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World’s Top 15 Social Media Sites

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When you talk about Social Media sites, most people will quickly think about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Of course, those appear to be the most popular but there are quite more than those four. Social Media sites are created for different purposes; some for fun, others for business and other engagements. Most business owners now depend on the Social Media for profitable gains, as it provides a constant and steady flow of web traffic, which is the lifeline of every modern business.

The number of social media turning up these days is on the rise; however, these are the world’s Top 15.

1. Facebook.com

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Facebook hardly needs any introduction. It’s currently the world’s most popular and sophisticated social media. It was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg in collaboration with his Harvard college roommates, and has since grown to become the world’s largest social media. Facebook trumps Google in terms of global web traffic and presence. Facebook is currently ranked as number 2 on Amazon’s Alex with over 900million unique monthly visitors.

2. Twitter.com

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Twitter is second most popular social media site in the world. Twitter was launch in July 2006 by Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. Twitter is very popular amongst social media celebrities because of its popular badge – “Verified by Twitter,” Twitter is ranked no. 10 globally by Amazon’s Alexa and receives over 310,000,000 monthly unique visitors.

3. Linkedin.com

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LinkedIn was founded in December 2002 and it’s mainly used by business professionals. It is the professionals’ social network. It is currently ranked no. 14 globally by Amazon’s Alexa and receives over 225,000,000 unique monthly visitors.

4. Pinterest.com

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Pinterest is a photo sharing social media site and was established in March 20, 2010. This photo sharing website is normally used by companies to promote products and services. Pinterest is currently ranked number 40 globally by Amazon’s Alexa and receives over 250million unique monthly visitors.

5. Google Plus+

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Google Plus is a social networking site owned by the world’s most popular search engine giant, Google inc. It was launched in 2011 as a social network and currently receives 120,000,000 unique monthly visits.

6. Tumblr.com

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Tumblr might sound strange in this part of the world, but it’s one of the best micro-blogging and social media sites available. It was founded in 2007 and currently plays host to over 243.3 million blogs and is currently ranked 43 in the world by Amazon’s Alexa.

7. Instagram.com

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Instagram is basically an online photo sharing, Video sharing social media site founded by Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom in Oct. 2010. This social networking site currently receives over 100million monthly visits and it is ranked number 30 by Amazon’s Alexa.

8. VK.com (Vkontakte)

VK was founded in October 2006 and it’s one the most popular social media site you can find in Eastern Europe. It is Russian owned and currently receives more than 80million unique monthly visits. It’s ranked at number 21 globally by Amazon’s Alexa.

9. Flickr.com

Flickr is Video and image hosting website and was founded in 2004 by Ludicrop. This social networking site allows users to embed and share their favorite photographs. It currently receives over 65million unique users and it is ranked at number 140 globally.

10. Vine.co

Vine isn’t the usual social media site, but a short form social video-sharing service that allows users share 6-seconds –long short looping video clips. Vine was launched in June 2012 and currently receives of 2million estimated monthly visitors. It’s currently ranked No. 824 globally by Amazon’s Alexa.

11. Meetup.com

Meetup is a social media portal that helps to organize offline group meetings in various locations around the world. This social media portal was launched in 2002 and currently receives over 40million unique visitors. It’s currently ranked 429 globally by Amazon’s Alexa.

12. tagged.com

Tagged was founded in 2004 and it’s a social discovery website based in the U.S. It allows members share tags, play games and browse other members’ profile. The website currently receives over 38million visitors monthly and it’s ranked 848 by Amazon’s Alexa.

13. Ask.fm

Ask.fm is a social media site that is designed to help registered users ask each other questions anonymously. It was launched on June 16, 2010, and currently receives over 37million unique visitors, and it’s currently ranked at number 282.

14. MeetMe.com

Formerly known as My Year Book, Meetme was founded in 2005 and it’s a social networking service primarily design for the youths. It revolves around media file sharing as well as online gaming, and it currently receives over 15.5million unique visitors monthly. It’s currently ranked at number 4187 globally by Amazon’s Alexa.

15. Classmates.com

Classmates.com was founded in 1995, making it one of the oldest social media sharing sites. Its primary focus is to help users of its platform find colleagues and classmates in kindergarten, universities, work places etc. It currently receives over 15,000,000 unique monthly visitors and it’s ranked at number 3414 globally by Amazons Alexa.

Social media sites help us share the most important moments of our lives with friends, family and loved ones. They have bridged the communication gap existing in time past through their innovative features and technology. The relevance of social media in the 21st cannot be overemphasized and will continue to remain relevant for a long time to come.



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