Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Social networking sites

Todays People are in to social networking. Just about everyone connects with one another through a social network. There are so many different websites you can use for communicating with family and friends as well as meeting new people.

Following is a list of common social networking sites:

Bebo (www.bebo.com) — a social networking site designed for friends who want to
stay in touch, share online media and so forth. Bebo is an acronym for Blog Early,
Blog Often.

Classmates.com (www.classmates.com) — a social networking site that connects its
members with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military.

Cyworld (http://us.cyworld.com/) — a social networking site created in South Korea
and designed for friends who want to stay in touch, share online media and so forth.

Delicious (http://delicious.com/) — a social bookmarking site that allows users to
find, store and share Web bookmarks


Digg (http://digg.com/) — a social news site on which users can post links to news
content on the Web. Users may then vote on the posted links, causing them to
display more or less prominently on the Digg home page.

Dopplr (www.dopplr.com) — a social networking site that allows users to share
future travel plans with each other. The service then highlights correlations among
the travel plans, indicating points at which users may meet.

Hi5 (www.hi5.com) — a social networking site designed for friends who want to stay
in touch, share online media and so forth.

Facebook (www.facebook.com) — a social networking site containing networks that
users can join which are organized by city, workplace, school and region.

Flickr (www.flickr.com) — a photo-sharing and video-sharing Web site that allows
users to store digital photos and videos and share them with other users. It is
possible to limit content to only certain Flickr users, or to open up the content for
anyone, even anonymous users. Bloggers also often use the site as a photo
repository. Flickr also can provide an excellent resource for backup storage, although
a professional storage service such as iBackup (www.ibackup.com) might be
preferable.

Friendster (www.friendster.com) — a social networking site designed for friends who
want to stay in touch, share online media and so forth. The first online social
network, introduced in 2002.

LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) — a professional networking service designed to help
people find and connect with others in a work-related context. Users can post their
professional résumés, job positions, education, skills and experience. They can also
contact each other through a network of connections to seek jobs, business leads and
industry information.

MySpace (www.myspace.com) — a social networking site that allows members to
submit personal profiles, networks of friends, blogs, music, photos and videos.

Orkut (www.orkut.com) — a social networking site designed for friends who want to
stay in touch and meet new friends. The most visited Web site in Brazil and second
most visited site in India.

Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/) — a photo-sharing site that allows users to load,
organize, edit and share digital photos. The Picasa application was purchased by
Google in 2004.

Plaxo (www.plaxo.com) — a social networking site that serves as an online contact
management service.

Reddit (www.reddit.com) — a social news site on which users can post links to news
content on the Web. Users may then vote on the posted links, causing them to
display more or less prominently on the Reddit home page.

StumbleUpon (www.stumbleupon.com) — a social content-referral site that allows
users to rate Web pages, photos and videos. It uses the opinions of its members to
create communities of like-minded Web surfers.

Twitter (http://twitter.com) — a social networking and blogging site that allows
members to post messages of up to 140 characters (including spaces).

YouTube (www.youtube.com) — a video-sharing service that allows users to upload,
view and share video clips

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