Saturday, October 23, 2010

kaioo - Germany

Founded on a truly social, democratic and completely independent basis, kaioo is what German executives envisaged and created. It is a non-profit social community offering the standard features of social networking websites. Users can create profiles and add user generated content (pictures, etc), join groups, communicate with friends and express interest in other users via the "match" feature. Groups can favor specific charities that receive donations at the end of the year, proportional only to their support among users. There are two external wikis, one in German, one in English, where users can discuss, share their thoughts on, and modify the Data Protection and Privacy Guidelines. It's truly remarkable, but since all data belong to the users, they get to decide how it is handled, thus modifying the general terms and conditions. The purpose of the company is clearly stated: "support of science and research, education, art and culture, assistance to young and old people, support of public health services, support of indigent and destitute persons, of environment protection, the preservation of nature and monuments, help for persons persecuted on political and racial grounds or for religious reasons as well as for refugees, expellees, evacuees, war victims, war widows and orphans, the war-disabled and prisoners of war and support for development aid."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

beRecruited - US

Created first to serve exclusively NCAA swimming and diving, beRecruited became so successful as to now serve athletes and coaches from 31 different sports. This unique online networking community provides a platform for student athletes to secure recruitment from college coaches and universities. Potential recruits can connect and interact with college coaches, research and build profiles of verified athletic and academic information, research information on universities across the nation. Features of this networking destination include a vast and searchable database with more than 800,00 registered student athletes, 18,000 college coaches and 25,000 high school & club coaches, and 25,000 parents. Featured athletes, high schools, colleges, a resource center, sports camps, video companies, training material, news & media with photos, videos and blogs.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Barmano - US

With the founder's aspirations to be a comprehensive resource for "all things bar", including exceptional people and happenings of the beverage and bar industry, Barmano was met with such enthusiasm as to now include more than 53,000 bars in 59 countries and showing no signs of stopping yet! Many cultures and traditions around the world share common elements of pastime like enjoying a great drink, engaging in good conversation and discovering new places. This social networking community, with extended presence in other social communities like Twitter and Facebook, offers members a wide array of features. Reviewing and ranking different places, focusing on award winning, classic and signature cocktails from many spirit brands, catalogued by cocktail name, category, ingredient, flavor and alcohol, sharing information on favorite bars, taverns, clubs and lounges in a massive worldwide bar guide, finding upcoming beverage industry events along with listings for concerts with live music in bars and clubs, are but a few of these features that make contributors so passionate about this place!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

BakeSpace - US

Culinary artists, professional or amateur, have a great meeting salon in the online universe to unfurl aspects of their passion, share unique recipes, build new friendships, learn from one another and share morsels of their food-related wisdom. Being a grassroots online community, BakeSpace is a social gathering in a virtual kitchen, where food, friends, family and great conversation are always the base ingredients for guaranteed gourmet delicacies! Membership is free and recipes are creative, passionate and diverse as the members who post them. Finding a recipe is the beginning of an exiting venture, where BakeSpace users can post, search and swap recipes in real time, build and customize their own online kitchen, browse the forums, upload videos, create blogs, share their passions and learn from other members through a unique mentor program. This award winner independent community has been in the limelight since 2006 and keeps growing stronger!


Asoboo - Japan

Creative, internationally-minded people have another place in the world wide web to call their own, Asoboo. Registration is free and members have a large variety of features at their disposal. They can create and customize their own profile, keep or import an existing blog, add Flickr and Twitter accounts, embed Youtube videos in comments or emails, start new or join already existing groups with people who share the same interests, create a list of favorite media and add new ones like books, games, movies, music, share reviews of favorite places, contribute any information about events in Tokyo, browse an extended job database and keep a profile with applications and resumes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quartzy - US

Created by highly qualified scientists primarily to meet the everyday needs of academics conducting research around the world, Quartzy is the apex of online laboratory management systems with regard to research of biochemical reagents. Increased scientific productivity often flows from a combination of elements, chief among those being the improvement of organization and communication within and between laboratories. To that effect, members of Quartzy can upload and share their existing Excel inventories and protocols, add items from hosted databases and review comments, add types and create relevant descriptive fields, further customize their own inventories adding reagents from a list of integrated vendors, streamline their ordering so lab-managers can efficiently respond by email, link inventories with LabMates, create shared facilities (microscopes, PCR machines) for people to book time on. Membership is free and feedback is always welcome on this professional networking service.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - US

Following their passion and love for all works of literature, Bill and Deb Denkler wanted to broaden people's access to it, while, at the same time, providing a convenient way to share books. So, a social networking site,, was born. Based on the principle of book exchange between individuals, without central distribution or warehousing, they succeded in making book swapping a lifestyle beneficial for the environment and easy and affordable for those involved. Members can order and exchange books from the comfort of their homes, and books are delivered to their door. Membership costs $12 annually and there are no late fees or due dates. Gift certificates as well as a book credit system are also features of this online community.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Alumwire - US

Offering corporations, schools and individuals a variety of online tools for multilevel interaction, Alumwire is an established social networking media platform. Job seekers and corporate recruiters alike can enjoy a slew of features including job search, virtual career fairs, online video and text chats, video posts, user generated content, recruiting, and career enhancement. On the other hand, staffing solutions provide corporate recruiters ample ground for extensive recruitment advertisement in resume databases, job postings and targeted advertising, while real time video chat and text chat, analytical reporting on professional interactions and efficient tools to manage the hiring process can be licensed through the Alumwire media platform.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

AgentB - US

AgentB is a thriving online community dedicated to finding and sharing all sorts of shopping deals in the web. Joining is free and members of this collective effort vote (or "buzz") on their favorite deals to move them up a ranking system. With the help of AgentB widgets and tools, keeping track of favorite deals and posting them free on the community, not only saves users money and time, but also help promote otherwise unknown shopping opportunities from various product categories and featured deal sites. Members can also rate and comment on their favorite deals, share them with friends and acquaintances, and discover new ones.

Friday, April 2, 2010 - US is a social networking website for action sports fans and practitioners around the world. Registration is free in this global community which is maintained and operated exclusively by action sports enthusiasts. It consists of mainly 8 action sports communities, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, wake-boarding, mountain-biking, BMX, motocross and kite-boarding. These individual communities are enriched with user-generated content, including but not limited to photos, videos, contest results and event calendars. The social impact of this network is strong among riders and enthusiasts of action sports, where meeting new people, keeping in contact with friends and co-athletes, sharing and exchanging experience with each other coexist along meeting points of action sports industry sponsors and manufacturers. Also, important features of this online community are the various member profiles, albums, offers, classifieds, forums and teams. It's an altogether unique place to learn, communicate, get involved and have lots of fun!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jaiku - Finland

Created with the desire of people to share updates on the web, have conversations and get together, Jaiku is a popular social networking, microblogging and lifestreaming service. The name was chosen because posts in Jaiku resemble Japanese haiku. It is by design compatible with the Nokia S60 platform to function seamlessly with mobile devices; users can make posts through the software onto their Jaiku page. What makes it different, compared to other micro-blogging services like Twitter, is the Lifestream feature which essentially utilizes third-party applications like flickr, and GPS by mobile phone to share users activities online. Ever since Jaiku got purchased by Google and became open-source, the Lifestream function was removed.

Friday, March 12, 2010

iWiW - Hungary

With registration on an invite-only basis, iWiW stands for International Who Is Who. Bearing all the common characteristics of a social networking web-based service setting its roots in Hungary, it quickly escalated to a point of more than 4 million users, which is almost the entire internet population of the country. After a brief period of multilingual interface, iWiW reverted back to Hungarian-only. Registration requires real names and users can provide personal information, such as date of birth, place of residence, interests, pets, workplaces, schools and universities they attended, various listings, and upload photos. People can keep in touch with their friends and acquaintances and connect with new ones through a search tool. In addition to that, the website provides a special java applet to better visualize the connections structure. Since the acquisition of iWiW by a Hungarian telco giant, and over concerns of privacy misuse, several other iWiW clones have gained popularity.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - Germany

Emphasizing strongly on supporting and encouraging user-generated content, has succeeded in becoming a pure mobile social networking community to combine the advantages of mobile communication with personal content sharing. More than 3 million mobile phone users worldwide can vouch for that. Registration is open to anyone over 14; for underage users parental permission is required. Members can create and customize a personal homepage with information on gender, registration date, age, password, timezone, ignore list, forum settings, zodiac sign and city/country. Sections, such as mailbox, guestbook, diary, forum, chat and friendslists, are available, while allowing users to personalize their privacy settings. Profile pictures, background graphics, avatar designs, wallpapers, themes, emoticons are also editable items, whereas location-based social services like messaging, picture and video blogging, personal mobile social TV and mobile games are given a priority. Two types of users are active on the site, uploaders and downloaders. Due to the website's English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese versions, it's no wonder there are more than 100,000 personal mobile TV channels so far.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

indyarocks - India

One of India's most popular entertainment websites, indyarocks is an online community and mobile social entertainment platform with a target base of Indians across the world. With free registration and an unlimited freedom of expression, members can build and expand their network of contacts inviting, exploring and sharing with friends, families, classmates, co-workers, artists, organizations and generally anyone interested in the rich Indian culture. Staying in touch with existing relationships and getting introduced to new people, members can share interests and hobbies, contacts and free games, unlimited photos, videos, music, blogs, bollywood reviews and content, views and opinions. Other notable features include free sms, chat rooms, instant messaging and a continuously evolving mobile platform to render the social networking experience as easy and gratifying as possible. The website reports a user base of more than 3,5 million members and growing.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

InterNations - Germany

Maintaining a network of personal trust, where privacy protection and data security rank top among the project's priorities, InterNations is an international social network service reaching out to expatriates around the world: members of IGOs and NGOs, foreign correspondents, diplomats, multinational companies' employees and their family members, local residents with strong ties to this community, and students are some of the groups catered for by this endeavor. The online platform of InterNations uses a strict invitation-based policy where members and their families living and working abroad can interact through forums, newsgroups, a private messaging service and other common social networking tools. Points of strong interest are international relations and international business with focus specifically on issues like relocation, foreign affairs, expatriate housing and institutions, socializing and leisure. Not uncommon are user-generated guides for every local community features, such as restaurants, clubs, expatriate institutions and health care. Of particular interest are intercultural programs offering under-privileged students from all over the world the opportunity to live abroad and receive an international education. With an international mindset and a multicultural background or place of residence, this young start-up company claims, as of 2009, over 100,000 users in more than 250 cities around the world.

Monday, March 8, 2010 - China is an online community dedicated exclusively to learning foreign languages. Funded by Chinese and American investors, the community, available in 30 languages, combines the merits of a social network and a marketplace. The construct of language learning is supported by three different pillars: social learning, self-study and paid professional lessons. People from around the world meet online for free language exchanges, students connect with teachers for paid lessons, and complete language learning tools are available for free, such as Q&As, group discussions, and multimedia materials for self-study. The social aspects of connect native speakers with foreign language learners, spread teachers' expertise to anyone, anywhere around the world, offer multimedia and private lessons for English (for the time being; other languages will be added soon), utilize text, voice and video, use the wisdom of crowds to answer language questions, share free open-source language learning materials and recommend other resources on the web. More than 500,000 users from over 200 countries speaking more than 100 languages, 4,700 teachers and tutors, more than 3,200 files to download and over 500 links to language resources, all testify to the need for language learning internationally and the inevitable success of the website's undertaking.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

IRC-Galleria - Finland

Founded in December 2000, IRC-Galleria is the largest social networking website in Finland. The primary goal of the highly-localized website is to create a photo gallery for users of the Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Membership is free and open to Finnish-speaking users 12 years and older. Features of this online community include a photo gallery (per regular or VIP user profile with at least one accepted image; different account types also indicate the number of images allowed), short messages, comments, and communities (at most 100 communities per user) which are representations of actual IRC channels. Russia, Estonia and Germany are also countries IRC-Galleria operates in. As of 2009, the website reported over 9 million images and 500,000 registered users, 90% of whom are active on a weekly basis.


Friday, March 5, 2010

imeem - US

Imeem was a very popular social media service where registered users were able to upload and share music and music videos, using streaming tools and playlists. The engineering team behind imeem came mostly from former file-sharing giant Napster. It was the first ever advertising-supported music model for online music. Users were able to freely and legally upload, stream and share music and music playlists, embed songs and video playlists from imeem virtually anywhere in the web. Other features included the imeem mobile, an internet radio product, and three different imeem VIP premium services mostly pertaining to the amount and full streaming of songs permitted to upload per year. As of December 2009, imeem is now part of MySpace with undergoing operations to restore all user-generated content to their full capacity.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ibibo - India

Standing for iBuild - iBond, ibibo is an Indian social networking website, born from the joint venture of a South African electronic media company and a Chinese Internet company. Under an umbrella of electronic media products, ibibo flourished to emerge as a fast growing, social games based social networking platform. Registered members can connect and interact through various forms of social gaming and contesting genres. Features include Sawaal Questions and Answers, blogs, user generated photos with unlimited photo storage, videos, mobile, free sms service, role playing and live multi-player games, contests, email, messenger, polls and surveys. There is even an ibibo tool to help aspiring models promote their portfolios within the network. In 2009, Business Week named ibibo as one of world’s top 50 technology start ups.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hyves - The Netherlands


Hyves is a social networking website that was created and gained enormous popularity in The Netherlands. It's a typical online community with free registration focusing on keeping in touch with existing friends and making new ones. Features include among others personalized pages with user-generated content, such as photos, videos, flash and custom layouts. The website achieved so much popularity that it's not uncommon to find Dutch politicians becoming members and singers promoting themselves through personal pages. As of August 2009, Hyves claimed to have over 9 million users, among them more than one-third of the entire population of The Netherlands.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hospitality Club - Germany

The Hospitality Club is an international internet-based organization with approximately 553,000 members in 226 countries. Unlike any other social networking projects, the sole purpose of the club is to provide hospitality services, coordinating accommodation and providing guidance to travelers around the world. The organization is open to anybody and registration is free. No money is involved at any stage of the exchange of accommodation, and conditions are sorted beforehand, such as duration of stay, food provided for free, for a fee or not at all, travel-related guidance etc. The main security measure is reputation-building and commenting by host and guest is encouraged. A popular feature is the travel guide forums and wikis. It is remarkable the the club is based on the work of hundreds of volunteers globally.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hi5 - US

Hi5 is a popular social networking website created in 2003. Registered members can build an online profile with information pertaining to their age, hometown, interests and upload pictures. Users can send friend requests via email, create personal photo albums and set up a music player in their profile. The network of a user's friends is built up to 3 degrees of separation. Hi5 is more popular outside the US, especially in Latin America ranking in 2008 the third most popular social networking site in terms of unique visitors per month. The website claims to have currently more than 60 million active members.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Habbo - Finland

Habbo (formerly known as Habbo Hotel) is a social networking website aimed at the teenage generation. What started as a project for a Finnish ISP, quickly escalated into a multinational endeavor encompassing multiple communities and spanning many continents. With more than 8 million unique visitors per month and an average of 75,000 avatars created per day, it has become a definite success with the teenage population. Features of Habbo include recommended chat rooms, popular group pages, user pages, user interest tags, special groups, discussion forums, email, public rooms, games, guest rooms, while transactions use two types of currency, credits and Pixels.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - Poland is a social networking website in Poland currently registering over 2 million members. Features of this online community include many discussion forums, photo sharing, finding localized cultural events in cities, job hunting and property selling. Registration is free but requires invitation from one of the members. There are a few additional features for paying members, such as private forum moderation, competitions, larger volume of photo uploading, no on-site advertisements.

Social networks comprehensive list (work in progress). - US is a social networking website based around the ability of users to anonymously gossip about anyone else. This online community gives members the freedom to build anonymously profiles, not of themselves but someone else, with all sorts of information, including uploading photos and posting gossip about them. The website created a lot of buzz with heated debates over free speech versus right to privacy online.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Goodreads - US

Goodreads, in an ambitious mission to improve the processes of reading and learning globally, is the largest social networking website for avid readers in the world. Members of this online community are able to recommend books to one another, share thoughts on what they are reading, keep track of what they have read and a wish list of books to read, form groups and book clubs, share suggestions, create and retrieve trivia about books, create lists of the best books and post their own writing. Taking into account the 3 million members and their 78 million books on their shelves, the success of Goodreads's mission is guaranteed.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Gogoyoko - Iceland

Gogoyoko is a social music marketplace where music fans can listen to music online and buy music directly from the artists. Rendering recording industry distributors and promoters obsolete, artists can now have complete control over the way their music is sold. Through the customized music store, fans interact and transact with artists, and listen to streaming music via a player that can also be embedded in other websites. The fair play concept of Gogoyoko returns 100% revenue to the registered artists and record labels, with 10% of all advertisement revenues going to international charity and environmental organizations. Artists and music fans can also donate. Apart from the music store, the website incorporates social networking properties where artists, record labels, music fans and professionals can create profiles, interact and contribute to the music scene and the store. Users can review and rate songs and albums, write blogs and get their articles published. Future Gogoyoko features include an interactive music magazine with new releases, exclusive interviews, reviews, special offers, and a worldwide music map that will give users access to concert listings worldwide.

Social networks comprehensive list (work in progress).

Saturday, January 16, 2010 - US

A genealogy-building social networking website is Members can connect, share and preserve their lives through building of extensive family trees. Names and email addresses of parents, siblings and other relatives are added with profiles of biographical information graphically handled to create a complete personal family tree. Family trees are private and can be viewed only by family members or invited users of the extensive family network. Families work together to build tree lines of common ancestors and can also share photos, videos, events and discussions pertaining to the family history. Other features include family tree awards, discussion forums, notifications, tree merging and family history importing. So far there's more than 70 million profiles created by over 2 million users. It is remarkable how some family trees can grow to immense proportions, like, for example, The Big Tree containing more than 23 million profiles.

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Friday, January 15, 2010 - Hong Kong

Often referred to as "the gay Facebook", is a social networking website primarily centered around lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people. Based in Hong Kong and launched in time to coincide with the sixth International Day Against Homophobia, it is designed for real people with real names and actual relationships. It offers members the ability to upload as many photos ans videos as they like free of charge. Other features include gay venues in cities around the world, connect with and meet new friends, explore friends interconnections with an interactive visual tool, and master the amount and visibility of personal information posted on a user's profile.

Social networks comprehensive list (work in progress).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gather - US

A social networking website focused around an adult demographic is Gather. Built on the notion of interaction through cultural, social and political topics, it's one of the few recent start-ups that uses television advertising. Meeting people and sharing are the two major branches of interest. Meeting is established through connecting with people  today, sharing current interests and experiences, and not through finding people from the past. Sharing is based on user-generated content, such as videos, photos, art, opinions, recipes, thoughts. Members can create groups for a particular topic and have their own sub-domains where they can publish articles and share comments. There's also a rewards feature where Gather Points™ can be cashed in for gift cards at places like Starbucks, Target,, or through PayPal.

Social networks comprehensive list (work in progress).

Monday, January 11, 2010

GamerDNA - US

The need for a centralized community like this stems from the overwhelming amount of game news and games floating around, thus making useful navigation an extremely arduous task. Enter GamerDNA,  a social networking website for computer and video game players. It provides information through tags on games members have played, server names and guild affiliations, tools to help game players find people they have played with in the past, guilds and gamers to play with based on game style. Other features include automated game tracking, a database of games organized according to game play elements, and quizzes to help members pinpoint aspects of game play they are interested in and subsequently form connections with other players with similar interests. Storage of game histories, guild/clan memberships, scores and profiles, and screenshots of game accomplishments are all highlights of this online community.

Social networks comprehensive list (work in progress).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gaia Online - US

Gaia Online is a social networking and forums-based website built around the popular anime theme. More than 7 million unique visitors per month and more than 1 billion total forum posts contribute to this special ecosystem. Members create avatars, participate in forums for regular conversation, in-depth discussion or role play, form guilds of different kinds, play games to win various items of gold, visit and live in virtual towns, compete in rallies with customizable cars, sit in virtual theaters and watch anime, educational shorts, TV shows, etc., participate in various voting arenas, shop and trade items in a full-fledged Gaia Marketplace using real and virtual money, and enjoy quests either for advertisement purposes or granting items related to certain tasks.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fubar - US

Fubar is the Internet's only online bar where the party never ends! This unique social networking site for users 18 and older is a virtual bar where members buy each other virtual drinks and engage in conversation. The currency is the "fubuck" earned through using the site, and registered members have the ability to buy a "Happy Hour" for everyone. Other features include file sharing and asking the community for opinions on different subjects. With 3,7 million registered members, Fubar also allows members to call one another anonymously.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Frühstückstreff - Germany

Frühstückstreff (breakfast meeting) is a social networking initiative that puts the true meaning of the word social into practice. Members in more than 50 cities in Europe and Australia meet regularly (usually once a month on Sundays) for breakfast or coffee, and share hobbies and special interests, such as sports, business, food and drink, flora and fauna, womens' topics, culture and lifestyle, love and relationship, mens' topics, job and career, and travel with other members of the community. The site's event calendar covers more than 900 Frühstückstreff events every year including movie nights, concert visits, hiking trips, bike and canoe tours. So far, the site has 15,000 registered members and a locations database of more than 10,000 potential event locations.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friendster - Australia

Friendster is a social networking website that allows users to make new contacts, maintain existing contacts and share online content with other users. With functions such as dating, discovering new events, hobbies, bands, and sharing  photos, videos, comments and messages, the site has more than 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month. Due to a constant injection of venture capital from numerous VC firms, Friendster continues to grow and evolve, offering features in the form of 40 different types of fan profiles, an open platform developer program in 9 different languages, mobile and text alerts in conjunction with major mobile operators around the globe, and a wallet and payments platform that enables users to physical and virtual micro-spending worldwide (pre-paid cards, mobile, online and credit card payments). It is remarkable that over 90% of the website's traffic comes from Asia.

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Friends Reunited - UK

It started as a back bedroom internet start-up to exploit a UK market need to inquire about the status of old school friends. Within a year it reached 2.5 million members and kept on growing ever since, albeit at a declining rate. Friends Reunited is a tree of social networking sites (branching off to Genes Reunited and Dating) based on themes around searching of people at schools, universities, armed forces, workplaces, sports clubs and addresses. On the principle of user-generated content, registered members create profiles, share photos and videos, celebrate events and, in general, never lose touch with the past. With almost 4 million members currently, Friends Reunited has also incorporated getting in touch with old friends in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fotolog - US

Fotolog is one of the oldest and largest online communities and social networking websites allowing users to express themselves with online photo diaries or photo blogs. What makes the site unique is not only the ability to upload and share photos, but also provide an easy way to connect and stay in touch with friends and family, receive personal feedback, create and join special-interest groups, discovering photos and people from different cultures at the same time. With more than 23 million members and 4 billion page views per month, it ranks among the top 100 of the world's most trafficked websites.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Flixster - US

An online community for movie fans of all genres is Flixster. Almost 3 years old it is considered one of the largest movie sites on the web, combining social networking characteristics, such as profiles, friends, meeting people, fun and games, with movie ratings, reviews and user-generated content. Flixster has also been active on developing applications for several other social networking sites including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Orkut. With 2 billion movie ratings and over 15 million unique visitors, the site features its own application for Google and iPhone.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Flickr - US

An image and video hosting website, and one of the best photo management and sharing applications in the world, is Flickr. With more than 4 billion images uploaded so far, Flickr keeps evolving in a myriad ways along two axes of development: one, by helping users make their content available privately or publicly with photos and videos coming in and out of the system from the web, mobile devices, computers and software management tools, and two, by developing new ways of organizing all this content. In addition to these goals, Flickr also implemented social networking features with profiles, tag clouds, comments, groups, geotagging, turning it into one of the most popular online communities today.

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