Top 10 Social Networking Sites

Following is the list of active top 10 social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MySpace, Google +, DevianArt, Live Journal, Tagged and Orkut. Let’s find out some details about these social networks.

1. Facebook


Where from the word “Facebook” originated? In the United States, some American university administrations provide a book to the students at the start of the academic year to help students to know about each other.

We also recognize that a social networking website with the name “Facebook” is the most popular social network in the world. As of March 31, 2013, Facebook has 1,110 million registered users.

Facebook provides services such as user profile, news feeds, Facebook notes, messaging, voice calls, video calling, following, privacy and much more.

2. Twitter


Twitter is a leading micro-blogging service to send or read 140 characters limited text messages. Only the registered members can post tweets. Twitter was launched by Jack Dorsey on July 2006. Twitter has also been described as “the SMS of the Internet”.

Content of tweets on Twitter according to Pear Analytics are 8.7% Pass-along value, 37.6% Conversational, 40.1% Pointless babble, 5.9% Self-Promotion, 3.8% Spam and 3.6% News.

The Twitter’s web interface uses the Ruby on Rails framework, means Twitter places heavy reliance on open-source software.

Twitter also has URL shorten service “”, but this service is only available from the links posted to Twitter and not for public use. Before Twitter was using and TinyURL third parties services.

3. LinkedIn


LinkedIn is a social networking website for professionals. It was founded in Santa Monica, California (2003). LinkedIn headquarter is in Mountain View, California. It was founded by Reid Hoffman (Chairman), Jean-Luc Valliant, Eric Ly, Konstantin Guericke and Allen Blue.

In 2012, LinkedIn yearly revenue was $972 million. As of August 2013, it has 4,200 employees. The slogan of LinkedIn is “Relationships Matter”.

LinkedIn was written in Java and uses Google Adsense for advertising. It has 238 million active users.

4. Pinterest


Pinterest was launched in March 2013. It is a photo sharing and social bookmarking type websites with Alexa rank 38 as of September 2013. The company empl0ys over 140 employees. Pinterest is available in different languages such as English, Spanish and Portuguese.

5. MySpace


MySpace is a social networking service founded in August 2003 by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson. Key people to the company are Tim Vanderhook (CEO) and Justin Timberlake (Co-owner). As of September 2013, revenue of MySpace is $475 million with 200 employees and Alexa rank 529. As of June 2013, MySpace has 50 million users.

6. Google +

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Google Plus is a social networking service launched in Mountain View, California (2011). The website is owned by Google Inc. and has 500 million users as of June 2013. The site is also available in different languages.

Key people to Google Plus are: Larry Page (Cofounder), Sergey Brin (Cofounder), Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz.

7. deviantArt


DeviantArt is an art display/social networking website. It was launched in August 7, 200 by Angelo Sotira, Matt Stephens and Scott Jarkoff. The website is only available in the English language. deviantArt’s slogan is “were art meets application!”.

8. LiveJournal


LiveJournal is a blog hosting social website which is available in 32 different languages. It was launched in 1999 and owned by SUP Media (Russian Federation) and LiveJournal, Inc. (San Fransisco, United States). As of September 2013, Alexa rank for LiveJournal is 146.

9. Tagged


Tagged is a private social networking service, means its content is only¬† available to the registered members. Tagged was launched in October 2007 by Greg Tseng and Johann Schieier-Smith. The site is available in English, Malay, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. As of September 2013, it’s Alexa rank is 298.

10. Orkut


Orkut is a social networking website owned by Google Inc. It was launched on 24 January 2004. It has 33 million users and available in 48 different languages.

Above mentioned websites are the leading top 10 social networking sites. I hope you will enjoy reading this article.

Duan Lingxin

Duan Lingxin

Content crafter and chief editor at Scratching Info. Also regular contributor on other major online tech platforms. Security Specialist by day and a writer by night, he does his best to instill his knowledge about tech while delivering inspiring and life changing resources through his writing,

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