Kiwibox – Kiwibox.com is a social network as well as an online magazine that is owned by Kiwibox.com Inc. Kiwibox has a number of unique features such as blogging, games, forums, event pictures, photos, status updates, event scheduling, etc. Unlike traditional social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, Kiwibox has combined “magazine” content and social networking technolgy in a site that is extremely attractive to everyone. Kiwibox has made great strides recently, with the release of its 2.0 website and a mobile site geared specifically for mobile devices for full mobile kiwibox experience; this progress has resulted in a dramatic acceleration in new user adoption that bodes very well for the future.
lifeknot – LifeKnot is a social networking website with a focus on shared interests and hobbies. Members create activity profiles listing their favorite activities and hobbies, in addition to optionally creating a personal profile common to online dating web sites. Members may perform searches for people that share their interests. LifeKnot can compare members’ interests to show members those with whom they share the most in common. As of Dec 2011, over 1,520 activities are listed.
LiveJournal – LiveJournal is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community. Each journal entry has its own web page, which includes the comments left by other users. The most distinctive feature of LiveJournal is the “friends list,” which gives the site a strong social aspect in addition to the blog services. Each user has a friends page, which collects the most recent journal entries of the people on his or her friends list.
Netlog – Netlog is an online platform where users can keep in touch with and extend their own social network. It is developed by Massive Media NV, based in Ghent, Belgium. Netlog is currently available in 40 languages and has more than 93 million members throughout Europe, and this number increases every day. On Netlog, you can create your own web page with a blog, events, playlists, pictures, videos, and much more to share with your friends. Massive Media NV also developed a unique localization technology ensuring that all content is geotargeted and personalized to each member’s profile.
Nexopia – Nexopia was born in a cold Edmonton winter only to rise to become Canada’s largest social networking site for youth. With over 1.2 million members, and hundreds of new accounts created every day, Nexopia is quickly solidifying its reputation as the online place for teens to connect and express themselves. Users are able to create and design their own profiles, friends list, blogs, galleries, articles, and forums. Interaction is accomplished through an internal personal messaging system, and public user comments on profiles, blogs or through threads and posts on the forums.
Open Diary – Open Diary allows users to create diaries that are public, private, or friends-only. Users can post an unlimited number of entries in their diaries. Notes left on diaries can be public or private (only visible to the entry author), and diaries can be set to accept anonymous notes from people outside of Open Diary, or from members only. Users can create a “favorites” list bookmarking other diaries of interest. They can add a list of “interests” to their profile, and search for diarists who have expressed interest in a particular topic. Open Diary also provides a free email service, which is not limited to Open Diary members.Open Diary is currently home to 359,956 online diaries.
Quechup – Quechup is a popular social network with members from all over the world, it lets you stay connected with your existing friends and find and meet new ones. Quechup gives you control over who can see different aspects of your digital life on Quechup. Anybody can access your Quechup profile, photos, videos and blogs – even people that aren’t members of Quechup, so you can share your digital life with anyone. Which means friends and family that aren’t Quechup members can see your photos, blog entries, videos, etc. making it easy to stay connected and keep your digital life in one place.
Plurk – Here is an interesting definition from their site. Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) – A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness. Plurk is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 140 text characters in length. Updates are then shown on the user’s home page using a time line which lists all the updates received in chronological order, and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.
Tagged – Other social networks are mostly for staying in touch with people you already know. Tagged make it easy for you to meet new people through social games, friend suggestions, browsing profiles, group interests and much more. Tagged members can express themselves by creating custom profiles to match their individual tastes. Choose from thousands of custom profile skins or make your own. Upload your favorite video and share photos with friends. Join a group to declare an affiliation or create a new one. With over 100 million members and 25 million monthly visitors, Tagged is the place where people can discover hundreds of new friends or just meet that special someone.
Wooxie – Wooxie offers microblogging, macroblogging, a personal blog, picture galleries for personal and business plus much more. In addition to the social media that it provides, Wooxie is a tool for online business promotion as well. Wooxie offers users the chance to promote their content to help boost their Google Adsense content and to shorten affiliate links, without losing money. This is done with an Adsense feature that is available for the articles that users have the ability to place on the website. Users can also choose to add 10 keywords that will link back to their website to help with search engine optimization.