There could be may reasons why you would look for social networking alternatives to Facebook.Perhaps you don't like Facebook's admittedly rather shocking privacy settings; maybe you think Facebook is too full of junk and has lost its original purpose, or perhaps you just like trying out the next big thing, and Facebook is no longer it.Whatever your reasoning, we will look here at some alternatives, both the existing rivals to Facebook and the new kids on the block.
I'm going to be looking at the more typical social networks where you can add friends, link to people, share information/photos, etc.Social media sites are similar to social networking sites.In fact, these terms are often used interchangeably.They may also be sites that concentrate on the sharing of media such as video clips, photos, and music.In this article, we will be looking at both social media sites and social networking sites.
There are hundreds of social networks, including quite a few 10 million + member networks.
Different countries and regions have their own popular social networks (Qzone and We Chat in China, Cyworld in South Korea, Mixi in Japan, etc.).
In the Western world, there are several alternatives to Facebook: Linked In: A professional social networking site with approximately 347 million users worldwide.
Good for maintaining professional contacts with colleagues, clients, and others, Linked In can also be used for finding jobs and recruiting employees.
Twitter: While smaller and more narrow in focus, Twitter is hardly an also-ran.
At last count, it boasted over 284 million active users and 500 million tweets a day.