Almost everyone has heard of the phrase 'degrees of separation', and that is what Social Networking is all about. Basically, it is the building of a network of people who share a connection through their friends, & their friends, & their freinds & so on. Social Networks can be for business, dating, friendship or all of the above. The sites listed here are focused on social networking.
Passions Network: Free Social Networking
Redefining Social Networking
Passions Network is a free social networking site designed to allow you to meet others who share your interests. Many social networks connect you to your friends and to their friends, but Passions Network allows you to interact with others based not on who they know, but on what they like to do. If you like gardening, connect with other gardeners. If you like automobiles, connect with other car lovers. With over a hundred different communities (so far), Passions Network has something for just about everyone. Join for free and take advantage of free email, chat, forums and more.
Badoo - In The Top 60 Websites Worldwide
Badoo is one of the largest social networks with users sending more than 50 million 'chats' per day."
GuanXi - Professional & Social Networking
"GuanXi is a rapidly growing Asian site for innovative professionals who want to network to, from, or in Asia."
Facebook - The Social Network
As one of the largest social networks focused on college students, "Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet."
FriendFinder Social Network-Over 3 Million Relationships
Friendfinder is one of the original social networking companies, with a huge membership of people making friends through friends. Join for free and see why this network is so popular.
MySpace-Social Networking Phenomenon
Everyone knows about MySpace by now, so do we really need to describe it?
Bebo-Are You A Beboer?
"Bebo is the next generation social networking site where members can stay in touch with their College friends, connect with friends, share photos, discover new interests and just hang out."
Friendster-The New Way To Meet People
"Friendster is an online social networking community that connects people through networks of friends for dating or making new friends."
Orkut-A Trusted Community
"Orkut is an online community that connects people through a network of trusted friends. We are committed to providing an online meeting place where people can socialize, make new acquaintances and find others who share their interests."
Ryze Business Networking
"Ryze helps people make connections and grow their networks. You can network to grow your business, build your career and life, find a job and make sales. Or just keep in touch with friends."
"Yub is an online mall where people meet, hang, and get up to 25.00% back for shopping." Unique online community site where people share recommendations on products and earn money back when friends join, or when people buy things they recommend. This site is less a dating site, and more of an online buying community sharing their interests, and their advice on specific products...although it has many of the same features of large social networks and dating sites.
Gaia - Powered by Zaadz - Let's Change The World
Zaadz has a daunting goal...to build THE most inspired community of people in the world. "Imagine social networking with a purpose, a community of seekers and conscious entrepreneurs circulating wisdom and inspiration and wealth and all that good stuff. Fun fun fun."
Trig - Revolution can be simple!
"Originality. Democracy. Revolution. This is how we�d like to sum up what Trig means to us. But that�s just a fancy way of saying that we want Trig to be a platform, centered around you. We don�t believe in mass culture, we think all of us have hopes and dreams and our vision is simple: Your dreams, our tools. With cutting edge design and software, we see Trig as a new community for anyone who ever had a dream, and all the people who go their own way. We want to give you the platform you need, and we want that platform to adapt to you, not the other way around."
Xianz - Christian Social Network
"The MySpace alternative for Christians!"
"What is unoduo? It is the online equivalent of a village square or a social club. Whether you're looking for new friends, travelling companions, sporting partners or even a relationship, this is the place to start."
Gay Social Networking
Man Jam-Gay Social Networking
"Manjam is a unique social network for dating, work and travel. Promote yourself, your talents and lifestyle through a network of like-minded people."
Gay Passions: Free Gay Social Networking Site
Gay Passions is a free site for gay singles. Join for free and take advantage of free email, chat, forums and more. Invite your friends, and be notified when they login.
The Club for Gay Professional Men
"Through being a CIRCA member you can network and make contact with 1,000�s of gay professional guys for whatever reason - amorous, friendship or business. Although CIRCA is a UK based organisation we have members from around the world waiting to link up with you. CIRCA is THE gay network and free to join, so don�t wait any longer, it could change your life. Finding a partner or friend is just the start of our commitment to you, which is why we offer much more than just a Gay Dating Service."
"Downelink is an online gay community that allows people to interact with each other through social networks and resources."