I was talking to a copier sales guy yesterday. We had a couple of beers and he lamented his lack of leads. I told him that well this is a new economy. Its more based on relationships and such. If people don’t know you they aren’t going to buy from you much less offer you leads. He agreed. I asked him where he was getting his leads. He told me and I smiled but then he asked me how do I get mine… I said to put it simply I am an active member of a few important social networks. He laughed… Social networks the online stuff he scoffed… I said yep… He said how many are there out there… and then I gave him this list and his eyes sparkled… and then I told him this… its incomplete… its growing every day…. and he almost fell out of his chair… I could see the gears turning behind his eyes…

Name Description/Focus
43 Things Goal setting and achievement Social networking site for academics/researchers
Advogato Free and open source software
aNobii Books
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide
Athlinks Running, Swimming Independent music
Bebo General
BIGADDA Indian Social Networking Site Norwegian community
BlackPlanet Black Americans
Blauk Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or
Blogster Blogging
community General
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain)
Buzznet Music and pop-culture
CafeMom Mothers
Care2 Green living and social
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family
and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[35] School, college, work and the military
Cloob General. Popular in Iran
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers
and the communities they visit.
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women Faith Based social network for Christian believers from
around the world
Crunchyroll Anime and forums.
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea.
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – Physical health,
Mental health, Support groups
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites
that match their own interests
deviantART Art community
Diaspora* Decentralized, privacy aware, general (open source)
Disaboom People with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and
other disabilities)
Dol2day Politic community, Social network, Internet radio
(German-speaking countries)
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) General (primarily LV, LT, HU)
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and
recommendation services for movies, books, and music. Chinese online community for physicians, health care
professionals, pharmacies and facilities
Elftown Community and wiki around Fantasy
and sci-fi.
Elixio Business executives jet set
and global elite.
English, baby! Students and teachers of English as a second language
Epernicus For research scientists For baby boomers and mature
internet users age 40 and beyond.
eToro Social Investing, Finance
Experience Project Life experiences
Exploroo Travel Social Networking.
Facebook General: Photos, Videos, Blogs, Apps.
Faceparty General. Popular UK. Adult Social Network, Mainly UK & USA
Fetlife People who are into BDSM
FilmAffinity Movies and TV Series
Filmow Movies and TV Series
FledgeWing Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide
university students
Flixster Movies
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking,
worldwide Business to Business, worldwide
Formspring social Q&A website
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals,
forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and
unlimited custom design integration.
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain
Foursquare Location based mobile social network
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy
aware, open source, general
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western
Fruehstueckstreff General
Fubar dating, an “online bar” for 18 and older
Fuelmyblog Blogging
FullCircle Geosocial networking and location-based services portal for mobile
and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around
GamerDNA Computer and video games Travel social network Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group
discussions Social network for LGBT
community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping Families, genealogy
GetGlue Social network for entertainment
Gogoyoko Fair play in Music – Social networking site for musicians and
music lovers
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers
Google+ General
GovLoop For people in and around government Poland
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room
and user profiles.
hi5 General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia,
Central Africa, Portugal
and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA.
Hospitality Club Hospitality
Hotlist Geo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where
users’ friends are, were, and will be. Social networking site for Human Resources professionals
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation
Hyves General, mostly popular in the Netherlands.
Ibibo Talent based social networking site that allows to promote
one’s self and also discover new talent. Most popular in India. Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software
freedom advocates.
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and
IRC-Galleria Finland Language learning social network. 100+ languages.
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal
iWiW Hungary
Jiepang Location based mobile social network. In Chinese language
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China
Kiwibox General.
Lafango Talent-Focused media sharing site
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking Music
LibraryThing Book lovers
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies
LinkedIn Business and professional networking
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries.
Listography Lists. Autobiography
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking
diaspora abroad.
Livemocha Online language learning
Makeoutclub General
MEETin General
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested
in various activities
Meettheboss Business and Finance community, worldwide.
MillatFacebook General, Created in Response to Facebook [195]
mixi Japan
MocoSpace mobile community, worldwide
MOG Music Social Network, social media, consumer reviews
Mubi Auteur cinema
MyHeritage family-oriented social network service
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with
friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global
Myspace General School, college and friends. Popular in Poland
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and
Canada’s QuE9bec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[215]
Nexopia Canada
NGO Post Non-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former
Soviet republics
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[228]
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ Community
PatientsLikeMe Online community for patients with life-changing illnesses to
find other patients like them, share their data with others, and learn
more about their condition to improve their outcome.
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music
and other electronic dance music
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s Internetwork Experts
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love
Plaxo Aggregator
Playfire Computer and video games General, Music
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China
Raptr Video games
Ravelry Knitting and crochet
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until
August 2009. Social network for musician and bands
Ryze Business
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for
ShareTheMusic Music Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and
Shelfari Books
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in Mainland China.
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers
Skyrock Social Network in French-speaking world
SocialVibe Social Network for Charity General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese
speaking regions.
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking.
Spaces Russian Social Network targeted to mobile phone users
Stickam Live video streaming and chat.
StudiVZ University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries.
School students and those out of education sign up via its partner
sites schFClerVZ and meinVZ.
Students Circle Network A Social Network connecting students, teachers and
institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces.
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users’ selected interests
Tagged General.
Talkbiznow Business networking
Taltopia Online artistic community
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina)
TermWiki Learning / Languages / Translation – 1.2m terms in more than
1300 subjects
The Sphere A Private Online Social Luxury Network with Exclusive
Personalized Services Travel
Travellerspoint Travel General French subsidiary of
Tuenti Spanish-based
university and High School social network.
Tumblr Microblogging platform and Social Networking Website.
Touchtalent Art Display / Social Networking
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates
Tylted Mobile social game network[304]
Vkontakte General, including music upload, listening and search.
Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics. Gothic and industrial subculture
Viadeo Global Social Networking and Campus Networking available in
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including
musicians and photographers
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing
WAYN Travel and lifestyle
WeeWorld Teenagers – 10 to 17
We Heart It Image-based social network focused on inspiration, expression
and creativity
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything.
WeOurFamily General with emphasis on privacy and security Social polling network
Wer-kennt-wen General
weRead Books Online community space for the social justice and
environmental movement[327]
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging Site networking inmates, friends, family
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland))
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues
Yelp, Inc. Local Business Review and Talk Greek Web Meeting point
Zooppa Online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored
advertising contests)

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