Top 10 Social Networks

Top 10 Social Networks


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1. Facebook

With the inception of social networking sites in the early 2000s, there were several start-up companies looking to maximize their membership and excel in niche areas. In the first few years that Facebook entered the scene, it was meant to be the best way for college students to socialize and connect. It didn’t take long for this service to expand and become inclusive of people of all ages, from 13 on up. For several years now, Facebook has maintained its title of the best social networking website. Facebook is the king of social networking sites for a reason. You also can’t go wrong with its great mobile app, and being connected to your friends whenever you feel like it. Facebook is the go-to service for staying in touch with friends and family, reuniting with old friends and making new connections.


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2. Twitter

One of the main uses for social networking websites is to enable people to post their thoughts instantly. No other social networking sites take full advantage of speed and immediacy more than Twitter. Twitter was created in 2006 and exploded onto the social media scene. Its official site is now one of the most visited pages on the internet. Twitter is one of the easiest-to-use social network sites you can experience. The mobile app gives you instant and constantly updated information. In a matter of seconds, you will know exactly what the rest of the world is interested in, and you can always join the conversation. A minor disappointment with the site lies in the difficulty associated with searching for friends. Unless they’re famous or their Twitter handle is their first and last name, it’s complicated to find people. Regardless, Twitter is an incredibly easy-to-use social media service, and there is a reason it’s one of the top social networking sites.


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3. Google+

Google+ is the most recent major entry into the competitive field of the top social networking sites. It launched in mid-2011 and already has more than 500 million users. Google has the significant advantage of always being on your web browser at all times, so it advertises itself as a social experience that keeps you connected even when you’re not on the specific Google+ site. This site is designed to be a total communication social network. Google+ has quickly become a solid competitor. It has an abundance of networking and search features, but it doesn’t have enough style to be a social network that we’d enjoy visiting every day or to kill time on. Overall, it’s a great social media service that will continue to get better and more user friendly over time.


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4. LinkedIn

The purpose of social networking sites is to keep you in contact with your friends and to help you make new connections along the way. These services are a great social tool, but rarely do you get many advantages in life from posting a simple status update. LinkedIn takes the ease of using social network sites and caters to benefiting you with career connections and giving you a strong online reputation. This professional networking site launched in 2003 and is one of the most popular social sites, in terms of the number of people who use it. It may not be one of the social media sites that you visit every day, but can prove to be a lifesaver if you are out of work and are looking for employment. LinkedIn provides instant ways to find employees who are the right fit for their businesses. Overall, though, this is one of the top social networking sites.


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5. Pinterest

Users must be invited by another Pinterest member or request an invitation through the site. When registering, you have to sign up using a Facebook or Twitter account; the site says it’s to cut spam and make finding friends easier, and you control whether or not your Pinterest posts appear on other social networking sites. You can also unlink your Pinterest and Facebook or Twitter account after registering. We can learn snippets about science, sewing, and other topics via user-created bulletin boards featuring images from other sites. Some topics have more informative posts than others.  Links to additional information are hit-or-miss. Pinterest is good a way to express yourself by organizing and sharing what you find on the web that inspires you. Most boards have photos that are interesting and inspirational but not very informative. However, Pinterest feels less interactive than Facebook or Twitter; users seem to repin more than they comment, which doesn’t make the experience very social.


Top 10 Social Networks-  Myspace -PING _min6. MySpace
Few social networking sites have gone through a bigger identity crisis than Myspace. This site was created in late 2003 and gained enormous popularity, starting in 2005. It was known for highly customized profiles, bulletins and Myspace messaging. The most recent update has unveiled the new Myspace. This social media service has realized that, in order to stay alive, it needs to cater to a niche market. Myspace now solely focuses on the music industry.Myspace has been at the top of the heap of social network sites, and then on the bottom. It is now capitalizing on the music-lover niche. This is one of the top social networking sites to use if you want to stay current with your favorite bands and connect with other fans. The interface needs some work, but for a site that is consistently changing, we feel that’s in the works.

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7. Youtube

The site is entirely user-generated and relies on its community to flag videos that violate YouTube’s terms of service. Videos here run the gamut, from commercial to educational to music videos to homemade clips. One of the web’s most popular destinations for people of all ages, YouTube now curates its videos, suggesting clips and new “channels” based on what you’ve watched previously. We can find information and instruction about a variety of skills and build knowledge by seeking out videos related to their interests. Multiple videos with step-by-step instructions for almost any hobby or pursuit can be easily found. YouTube also has tools for media creation so we can explore video editing with their own uploaded videos. When used for informational purposes, the amount of information that can be found is astounding.


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8. Instagram

Instagram is one where the cool photo effects of Hipstamatic powerfully combine with the social seduction of Facebook, the popularity filter of Reddit, the hashtag and follower sharing models of Twitter, and the curse and blessing of commentary on YouTube and that’s just within the app. Instagram makes your photos look cool and then makes it easy to share them instantly, across multiple platforms, allowing you to broadcast how awesome your life is rightnow. The competition for cool can get a little tiresome, and we’d love to see more moderation for photos and comments to be totally safe for kids. Overall, though, Instagram does a remarkable job implementing a neat idea with an easy and fast interface, all for free.


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9. Tagged

Tagged is a social networking website originally aimed at junior high and high school students but is now open to people of all ages. Despite a convoluted design, complaints about inbox spam and excessive bot spam, Tagged’s popularity has grown over the past year. While Tagged is quickly becoming one of the more popular social networks, it still lags behind Facebook and MySpace in design, functionality, popularity and community. Add to this the negative aspects of inbox spam, questionable advertisements and spam bots, and it is difficult to recommend Tagged over other social networks.


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10. Bebo

Bebo, a worldwide social networking site launched in 2005. In recent years, Bebo has been revamped with a brand-new site design. It has added notifications for account activity and inbox messages in the past few years as well. Bebo is the only site that automatically defaults your profile to private. If you want your profile to be public, you have to manually change your security settings. Also, Bebo suggests that members under 21 include only the first letter of their last names as a safety precaution.  Bebo users can only browse featured profiles. You can’t freely browse or search for members by specific criteria.  At one time, it had features strong enough to lead the charge, but it has now become a copycat service with little originality.


By | 2013-10-14T09:40:11+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|News, Ten/Ten, Top 10 Social Networks|0 Comments

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