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Wednesday, July 20


Facebook (World website Rank: 2 | Social Networking Rank: 1)
Facebook is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of July 2010[update] Facebook has more than 500 million active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students


Twitter (World website Rank: 9 | Social Networking Rank: 2)
Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users’ messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page.


LinkedIn (World website Rank: 22 | Social Networking Rank: 3)
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 2 November 2010 (2010 -11-02), LinkedIn had more than 80 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide


MySpace (World website Rank: 37 | Social Networking Rank: 4)
MySpace is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California. Myspace became the most popular social networking site in the United States in June 2006. According to comScore, Myspace was overtaken internationally by its main competitor, Facebook, in April 2008. Myspace employs 1,000 employees, after laying off 30 percent of its workforce in June 2009


Digg (World website Rank: 122 | Social Networking Rank: 5)
Digg is a social news website. Formerly, the site’s cornerstone function consisted of letting people vote stories up or down, called digging and burying, respectively, but as of Digg v4, the “bury” function has been removed. Digg’s popularity has prompted the creation of other social networking sites with story submission and voting systems. The website traffic ranked 122nd by Alexa.com as of November 13, 2010. Quantcast estimates Digg’s monthly U.S. unique visits at 15.1 million


Orkut (World website Rank: 86 | Social Networking Rank: 6)
Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Although Orkut is less popular in the United States than competitors Facebook and MySpace, it is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil.


Hi5 (World website Rank: 135 | Social Networking Rank: 7)
Hi5 is a social networking website. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. Quantcast reports Hi5 has 2.7 million monthly US visitors and 46.1 million global visitors


Badoo (World website Rank: 137 | Social Networking Rank: 8)
Badoo is a multi-lingual social networking website, managed out of a London headquarters, but owned by a company in Cyprus. The site allows users to create profiles, send each other messages, and rate each other’s profile pictures at no cost, but charges fees for features which are designed to make the user’s profile more visible to other users, thereby increasing the opportunities to attract attention. Charging for these enhanced visibility features is the site’s primary business model.

Badoo includes a geographic proximity feature, which identifies users’ locations based on analysis of their network connection. This lets users know if there are people near to their current location who may wish to meet.


StumbleUpon (World website Rank: 159 | Social Networking Rank: 9)
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds the best of the web, recommended to each unique user. It allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.


Ning (World website Rank: 159 | Social Networking Rank: 10)
Ning competes with social sites like MySpace, Facebook and BigTent by appealing to people who want to create their own social networks around specific interests with their own visual design, choice of features and member data. The central feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own social network for a particular topic or need, catering to specific membership bases.

At its launch, Ning was a free-form platform for the development and hosting of open-source “social applications.” The source code for Ning applications was available to users, and the service made it easy for anyone to fork a Ning application, modify its PHP code and run it as their own. Applications included photo albums, blogging software, and many for sharing business reviews. In late September 2006, Ning narrowed its focus to offering a group website, a photos website, and a videos website for people to copy and use for any purpose.


NetLog (World website Rank: 271 | Social Networking Rank: 11)
Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the European youth demographic.
The site was founded in July 2003 in Ghent, Belgium, by Lorenz Bogaert and Toon Coppens, and as of September 2010[update] has 70 million registered users across 25 languages. On Netlog, members can create their own web page, extend their social network, publish their music playlists, share videos, post blogs and join groups.


MeetUp (World website Rank: 519 | Social Networking Rank: 12)
Meetup.com (also called Meetup) is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies. Users enter their ZIP code (or their city outside the United States) and the topic they want to meet about, and the website helps them arrange a place and time to meet


Friendster (World website Rank: 701 | Social Networking Rank: 13)
Friendster is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Morgan Hill, California. The service allows users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. The website is also used for dating and discovering new events, bands, and hobbies. Users may share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network.

Friendster has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month globally. The website receives approximately 19 billion page views per month, and is in the top 600 global websites based on web traffic.


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Thursday, February 23

Many of us actively use sites such as Twitter and Facebook to promote businesses. And those of us who want to connect with more business-related contacts may turn to sites like LinkedIn to develop relationships with people we have worked with or may want to work with. But not every site is oriented toward the business world and its needs.

There are a growing number of social networking sites specifically focused on business users and meeting their needs. Here is a list of 36 additional leading social networking sites for business professionals and entrepreneurs including startups that are worth a look. This list is current as of October 2011, and will likely remain very fluid in the future.

Affluence.org- Affluence.org is a private social network where wealthy individuals connect, share information and engage in meaningful conversations. Affluence.org also provides exclusive, high quality content and advice from experts on subjects such as art, technology and travel.  Membership in Affluence.org reportedly requires a net worth of $1 million (US) or annual household income of $200,000.

Biznik- A community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to helping each other succeed.  It is the local, independent entrepreneurial community where collaboration beats competition.

Black Businesswomen Online- A social network for African American Women in Business, Entrepreneurs and Bloggers.

Black Business Space- Black Business Space is a community of business owners and entrepreneurs. It uses the tagline “Where Networking and Money Meet”.

Blogher- Blogher calls itself “A Life Well Said”. It is a community of women bloggers in many areas.

Blogster- Blogster is a blogging community that features specific-interest blogs. Blogster members can network and collaborate by creating a blog, commenting on articles and interacting in a diverse online community.

Cofoundr- Another fast growing online network for entrepreneurs. It is a private
community of startup founders such as developers, investors, CEOs, advisors, and
programmers. They are looking to find co-founders, build teams, and get advice.

Data.comThis site was formerly Jigsaw.com and is now owned by Salesforce.com. The individual option offers an online business card networking directory updated by its more than 2 million members who can easily establish contacts with each other.

EFactor- An online community and virtual marketplace designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. It is the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs, including over 25,000 vetted investors.

Ecademy- A business network for creating contacts and sharing knowledge. It offers online networking for business, offline networking events and global networking groups. It has been around since 1998. Chairman Thomas Power is the ultimate networker, with 23,000+ LinkedIn connections and 741 LinkedIn recommendations.

Entrepreneur  Connect- This community was created by Entrepreneur.com
as a site where professionals can network, communicate, and collaborate with
others. This site is not intended for mass self-promotion, but is a positive destination where entrepreneurs can exchange real advice and make lasting connections.

FledgeWing- Fledge Wing is an online community aimed at entrepreneurial university students launched in February 2009. It provides aspiring student entrepreneurs with the social media connections they need to develop build and launch new companies.

Focus- A community focused on helping business decision makers and IT professionals make decisions and share expertise in functional areas of business. The community has numerous categories such as small business, HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing.

Go Big Network- This site helps connect companies with investors. Over 300,000 startups have used this community to find funding.

Google+Google’s entry into social networking is called real life sharing, rethought for the web. There are many important people in the technology world who have joined in, sharing their expertise and opinions.

Gust – Gust is the site for Professional Investor Relations, from Pitch to Exit. Gust provides the infrastructure for identifying opportunities and managing the investment relationship.

Home Based Business Network - This site is an online community and resources for starting a home based business, featuring home business profiles, blogs, forums, videos, ideas, and more.

JASEZone- A professional community where you can find potential clients and business partners.

Meetup- Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world. It can be used for professional interests, not just personal interests.

Networking for Professionals- A business network that combines online business networking and real-life events in US Cities.

PartnerUp- This is an online networking community that entrepreneurs and small business owners use to find the expertise and resources they need to start and grow a business. Members can connect with potential partners, advisers, and business resources such as commercial real estate.

PerfectBusiness- A network of entrepreneurs, investors and business experts that encourages entrepreneurship and mutual success. It provides everything you need to launch and grow a business, including educational videos, articles, events, business plan
software and direct access to experts and investors.

PROSkorePROskore scores and ranks business professionals based on influence and experience using professional history, popularity in social media and peer validation PROskore then uses these scores to help members discover new business opportunities with other members across their network. PROskore currently has over 100,000 members worldwide.

Ryze- A business networking community that allows users to organize themselves by interests, location, and current and past employers. It is particularly oriented to new entrepreneurs.

SiliconIndiaSiliconIndia is the largest professional network in India. It has over
2 Million members, and more than 50,000 new members are reportedly added every
week.

StartupNation- This site provides real-world business advice to people who want to start a business and who want to grow their small businesses. It is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

TalkbiznowBased in the UK, this is a comprehensive interactive business networking site for business professionals.

The Funded- Entrepreneurs can research, rate, and review venture capital sources worldwide here. It is an online community of over 16,500 CEOs, Founders and entrepreneurs.

Upspring- You can connect, share, and learn about the professionals and businesses in your community here.

Unstucture.org- This is an open discussion platform for business professionals, bloggers and contemporary thought leaders to discuss and debate action ideas that would aid the evolution of business. It also has an annual physical event and has published a book of insight and action ideas for businesses of the future.

Ushi.cn- Ushi is the premier business networking site in China. It includes 50,000 CEO- and CTO-level executives and boasts representatives from more than 85% of China’s venture capital and private equity firms.

XING- A European business network with more than 11 million members.

Yelp- A local business review and talk networking site, including user reviews and recommendations.

Young Entrepreneur- A site for entrepreneurs and small business owners who
are passionate about promoting business for themselves and others to network.  It was founded in 1999.

YouNoodle- This site is a place to discover and support the hottest early-stage companies and university innovation. The members passionately support the start-up ecosystem.

Ziggs- A professional connection portal founded on the principles of professionalism and respect.  It claims to be your one-stop source for building your online brand, marketing yourself on the web and simplifying communications with people.
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Friday, March 4


Do you understand which?
1.     LinkedIn has more than 8.5 people. It is the top social network for professionals.
2.     All Lot of money 500 businesses is symbolized on LinkedIn. Additionally, thousand’s associated with moderate and small businesses symbolized also.
3.     LinkedIn usage had already been growing annual by more than 500%.
4.     One 100 and 30 different companies are symbolized on LinkedIn.
5.     Over 150 countries all over the world have LinkedIn members which includes all key professional companies.
6.     Over 90,000 of LinkedIn members are leader representatives and also over 500 , 000 take up other jobs at the C-level.
7.     Many significant individuals are among the LinkedIn members which includes Leader Barak Obama.
8.     Perhaps up to 90% of all companies employ LinkedIn to sponsor and vet possible workers.
There are lots of internet sites websites. However no doubt, the most well known enterprise social networking site these days is LinkedIn. It offers a good immeasurable possibility to increase your social networking achievement. It’s easy and it’s totally free. Additional, as being a LinkedIn member will give you a Search engines existence. Your Search engines page rank for LinkedIn will be high: usually your LinkedIn user profile will be within the 1st five Search engines strikes. (Note: To have a Search engines existence, you will have to choose the “complete view” LinkedIn feature. Your page rank can be further elevated by having a personalized URL, i.e., your personal name therefore replacing the regular URL instantly provided by LinkedIn.)

To start networking along with LinkedIn, you’ll first have to build your profile. Your profile must be complete and also have substance. Take the time; an undesirable or sparse LinkedIn profile is worse compared to none at all. Which is essential that your LinkedIn profile uses correctly spelled phrases, is grammatically correct, and consists of no capitalization and punctuation mistakes? Enhance your profile – Ensure it signifies how you want to be seen by other people. And once you’ve completed your profile, you will need to make full use of all the features provided by LinkedIn. This will increase your marketing experience.

In creating your profile remember:

(1) Your Heading — It issues. It’s what people observe first once they see your profile.
(2) Your Overview – You want overview to maximum a visitor’s interest and need them to “read more.” (3) Work Knowledge – Contain information similar to times, the particular brands with the organizations you’ve got labored pertaining to and also outstanding information of one’s careers.
Using a great report will certainly transform your connect ability. Folks will certainly prone to locate an individual.
Right after obtaining your own report while effectively while capitalizing on your current LinkedIn marketing knowledge, you will need to begin using the characteristics supplied by LinkedIn. Very first and more importantly, you have got to set up quite a few and several contacts. Individuals with a lot more than twenty five cable connections tend to be 4 times very likely to end up being contacted through other people. The typical LinkedIn fellow member offers regarding sixty contacts. Defeat the typical! Your own visual ability increases when you obtain much more contacts.

Next, you will need to sign up for LinkedIn organizations. There are millions of LinkedIn organizations to become listed on. Start with institution as well as employer/company alumni organizations. Becoming a member of alumni organizations has an chance to system with other people with similar skills. Subsequent include company organization as well as curiosity organizations. Becoming a member of these kind of organizations has an chance to system with other people with similar function skills and pursuits. In spite of LinkedIn restricting regular membership to 50 groups, sufficient chance nevertheless is out there for strong networking with utilization of the groups feature. Additional, your knowledge with the groups feature will be improved by involvement, e.g., publishing, responding to postings, group activities, connecting with other group members, and so on.

It’s also wise to take part in the LinkedIn query and solution feature. Request guidance. This will also improve your visual ability and result in new contacts. If you ask questions, keep in mind it is important to your social networking initiatives to respond to each comment.

Another useful LinkedIn feature is the suggestion feature. Request people for suggestions. And voluntarily provide suggestions to others. They’re effective. Suggestions let people understand you are a great source and a valued expert in your field.

Finally, search businesses and their employees. Request for connecting to people that is actually a good member of your network. These types of connections and the organization information works well for sales and advertising efforts, work search efforts, etc.

I have listed a number of the LinkedIn features. As you grow proficient LinkedIn user you will find other features to make use of that grows your social networking success.

During line networking and LinkedIn should only be one component of your networking efforts, it is important in today’s world. It’s important to become a productive networker. Subsequent these types of simple recommendations will get you off to an excellent start. Therefore build a excellent profile, make full use of the LinkedIn features and help to make LinkedIn a normal part of your social networking activities.

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Monday, December 10


Social media has grown up to a big giant now and its still growing rapidly. It also offers new and meaningful ways for global consumers to engage with people events and brands. According to According to a new social media report, maximum time by consumers is spent on social networks than any other type of sites.
Interestingly, consumers spend 20% of their online time by PC while, 30% of total time online by mobile. Also, the total time spent on social media by PCs and mobile devices in the U.S mounted up to 121 billion minutes in this July, compared to 88 billion in July 2011.
The recent propagation of mobile devices and its connectivity has fueled up the penetration of consumers towards social media. Computers remain as the predominant device to access social media while, time spent with social media on mobile apps and the mobile web has also significantly increased 63 percent in 2012, compared to the same period last year. Facebook remains to be top in the list in terms of penetration, but new social media sites seen hatchling to compete with giants.
In the U.S Facebook remains the most-visited social networking sites by PC, conquering 152.2 million visitors, mobile apps acquire 78.4 million users and mobile web of about 74.3 million visitors.
Facebook proves to be multiple times the size of the next largest social site across each platform. Also, it is the U.S. top web brand, as 17% of time spent online by PC is on Facebook.
There are exploding numbers of social media networks available, and countless number of sites is adding social features. Facebook and Twitter continues to remain as the most popular social networking sites amongst many and surprisingly, Pinterest emerged as one of the stars in social media for 2012, showing off the largest YOY increase in having unique audience as well as time spent of  any social network across PC, mobile web and apps.
Image courtesy: Nielsen


Read more: http://www.dazeinfo.com/2012/12/08/social-media-report-2012-facebook-dominance-in-the-u-s/#ixzz2EepfmPVm
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Tuesday, July 15




  • BibSonomy :BibSonomy is run by the Knowledge Data Engineering Group of the University of Kassel, Germany. Its specifically designed for researchers, in sharing bookmarks and bibliographies
  • Blinklist :A social bookmarking site launched by Mindvalley. According to their site, they launch several web businesses a year and are focused in 3 areas. – Technology, media and Marketing. BlinkList does have a user friendly interface indicating that its being run well and efficiently. They also quote “fully profitable” on their site. Furthermore, you can label and comment about any web page on the Internet.
  • BlogBookMark : Designed specifically for Blog hunters, BlogBookmark.com claims to have the hottest news, gossip, and blog chatter from around the web. I highly sugggest that mainstream bloggers bookmark their entire sites here.
  • blurpalicious : Get Blurped! Not too different from other social bookmarks, but I love the tagline.
  • Bmaccess : Social bookmarking with thumbs :).
  • Bookmark-manager : Organizer for bookmarks, calendar, diary and knowledge.
  • Bookmax : You can store your bookmarks and links to your favorite sites online and access them from wherever you are : basic Social Bookmarking.
  • Buddymarks : The online personal, group and social bookmarks manager.
  • Citeulike : A free service to help academics to share, store, and organise the academic papers they are reading.
  • Clipclip : Clipclip allows you to save images and text, with a “bookmarklet”.
  • Cloudytags : A unique word analyzer connects to your page, gets all the words and suggest you the real tags your site is showing to the world.
  • de.lirio.us : Store, share and tag your favourite links. Open source clone of delicious with private bookmarking, tagging, blogging, and notes
  • delicious : THE social bookmarking site : It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links and to categorize those sites with keywords. Not to mention that if enough people save your site in a bookmark, it will make their popular page and send a lot of traffic. Delicious is owned by Yahoo and is a MUST for your social media and bookmarking strategy.
  • Diigo : Social bookmarking on steroids.
  • Digg : The social news site that changed the Internet, Digg is a high power authority and a listing in Digg for a site, even if it only has a couple of votes, will rank highly on Google and other search engines for certain terms. If your site is shared and voted upon on Digg, and makes the Digg homepage, you’ll get a lot of traffic and attention from other bloggers who read Digg.
  • Dropjack : DropJack.com is a social content website and owned by the ExactSeek company.
  • Easybm : Allows users to bookmark their frequently visited sites on their private page, allowing 1-click access to their favorite web sites.
  • ez4u : Social Bookmarking – Ez4u to Bookmark : “Ez4u to Organize Ez4u to Share with Others Ez4u to Remember”
  • Favoor : Favoor is your personalized new start page. Collect your favorite internet addresses.
  • Folkd : Folkd is a social web-service about pages, news, audios, videos and blogs.
  • Freelink : Freelink.org provides free pages of links that you can access anywhere at anytime.
  • Furl : Like Delicious, LookSmart’s Furl.net is one of the first social bookmarking sites and considered an authority by the major search engines. Listing your sites in Furl will lead to traffic from organic rankings and its popular page drives traffic.
  • Gather : Gather is a place to contribute articles and content, blog, tag and connect with people who share your passions. (Plus you can link out from the articles in this authority site).
  • Google : Allows users to save and create bookmarks in their Google toolbar that can be accessed anywhere online. Google is getting more social by the day, so take advantage of their Google Bookamrks and citations, because one day they probably will have some kind of influence on external meta data considered by the Google ranking algortihm.
  • Hyperlinkomatic : This is a bookmark list manager.
  • i89.us : i89.us offers a free service which allows you to save your favorite website/links at one location that can be accessed from anywhere.
  • Icio : Danish bookmarking engine.
  • Ikeepbookmarks : Popup feature allows you to add links while surfing the web
  • Iloggo : Simple web based bookmarking tool that you can use for attractively displaying your favorite websites on one page.
  • Kaboodle : Kaboodle is a 2.0 shopping community where people recommend and discover new things.
  • Kinja : Kinja is a blog guide, collecting news and commentary from some of the best sites on the web.
  • Lilsto : Lilisto lets you store, manage and find your favorite links (or bookmarks) and removes the need to maintain them through your browser.
  • Linkagogo : Favorites and Social Bookmarking Application, its unique dynamic toolbars automatically adapt themselves.
  • Linkarena : German Social Bookmarking site.
  • Markaboo : MarkaBoo is tool for saving websites, files, and notes from your browser, email or mobile phone.
  • Memotoo :Lets users centralize and share your personal data.
  • Mister Wong : Mister Wong is a social bookmarking site that originated in Germany, and has since become a popular and widespread tool.
  • Murl : My URLs is a free online bookmarks manager, think of it as a bookmarks community.
  • MyBookmarks : MyBookmarks – access your bookmarks anytime, anywhere. Free productivity tool for business, student or personal use. Another popular bookmarking site.
  • Myhq : Store your bookmarks in one central location. Fast, text-based, banner free!
  • MyLife: A social search engine where users can find others
  • mySiteVote : mySiteVote is a community where you can vote your favorite site/s and view how popular a site is.
  • MyWebDesktop : A collaboration and communication tool, designed to be as generic and easy to use as a telephone and email.
  • Newsvine : The mission of Newsvine is to bring together big and little media in a way which respects established journalism. .
  • Reddit : Timely and shocking news oriented, Reddit stories are instantly voted upon and if liked by the community as a whole, can drive incredible traffic and users.
  • Segnalo : Italian Social bookmarking site.
  • Sitebar : A solution for people who use multiple browsers or computers and want to have their bookmarks available from anywhere without need to synchronize them
  • Sitejot :Free online bookmark manager. Like every other social bookmarking site, it allows users to manage all of their bookmarks online in one convenient place.
  • Slashdot : The godfather of social news, SlashDot bookmarks are still quite powerful .. keep in mind the site has a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.
  • Squidoo :Kind of spammed out, Squidoo is a 2.0 property which lets people and businesses set up a ‘lens’ which lists links, tags and relevant RSS feeds to different subjects.
  • Startaid : I’ve noticed that StartAid bookmark pages rank highly in Google and other search engines. This basic bookmarking service allows users to describe, tag and categorize sites.
  • StumbleUpon : Owned by eBay, StumbleUpon is an amazing blend of social bookmarking, voting, networking, web surfing, search and blogging. Best of all, StumbleUpon can send major traffic with its userbase of around 3 million users.
  • Stylehive : The Stylehive is a collection of all the best products, brands, designers and stores discovered and tagged by the Hive community
  • Tagza : A very young Social Bookmarking site mostly being used by Indian and Pakistani web masters.
  • Whitelinks : Securely store and quickly access favorite websites whenever connected to the Internet,:
  • Wirefan : Social bookmarking, news articles submission site.:
  • Xilinus : Organize and manage bookmarks online.:
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks: Easily one of the most popular social search and bookmarking service on the web. It’s similar to Delicious and something they launched before acquiring Delicious. Yahoo Bookmarks lets users store bookmarks using their Yahoo Toolbar and access them from any computer.
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