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Monday, March 04, 2013

Top 10 Social Networking Sites 2012-2013

10: Tagged

Tagged is a general social networking site and similar to MySpace. It was founded in 2004 by Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier Smith. Tagged is owned and operated by Tagged Inc. Tagged allow members to share, Tags photos, Play Games, and send virtual gifts. It is available in Different languages such as English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Germany, Malay, and Portuguese. Tagged Headquarter based in San Francisco, California.

Registered User:   100 Million 2011
Alexa Rank:           279
Revenue:                US$ 43 Million 2011

9: Renren is leading social network in China, formerly known as Xiaonei Network. It was started in 2005 by three classmates who initially targeted to university students and quite similar to Facebook. Its name Renren, which means “Everyone” It is also called China’s Facebook. The big part of Renren income comes from their internet advertising and online Games.

Registered User:   162 Million 2012
Alexa Rank:           141
Revenue:                US$ 50.4 Million 2012

8: VKontakte

VKontakte is Europe’s largest social networking websites most popular among in Russian, Ukrain, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Israel. Its function very similar to Facebook and it was started in 10 October 2006. VK has millions of registered account and second most visited website in Russia. VKontakte created by Pavel Durov, He is a Russian entrepreneur and active CEO of VK since 2006. And his net worth US$ 260 Million.

Registered User:   195 Million 2012
Alexa Rank:           25th
Revenue:                US$ 152 Million 2011

7: LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking website for professional and business networking. LinkedIn was launched in 5th May 2003 and located in Santa Monica, California. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman with other entrepreneur, He is the founder and Chairman of LinkedIn and CEO of LinkedIn Corporation is Jeff Weiner. This site available in multiple languages and their users are registered in more than 200 Countries around the world.

Registered User:   200 Million 2013
Alexa Rank:          14th
Revenue:               US$ 972 Million 2012

6: Habbo

Habbo is a social networking site aimed at teenagers. Habbo services start in August 2000 and has expanded their popularity to over 150 countries with users. This website is owned and operated by Sulake Corporation and it’s headquarter based in Helsinki, Finland. This Website generally belongs to teenagers and best speciality is online Games. Habbo is available in multiple languages.

Registered User:   268 Million 2012
Alexa Rank:          22,279      
Revenue:               US$ 78.7 Million 2010

5: Sina Weibo

Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website and sina weibo listed in most popular sites in China. It was launched by Sina Corporation on Dated 14 August 2009 with domain name Sina weibo is only available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese languages.

Registered User:   368 Million
Alexa Rank:          29th
Revenue:               US$ 66 Million 2012   

4: Qzone

Qzone is a social networking Chinese website and blogging platform. Registered user can maintain their personal blog, update profile diaries, send photos, listen music, and play flash games. It is the largest social networking website in china. It was launched in 2005 by Tencent Inc, Qzone headquarter located in Shenzen China. It is only available in Chinese language.

Registered User:   480 Million
Alexa Rank:          9th    
Revenue:               CN¥ 28496 Million 2011

3: Twitter

Twitter is a private incorporation and social network website, Provides social networking and micro blogging services. Twitter launched in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and he is an American web developer and businessman. Twitter Inc. is based in Sanfrancisco, United States. The most interesting feature “Tweet” that enable its user to send a written text messages up to 140 characters to your friends and “followers”. Twitter covered worldwide their best services and it is one of the top 10 visiting websites on Internet. Twitter rapidly gained their users and popularity among all, since it’s starting.

Registered User:   500 million
Alexa Rank:          10th
Revenue:               US$ 288.3 million 2012.

2: Google+

Google is a social network pretty similar as other’s social networking web services. Google+ was launched in June 2011, Google+ is commercially owned and operated by Google Inc. And it was written in Java & JavaScript. Google+ has passed 500 Million registered users, As of December 2012. Google+ has launched and promoted by their new components include Circle, Huddle, Hangouts, and Sparks. Google+ is a part of Google Inc. So the mentioned below details Rank and Revenue are related to Google Inc. or and mentioned revenue reported $10.65 Billion for the quarter ended March 2012.

Registered User:   500+ Million
Alexa Rank:          1st      
Revenue:               US$ 10.65 Billion 2012

1: Facebook

Facebook is the most popular social Networking site. Facebook began as a college networking websites and has expanded to globally. It connects friend, family, and business associates. Facebook user can create their personal profile and profile pages related to any community, business, and friend circle. Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with their roommates and fellow of Harvard University. It was written in C++ & PHP.
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer Programmer and Internet Entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and CEO of Facebook Inc. Facebook Inc is one of the top leading companies their employees get the highest pay as an average estimated record is $110,500.

Registered User:   Over 1.01 Billion
Alexa Rank:           2nd
Revenue:                US$ 5.01 Billion 2012


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