are encouraged to remain anonymous. The site provides members with continual support as someone is always available to talk. Medical professionals are also available to contact and treatments for a variety of illnesses and problems are also listed on the site. The company was founded on August 3, 2006 by Doug Hirsch , Lars Nilsen and Josh DeFord and has offices in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, California, USA. Hirsch was one of the first employees at Yahoo and previously built products for online communities there and at Facebook. Hirsch founded the company in response to his own difficulties dealing with a death in his family as a teenager. Over the six-month period ending June 2007, DailyStrength’s market share increased by 95%, with the average user spending over 26 minutes on the site. As of September 2007, DailyStrength had 14,000 average daily visitors, each spending 82 minutes on the site and each viewing approximately 145 pages.
Jammer Direct is a social networking website with its primary focus on the artistic and music scenes of the Midwestern United States, &Expression error: Unrecognised word "created"created in 2,007 by Ryan Martin, a software developer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jammer Direct is also a community portal for people to use to promote whatever music, artwork, or creative product they
fubar is a social network launched in Summer-Early Fall 2005 as the first "online bar". In October 2007, they teamed up with Jangl to provide their members with the ability to call other members anonymously. The site is for users 18 and older, and is free to use. Registered members initiate conversations through buying each other virtual drinks with "fubucks" earned through using the site. Other features include the ability to buy a "Happy Hour" for the whole site (reducing drink costs for all members), file sharing, and the ability to ask the community as a whole for their opinions.
Virb is a social networking website launched on Friday, March 9, 2007 by Unborn Media, Inc., and acquired by Media Temple in June 2008. Users receive a personal profile page where they can post blogs, photographs and videos. Additionally, users may add others as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.
Quechup is a social networking website that came to prominence in 2007 when it used automatic email invitations for viral marketing to all the e-mail addresses in its members address books. This was described as a "spam campaign" and raised a great deal of adverse comment.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private. The service emphasizes ease of use.
Geni is a genealogy and social networking website. Launched on January 16, 2007, the Web 2.0 company aims to create a family tree of the world. While family profiles are private, Geni’s mission is to create a shared family tree of common ancestors. By combining research into a single tree that users work on together, users can focus on verifying information and on new avenues of research, rather than spending time duplicating research that others have already done. Over 98.6 million profiles were created on Geni by over 5.8 million users as of December 2010. Geni is also the parent company of enterprise messaging service Yammer
Flixster is a social movie site allowing users to share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with similar movie taste. The site is based in San Francisco, CA and was founded by Joe Greenstein and Saran Chari in 2007. Flixster has been the parent of website Rotten Tomatoes since January 2010
Goodreads is a privately run "social cataloging" website started in December 2006 by Otis Chandler, a software engineer and entrepreneur. The website permits individuals to sign up and register books to create their library catalogs and reading lists. It also allows users to create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions. In December 2007, the site had over 650,000 members and over 10,000,000 books added. By January 2010, Goodreads had reached 2,900,000 members and 78,000,000 books added. The first year of the company was run without any formal funding. In December 2007, Goodreads received their first round from angel investors, estimated at $750,000. The company raised additional funding from True Ventures in 2009. In October 2010, the company opened its API enabling developers to access to its ratings and titles.
Shelfari is a social cataloging website for books. Shelfari users build virtual bookshelves of the titles they own or have read, and can rate, review, tag, and discuss their books. Users can also create groups that other members may join, create discussions, and talk about books, or other topics. Recommendations can be sent to friends on the site for what books to read. Shelfari was launched on October 11, 2006. In February 2007, Amazon.com invested $1 million in Shelfari, and moved to acquire it a year later in August 2008
gamerDNA Inc. is a social media company for computer and video game players founded on 2006-09-21, now owned by Crispy Gamer. The name is usually spelled with a lower case g: gamerDNA. Members may tag themselves with information on games they have played, server names and guild affiliations, and use this information to find people they have played with in the past, or find guilds or other gamers to play with based on play style. The company is funded by Flybridge Ventures (formerly known as IDG Ventures).
VKontakte (Russian: ВКонтакте, internationally branded VK) is a Russian social network service popular in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and increasingly in countries of Southeastern Europe. VK offers a striking similarity in design and functionality to its US rival Facebook, and as such has been described as a "Facebook clone." Like Facebook, VK allows message contacts publicly or privately, create groups and events, share and tag images and video, and play browser-based games. One distinction of VK is its integration with torrent filesharing technology which allows users share larger files. As of February 2011, VK has around 135 million accounts, but has acknowledged that it has a major spam problem. VKontakte is ranked 35 in Alexa's global Top 500 sites and is the third most visited website in Russia. In English, В Контакте or V Kontákte translates as "In Contact" or "In Touch".
Nettby.no (Norwegian: Web City) is the second largest Internet-based community in Norway (after Facebook) with more than 980,000 users and profiles (as of January 3, 2009). It was founded on September 14, 2006, and is fully owned by VG Multimedia AS, a Norwegian news company, and Nettby Community Holding AS. Users use nicknames instead of real names. Users' profiles are visible to all other users. "Communities" on Nettby are linked to the city (or other geographical unit, such as town or village) that the user claims as his or her current residence. Trondheim is the largest community, with over 36 000 "inhabitants"
Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page. Tweets are publicly visible by default; however, senders can restrict message delivery to just their followers. Users may subscribe to other users' tweets – this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers. All users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, compatible external applications (such as for smartphones), or by Short Message Service (SMS) available in certain countries. While the service is free, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees. The website is based in San Francisco, California. Twitter also has servers and offices in San Antonio, Texas; and Boston, Massachusetts. Twitter, Inc. was originally incorporated in California, but as of 2007 is incorporated in the jurisdiction of Delaware. Since its creation in March 2006, and its launch in July 2006, by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained popularity worldwide and is estimated to have 190 million users, generating 65 million tweets a day and handling over 800,000 search queries per day. It is sometimes described as the "SMS of the Internet".
Muxlim is primarily known as a social networking website for Muslims that is focused on lifestyle aspects of the community. Founded in 2006 by Mohamed El-Fatatry and Pietari Päivänen of Finland, the company was created as a Muslim lifestyle social media network with primary focus on Muslims in Muslim-minority countries.. The company is also known for providing marketing gateway services to the global Muslim consumer market, utilizing Muxlim.com as a launch pad for marketing messages by global companies.
Jaiku is a social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter. Jaiku was founded in February 2006 by Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen from Finland and launched in July of that year. It was purchased by Google on October 9, 2007.
Bebo is a social networking website launched in July 2005. It is currently owned by Criterion Capital Partners. The website's name is an acronym for Blog Early, Blog Often. Users receive a personal profile page where they can post blogs, photographs, music, videos and questionnaires to which other users may answer. Additionally, users may add others as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Bebo was founded by Michael Birch and his wife Xochi Birch in January 2005 at their home in San Francisco. It was acquired by AOL on March 13, 2008 for $850 million. In April 2010, AOL announced it was planning to sell or shut down Bebo, with the sale being completed on June 17, 2010 to Criterion Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. It has been reported that the sale raised less than $10 million.
Hi5 is a social networking website. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. Bill Gossman was appointed CEO in April 2009, and Alex St. John joined as President and CTO in November 2009. In early 2010, hi5 acquired social gaming company, Big Six. The company raised $20 million in series A venture capital from Mohr Davidow Ventures, as well as $15 million in venture debt, in 2007, and announced it had raised $3 million convertible note from existing investor Mohr Davidow, bringing the funding up to $38 million. Quantcast reports Hi5 has 2.7 million monthly US visitors and 46.1 million global visitors.
Buzznet is a photo, journal, and video-sharing social media network, owned by Buzz Media. Like other social networking sites, Buzznet is a place for members to share content based on their personal interests. Unlike classic social networks, which focus primarily on messaging and profile pages, Buzznet members participate in communities that are created around ideas, events and interests; most predominantly, music, celebrities and the media.
Travbuddy.com is a social networking website specializing in connecting travellers. The site was created by brothers Eric Bjorndahl and David Bjorndahl and launched in 2005 by TravBuddy LLC, a privately owned company. The site allows users to find travel buddies planning to travel to the same places at the same times, create travel based blogs, upload travel photos and review bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions. As of March 2008, the site has nearly 1,350,000 registered contributors. As of March 2008, the site provided free access to over 65,000 blogs, 17,000 travel reviews, and 750,000 travel photos. Since its launch, the site has been featured on the NBC Nightly News, Popular Science, Real Simple Travel, and the Herald Tribune.
Douban.com , launched on March 6, 2005, is a Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. It is also the largest online Chinese language book, movie and music database and one of the largest online communities in China. As of September 2009, it has about 10 million registered users and ranks the 24th most popular website in China according to Alexa Internet.
Facebook is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active users. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics. The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the US with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better. Facebook allows anyone who declares themselves to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social network service by worldwide monthly active users, followed by MySpace. Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list, saying, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook? Quantcast estimates Facebook has 135.1 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in October 2010. According to Social Media Today as of April 2010, it is estimated that 41.6% of the U.S. population has a Facebook account.
Focus.com is a business focused social networking platform and source of technology expertise comprising over 850,000 Members and 5,000 Business Experts Focus members can freely access expert research in diverse areas such as Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Small Business, and Human Resources. Members also can get their business questions answered by experts in the community in the site’s Q & A and Virtual Summit sections. The company was founded in August 2005 by Scott Albro and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Biip.no is the third largest Internet-based community in Norway (after Facebook and Nettby) with more than 320,000 users and profiles (as of May 5, 2008). It was founded on June 1, 2005, and is owned by Mediehuset Nettavisen AS, a Norwegian news company, the Danish publishing house Egmont and the founders. Users use nicknames instead of real names. Users' profiles are visible to all other users. Biip.no was recently sold to Mediehuset Nettavisen AS and Egmont for a reported 20 million USD.
Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community created by Ludicorp and later acquired by Yahoo!. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. In September 2010, it reported that it was hosting more than 5 billion images. For mobile users, Flickr has an official app for iPhone, BlackBerry and for Windows Phone 7, but not for other mobile devices. Several 3rd party apps offer alternatives such as flickr hd for iPad.
This article is about the website. For the collection of photographs of people after which it is named, see Facebook (directory). Page semi-protected Facebook, Inc. Facebook.svg Type Private Founded Cambridge, Massachusetts (2004) Founder Mark Zuckerberg Eduardo Saverin Dustin Moskovitz Chris Hughes Headquarters Palo Alto, California, U.S., will be moved to Menlo Park, California, U.S. in June 2011 Area served Worldwide Key people Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) Chris Cox (VP of Product) Sheryl Sandberg (COO) Donald E. Graham (Chairman) Revenue increase US$800 million (2009 est.) Net income N/A Employees 2000+(2011) Website facebook.com IPv6 support www.v6.facebook.com Alexa rank steady 2 (March 2011) Type of site Social network service Advertising Banner ads, referral marketing, casual games Registration Required Users 600 million (active in January 2011) Available in Multilingual Launched February 4, 2004 Current status Active Screenshot[show] Facebook log in.png Screenshot of Facebook's homepage Facebook (stylized facebook) is a social network service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active users. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics. The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the USA to help students get to know each other better. Facebook allows anyone who declares themselves to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social network service by worldwide monthly active users, followed by MySpace. Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list, saying, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?" Quantcast estimates Facebook has 135.1 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in October 2010. According to Social Media Today, in April 2010 an estimated 41.6% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account.
Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Although Orkut is less popular in the United States than competitors Facebook and MySpace, it is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil. As of April 2010, 48.0% of Orkut's users are from Brazil, followed by India with 39.2% and United States with 2.2% Originally hosted in California, in August 2008 Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte. This was decided due to the large Brazilian user base and growth of legal issues. As of February 2011, Alexa traffic ranked Orkut 102nd in the world; the website currently has more than 100 million active users worldwide. Anyone 18 years old or older can join Orkut.
Delicious (formerly del.icio.us, pronounced "delicious") is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. The site was founded by Joshua Schachter in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005. By the end of 2008, the service claimed more than 5.3 million users and 180 million unique bookmarked URLs. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Myspace, stylized My_____ and previously MySpace, is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California where it shares an office building with its immediate owner, News Corp. Digital Media, owned by News Corporation. Myspace became the most popular social networking site in the United States in June 2006. According to comScore, Myspace was overtaken internationally by its main competitor, Facebook, in April 2008, based on monthly unique visitors. Myspace employs 1,000 employees, after laying off 30% of its workforce in June 2009; the company does not disclose revenues or profits separately from News Corporation. Quantcast estimates MySpace's monthly U.S. unique visitors at 43.2 million.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 1 January 2011 , LinkedIn reports more than 90 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Quantcast reports Linkedin has 21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally. LinkedIn filed for an initial public offering in January 2011
Hub Culture is a social network service that operates the global digital currency Ven, and according to its website, is "the first to merge online and physical world environments." It was founded in November 2002. The Hub Culture group of companies is privately held with offices in Bermuda, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, San Francisco and Singapore. Dedicated representatives are in over 60 locations worldwide. The site has been noted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired, PSFK, Springwise, Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Trendhunting, GDR, and other trend related websites. As of January 2011, Hub Culture lists over 20,000 members and has exchanged over 3.5 million units of its virtual currency, Ven . Members create profiles with tags tied to areas of expertise and knowledge, sharing information to help others in the network with business related activities. Members may build working groups to manage collaborative projects with wikis, file sharing, discussions and event planning, or exchange the virtual currency to acknowledge favors and benefits that come from the sharing of information.
Friendster is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Mountain View, California. The service allows users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. The website is also used for dating and discovering new events, bands, and hobbies. Users may share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network. Friendster has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month globally. The website receives approximately 19 billion page views per month, and is in the top 600 global websites based on web traffic. Over 90% of Friendster's traffic comes from Asia. In Asia, Friendster has more monthly unique visitors than any other social network. The top 10 countries accessing Friendster, according to Alexa, as of May 7, 2009 are the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, South Korea, Bangladesh and India.
Travellerspoint is a social networking site for people who want to learn from or share experiences with other travellers. Members of the site participate through forums, blogs, photo galleries and a wiki travel guide.
Last.fm is a music website, founded in the United Kingdom in 2002. It has claimed over 40 million active users based in more than 190 countries. On 30 May 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £140m ($280m USD). Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the songs the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices. This information is transferred to Last.fm's database ("scrobbled") either via the music player itself (Rdio, Spotify, Amarok) or via a plugin installed into the user's music player. The profile data is then displayed on the user's profile page. The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favourites. Initially users were able to create custom radio stations and playlists from any of the audio tracks in Last.fm's music library, and could listen to some individual tracks on demand, or download tracks if the rights holder has previously authorised it. However the ability to listen to custom radio stations ('personal tag radio') was withdrawn on 17 November 2010 (Tag radio still exists but the criteria for calling up tracks has been widened). For users living outside the UK, US, and Germany, the radio service requires a subscription for €3.00 per month after a 30 track free trial, but since October 2010 subscribers were offered a refund due to the removal of the custom stations.
FilmAffinity is a movie recommendations website created in 2002. Popular in the Spanish-speaking countries, it was chosen by PC Magazine one of the best entertainment sites of 2004. Registered users can rate movies, find recommended films based on their personal ratings, create any kind of movie lists and -in the Spanish version- write reviews.
Partyflock is a Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music. Since 2001, Partyflock has evolved into the biggest online community for the dance scene in the Netherlands, with over 400 thousand members and 500 million page views a month.
Frühstückstreff (German: breakfast meeting) is an international, multi-lingual breakfast club initiative located in over 50 cities in Europe and Australia. Founded in July 2001, the social networking site allows people to meet for breakfast, share their hobbies and special interests with other members of the community. In March 2009, there were 14,800 registered members. Frühstückstreff offers a free basic membership, and there is no admission fee to attend Frühstückstreff breakfast meetings. Participating members and their friends pay only for what they eat and drink at the selected restaurant or coffee shop.
CozyCot is a social networking website for women from East Asia and Southeast Asia (especially Singapore). It was founded by Nicole Yee in 2001, as a hobby website dedicated to Asian women. Subsequently, the concept of sharing product and service information and opinions gathered a steady community, turning it into a venture business. CozyCot users interact in the forum and by reviewing beauty products (the review system produced reviews for over 35,000 products), also in the live events organized by the staff. The importance of its review database is increased by an iPhone scanner software developed by CozyCot, which allows users to pull up product reviews from the website by capturing the barcodes with cameras in their iPhones. In April 2010, CozyCot launched the newspaper with the same name.
Decayenne is an invitation-only on-line social network service founded in 2001 in Düsseldorf (Germany) by Phillip Eissing, Alexander Eissing, Marco Schierhorn, and Ioannis Voudouris. Its member pool aims at exclusivity and is composed of mostly Europeans and Americans. Although primarily a website, the Decayenne community meets off-line in both official and unofficial events, usually in internationally popular cities such as London and Manhattan. Official charity events that are held in cities such as Zurich, benefit UNESCO and Kids of Africa.
mixi, Inc. (ミクシィ Mikushī, TYO: 2121) is one of several social networking websites in Japan. As of May 2008, mixi had over 21.6 million users and an 80% share of the social networking market in Japan. Founded by Kenji Kasahara, under E-Mercury, Inc. (actually Mixi, Inc.)
Blackplanet.com is an online niche social-networkingis lokated in santiago ocampo site targeted especially for the African American community.