Monday, September 28, 2015

159 Top Social Media Sites: The Ultimate List

159 Social Media sites, Social Bookmarking Sites, Blog Aggregates, News Aggregates, & Email Software Tools.

Where did this list come from? 

Thanks to here is the list of the most relevant and top social media sites as of September 8th, 2015.  Including some more that are not as easy to share with an addthis button but still worthy of the ultimate list of social media websites.

What am I to do with all these social media websites? 

Take advantage of their visibility, pick the social media sites that fit your brand and product, and build a community around your social media. Start a conversation with your followers and give them the information they are starving for. Create a profile and link it back to your website or blog. 

Should I start a profile with everyone of these social media websites?

No. Pick the best social media sites for your business, website, brand or blog and make sure to post to them on a regular basis. Whether once a month or 3 times a week, make sure you are consistent so your followers know what to expect and don't drop off after long absences. Post relevant, informative and interesting content to your social media sites to keep your followers engaged.

What are the top 23 Social Media Sites?

1) Twitter - Connect with your friends and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.

2) Facebook -  Create an account or log into Facebook. Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.

3) Gmail - Email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.

4) Google+ -  a place to connect with friends and family, and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages, and stay in touch with the people.

5) Pinterest - a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.

6) Tumblr - Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love.

7) Linkedin - Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities

8) Blogger - Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

9) Delicious - Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service.

10) Y! Mail - Official site for the email service, which features spam filters, a virus scanner, and interfaces for international users.

11) LiveJournal - A service for journals and blogs, that also offers privacy controls, photo storage, publishing tools, style templates, and online communities for many interests.

12) WordPress - Create a free website or easily build a blog on Hundreds of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.

13) Meneame - Spanish site where users submit and vote news, to promote them on the cover.

14) VKontakte - Social networking as a means of communication and people search . International service created by Russian developers .

15) WhatsApp - Cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. Send text, video, images, and audio.

16) Reddit - User-generated news links. Votes promote stories to the front page.

17) Stumbleupon - the easiest way to discover new and interesting web pages, photos and videos across the Web.

18) Outlook - a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily.

19) Instagram - an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms.

20) Snapchat - Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients.

21) Flickr - an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite.

22) Vine - the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.

23) Yelp - a crowd-sourced local business review and social networking site

The other 136 are in alphabetical order:

2 Tag - Paste your long URL and shorten it for a mobile by making a mobile tag or QR Code. Share it on Facebook / Twitter / etc. so everybody can scan your interesting link.

2linkme - Italian social bookmarking site.

Amen Me! - Social Bookmarking for Christians

AOL Mail - free email address from AOL

APSense - a business social network combining the best elements of business networking with the relationship building power of a social network.

Arto - Chat with your friends, participate in quizzes, share your photos and videos, play games, become member of exiting groups and much, much more. -Ask and answer. Find out what people want to know about you!

Badoo - chat, date and meet with over 265 million people. Join our community and make friends in your area.

Bebo - makes your regular text messaging app look...well, boring. Start chatting with attitude! Available on iPhone and Android.

Beat100 - Watch new music videos just added to the Beat100 music network, stream your Soundcloud music and YouTube videos.

BlackPlanet - Worlds largest free African-American online community where Black women and Black men meet to chat, discuss and engage on what matters to us.

Baidu - Chinese website and search engine that enables individuals to obtain information and find what they need.

BibSonomy - A social bookmark and publication sharing system that supports BibTeX.

BiggerPockets - Social network for the real estate investing community. Learn real estate investment, get free tips & education, make deals, and grow your business. - a URL shortening service.

BizSugar - Share small business news, tips, blog posts and information with BizSugar's community of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Blogmarks - A social bookmarks manager that allows categorization via custom tags.

Blogkeen - Follow your favourite blogs on, on Facebook and on your mobile phone.

Blurpalicious - a social Multiblogging platform where you can create, publish and share web content for free.

Bobrdobr - Russian social bookmarking site.

BonzoBox - a home page that you can add a site, (or many sites), to and makes sharing websites and bookmarks with your friends and family fast and easy. - Czech social bookmarking site.

Bookmerken - A German bookmarking site.

Box - secure content management and collaboration for individuals, teams and businesses, enabling secure file sharing and access to your files online.

Brainify - Russian social bookmarking site for business professionals.

BuddyMarks - The Online Bookmark Manager. The Web's best online personal, group and social bookmarks manager.

Buffer - sharing, creating, analyzing and converting with social media.

Camyoo - a photo and video sharing site devoted to all the picture and video takers.

Care2 -  Largest online community empowering people to lead a healthy and green lifestyle while taking action on important causes such as human rights.

Cherry Share - Fast & Free File Hosting for everyone. 1 step upload and simple instructions for uploading your files.

CiteULike - Search, organize, and share scholarly papers. Indexes over 2 million articles.

ClassicalPlace - Your reference for the classical music. Meet new artists, publish your concerts, share your life in music.

Classmates -  Reconnect with high school friends, browse the biggest database of online yearbooks and/or plan high school reunions. - German social bookmarking site.

Cosmiq - German social bookmarking site.

Digg - the homepage of the internet, featuring the best articles, videos, and original content that the web is talking about right now.

Diggita - Italian social bookmarking site.

Diigo - a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community.

DoMelhor - Portuguese social bookmarking site.

Douban - Chinese social bookmarking site. - Latvian social network.

Dzone - Programming, Web Development, and DevOps news, tutorials and tools for beginners to experts. Hundreds of free publications, over 1M members, totally free.

EFactor - enables you to connect with fellow Entrepreneurs around the world and gives you the proven tools to help grow your business.

Embarkons - the Idea Network for Entrepreneurs to use Social Media to Share and Post Ideas to find Financing and Gain Traction; to find Employees, Resources.

Evernote - Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas and write meaningful words.

EzySpot - a news/social bookmarking site.

Fabulously40 - The social network for women in their prime. Women over 40. Community, Tools, Games and Resources for people over the age of 40.

Fark - Satirical views on interesting, bizarre and amusing stories, submitted by a community of millions of news junkies, with regular Photoshop contests.

FAVable - gives users the capability to save all their bookmarks online.

Faves - Share and Share Alike, social bookmarking site

Favoritus - save bookmarks online, manage favorites links. Save bookmarks online. Manage bookmarks online. Backup bookmarks online.

Financial Juice - provides real time, fully customisable news via voice and text for traders of all markets.

Flixster -  A community where users share film reviews and ratings [free registration required].

Flipboard - a social-network aggregation, magazine-format mobile app localized in more than 20 languages.

Folkd - Social Bookmarking - Save your bookmarks and links online and search what your friends like.

FreeDictionary - Collection of dictionaries by subject including medical and legal together with free and subscription encyclopedias, in ten languages.

Friendster - A global social network that emphasizes friendship and the discovery of new people. Search for old friends and classmates, and stay in touch with friends.

Hatena - the most popular social bookmarking service in Japan

Hi5 -  The social network for meeting new people

historious - a single-click bookmarking search engine.

Hootsuite - a social media management system for brand management

ihavegot - Add everything you have got and see what your friends have got, share your photos, links, videos, ideas, questions, problems.

Indexor - Bookmark your favourite websites to create a personal homepage service from the UK.

Instapaper - A simple tool for saving web pages to read later on your iPhone, iPad, Android, computer, or Kindle.

iOrbix - a unique social network that makes expressing your life and connections between friends so much easier and fun.

Jamespot - an enterprise social network solution and provide a collaborative platform in SaAS.

Kik - lets you connect with friends, groups, and the world around you through chat

Kledy - German social news aggregator.

Librerio - Easily, visually organize your favorite bookmarks in your own personal library.

Links Gutter - Russian Complete Free Social Bookmarking Portal for Sharing News, Gossips, Photos and Videos

Markme - an online social bookmarking site that works with all browsers and requires no add-ons.

MeetMe - US-based social media technology company catering to Latin Audiences worldwide

Meetup - Find Meetups and meet people in your local community who share your interests.
Yahoo! Answers - Share insights and experience. Get answers, ask questions, and find information.

Memonic - a browser add on to save links for later viewing. - Russian social bookmarking site.

Mendeley - Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.

Mixi - an online Japanese social networking service

mRcNEtwORK - Italian social bookmarking site.

MyHeritage -  Create your family tree and discover your family history. Free genealogy software. Get automatic Smart Matches on over 2 billion profiles and share photos.

myVidster - a social video sharing and bookmarking site that lets you collect, share and search your videos.

MySpace - An international site that offers email, a forum, communities, videos and weblog space.

N4G - video game social network.

Nasza-klasa - a large Polish school-based social networking service used by alumni and students.

Netvibes - all-in-one dashboard intelligence platform for real-time social media monitoring, social analytics, brand sentiment, and reputation management.

Netvouz - a social bookmark manager where you can store your favorite links online and access them from any computer.

NewsMeBack - the place for everyone who likes citizen journalism and social news, a place for you where you can put your news, and events from everyday life.

Newsvine - Register to add a news story, comment or write a column. Open source, community news service, which lets members customize the news viewed.

Ning -  An online service to create, customize, and share a social network.

Odnoklassniki - a Russian social network service for classmates and old friends.

OKNOtizie - an Italian social bookmarking site.

PDFmyURL - turns your web pages into PDF with a single click

PhoneFavs - a mobile web portal and phone optimized bookmarking service.

Plaxo - easily eliminate duplicate contacts and always keep your address book clean.

Plurk - a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links - Create QR-codes on the fly. Simply insert your URL in the box and click Tag NOW. Then you can copy resulting short URL, download QR code or share it - Generate and share QR Codes for text, url, sms, phone numbers.

Rediff MyPage - India's social networking site. Connect with people who matter and stay updated by sharing instant info, photos, and more.

RenRen - Social networking internet platform in China

ResearchGate - a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. - Discover, curate and publish great content to get visibility online.

She Told Me - a Digg-like with a 100% AdSense Revenue Sharing program.

SlideShare - Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.

SodaHead - A site where users create polls to get advice about issues and society.

SpinSnap - a discovery engine for websites, music & videos.

Startaid - Save your bookmarks and favorites online. Social bookmark manager that allows you can use tags or categories.

StudiVZ - a social networking platform for students (in particular for college and university students in Europe)

Stumpedia - a social search and bookmarking site that relies on human participation to index, organize, and review content.

Symbaloo - A free social bookmarking service in the cloud.

Tagged - meet and socialize with new people through games, shared interests, friend suggestions, browsing profiles, and much more.

Tapiture - a visual discovery and social curation platform that lets you share images, videos and products, as well as buy an endless assortment of cool stuff.

The Fancy - a social photo sharing webstore and mobile app

The Web Blend - a community for designers, developers and tech junkies that keeps you current

ThisNext - a social commerce site enabling people to recommend their favorite products and guide others in online purchasing.

Thrill On - Home to the most epic and awesome photos, videos, and gear - every day.

Taringa! -  a social network geared toward Latin American users

Transferr - a visual, web-based bookmarking service that allows its users to save, customise, organise and share their favourite websites

Tulinq - a news aggregator in Spanish (digg style)

Twoo - the fastest growing place to chat, search, share photos and play fun introductory games. Free to join.

Typepad - Service for hosting and publishing weblogs and photo albums.

Viadeo - a Web 2.0 professional social network whose members include business owners, entrepreneurs and managers

Virb - Whether you're a novice or a pro, a photographer, a band, a small business, or anything in between, Virb is perfect for building your own website

VisitezMonSite - French Digg-style site with 100% Adsense sharing.

vKruguDruzei - Russian social networking site.

Wayback Machine - Capture a web page as it appears now for use as a trusted citation in the future.Only available for sites that allow crawlers.

Webnews - Here you can find news, eyewitness news videos set themselves assess, discuss and comment - or just check out the latest news.

Wanelo - an online community for all of the world's shopping.

WireFan - Sports social bookmarking site.

WishMindr - let's you create wishlists and set reminders to help your friends and family know what to get you!

Wykop - Polish social bookmarking site.

Xanga - a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles.

Xing - a social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals.

Yammer - a leading enterprise social network for businesses to get work done smarter and faster.

Yardbarker - Sports news, commentary and humor submitted by fans and celebrity athlete bloggers.

Yoolink - Share instantly your findings on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail! Yoolink is the simplest and most effective tool to share and find again all that interests you.

YouMob - Are you mad as hell? Got something to shout about? Join others in a LIVE mob. Shout out about today's event, gossip or news.

Yuuby - the best way to explore friendships and discover people beyond the boundary of your social network. - Russian social bookmarking site.

Know of another social media site, social networking site or social bookmarking site? Add it to the comments.

1 comment:

Timothy Rowland said...

Alan, thanks for this list! I found a dozen or so useful sites here. Ciao!