Evaluation of Popular Internet Social Networking Sites

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TWEETJoany's recent work entailed examining online Social Networking sites. Some are now harboring Malware, but many uses don't care - they use good anti-malware programs and Never click on any "distracting" links. For the most part, reviews are not mine, and belong to the Reviewer(s) - look at the URL preceeding the specified social networking sight (the owner of the review information) and you may find more information there. For more information about a specific site, look in the listed article (below) that mentions it. Or GOOGLE it yourself.

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites

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The Top Social Networking Sites

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The Top 25 Social Networking Sites People Are Using

http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworkingreviews/tp/Social-Networking-Sites.htm Snapchat - http://webtrends.about.com/od/Iphone-Apps/a/What-Is-Snapchat.htm One of the most unique things about Snapchat is the “self-destructing” feature for photos a few seconds after photos have been viewed. For example, when you chat with a friend by sending them a photo, the photo is instantly deleted seconds after it’s been opened by the recipient. Saving Snapchat Screenshots The general rule of Internet sharing goes something like this: if you put it on the web, it will be there forever – even if you delete it later. It’s reassuring to know that Snapchat content is automatically deleted soon after it’s been viewed, but there are still ways to capture that content and save it… forever. According to the FAQ section on the Snapchat website, users are notified if any of their recipients try to take a screenshot of any of your Snapchats. Screenshots can indeed be captured if a user does it quickly, and the sends is always notified about it right away. In late December of 2012, a security flaw was brought to our attention. BuzzFeed actually published a full tutorial on how you can save and upload all the Snapchats (or content from rival clone Facebook Poke) straight to your computer. Both Snapchat and Facebook released statements saying that they were working on addressing the security issue Although it reminds us a lot of SMS texting, the app works with your data plan or WiFi connectivity when sending and receiving Snapchats. Keep in mind that once a Snapchat has expired, there’s no way you can look at it again. Snapchat Stories A new feature was released on Snapchat that allows users to publicly post photos or videos for a 24-hour period of time. You can learn more about Snapchat stories and how to use them here. Want more trendy mobile apps? Check out a few of the top 10 we recommend. search for: "Snapchat screenshots” in Google Images http://google.about.com/od/i/g/google_image_search.htm http://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwjF8IqLisTOAhVTW4YKHarACjUYABAJ&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAASIuRo_bNYHVRlUWhhx0hmo4B2-pqaDwV956gtxZ0EDZNtQDY&sig=AOD64_3DpeUNuL_ZYYOlSGM9WmBNTKFSCw&adurl=&nb=0&res_url=http%3A%2F%2Findex.about.com%2Findex%3Fq%3DSnapchat%2Bscreenshots%26o%3D38958%26qo%3DaboutSiteSearch%26ad%3DdirN&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fgoogle.about.com%2Fod%2Fi%2Fg%2Fgoogle_image_search.htm&nm=2&nx=311&ny=7&is=534x404&clkt=389

40 Most Popular Social Networking Sites of the World

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/40-most-popular-social-networking-sites-world Facebook MySpace Twitter LinkedIN Bebo Friendster Hi5 Haboo - pixelated alter egos - meet people in public places NING Classmates Tagged myYearbook ** Meetup MyLife (formerly Reunion.com) - searches for people you know Flixter myHeritage Multiply - vibrant social shopping destination Orkut - free social networking website Badoo Gaia Online: Gaia Online is a mix of social networking and massive multiplayer online role-playing games BlackPlanet: Initially, BlackPlanet was designed as a way for African-American professionals to network. SkyRock: SkyRock.com is a social networking site PerfSpot: PerfSpot provides a web portal for people of any age, gender, or background to share their interests and favourite things on the web. Zorpia: Zorpia.com is a social network that has a large international community. Zorpia’s features include profile customization, networking features and an incredibly detailed search. Zorpia has an impressive music section Netlog: Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the European youth demographic Tuenti: Tuenti is an invitation-only private social networking website. It has been referred to as the "Spanish Facebook”, by many social network watchers. It is one of the largest social networking sites in Spain. IRC-Galleria: IRC Gallery has been one of the most popular social networking sites for over 10 years, in Finland; with over 5.5 lakh registered users, 90% of which use the site regularly. IRC-Galleria is popular within the age group of 18-22. StudiVZ: StudiVZ is the biggest social networking site in Germany. It is also popular in German-speaking countries like Switzerland and Austria. This site works as a student directory in particular for college and university students in Europe. The site allows students to maintain a personal page that containing their personal information like name, age, study subjects, interests, courses and group memberships (within StudiVZ) Xing: Xing, (formally known as openBC/Open Business Club) is a professional networking tool. It is popular in countries like Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. Xing is similar to LinkedIn and claims to have professionals from over 200 countries AND LOTS OF ADS. Renren: Renren (formerly called Xiaonei Network) is one of the largest social networking sites in China, and caters to people of Chinese origin. It is very popular amongst college students. Renren also has a WAP version, which users can access through mobile phones. It features an instant messaging service for its users. Users can use the same username to log in both Renren and Kaixin. Renren appeals more to Chinese college students who use internet cafes, while Kaixin001 targets Chinese white-collar workers who have internet access at work. Kaixin001: Kaixin001 is a popular professional networking tool in China. The target audience for Kaixin’s, are typically white-collar middle class who come from a first tier city. Hyves.nl: Hyves, pronounced hives (from beehives) is the largest social network in Netherlands, with many Dutch visitors and members. Hyves Payments and Hyves Games, allows you to play games and pay friends through the social network. Hyves provides usual amenities of a social networking site, including profiles, blogs, photos, and so on. ‘Hyven’ (Hyving) became a common word in Dutch, and is gaining popularity across Europe. Millat Facebook: MillatFacebook is a Muslim-oriented social networking website. Originally launched in Pakistan, it has gained popularity in Arab counties as well. This site came into existence after Facebook was banned in Pakisthan. Millatfacebook offers video chat, bulletins, blogs, polls, shout box, and customization of profile page. Members can change the page CSS and design it on their own will. Ibibo: Ibibo stands for iBuild, iBond. It is an Indian social networking site. It is an umbrella site that offers a variety of applications under its social network. The services offered include games, blogs, photo unlimited storage, mail, messenger, videos, free SMS service, mail, polls and surveys. Sonico: Sonico is a free-access social networking website focused on the Latin American audience. You can do a to rage of things in this site including search and add friends, interact with friends over message, update their own personal profile, manage their privacy, upload photos and videos, organize events, play games with other users. Sonico, more importantly, let’s its members more control over their profile by giving them three distinct profiles that the user can organize based on the need: a private profile, a public profile, and a professional profile. This site is popular in Latin America and other Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Regions. Wer-kennt-wen: Wer-kennt-wen, is one of the most popular social networking website in Germany. It is by an invitation-only social networking website, and only for people over 1 years old. The site provides the user to write blogs, chat with friends, and write in their guestbook. It provides users a social community for people, to interact with anybody they want. Cyworld: Cyworld is a South Korean social network service. It has had a big effect on Korea’s Internet culture. Many renowned Korean socialites and celebrities have accounts where they post upcoming tours and works. Cyword has networks in South Korea, China, and Vietnam and is gaining popularity across Asia and the Pacific Island. Users have access to a profile page, photos, drawings and images uploading, an avatar, neighbourhoods, and clubs. Mixi: Mixi is primarily for Japanese. Mixi offers options to meeting new people, send and receive messages, writing in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities and invite their friends. The site requires users to own a Japanese cell phone which bars anyone who is not or has not been a resident of Japan. 40. iWiW: iWiW (abbreviation for International Who is Who) is a Hungarian social networking web service. The site is an invite-only website, where a user can provide personal information. Users can search for friends using the search tool. iWiW allows users to log in to external websites using their iWiW credentials. iWiW is also available for iPone and Android.

Best Social Networking Websites - Top Ten Reviews

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