Updated 23rd February 2023
Human nature by default has been programmed to be socially active to a certain extent. Some people are more active, while others are less so!
Social media plays a major part in modern day society and is ingrained into the fabric of peoples’ daily digital habits. So much so that many users have social media as their main source of information.
The Digital 2022 April Global Statshot Report found that there are 4.65 billion social media users on the planet. That equates to 58.7% of the global population.
However, people have always been looking for ways to connect and network with each other. And, in this age of digitisation, people have found ways to be socially active on the internet, which is possible with the advent of the numerous social networking platforms and apps.
Now, even relationships begin, grow and end on social media. People no longer need a personal handshake or face-to-face meeting.
Social media sites have also grown in numbers by leaps and bounds. As per the statistics revealed on Statista, approximately 4.59 billion users used social networking sites and apps in 2022. And, with the increased use of mobile devices, this number is likely to cross the 5 billion mark by 2025.
In this article, we discuss some of the most popular social media sites that are being explored by the world today. You can find out if your favourite social media platform is a part of this list and even learn about some really good online social platforms that you can start using today.
Top 15 Social Media Networks By Active Monthly Users
|Position||Name||Monthly Active Users||HQ||Owner||Launched||Revenue||Focus||Business Type|
|#1||2958||Menlo Park, California||Meta||4 February 2004||$116.8 billion||Photos, videos, blogs, apps||Public (NASDAQ:FB)|
|#2||YouTube||2514||San Bruno, California||Alphabet||April 2005||$28.8 billion||Video streaming||Subsidiary|
|#3||2000||Menlo Park, California||Meta||24 February 2009||$5.5 billion||Messaging||Subsidiary|
|#4||2000||Menlo Park, California||Meta||6 October 2010||$24 billion||Photos, videos||Subsidiary|
|#5||1309||Shenzen, China||Tencent||21 January 2011||$17.49 billion||Messaging||Public (SEHK:700, OTC:TCEHY)|
|#6||TikTok||1051||Culver City, CA||ByteDance|
September 2016 (China); September 2017 (International)
|$11 billion||Videos||Private, subsidiary|
|#7||Facebook Messenger||931||Menlo Park, California||Meta||9 August 2011||–||Messenger||–|
|#8||Douyin||715||Beijing, China||ByteDance||September 2016||$31.6 billion||TikTok in China||–|
|#9||Telegram||700||Dubai, UAE||Pavel Durov||August 2013||$0||Messenger||–|
|#10||Snapchat||635||Santa Monica, California||Snap Inc||July 2011||$4.6 billion||Multimedia instant messaging app||Public (NYSE: SNAP)|
|#11||Kauishou||626||Beijing, China||Beijing Kuaishou Technology||March 2011||$23.1 billiion||Video||–|
|#12||Sina Weibo||584||Beijing, China||Sina Corporation||14 August 2009||$2.3 billion||Microblogging in mainland China||–|
|#13||574||Shenzhen, China||Tencent||February 1999||$1.73 billion||Instant messaging||–|
|#14||556||San Francisco, California||Elon Musk||21 March 2006||$5.42 billion||Micro-blogging||Private|
|#15||445||San Francisco, California||Pinterest Inc.||10 March 2010||$575 million||Pinboard for organizing and sharing images, photos etc||Public (NYSE: PINS)|
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1 – Facebook
This is easily the largest social networking site in the world and one of the most widely used. And, Facebook was perhaps the first that surpassed the landmark of 1 billion user accounts.
Apart from the ability to network with friends and relatives, you can also access different Facebook apps to sell online and you can even market or promote your business, brand and products by using paid Facebook ads.
Recently Facebook has lost the trust of millions of its users by allowing 3rd parties to access over 87 million users’ personal data. This is a massive breech of trust and has created a feeling of unrest amongst the social media platform’s audience. So much so that there is now a #deletefacebook campaign where people are completely removing themselves from Facebook and using other networks instead. If you’re concerned about what Facebook is doing with your data, then why not check out my guide on alternatives to Facebook, and see if there’s a better place for you to interact with family and friends.
Number of active users per month: 2.958 billion
2 – WhatsApp
Despite having been acquired by Facebook in 2014, this instant messaging platform exists as an independent entity.
It arrived on the scene much later than Facebook, but has been able to capture the imagination of millions of people across the world by giving them the ability to communicate and share instantly with individuals and groups. The WhatsApp call feature is just the icing on the cake!
Number of active users per month: 2 billion approximately
Tencent QQ (more popularly known as QQ) is an instant messaging (chat-based) social media platform. It became international (with more than 80 countries using it), after it was launched in China.
It can be used to stay in touch with friends through texts, video calls and voice chats. It even has a built-in translator to translate your chats. To find out more, head over to our Chinese Social Media stats page.
Number of active users per month: 574 million
4 – WeChat
This is an all-in-one communications app for messaging and calling (similar to WhatsApp) that enables you to connect with the people of your choice. It was also developed by Tencent in China and can easily work alongside QQ. As per the BI intelligence report, the number of WeChat users are fast catching up with the number of WhatsApp users.
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Number of active users per month: 697 million approximately
5 – QZone
Like QQ and WeChat, QZone is yet another social networking service developed by Tencent. It enables you to share photos, watch videos, listen to songs, write blogs, maintain diaries and so on. It also empowers you to choose the accessories and customize the look and feel of your QZone webpages.
Number of active users per month: 640 million approximately
6 – Tumblr
Having been owned by Yahoo since 2013, Tumblr serves as a social media / micro blogging platform that can be used to find and follow things that you like. You can also use it to post anything, including multimedia, to a short-form blog. Moreover, it gives you the flexibility to customize almost everything.
Number of active users per month: 555 million approximately
7 – Instagram
Instagram was launched as a unique social networking platform that was completely based on sharing photos and videos. This photo sharing social networking app thus enables you to capture the best moments of your life, with your phone’s camera or any other camera, and convert them into works of art.
This is possible because Instagram allows you to apply multiple filters to your photos and you can easily post them to other popular social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. It is now part of the Facebook empire. Learn how to grow your Instagram audience.
Read more on Instagram Tools to help you increase social engagement and audience numbers.
Number of active users per month: 400 million approximately
8 – Twitter
This social networking site enables you to post short text messages (called tweets), containing a limited number of characters (up to 280), to convey your message to the world. With the growing craze for online shopping, Twitter also makes it possible to promote your businesses and even shop directly through tweets. Learn how to create the perfect Twitter profile.
Number of active users per month: 556 million
9 – Google+ ( No Longer Available )
Owned by the tech giant Alphabet (Google), this interest-based social networking platform enables you to stay in touch with people by sharing messages, photos, videos, useful links to sites and so on. It also extends support for video conferencing through Hangouts and allows businesses to promote their brands and products through Google+ business pages.
Number of active users: In its prime, 300 million.
10 – Baidu Tieba
Offered by Baidu of China, a search engine company, Baidu Tieba (known as Postbar internationally) is a social forum network based on the keyword searches in the Baidu search engine. This discussion forum works on the unique concept of allowing you to create a social network group for a specific topic, using the search, or even to join an existing online social group.
Number of active users per month: 300 million approximately
11 – Skype
Skype, owned by Microsoft, is one of the most popular communication-based social networking platforms. It allows you to connect with people through voice calls, video calls (using a webcam) and text messaging. You can even conduct group conference calls. And, the best part is that Skype-to-Skype calls are free and can be used to communicate with anyone, located in any part of the world, over the internet.
Number of active users per month: 300 million approximately
12 – Viber
This multi-lingual social platform, which is available in more than 30 languages, is known for its instant text messaging and voice messaging capabilities. You can also share photos and videos and audio messages, using Viber. It offers you the ability to call non-Viber users through a feature named Viber Out.
Number of active users per month: 249 million approximately
13 – Sina Weibo
This is a highly popular microblogging social platform in China that is known for its hybrid mix of Twitter’s and Facebook’s features.
Number of active users per month: 222 million approximately
14 – LINE
LINE is a globally available messaging social network that enables you to share photos, videos, text messages and even audio messages or files. In addition, it allows you to make voice and video calls at any time of the day.
Number of active users per month: 215 million approximately
15 – Snapchat
This is an image messaging social platform that enables you to chat with friends by using pictures. It allows you to explore news and even check out live stories that are happening around the world.
Number of active users per month: 200 million approximately
16 – YY
YY is a major video-based social networking platform in China that enables group video chats. In such chats, more than 100,000 members can watch a single person doing an activity. Such an activity can be anything from giving a tutorial video to singing karaoke, which helps the users earn virtual currency that they can later convert into cash.
Number of active users per month: 122 million approximately
17 – VKontakte (VK)
VK is one of the largest social networking platforms in Russia and has quite similar features to Facebook.
Number of active users per month: 100 million approximately
18 – Pinterest
This is a photo sharing and visual bookmarking social media site or app that enables you to find new ideas for your projects and save them. So, you can do DIY tasks or home improvement projects, plan your travel agenda and so on by using Pinterest.
Number of active users per month: 445 million
LinkedIn is easily one of the most popular professional social networking sites or apps and is available in over 20 languages. It is used across the globe by all types of professionals and serves as an ideal platform to connect with different businesses, locate and hire ideal candidates, and more. It boasts over 400 million members.
Number of active users per month: 100 million approximately
20 – Telegram
This instant messaging network is similar to WhatsApp and is available across platforms in more than eight languages. However, Telegram has always focused more on the privacy and security of the messages you send over the internet by using its platform. So, it empowers you to send messages that are encrypted and self-destructive. This encryption feature has only just been made available for WhatsApp, whereas Telegram has always provided it.
Number of active users per month: 100 million approximately
21 – Reddit
This social media platform enables you to submit content and later vote for the content. The voting determines whether the content moves up or down, which is ultimately organized based on the areas of interest (known as subreddits).
Number of active users per month: 100 million approximately
22 – Taringa
Taringa is one of the largest social networking platform in Latin America and allows users to share their experiences, content and more.
Number of active users: 75 million approximately
23 – Foursquare
This is a local search- and discovery-based social media platform that enables you to find the ideal places (based on your location) to go to with friends and loved ones. It also gives appropriate search results for the best food outlets, night entertainment places and more in your area. The social networking feature is now available in a separate app named Swarm.
Number of active users: 40 million approximately
24 – Renren
This is the largest social networking site in China and is literally a platform for everyone. It has been highly popular with the youth due to its similarity to Facebook, as it allows users to easily connect with others, quickly share thoughts and posts, and even update their moods.
Number of active users per month: More than 30 million approximately
25 – Tagged
This is a great social media site based on friendship and dating and, in 2011, it acquired another social networking platform called hi5. It enables you to socialise with others through games, browsing profiles, common interests and so on.
Number of active users: 25 million approximately
26 – Badoo
This dating-based social networking site operates in more than 200 countries. It shares details about people nearby in your area and even about people whom you may have bumped into in real life.
Number of active users per month: 20 million approximately
27 – Myspace
This is a music-focused social networking site and provides an interactive and user-submitted network of friends. It also provides blogs, groups, personal profiles, pictures, videos and so on.
Number of active users: 20 million approximately
28 – Mix
Mix is all about discovering new content that you will love. Officially launched in 2018, Mix had a previous life as another well-known platform: StumbleUpon.
The network is a news aggregation site that allows you to collect your favorite content. Thanks to browser extensions and smartphone apps, you can easily save favorites, share sites, and more.
The most unique aspect of Mix is the discovery portion. The platform uses machine learning to understand your preferences and recommend hidden gems from all around the Internet.
29 – The Dots
the-dots.com is a networking platform that helps everyone involved in the creative process connect, collaborate and commercialise helping build a stronger, more profitable and diverse creative sector. Born out of a genuine passion to make the creative industries more open and meritocratic, founder Pip Jamieson launched the platform in the UK in 2014.
30 – Kiwibox
This is a community-based social networking site, especially for those who live in New York. It offers an online magazine to target teens through fashion tips, advice and chat. It also allows young adults to let everyone know about their skills and interests.
31 – Skyrock
Skyrock is a French social networking site that offers its users a free and personal web space to create and post blogs, add profiles and exchange messages. Apart from French and English, it is also available in five other languages.
32 – Delicious
It is known for being the leading social bookmarking service. Having been launched in 2003, Delicious is ideal for storing, sharing and discovering web bookmarks. It also allows its users to tag them with any keywords.
33 – Snapfish
Snapfish is a web-based photo sharing social networking site that offers unlimited storage to its members for uploading photos. You can thus put away your storage space concerns for your vast collection of images.
34 – ReverbNation
This is the ideal social networking platform for musicians and professionals to connect with others in the music industry. It offers different tools to musicians to manage their careers and offers them the right access to their music industry partners and fans.
35 – Flixster
This is an American social networking site for people who love movies and want to connect with like-minded people by sharing their movie reviews and ratings. Its users are likely to learn about movies and get information about new movies.
36 – Care2
This social media site helps activists connect around the globe with similar individuals, businesses and organisations that are making an impact on society. It also encourages people to lead a healthy and green lifestyle.
37 – CafeMom
This ad-supported social networking website is a community for mothers and mothers-to-be that enables them to get support and advice on various topics, such as pregnancy, fashion, health and food. It also helps them learn from the experiences of other mothers.
38 – Ravelry
Ravelry is a community-based social network that is targeted at people who are interested in fibre arts, such as spinning, knitting, weaving and crocheting. Such people can share their own collections, different ideas and learn from the experiences of other members for better collaboration possibilities.
39 – Nextdoor
This is a private social networking platform for neighbourhoods in the US. The objective is pretty simple: allowing users to get connected with the people in their area.
40 – Wayn
Wayn was a travel- and lifestyle-based social networking platform and offered its users the ability to discover where to go, what to do and how to meet like-minded people to share their experiences.
41 – Cellufun
This social gaming community can easily be accessed on the move from any mobile device. With this mobile gaming-based social network, users can socialise, create avatars, play games and purchase virtual goods.
42 – YouTube
YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing social networking site that enables users to upload and share videos, view them, comment on them and like them. This social network is accessible across the globe and even enables users to create a YouTube channel where they can upload all their personally recorded videos to showcase to their friends and followers.
43 – Upstream
Upstream is a new and mobile-first social network for professionals. Some might say it’s a new alternative to to LinkedIn. The social network was built by the same team who created SocialRank. Upstream’s aim is to build a professional network around giving and getting help. Almost like a helpful community of professional friends that you can build up and utilize.
44 – Classmates
Classmates allows users to find, connect and keep in touch with friends and acquaintances from school and college. It is also possible for users to upload their yearbook from their school years.
45 – MyHeritage
This is an online genealogy social platform which supports more than 42 languages and empowers its users to create family trees, upload and browse through family photos and manage their own family history. It could also be used by people to find their ancestors and get more information about them.
46 – Viadeo
Viadeo is an online business-based social networking site that helps business people, mostly those in Europe, connect with one another. It is available in many different languages franging from English and French to German and Portuguese.
47 – Xing
This professional social networking site offers features that are similar to LinkedIn’s features, with its main users based in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. However, it is unique in the sense that it enables closed group discussions between the members of a certain company or business.
48 – Xanga
This blogging-based social networking platform hosts weblogs, photo blogs and social networking profiles for its users.
49 – LiveJournal
This San Francisco-based social networking site is available in Russia, as Zhivoy Zhurnal or Zhe Zhe. It enables users to maintain a diary, blog or journal, along with privacy controls.
50 – Friendster Friendster was previously a social networking site to find friends and stay in touch, but is now a social gaming network for game lovers in Asia.
51 – Funny or Die
This comedy video social website is aimed at bringing together the funniest videos from the web. Celebrities follow this social platform a lot and it enables users to share, upload and rate videos.
52 – Gaia Online
Gaia Online is an anime-themed social networking and forums-based website. It gives users access to avatars, virtual world, games and so on.
53 – We Heart It
This photo-sharing social media site, which is available in more than 20 languages, is ideal for users’ daily dose of inspiration or motivation. It enables users to view and share highly inspirational images with their friends.
54 – Buzznet
This social media site allows users to share content on the basis of their personal interests in the form of videos, photos and journals. It also seamlessly integrates with Facebook.
55 – DeviantArt
DeviantArt is regarded as the largest online social networking community for art lovers and artists. It enables users to take photos of their artwork and share them with others.
56 – Flickr
This is another highly popular photo-sharing website. It serves as a platform to upload numerous high quality images, especially by photographers or people who love photography. It is also an efficient online photo management and sharing service.
57 – MeetMe
Formerly known as myYearbook, MeetMe is aimed at users who want to find new friends and chat with them. This makes it highly popular among teens and young students.
58 – Meetup
This social networking portal enables you to find groups of like-minded people, who have similar interest to you, near your locality (anywhere in the world). It also facilitates offline group meetings and you can become a part of such groups and their discussions.
59 – Tout Tout is a social networking cum micro-blogging platform that allows you to view and share videos that are 15 seconds long. The videos that are shared on this platform are known as touts.
60 – Mixi
This is a popular Japanese social networking service that has around 20 million active users. It enables you to connect with your friends and loved ones in a convenient way and even based on your areas of interest.
61 – Douban
This Chinese social networking site has something for registered as well as unregistered users. It enables registered users to record information and create content based on music, films, books and events in the cities of China. Unregistered users of Douban can find reviews and ratings of books, music and movies.
62 – Vero
Vero says that its “a social network for anyone who loves anything enough to share it – and wants control over who they share it with. Just like we do in real life.”
Vero is a subscription based social network which has no ads and does not collect any personal user data. It’s a great alternative to Facebook as has some really lovely features. It’s a totally different model to Facebook in the sense that Facebook needs user data in order to make money from them.
Vero does collect some usage data which is used to see how often the app is used. Another great thing about the usage data they collect is how its displayed to you. Vero want to address the issue of social media addiction.
63 – Quora
Quora is a place where people can share and gain knowledge by asking and answering questions.
64 – Spreely
Spreely is a social media platform that is free from censorship and free from shadow bans. The name “Spreely” is made up from Speak & Freely, and promotes freedom of speech for all its users.
65 – Discord
Discord is one of the most popular platforms right now with over 250 million users, and is growing with at least a million every week. It’s designed for gamers to voice and text chat. It’s 100% free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. A great free alternative to the premium services such as TeamSpeak.
66 – TikTok
TikTok is insanely popular with the kids these days. If you’re under 16 then this is the place to be.
TikTok is a social video app that allows its users to share short videos. There’s plenty of stickers, filters and augmented reality features to add to your videos. It was the 4th most downloaded app in 2018 and looks like it’ll top that list in 2020.
TikTok is know in China as Douyin, which means “Vibrating Sound”. Available on iOS and Android, TikTok is popular for creating short music videos of between 3 and 15 seconds. You can also create short looping videos of between 3 and 60 seconds.
67 – WT Social
WT Social was launched by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. The WT stands for WikiTribune and is a new social network that is positioning itself as a true alternative to the big juggernaut commercial platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
WT Social is an ad-free social network that is funded by donations from its users. The aim of WT Social is to empower members to choose their own content choices, encouraging and breeding a community of integrity in content and community.
68 – Triller
With more than 23 million downloads, Triller is fast becoming the hottest new app that’s a direct competitor to TikTok. It’s an AI-powered music video app that allows users to take professional quality videos in a matter of seconds, with similar features and functionality to TikTok. Users can create music and lipsync videos that they can then share with their followers.
69 – Elpha
Elpha is a unique social network for women in tech to talk easily and candidly online. It’s like a friendly Linkedin for women only. Users can expect a warm welcome as well as personal and professional support, to find jobs, business opportunities and make friends within their industries.
#70 – Yubo
Yubo is a new social networking app that hopes to reinvent online friendships. They want to do this by creating an online environment that you can trust and is safe for everyone.
Members of Yubo can create their own profile (with real names and photos) and like Facebook, add new friends and chat one-on-one or in groups. This is a Facebook alternative that you can use to live-stream video, and anyone can make comments, not just with friends.
#71 – PopBase
PopBase is a platform that creates a virtual version of the user which then helps to engage with fans through user-generated interactive content. It’s basically a content delivery platform which acts as a digital and interactive fan club.
Users can explore a virtual place called PopCity where they can discover content updates dropped in by creators, prizes in special competition events, trivia games, watch exclusive videos, and much much more.
#72 – Peanut – Connecting women across fertility and motherhood
Peanut, is a social network for mothers, helping them find friends, providing them with useful resources, Q&A forums, Peanut Pages, and Peanut Groups. They have recently expanded their target audience to reach women who are trying to conceive.
#73 – Valence
Valence is a social network / community for connecting black professionals together. It showcases, and empowers the global black professional community, helping to create meaningful connections that create career opportunities and give birth to new ventures.
#74 – Flip
Flip is a social commerce network in the fashion niche. It’s a fashion-in-a-box service where you vote on other people’s clothes. The Flip app then suggests similar items available to buy which can be sent to your home.
#75 – HouseParty
Originally launched in 2016, HouseParty is a networked aimed at face-to-face communication. The premise is simple: members can create digital “rooms” to video chat with up to eight different people at once.
Whenever friends open up the app and join a room, users receive notifications to instantly connect. There are no limits to how many rooms users can create, so people can float from video chat to video chat and stay connected. The Houseparty platform gained increased popularity over the Coronavirus pandemic and has grown from strength to strength.
#76 – Caffeine
Caffeine is a relatively new social media platform that’s set to reinvent live streaming. Users can join as a viewer or a broadcaster. As a view, you have access to live streamers from all over the world. Big-name gamers, athletes, and entertainers produce weekly shows.
The app is intuitive and well-designed. Browse what’s streaming now and join a live chat to communicate with others. Users can upvote streams and even donate to their favorite broadcasters.
Unlike other streaming platforms, Caffeine doesn’t have ads or subscription tiers. There’s no partner program either, so it’s accessible to any content creator.
#77 – Steemit
Steemit is a social network that rewards its users with cryptocurrency. It’s a blockchain-based blogging platform where each post generates a hash. Users can create posts covering a wide range of topics. Other members then have the ability to add comments and upvote. The voting system is similar to Reddit and other popular platforms.
However, the upvote system holds heavier weight than the likes of other platforms. It acts as a voting system. When users upvote a post or comment, they get to decide the payout! Steemit rewards user content with the STEEM cryptocurrency.
#78 – Goodreads
At Goodreads, you can join a digital book club with bookworms from around the globe. The niche social network was founded in 2006 and continues to be a source of information for millions. The platform does double-duty as a cataloging site and a social network.
You can search for individual books and see what others thought about it. Or, you can leave your own reviews and make recommendations to others. The network has virtual clubs as well as an intelligent recommendation system.
#79 – Twitch
One of the most surprising successes of the last decade, Twitch has become a heavy-hitter in the social media bubble. Twitch is a live-streaming platform that boasts roughly 15 million active daily users as of 2018.
Twitch is mostly used for gaming. It’s launched the careers of many professional eSports players and continues to be a place for viewers to discover new titles. However, it’s much more than gaming. Users can stream or upload all kinds of content covering a wide range of topics and styles.
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#80 – CaringBridge
CaringBridge is a unique social network that offers a very valuable service. The network has been around since 1997. Since the beginning, the goal has always been to help those going through a medical journey stay in touch with the ones they love.
Users can create individual sites that chronicle their journey. They can post updates and send messages to family members. Meanwhile, loved ones can learn more about what’s going on in a safe and secure platform. It’s the only platform of its kind.
#81 – WattPad
Aimed at both amateur and professional writers, WattPad is a network designed to tell stories. Since its creation in 2006, WattPad has been a place for writers to feed off each other’s creativity and discover new user-generated content.
WattPad acts as a publishing platform. Writers can build their fanbase and publish on-going content to keep them entertained! WattPad even has a separate publishing and media division. Several WattPad authors have gone on to work with multi-media companies and professional publishers after being discovered on the network.
#82 – Crunchyroll
Fan of anime, manga, and dorama are likely familiar with Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is a social network that connects like-minded individuals with the type of content they love. But that’s not all. Crunchyroll also acts as an American distributor, publisher, and licensing company.
Members can stream anime shows and read published mangas. It’s a great platform to discover new content as well as revisit familiar favorites. The social aspects of Crunchyroll allow you to connect with other anime-lovers and participate in forums.
#83 – Soundcloud
Soundcloud proves that you don’t need to have a record deal to build your fanbase. The music-sharing platform launched in 2008 and has steadily grown to be one of the hottest spots to discover new talent.
Users can upload original tracks to build their fanbase. Others can then listen, share, and comment on tracks. You can even follow your favorite creators so that you always know when new music comes out.
While the network started as a place for up-and-coming artists, even established musicians have a presence on the platform.
#84 – Mocospace
MocoSpace has been around since the early days of social networking. It’s continually evolved to stay up current trends. The platform is a space to meet new people, strike up a conversation, and play.
You can connect with others through public chat rooms and more private group chats. Users can also connect privately through the robust messaging system. You can also play a collection of games, send e-cards, share music, and more.
#85 – CouchSurfing
Launched in 2004, CouchSurfing is a network aimed to connect friendly travelers with people from all over the world. Designed for adventurers, users can find locals to connect with at their travel destinations. You can also meet fellow travelers to meet up and explore your destination together.
One of the most unique aspects of this network is finding a place to stay! As the name would suggest, you can use the app to request a place to stay on your travels.
#86 – italki
If you’ve ever wanted to learn another language from someone who is fluent in it, italki is the network for you. Launched in 2007, the social media platform connects you with educators and other learners. There is a myriad of languages to choose from, so your options are limitless.
As a language learner, you have the option to connect with community tutors or professional educators with structured plans.
#87 – Medium
Medium is a content publishing network filled with user-generated content. Members can create content on virtually any topic they choose. After publishing, articles are exposed to millions of readers around the world.
Readers can leave feedback through the comments system as well as provide praise. Most of the content is free for readers to enjoy. However, there is also a paid membership tier for those who want to monetize the content they create.
#88 – Ello
Ello is a platform built for artists. Originally founded in 2014, Ello has quickly become the go-to spot for visual artists around the world to share their latest creations. The network is beautifully designed. Naturally, it’s filled with vibrant colors and captivating artwork that will please any sophisticated eye.
You don’t have to be an artist to join. Art-lovers can enjoy the works of others while connecting with others through comments and messages.
#89 – Vimeo
Whether you have long-form professionals or simple vlogs to share, Vimeo is the place to do it. Vimeo is a video-sharing platform similar to heavy-hitters like YouTube. But, it’s more feature-rich and is often focused on professionals.
Vimeo is a paid platform with several membership tiers to choose from. The membership levels offer different features you can take advantage of. For example, the top tier includes the ability to put on live events with audience chat, polls, graphics, and more.
#90 – Giphy
Launched in 2013, Giphy is a fun platform devoted to the art of GIFs. Users can share short GIF files, which feature animations or looping videos with no sound. The social aspects of the site allow you to react to your favorite GIFs and even share them with friends on other platforms.
Giphy is often used as a database and search engine, too. You can search for millions of humorous GIFs to use in text messages, emails, social media, and more.
#91 – Tribe
Tribe is a cloud-based platform for consumers to discuss their favorite brands. It’s a great social network for businesses, as it allows them to connect directly with fans of their brand. Companies can get feedback on products, answer questions, and interact with those that are supporting them.
As a user, you get to connect with others who love the brand, too. Ask questions, start polls, and participate in larger discussions all focused on the brands that you love.
#92 – Kuaishou
Kuaishou officially launched in 2011 and has become one of the most popular video-sharing platforms in China. It has a large user base of millions. The network makes it easy to discover new content and share videos with family or friends.
While created for the Chinese market, it’s available to users in over nine countries.
#93 – Imgur
Imgur is a photo-sharing website. It’s similar in nature to some other big-name platforms. However, it’s simplistic by nature and is favored by professional and amateur photographers alike.
Users can share content and even cross-post to other platforms. There’s also a robust hashtag and topic-based search system to help you find the content you’re after.
#94 – Influenster
Influenster is a network that’s all about discovering new products. You can find products catered to a wide range of consumers. Users can leave feedback, discuss brands, and more.
The cool thing about Influenster is that the app uses social media analytics to measure how influential its users are. Those who have a good social media following can even participate in marketing campaigns and events.
#95 – FilmAffinity
Movie lovers rejoice! FilmAffinity is a place to discover new movies that you might have never heard of before. Whether you’re a fan of lesser-known Indie flicks or big blockbusters, you can participate in discussions for nearly every title.
Use reviews to determine if a movie is worth your time and get recommendations from other movie buffs. You can also find information about what’s playing on popular streaming services, such as Netflix or HBO Now.
#96 – Open Diary
Open Diary is a simple platform with roots that go back to 1998. It was one of the earliest networks in existence and continues to serve millions. The platform went through a rough patch in 2014. It went offline completely. However, it re-launched in 2018.
Open Diary allows you to create blog posts that you can share with others. Diaries can be private, public, or open to friends only. Those who do have access to your Diary can leave comments, share content, and link posts with others in an Open Diary Board.
#97 – Bubbly
Bubbly has been around since 2005. It’s a platform that revolves around voice posts. Users can create 90-second voice memos to post publicly or share with friends.
In the early days of the app, creating and receiving voice posts required short-code text numbers. Today, most of the network’s features are accessible on the iOS and Android app. You can use the app to apply filters, attach photos, and more.
#98 – Clubhouse
Clubhouse is an exclusive social media network that centers around live audio discussions. It’s currently only available to iOS users. Furthermore, the only way to create an account is to receive an invitation from an existing user.
The app features massive chatroom-style rooms that can hold up to 5,000 people. There, users can openly discuss a wide range of topics. Recording, transcribing, or sharing live audio conversations is strictly prohibited. The privacy feature is meant to promote open discussions without the fear of retribution.
While many social media juggernauts aim to create rivals to Clubhouse, it continues to be one of the more popular audio-based networks on the web.
#99 – MeWe
Touted as the “Next-Gen Social Network,” MeWe is all about privacy. While the user interface is similar to that of its more famous counterparts, MeWe describes itself as the “Anti-Facebook.”
The service doesn’t contain any ads, tracking software, or spyware. The privacy-focused business model prevents user data from being shared or sold. Not only that, but MeWe hands the reigns to the user. Members have complete control over their newsfeed, communications, and safety.
MeWe also has a light-handed approach to content moderation. The service provider doesn’t manipulate what users see, making it a favorite among those who fear corporate censorship.
#100 – Gab
Gab officially opened to the public in 2017. It’s a microblogging platform that allows users to post their thoughts, share images, and more. Gab prioritizes the free flow of information online and actively promotes its dedication to free speech and individual liberty.
In addition to the main site, Gab has a few additional services. Gab maintains an email service, text messaging system, and a web browser. A browser extension is available as well. Not only does it provide quick access to the network, but it also allows for commenting on third-party sites.
#101 – Rumble
Rumble is a video-sharing network similar to YouTube and Vimeo. It launched in 2013 and saw modest success in the subsequent years. However, Rumble’s popularity grew massively in 2020. At the start of 2021, it had an estimated 32 million active users a month.
The network features long and short-form video content from a wide range of creators. From family home videos to official content from more extensive news networks, Rumble has it all! Users can also upload their own videos and earn revenue based on the views.
The user interface is well-designed, featuring multiple tabs and recommended feeds to find similar content. While Rumble does not permit some types of content, its moderation system is very lax compared to the likes of YouTube.
I hope that the above list of social networking portals, which are suitable for different categories like gaming, making friends, dating, photo sharing and blogging, proves valuable to you.
Do you have any questions? Please feel free to leave your comments below and thanks for reading!
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121 thoughts on “101+ Social Networking Sites You Need To Know About In 2023”
I’m considering the option of quitting FB , I can’t log into my account on my laptop and when I click on the forgot password option , it says the account is not available , it’s so frustrating considering the fact that I have a page of over 2000 followers , right now I’m looking for an alternative .
One I found recently that is very civilized is Cake.co It was founded by one of the founders of SmugMug. It is mainly a community of people sharing in groups. It is rumored to be going away due to lack of activity, but after the rumors hit things have picked up a bit.
I have this unusual problem of having gotten into trouble with the Russian security services. I’m looking for a place to discuss this issue, but having some considerably difficulty finding anything appropriate. Any suggestions?
Interesting list. My family have joined MeWe, where there is no tracking and no advertising at all. There is freedom of speech…You will NOT be censored. It’s free but you can also upgrade for a small fee. It is a little difficult to navigate though and doesn’t have as nice an interface as say FB, or GAB.
Gab is very similar looking to fb, but no factchecking etc. Also Rumble.
The only problem is getting your friends and family members to change over and get used to another system.
I have deleted fb and insta and twitter off my phone now, so I hardly go there anymore. I want to download all my photos first, before deleting these accounts.
I’m tired of all the fact checking and deleting of posts that fb ‘doesn’t agree with’ and calls ‘hate speech’ or ‘inciting violence’ just for having an opinion which is different to theirs.
After spending some time on MeWe I actually think it is a much better interface than Facebook. Once you go through and set things up, you can cruise right through it and see everything, not just what someone else thinks you need to see.
I agree that it is hard to get friends and family over to MeWe – change is hard. I wish MeWe had the option to have posts have links. If you click on the time in Facebook it is a link you post in comments. If I could create my post on MeWe, then post a link to it on Facebook, I would do that all day long to get people to click over to it!
Thanks for the awesome info, I’m investigating a Facebook alternative, due to the incessant bullying and harassment by Facebook. They seem to think they are above the law, and I have had enough of their BS behavior.
Same here, I’m also tired of Facebook and Instagram. Which new platform do you think is good?
Launched on Jan 30, 2021, My Friends ( myfriends.social ) is a new social media site with features like Facebook. My Friends believes free speech is the foundation of a social media platform, so with the exceptions of posting threats or inciting real violence, users can have their opinions without fear of being censored or de-platformed. My Friends is 100% free to join and use, and will never mine or sell your data, run any algorithms. They do social media the way it should be!
How is the platform paid for? Technology and the power that runs it costs money. The money is coming from somewhere.
Thank you for this great list. I still need a bit of help, though! Our Family History Association has left Facebook, in part due to the number of scammers trying to get into our private group and also for reasons many others have mentioned. What would be the best group for us to join as an alternative to Facebook? We have a website and our page was used to direct people towards that website and as a News site to alert members to things happening in the genealogy and family history world. We’re based in the UK. We really want any new site to be private and secure.
Have a look at our Facebook Alternatives page.
I was very happy with my social media detox, after years of toxicity with basically zero value on some of the main platforms. But social networking is (potentially) very useful, since it allows us to create social dynamics that could never exist in real life. So I was looking for alternatives, but most are just variations of bigger platforms, or for niches. Storyexpe.com seems to be the best alternative, even if it’s still very new. It has a very beautiful design, and as much as I know, it’s not based on data tracking (that’s what they write). So far I can say that for the first time I’m growing a really valuable social networking profile, without all this “madness” like endless hashtagging, follow- unfollow, or useless comments made of always the same emojis.
Your social media site are the best
I left Facebook for being censored & them wanting to verify my family members. I’m an old woman and a friend of mine for 50+ years, wanted to list me as a relative and Facebook would not allow it. I feel like there is something very wrong with Facebook.
I was looking for a Facebook alternative, thank you for this list.
Facebook just suspended me for one day. My post was ” Figures lie and liars figure.” Then I posted underneath that “All men are liars. BIBLE”. I was suspended. The post was negative toward the Corona-virus and the Dr that heads up the News. Both of those are quotes that have been around before I was born.
I left FB for many of the same reasons mentioned and more. Why do I need to give them a Cellphone number? Why can’t I use my home phone number – Why do they need a phone number at all? And of course the community standards (Whatever that is) You can have a profile pic with pure nudity in it but you cannot go against their political belief system? Seriously?
I stumbled onto MeWe and I think I have found a social media home. It loos and feels very much like FB but without the censorship, Community standards and many of the other negatives of FB. It’s free but has paid options it lets you group chat and it’s super secure. Give it a try and see what you think of it, If you have left FB Kudo’s to you! I’ll NEVER go back to it!
Sounds better than Facebook where you get “punished” every time you upset some bitch with a view that opposes yours. You sound like another whiny baby. I like the idea of Spreely and will check it out. It seems like a good idea and as long as I can block those that are too extreme it shouldn’t be a problem.
But if you’re like Dave and just want to talk about cup cakes and what color underwear he’s wearing, then let him stick to Faceook. The thought police there will love him.
Wow. You’d think with 65-plus offerings, there would be something in the mix that would provide a decent alternative to Facebook and yet….
Missing from the list is Ipernity, which lately has gotten more like Flickr or Instagram (more photo based and less blog-and-comment content) and Blogster, which remains the most acceptable, in my view, and most balanced social media alternative.
Hi Jamie, I am doing a school project and I was wondering if any of the pictures are copyright? And if not can I use some?
I feel that Facebook was cramping my style, and LinkedIn… I don’t think LinkedIn was something I was into so what I had went on ahead and left both LinkedIn and Facebook altogether.
So Mark Zuckerberg can go eat some acorns for all people know, especially since what he has been doing over the years was nothing but complete flapjacks on top of flapjacks with no hesitations whatsoever.
I’m just saying, maybe that’s just me on that but hey like I had said before I went on ahead and left both LinkedIn and Facebook altogether and call it just that. As for Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Yahoo, & MySpace… oh yeah I have no problem being on those sites even though I kinda miss being on Google+ though
I just left Facebook because I read crap but again all of a sudden I get pop-up ads even when I wasn’t of Facebook. They are sell IPs to businesses. I know it, glad I learnt website design. Never will trust that mark aka s**thread Zuckerberg again. Lies like hell. Oh btw, thanks for the list.
FB ran a WHITE SUPREMACIST VIDEO and when questioned about that said it didn’t go against COMMUNITY STANDARDS, WHATEVERTHEHELL those are. But upon seeing yet MORE dogs being set on fire, boiled alive and skinned alive and dragged behind cars because they begged for food… I said that China is the cruelest and most vicious country on earth and got an INSTANTANEOUS BLOCKED FOR 30 DAYS.
AND as mentioned above the box in which to plead one’s case NEVER EVER SENDS. IT JUST SAYS TRY LATER… BUT OF COURSE LATER DOESN’T SEND EITHER.
Zuckerberg just bought a $59 MILLION DOLLAR COMPOUND ON Lake Tahoe…. two mansions in the compound.. you can see them online. Maybe he’s too big for his britches?
I also read quickly so see a post and know pretty quickly if I want to share it. If I go ‘TOO FAST’ WHATEVERTHELLTHATMEANS, I get a box that says I’m not using the system the way it’s supposed to be used and going too fast. BUT THERE IS NO INFORMATION ON HOW MANY SECONDS BETWEEN CLICKING THE SHARE BUTTON FROM ONE TO ANOTHER IS ALLOWED. SO HOW IS ONE SUPPOSED TO EVEN KNOW WHAT ‘TOO FAST’ EVEN MEANS?
I have grown to dislike Zuckerberg rather intensely and now he’s introducing a new money called …. wait for it…. no dollars, but libra. Digital money. He’s an asshole.
I could care less who posts what, about whom or what. I am going to leave Facebook precisely because of so-called “community standards”!
I want a site which never censors anyone or anything!
I agree 💯 percent please let me know if u find something comparable.
I AGREE with you 100%! After midnight Facebook deletes posts (EST). I lost 1/2 of mine last night! I sat and watched them delete them. You are only allowed to post if you agree with the “PARTY LINE” of Facebook. They data mine you something fierce! They want to know EVERYTHING about you! I put a VPN on my computer and blocked everything that I could. They DON”T like that. I’m looking for something NEW!
I totally agree. The most horrible things are allowed to be posted if they’re leftist, but post a simple comment agreeing with a syndicated news story that describes a vile practice of some religion, other than Christianity, and I got banned for a week.
Erica , your fricken awesome!! I love ALL the points you made and the way you sarcastically point out the obvious disgusting shit that should be immediately took down and then you get blocked ya thats facebook for you and its 3 seconds lol i know this only because of my business insights if someone watches a video or hits a forward click it only tells me in my insights if they were watching or interacting for 3 seconds lol so they must not like it if you fast then 3 seconds lol ! I am so upset with the way Zuckerberg has made 100s of dollars from me just doing ad campaigns that have never ever done anything for my business! Icomment could be doing it completely wrong also ! and that’s another way he is keeps getting that money from me eager to get a higher reach! Bullshit !
n e ways your cool shit! I got a laugh out of you post due to the severity of truth and dry sense of humor mixed together perfectly :-)_
I am in FB hell.
If you were contracted to describe “the ideal” Social media / Network site; one that provides ONLY the features that we all know and love and yet configurable, could you do it?
Which social network can help me to create my group for online international business and work ,cooperte with them?
Which social network can help me to create my group for online international business and work ,cooperte with them? I have stock lot Germans business.I need Germans buyer who are interested to give me order like stock lot or fresh order in European country or Asian country buyer.Which media will be better for me.I would be great full if u arrange a better opportunity for me.
Which social media sites can help me to build traffic for my blog?
The obvious ones would be Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. It all depends what your blog is about.
Social networks have shifted focus from satisfying users to satisfying their own financial interests mostly at the expense of users privacy, security and satisfaction.
ayocer.com is a new social network that aims to correct the misdeeds of the old networks.
With Ayocer you get the same features you get on all existing social networks plus:
1) Every user has wallet on the site that enables them to receive money in the form of gifts from the people who love their posts (rather than the conventional Likes).
2) Integrated with Twitter and Pinterest so when people follow you on the site they also automatically follow you on Twitter and Pinterest.
3) You can write and publish full blog posts on the site.
4) You can also make money up to 70% from the people you reffered to the site (The site automatically build your referral by tracking people who have viewed your profile, read your post, or viewed you photos or videos without been logged in so when they sign up they are registered under you – of course you can still promote the site yourself to grow your referral much more faster but it’s completely optional).
The platform is new but definitely deserves a spot on this list. You can check the platform help center to learn more about the site.
Thanks for the great list of Social Media sites Jamie. Though there are so many social media sites available, I feel it is not necessary for a business to promote themselves on each and every platform. Instead, they need to understand the ins and outs of each site. They need to understand which audience use which platform. And considering their target audience, they need to choose the social media sites to promote their business.
I think that’s where a lot of business fail at SMM. They spread themselves to thinly across multiple platforms instead of concentrating on just 2 or 3.
You’re missing the #1 social media giant that’s putting all the other ones out of business with the younger crowd. It’s discord. Like.. how could you have this and not have discord on it? Thats like having this list and forgetting to put facebook up.
To be honest with you, I’ve never heard of Discord. I will investigate and hopefully write it up on this list.
‘ Regarding ~ DISCORD’
Just replying to comment and i would have to 100% agree with you, i have not once heard of this one, i have most of the social media sites mentioned and the ones I’m not on – My Kids – sister – niece/nephews – their friends etc do have, My Kids are always mentioning apps but not this one. Thanks
To counter the comment of Eri Tati who hasn’t once heard of it -nor his/her children:
Discord is a platform designed for video gaming communities (and now other broader communities), that specialises in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. There are over 250 million unique users of the software.
IDK, is gaming popular these days?
I agree. Though I do understand how some people don’t know what discord is. I can explain it in very few words. Skype for gamers. Though it does have a lot of weird people and the owners of discord reply in very weird ways, using a lot of w’s in their words that don’t need to or using emoticons like ‘uwu’ or ‘owo’ and being generally weird. As I said a lot of gamers and people on the internet who meme a lot use it. You can voice call, video call, text and make groups and servers on it. Very useful but its 13+ and specifically for gamers. I hope this helps. I see a lot of parents and adults saying that “Oh discord should be for adults because blah blah blah” but that’s a load of bull. As long as you be cautious, safe and don’t give away any personal details you’ll be fine and don’t accept any random friend requests and yes people swear but it has a filter that deletes any explicit and inappropriate content that people send and, I suggest only use discord when your 13.
Sure you havn’t. I bet you havn’t heard of Parler, WeMe, Gab, Rumble or ANY of the other “conservative” sites where your 1st amendment rights won’t be crushed? Why are none of these on the list?
Look closer. #65 – Discord
Social media is the most powerful tool in today’s digital world. Without social media, it is not possible for businesses to promote their brand and reach out globally. There are numbers of social media platforms on which you can promote your brand, but not all have the same value. Thank you for the awesome list of most popular social media websites. We have to focus only on such social media that are relevant to our niche.
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Great for social networking and business a great balance.
A very big huge thatnks to the author for sharing such an amazing Social Media post and I barely knew only few social networks like Facebook, Linked.In etc. These sites are very helpful for business purposes and of course experience something new.
Happy that you found my guide useful. Thanks!
I’m pretty sure that YouTube is the second most popular social media platform in the world right now. Not in the twenties. And same goes with TikTok. Right now it is vastly growing in popularity and is in the top ten.
The list is in no particular order.
Give Streetbadge.com a shot. It’s fairly new with an interesting spin for a social network.
Are you aware of any sites that allows for you to register for all of them at once?
Thanks Jamie, for this wonderful list. There is Twoo that I know and it is popular but not found in your list.
Please share with us your two sites that I have missed and I’ll add them if they’re any good.
Jamie, thanks so much for this extensive list. Many I’d heard of but many I’d not. I’ve replied to another person’s comment about Vero which I intend on trying out. I’m active on several social networks, the primary one being FB. However I’m getting very fed up with their censorship on posting, not to mention my lack of faith in their ability to provide adequate protection of my personal information/data.
I’m thinking that with Vero charging then the likelihood of trolls, fake users etc…. will be minimal, if any at all. Therefore being able to engage in social interaction similar to FB. Would you have any idea how much the cost is? I’m based in the North of Ireland. G+ and YouTube are the other two sites I use regularly and enjoy. Thanks again for all the info you provided.
Really it’s a fabulous list..
Hi Jamie, this post helped me to build a traffic & promotion strategy for my blog. Thanks, bro!! :)
You’re welcome Faraz. I’m glad that you’ve been able to get great use from it.
It would be great to also supplement this list with some kind of statistics regarding the audience, who is using each of these social networks. This statistics could be valuable for different kind of marketers, bloggers or business owners because with such statistics it would be possible to plan a strategy for business in different niches, like e-commerce, paper help online, any kind of services, or use it for the purpose of self-promotions for bloggers/website owners.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will be adding more and more to this guide in coming months. Cheers Jamie.
First of all, thanks for sharing this list. It’s really useful, but it would be great to supplement it with some kind of statistics regarding the audience who is using each of these social networks. This statistics could be valuable for different kind of marketers, bloggers or business owners because with such statistics it would be possible to plan a strategy for business in different niches, like e-commerce, paper help online, any kind of services, or use it for the purpose of self-promotions for bloggers/website owners.
You might want to try MeWe, it’s a good alternative to Facebook if you want to escape fb’s clutches
Yes, I noticed MeWe isn’t on the list. Also GAB and Rumble. I’ve deleted FB and Instagram (which also isn’t on this list!) from off my phone. I still have it on my desktop, so I’m not wasting endless hours scrolling posts about nothing.
Going to try Vero. I like that there will be a cost at some point. I’d rather know the cost and pay it in cash than never know what is being stolen from me.
It’s an interesting concept and one that I feel people will pay for.
Ryan, likewise I’m going to give Vero a try. Due to the fact it charges users actually gives me more of an incentive. Who really wants to part with their money to engage on a social networking site when, as far as I’m aware, all others are free? My mindset is that the users wouldn’t be trolls, no fakes who snoop profiles etc… I use several social networking sites (G+ and YouTube being 2nd and 3rd ). Facebook being primary but which is beginning to drive me to distraction with its abundance of dictatorial rules and regulations (not to mention my lack of faith in their protection of my personal data). Freedom of speech……not on fb and dare post anything that touches on not conforming to political correctness and hey presto one’s profile is subjected to a temporary ban or deactivated permanently. Akin to being back at school when one could be suspended or exppelled. 😐
Hey Jamie, since you asked for suggestions I’d offer up Flixup (flixup.io). It lets you make video stories (like Instagram), but insert gifs and memes from pop culture. And then other people can use the clips that you share in their own ones. It’s by no means perfect, but it’s interesting.
Most of these are not known, its great to know them! I use inLinx, the first of its kind who takes privacy seriously.
thanks man it really helped me for my research
60 sites? Where’s the rest? I know of two not listed here. Of course, they’re conservative or at least balanced, so that’s probably why!
It’s a growing list. Any suggestions?
Well, how about minds.com, gab.ai and voat.co
Those are VERY well known sites, I think this was very selective list on purpose. Also, no mention of mewe.com
Hmmm. Very selective? I have a list of over 60 social media sites. I wouldn’t call that “selective”. More like comprehensive. I will take a look at these sites you’ve suggested and add them to the list if they’re worth doing so.
Gab.com and Codias.com are both conservative social media platforms you wont find on a google search if all you enter in the search field is “Social Media Platforms”. They block it from the search because they are owned by the democratic party of communists and will be put in their place this November.
Ka-BOOM! DO you think they want people to know about conservative sites where your 1st amendment right will not be questioned? Like Parler, Rumble, WeMe, etc.
If someone created a new social media site that allows you to communicate like facebook but with out all the privacy intrusions, I think they would be rich within a week!
Thousands and thousands if not millions are sick to death over the data mining that Facebook now does!
Now they label you on your political views as a danger or spammer if you do not agree with their political agenda. I would switch in a heart beat and I know many man people who would switch with me!
Agree. I wanted to create a social network but need funding to make it happen
What would be the cheapest way to get it done? I know people who would possibly fund
Snucco.com has many of the same options but there’s also so much more. Profile theme songs, singles database, custom backgrounds and full page images, custom text colors, VIP section for special friends. It’s all 100% free and no privacy issues whatsoever and no ads. Members joining daily
For me, Facebook is a human and privacy violation on steroids. We live in an era that values privacy less and less and less. I value mine! I use disinformation everywhere. Yet when family and friends upload my pics to Facebook Facebook algorithms identify me.
Every time you leave your account active on your computer those little Facebook linkis that are now at the bottom of most of the pages you go to report your browsing history back to Facebook. Who the hell do they think they are? I have never created a Facebook account yet through accounts of Friends I see my full name identified. Yes, I agree whole heatedly we need an alternative other then Facebook.
Thanks Mike for your comment. I don’t trust Facebook either. There’s been many times where I have seen ads come up on FB of subjects that I’ve been talking about offline. Its happened on more than one occasion which is a bit scary if you ask me. Although I do think FB has had its best days and will gradually fall in user numbers as new and innovative platforms come to market over the next 5 years.
Now FB has agreed, in a nutshell, to sell out all the Yellow Vests since protesting your government is “hate speech” here in the EU.
I had a very informative site on Facebook.I only had 300 followers,but still. However,they suddenly(after 3 years of it being there)decided to delete it without visible reason. It was a clean website,nothing untoward,like others about murdering people and killing animals,etc. They refused to respond to my inquiry as to why they deleted it.Nothing.
I made it a gain,and they did the same
I hate Facebook and am glad to see people leaving it in droves.
Are there any other social media sites other than meetup.com that organizes or has offline groups or activities. I am especially interested in international sites other than the United States. Many thanks
try internations.org it help for mix cultures, events and more
Recently I found a website where you can connect with professionals. Check this out https://pressbook.com
Best list of social media sites and social media apps I had ever seen by now!
Thank you for sharing it Jamie.
I am looking for a social media platform where I can network with retired, outside sales representatives like myself.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Wow! That’s niche! Not sure if there’s anything that specific. Linkedin is the only platform that might fit the bill.
Thanks Jamie for this useful information.
Very good site for social Networking .Some of these social media sites are known. but others are like totally unknown to me. This will really helpful to us. Thanks for sharing these social Networking sites.
I am also surprised to see the list of so much social media platform. I appreciate the efforts & many would be happy as more than enough has been provided. Thanks.
Thanks so much Jamie! Honestly this post was of great help to me.
Seriously, this post is a big help to me! Thanks so much Jamie!
The pleasure is all mine :)
I would be happy with old Myspace where you can share all the above and dress your main page up with gifs and such.
Snucco.com has exactly what you’re looking for. Completely free with no privacy issues and tons of custom options
Great list and please don’t get me wrong here, I am sick to death of Facebook. Is there another alternative TO Facebook? Put simply, NO!!! The other social media sites are devoid of the basic common denominator, Collaboration!! While they MIGHT get you a closed network or a specific audience, it doesn’t cater for interaction with all of the platform. What we really need is somewhere that has a home page with your posts that is broadcast to ALL other users or chosen crowds. We need a news feed to cast all of the posts for people to interact with. Twitter, Snapchat, Google+ and Instagram etc etc, just don’t cut the mustard as far as this goes. Some of the others mentioned are specific to specific audiences and are nothing like Facebook. That is why all other alternatives fail dismally!! I wish I had the money and development time to produce it, but alas I don’t.
Thanks Paula for commenting. I sometimes feel the same about Facebook, although I still think that it’s a great tool to have, especially in my area of work ( affiliate marketing ). I get your point that there is no real alternative to Facebook, but what the other networks don’t want to do is become a Facebook. They want to offer something different which is how they can make in-roads on the Facebook monster.
This happens because most of the people are just followers. One uses facebook and rest follow just like zombies. To Create anything like facebook, you need to invest millions of $, but still, FB, Amazon, google, Microsoft, apple, twitter, are controlling you and everything you do online.
Try to use messenger with a family member, then switch to FB page. You will notice that if your are talking to your family member about a specific items, the item will appear as an ad on your Fb page. Google does the same thing. You can call it power of suggestion, AI, or call it what ever you want, I call it Brain washing.
Its like, if you tell yourself a lie so many times, eventually it wont be a lie anymore, but just reality. I Tried to start a little site on my own, thinking some people would like it out of 7B of them. Yeah I get few visitors here and there, but nothing steady. I tried google Adsense and noticed that all the new clicks were coming from the same location but different IP.
The best part is that Google is a $30B company and there is no ways to contact them other then a single phone number. Here is when I get little upset, people know about google, but everyone still uses it like there isnt any other choices. Well, actually there isnt. Social sites are just for gather info about you and use it to make money. For us its just a way to communicate with others.
Its even creepier when you talk about something face to face and then it shows up. No searching, no messaging, just a simple sitting in a cafe conversation. That’s happened to me a few times now.
Facebook is blocking everything I say or do, even down to replying to their own question. “There’s a problem & they’re trying to fix it”. IF that were true they wouldn’t be accusing me of not following COMMUNITY STANDARDS & then asking me to explain if I don’t think it’s true. And then, won’t let my reply go through. That’s why I agree with Paula Tan, we need something close enough to fbk, but w/o their PC Police reading, watching our every action & yet different enough to not be sued by FBK.
One of the things that isnt talked about at all in this is the core features of telegram. Which is NOTHING like whatsapp. You can make gigantic chatrooms full of thousands of people and have different moderators mod things. You can also make your own channel that is essentially your own timeline and share things by forwarding things you post in them. A lot of artists now make their own channels to promote their artwork and share with other uses in massive chatrooms. You can also subscribe to people’s news feeds and other things like how facebook has it.
The only thing telegram is missing is the graphical interface. It’s still stuck looking a bit like old AIM and MSN messenger.
It’s really really really not comparable to whatsapp at all.
Fantastic list! Though it does focus on a lot of mainstream social media sites. Maybe you should do another list for new social media sites that are up and coming in 2017, like http://themusicsite.com/
What about KakaoTalk? It is a very popular instant messaging application in Korea. 170 million users, according to Wikipedia.
Not really heard of it. Is there actually 170 million people in Korea?
220 million registered, 49 million actively monthly in 2017. Probably more now. It’s used by 93% of people with smartphones in South Korea. It’s also popular in Japan and even, to a lesser extent, the United States.
I used it daily when I was studying abroad in Seoul. It’s sooo useful. Literally a text messaging, group chating, taxi calling, voice calling, social media networking, banking, photo sharing, location sharing, GPSing, conference calling, video gaming app all in one.
Think Facebook Messenger, mixed with Uber, Google Maps, WhatsApp, GamePigeon, and Venmo.
How about Bubbly? Think Twitter but with voice snippets instead of short texts
Never heard of it, but it sounds awesome. Will check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.
OMG !!!!!! Your list is super awesome, Thank you sharing this with us.
There is a professional social networking site named Kodetalk [https://www.kodetalk.com] made for only IT peoples for creating there IT network and many more.
I’d like to suggest Sportizzle. Sports focused platform that allows users to select 3 of their favourite sports (from over 120) and have their feed/ads/jobs/news customised. Usual social media functions but includes a SportsCV are to record experience, results, qualifications, etc. Free to register.
OMG !! i only thought that there are only 6 to 8 social media sites but a very big thanks to you author for giving us such a great info.
Thanks this is very helpful for business purposes .
Some of these social media sites are known. but others are like totally unknown to me. Just when you thought everyone is on Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you for this list – I think it will come in handy.
Everybody knows about popular social sites eg. Apsense, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace But nobody knows about these social networking sites, This will really helpful to us.
Thanks for sharing this post.
Thanks for the list,I have the blog but i am still new in this industry will you mind if you give me the basics how to win viewers and earn some money.
Thank you in advance,
Thanks for the list of these social media sites. We all know how it becomes a big help to online industry especially when it comes to their marketing strategy. I will surely bookmarked this post of yours because it has the list of the best social media I need for my business too.