Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision, if you will. Although this is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online.
This kind of site users are rapidly increasing with expanding of internet users day by day. Actually today internet users (including you and me) are expending their time with this kind of networks rather than other websites (> 50%), especially teenagers. There are lots of reasons to use this sites such as make a friendship, chatting, dating, knowledge sharing, etc. When consider ranking sites' data and unique visitors, followings are the top 5 social networking sites 2011.
I'm sure without any drought Facebook is the numver one. This website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Mark Zuckerberg. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics. Today this is the most popular social networking site. Because of this popularity today there are hundreds of Facebook addicting people.
Google Page Rank – 10, Alexa Rank – 2, Unique Visitors – 597,379,055
MySpace (stylized as My_____ and previously MySpace) is a service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake. MySpace was the most popular site before popular the Facebook. Users can send emails, post videos, listen to music, and write blogs; the site also includes classified ads and posting of events.
Google Page Rank – 9, Alexa Rank – 102, Unique Visitors – 139,270,343
Twitter is an online social networking and micro blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets", and images. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. Twitter rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with millions of users as of 2011. Users may subscribe to other author tweets-this is known as "following" and subscribers are known as "followers". When release tweets second by second, actually its like nonstop birds' tweets.
Google Page Rank – 9, Alexa Rank – 9, Unique Visitors – 94,933,108
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003. This site is tailored more for professionals but with its friendly environment, unique monthly visitors, and overall appearance it made popular. The site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Google Page Rank – 9, Alexa Rank – 13, Unique Visitors – 40,684,735
Hi5 is a website based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. By 2008, comScore reported that hi5 had become the third most popular social networking site in terms of monthly unique visitors. Hi5 has many features common to social networking sites, such as friend networks, photo sharing, user groups, and status updates.
Google Page Rank – 7, Alexa Rank – 547, Unique Visitors – 27,413,800
A Prediction – Now there is a good competitor in this niche. World number one search engine owned Google inc. has released a social networking site call Google+. It's just like a new-born baby. Therefore still I can't express 100% correct prediction. But I can say Google+ will be a headache to Mark Zuckerberg.
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