Social Networking Web Sites for 2009

Posted by Marty Dickinson on Jan 21, 2009

This list of the most important social networking sites will be added to throughout the year. So, let this serve as your official location for discovering social networks and social networking web sites. As we hear of new social networking sites being added, we will post them here and when a more accurate description of each social networking site gets edited, you will have the most up-to-date description available.

Myspace.com – Certainly the most visited
Facebook.com – Winning my vote as the most interactive
Linkedin.com – Best for building business connections
Squidoo.com – A great add-on to your primary social network
Friendster.com -
Bebo.com – Good for those who like to share thoughts about movies, entertainment
Bahu.com – Only if your 25 or under
Zorpia – Focus is on meeting people Internationally
Netlog – Focus is Europe
Twitter.com – The wonder of 2008
Classmates.com – Not the best for business building but it IS social networking afterall
Xanga.com – Networking community for bloggers
Xing.com (Europe, Germany, China)
Ryze.com (for business)
Meetup.com – Growing by leaps and bounds, a must-watch

And, let’s not forget forums of course. Participating in forums is one of the greatest places to spend your marketing time because people read your posts and want to know more about you. So, they visit your Web site through a link provided on every forum posting you make.

Do you have a favorite social networking Web site that’s not listed here? Let us know and we’ll post it. Simply post a comment and a description.

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It appears this company’s goal is to network the social sites together. A central location to check everything. Are we ready for this?

January 21st, 2009 | 8:29 am

SocialCatch.com is what you were commenting about…This makes the third such system I’ve heard of that’s still “in development.” Wonder who will win the race and actually release something. It’s the logical next step to managing dozens of social networks. Thanks John for the link.

January 22nd, 2009 | 12:29 pm
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