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    Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.

    • Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States
    • Founded: February 2004, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • Founders: Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes
    • Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook,



    .WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers.

    • Founded : February 24, 2009
    • Headquarters : Mountain View, California, United States
    • Founder(s): Jan Koum, Brian Acton
    • CEO : Jan Koum



    .Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website. Tumblr serves as a social media cum micro blogging platform that can be used to find and follow things that you like. You can also use it to post anything, including multimedia, to a short-form blog. Moreover, it gives you the flexibility to customize almost everything.

    • Founded : February 19, 2007
    • Headquarters : New York City
    • Founder and CEO David Karp
    • Former CTO Marco Arment
    • Industry : Microblogging, social networking service



    .Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately.

    • Original author(s) : Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger
    • Founded : October 6, 2010



    .This social networking site enables you to post short text messages (called tweets), containing a limited number of characters (up to 140), to convey your message to the world. With the growing craze for online shopping, Twitter also makes it possible to promote your businesses and even shop directly through tweets

    • Type of site : News and social network service
    • Founded March 21, 2006
    • Launched : July 15, 2006
    • Written in Java, Ruby, Scala, JavaScript
    • Headquarters : San Francisco, California,
    • Founder(s) : Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams



    .Google Plus (stylized as Google+) is an interest based social network that is owned and operated by Google.

    The service, Google's fourth foray into social networking, experienced strong growth in its initial years, although usage statistics have varied, depending on how the service is defined. Three Google executives have overseen the service, which has undergone substantial changes leading to a redesign in November 2015.

    • Type of site : Social networking service
    • Founded : June 28, 2011
    • Key people : Larry Page - (Co-founder), Sergey Brin - (Co-founder), Bradley Horowitz - (Vice President Product)
    • Launched : June 28, 2011
    • Written in Java and JavaScript

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    .Baidu Tieba is the largest Chinese communication platform provided by the Chinese search engine company, Baidu. It is an online community bound tightly with internet search services, one of the main business of Baidu

    • Type of site : Bulletin Board Service
    • Headquarters : Beijing, Haidian 10, Shangdi Street, Baidu Building
    • Owner : Baidu
    • Created by : Robin Li



    .Skype :- is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages, and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls.Skype, owned by Microsoft, is one of the most popular communication-based social networking platforms.

    • Original author(s) : Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn
    • Founded : 29 August 2003
    • Operating system : Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Windows Phone, HoloLens, Xbox One
    • Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark



    .Viber is a free, cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) application that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company Viber Media that was bought by the Japanese multinational company Rakuten. In addition to instant messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages by sending files to each other.This multi-lingual social platform, which is available in more than 30 languages, is known for its instant text messaging and voice messaging capabilities

    • Founded : December 2, 2010
    • Founder : Talmon Marco
    • Written in : C/C++/Python (desktop, using SIP and Qt frameworks), Objective-C (iOS), Java (Android)



    .This is an image messaging social platform that enables you to chat with friends by using pictures. It allows you to explore news and even check out live stories that are happening around the world.

    • Original author(s) : Evan Spiegel Bobby Murphy Reggie Brown
    • Founded : September 2011
    • Type : Photo sharing Instant messaging Video chat Multimedia



    .VK is one of the largest social networking platforms in Russia and has quite similar features to Facebook.

    Number of active users per month: 100 million approximately

    VK is a Russian online social media and social networking service. It is available in several languages but it is especially popular among Russian-speaking users.

    • Available in : 83 languages
    • Launched : October 10, 2006
    • Founder : Lev Binzumovich Leviev, Nikolai Durov, Pavel Durov, Vyancheslav Mirilashvili



    .This is a photo sharing and visual bookmarking social media site or app that enables you to find new ideas for your projects and save them. So, you can do DIY tasks or home improvement projects, plan your travel agenda and so on by using Pinterest.

    • Headquarters : San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founder(s) : Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, Ben Silbermann
    • Launched : March 2010



    .LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps

    • CEO : Jeff Weiner (Jun 2009–)
    • Founded : 2002, Mountain View, California, United States
    • Headquarters : Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • Founders : Reid Hoffman, Konstantin Guericke, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Allen Blue, Eric Ly
    • Parent organization: Microsoft Corporation



    .This instant messaging network is similar to WhatsApp and is available across platforms in more than eight languages. However, Telegram has always focused more on the privacy and security of the messages you send over the internet by using its platform. So, it empowers you to send messages that are encrypted and self-destructive. This encryption feature has only just been made available for WhatsApp, whereas Telegram has always provided it.

    • Founder : Pavel Durov
    • Founded : August 2013
    • Platform : Web platform, Windows NT, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone



    .Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Reddit's registered community members can submit content such as text posts or direct links

    • Founded : 23 June 2005
    • CEO: Steve Huffman (10 Jul 2015–)
    • Headquarters : San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founders : Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman




    .Taringa is one of the largest social networking platform in Latin America and allows users to share their experiences, content and more.Taringa! is a social network geared toward Latin American users. Taringa! consists of a 27 million registered user base, according with Taringa's own metrics who create and share thousands of daily

  • Founded: 2005
    • Launched Argentina January 2004
    • Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Founders: Hernán Botbol, Matías Botbol, Alberto Nakayama



    .This is a local search- and discovery-based social media platform that enables you to find the ideal places (based on your location) to go to with friends and loved ones. It also gives appropriate search results for the best food outlets, night entertainment places and more in your area. The social networking feature is now available in a separate app named Swarm. Number of active users: 40 million approximately

    • Founded : New York City, New York, U.S
    • Headquarters : New York City, New York, United States
    • Founder(s) : Dennis Crowley, Naveen Selvadurai



    .The Renren Network, formerly known as the Xiaonei Network is a Chinese social networking service. It is popular among college students. In February 2011, Renren made a pre-IPO announcement that it had 160 million registered users

    • CEO: Joseph Chen (Dec 2005–)
    • Founded: 2005, China
    • Founded: 2005, China
    • Founders: Wang Huiwen, Lai Binqiang, Joseph Chen, Wang Xing



    .if(we) is a social and mobile technology company based in San Francisco, CA. and owned by MeetMe. It was originally known as Tagged Inc. and owns and operates social networks and and animated iOS messaging app Nod.

    This is a great social media site based on friendship and dating and, in 2011, it acquired another social networking platform called hi5. It enables you to socialise with others through games, browsing profiles, common interests and so on.

    • Founded: 2004
    • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founders: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
    • CEO : Greg Tseng



    .This is a music-focused social networking site and provides an interactive and user-submitted network of friends. It also provides blogs, groups, personal profiles, pictures, videos and so on.

    • Founded: 1 August 2003
    • Headquarters: Beverly Hills, California, United States
    • Founders: Tom Anderson, Chris DeWolfe, Jon Hart



    .StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos and videos that are personalized to their tastes

    • CEO: Mark Bartels (Jan 2013–)
    • Founded: 2001, Calgary, Canada
    • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founders: Garrett Camp, Justin LaFrance, Geoff Smith




    .ReverbNation is an online platform that provides tools and opportunities for musicians to manage their careers.This is the ideal social networking platform for musicians and professionals to connect with others in the music industry. It offers different tools to musicians to manage their careers and offers them the right access to their music industry partners and fans.

    • Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina, United States
    • CEO: Mike Doernberg
    • Founded: 2006
    • Founders: Mike Doernberg, Steve Jernigan, Jed Carlson, Lou Plaia, Robert Hubbard



    .This is an entertainment-based, short-form video sharing social media site where members can easily share videos that are six seconds long. It belongs to the Twitter family and allows easy integration with other social networking platforms to share and watch videos.

    • Original author(s) : Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, Colin Kroll
    • Type : Video sharing
    • Founder : Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, Colin Kroll
    • Founded‎: ‎June 1, 2012
    • Headquarters‎: ‎New York,



    .This social media site helps activists connect around the globe with similar individuals, businesses and organisations that are making an impact on society. It also encourages people to lead a healthy and green lifestyle.

    • Founded: 1998
    • CEO: Randy Paynter (1998–)
    • Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States
    • Founders: Randy Paynter, Matthew McGlynn, Camilla Eriksson



    .Ravelry is a community-based social network that is targeted at people who are interested in fibre arts, such as spinning, knitting, weaving and crocheting. Such people can share their own collections, different ideas and learn from the experiences of other members for better collaboration possibilities.

    • Headquarters‎: ‎Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    • Founded‎: ‎2007
    • Owner‎: ‎Ravelry, LLC
    • Founder(s)‎: ‎Casey and Jessica Forbes



    .YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing social networking site that enables users to upload and share videos, view them, comment on them and like them. This social network is accessible across the globe and even enables users to create a YouTube channel where they can upload all their personally recorded videos to showcase to their friends and followers.

    • CEO: Susan Wojcicki (5 Feb 2014–)
    • Founded: 14 February 2005, San Mateo, California, United States
    • Founders: Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim, Steve Chen
    • Headquarters : San Bruno, California, United States



    .Classmates allows users to find, connect and keep in touch with friends and acquaintances from school and college. It is also possible for users to upload their yearbook from their school years.

    • Launched November 17, 1995
    • Created by‎: ‎Randy Conrads



    .This is an online genealogy social platform which supports more than 42 languages and empowers its users to create family trees, upload and browse through family photos and manage their own family history. It could also be used by people to find their ancestors and get more information about them.

    • Founder(s)‎: ‎Gilad Japhet (‎CEO‎)
    • Founded‎: ‎2003
    • Headquarters‎: ‎Or Yehuda‎ and ‎Tel Aviv, Israel



    .Viadeo is an online business-based social networking site that helps business people, mostly those in Europe, connect with one another. It is available in about different languages.

    • Founder(s)‎: ‎Dan Serfaty, Thierry Lunati
    • CEO: Renier Lemmens
    • Founded‎: ‎Paris‎, France
    • Launched‎: ‎May 2004; ‎Paris



    .XING is professional social networking site offers features that are similar to LinkedIn’s features, with its main users based in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. However, it is unique in the sense that it enables closed group discussions between the members of a certain company or business

    • Founded‎: ‎August 2003
    • CEO: Thomas Vollmoeller
    • Headquarters‎: ‎Hamburg‎, Germany
    • Founder: Lars Hinrichs



    .This blogging-based social networking platform hosts weblogs, photo blogs and social networking profiles for its users.

    • Launched‎: ‎April 4, 1999
    • Created by‎: ‎John Hiler, Marc Ginsburg, Dan Huddle



    .This San Francisco-based social networking site is available in Russia, as Zhivoy Zhurnal or Zhe Zhe. It enables users to maintain a diary, blog or journal, along with privacy controls.

    • Launched‎: ‎April 15, 1999
    • Written in‎: ‎Perl
    • Created by‎: ‎Brad Fitzpatrick
    • Headquarters‎: ‎San Francisco, California

Funny or Die


    .This comedy video social website is aimed at bringing together the funniest videos from the web. Celebrities follow this social platform a lot and it enables users to share, upload and rate videos.

    • Founded: 12 April 2007
    • CEO: Mike Farah (12 May 2016–)
    • Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States
    • Founders: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay



    .This social media site allows users to share content on the basis of their personal interests in the form of videos, photos and journals. It also seamlessly integrates with Facebook.

    • Founded: 1 January 2004
    • Headquarters: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
    • Founders: Anthony Batt, Marc Brown, Steve Haldane



    .DeviantArt is regarded as the largest online social networking community for art lovers and artists. It enables users to take photos of their artwork and share them with others.

    • Founded: 7 August 2000
    • Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States
    • Founders: Angelo Sotira, Matt Stephens, Scott Jarkoff



    .This is another highly popular photo-sharing website. It serves as a platform to upload numerous high quality images, especially by photographers or people who love photography. It is also an efficient online photo management and sharing service.

    • Created by: Stewart Butterfield; Caterina Fake
    • Launched: February 10, 2004
    • Headquarters: 475 Sansome Street, 6F, San Francisco, California 94111, United States
    • Written in: PHP / Java / JavaScript



    .This social networking portal enables you to find groups of like-minded people, who have similar interest to you, near your locality (anywhere in the world). It also facilitates offline group meetings and you can become a part of such groups and their discussions.

    • Launched June 12, 2002
    • Founder: Scott Heiferman



    .Tout is a social networking cum micro-blogging platform that allows you to view and share videos that are 15 seconds long. The videos that are shared on this platform are known as touts.

    • Founder(s)‎: ‎Michael Downing
    • Launched‎: ‎April 2010
    • Headquarters‎: ‎San Francisco, United States



    .This is a popular Japanese social networking service that has around 20 million active users. It enables you to connect with your friends and loved ones in a convenient way and even based on your areas of interest.

    • Founder(s)‎: ‎Kenji Kasahara‎, ‎Batara Eto
    • Founded‎: ‎1999
    • Headquarters‎: ‎Tokyo