Here is a collection of popular social networking sites. You can create a web community like this using social networking software, iScripts Socialware. It does not clone any site. But gives you the features that made these sites popular and profitable. You can select the features you ant for your community and just enable those feature. Of course iScripts Socialware is sold as open source, so you can modify the software to match your community as you see fit. iScripts team also can customize the social community script for you.
All Recipeswww.allrecipes.com — The world’s largest food-based social network. Users contribute and rate/review each other’s recipes. Allows members to write a blog, create a recipe box, and get a daily newsletter.
http://www.authornation.com — A social network for authors.
Authors Den:http://www.authorsden.com — A social network for authors.
BakeSpace:http://www.bakespace.com — One of the largest food-centric social networks with discussion boards, blogs, recipe swapping, etc.
Bebo:http://www.bebo.com — Headquartered in San Francisco. 30 million users, primarily teens and young adults. The top social networking website in the U.K., Ireland, and New Zealand. Now owned by AOL. 22 million visitors in January 2008.
BlackPlanet:http://www.blackplanet.com — A social network of 16 million African Americans.
BlueString:http://www.bluestring.com — Upload and share photos, videos, and music from your PC. Just drag and drop to share. With StringIt, you can share your creative collections (for example, from a wedding or other event) and then invite family and friends to add their own photos, videos, or music to add to the story. A service of AOL.
Book Rix:http://www.bookrix.com — A social network for writers and readers that includes the ability to edit and publish your books in a flipbook format, using your layouts and graphics. This digital book can be embedded in websites and emails via HTML code. You can use this service for free.
Cafe Mom:http://www.cafemom.com — Social networking for mothers.
Classmates Online:http://www.classmates.com — A social network for connecting with old high school and college classmates. The third largest social networking site.
Cyworld:http://www.cyworld.com — Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. 24 million users. Big in South Korea.
Deviant Art:http://www.deviantart.com — A social networking and sales site for art, manga, and more. Motto: The largest art community in the world.<
Dish and Dine:http://www.dishanddine.com — A social network for food lovers to share and fine recipes, ask questions, share tips, upload videos, post reviews, join the forum, and even get food travel tips.
Divine Caroline:http://www.divinecaroline.com — A social network where women come together to express themselves, find answers, and share their lives through storytelling. Sections cover relationships, parenting, home and food, body and soul, travel, style, career and money, play, neighborhood and world.
Doppelit Train:http://www.doppelit.com — The Entrepreneur Connection, this site brings you motivational newsletters and teleseminars, networking, and insight into the right way to do business. “When you register for Doppelit you put yourself in the top 10% of entrepreneurs worldwide, with a ticket on the Doppelit Train you join the top 3%.”
Easy Site:http://www.easysite.com — Allows users to create family sites quickly and easily, with no ads. Free for three members. $4.95 per month or more with more members.
eCademy:http://www.ecademy.com — Business-related social site.
Eons:http://www.eons.com — Online network for boomers.
FaceBook:http://www.facebook.com — Headquartered in Palo Alto. The most significant social networking site on the U.S. web. 70 million users as of April 2008. 101 million unique visitors in January 2008 (Comscore); 123.9 million unique visitors in May 2008. 65 billion page views per month. 200 million users, from 180 countries, in April 2009.
FanNation:http://www.fannation.com — A social network for sports fans operated by emSports Illustrated/em and CNN Digital Network. Supports blogs, photos, games, groups, friends, and more.
Fast Pitch! Networking:http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com — A fast-growing business social network on the web that also includes a free press release syndication service, blog syndication, and more.
http://www.fighterz.com — A social network for mixed martial artists.
FoodBuzz:http://www.foodbuzz.com — Nearly 30,000 foodies sharing recipes, restaurant reviews, forums, blogs, photos, etc.
FoodCandy:http://www.foodcandy.com — A tight-knit community of foodies.
http://www.frappr.com — A mapping site that allows you to highlight where your friends live. Create your own social map on the web.
Friendster:http://www.friendster.com — Headquartered in San Francisco. 37 million users. Big in Southeast Asia. The original social network.<Gather:http://www.gather.com — A business and professional networking site with many groups and special events (such as First Tracks, a contest for musicians).
HI5:http://www.hi5.com — Headquartered in San Francisco. 50 million users. Big in Asia and South America
IGoUGo:http://www.igougo.com — Bills itself as the world’s leading online travel community.
I Like Totally Love It:
a href=”http://www.iliketotallylove.com”rel=”nofollow”>http://www.iliketotallylove.com — A social shopping site. Shoppers post photos of items they like, then solicit opinions and comments from others.
http://www.indiapage.com — A large social networking site targeting Indian community.
http://www.iparents.com — A social network for parents. Allows sharing of photos, videos, calendars, group forums, and more.iScripts SocialWare:
http://www.iscripts.com/socialware/index.php — A software program that allows anyone to set up their own social community featuring blogs, chats, forums, events, classifieds, and more. Price: $99.95.
http://www.jacketflap.com — A comprehensive resource site for the children’s book industry, featuring thousands of published authors, illustrators, agents, librarians, teachers, editors, publicists, and publishers. Features a social network, blogs, a blog consolidator, and more. Also includes up-to-date information on children’s book publishers and hundreds of children’s book blogs.
http://www.jott.com — Allows you to call a phone number with your mobile phone and leave a message for yourself, send a text message and/or email to a friend, send an email to a group that you define, or even make a post to your blog.<
LawLink:http://www.lawlink.com — Professional and social network for attorneys.<
Lending Club:http://www.lendingclub.com — A new social network for lending and borrowing money. Already 15,000 users. $1 million has already changed hands with most loans under $500.<
Library Thing:http://www.librarything.com — Users share the books and book lists they love. More users than Shelfari and more flexible (according to one user). Now offering galley copies to users who will write a review for the website.
http://www.linkedin.com — A business and professional networking site, designed to find jobs, partners, consultants, and other business networking contacts. 30 million users as of October 2008. Includes an Answers Qamp;A section where users ask and answer questions.
http://www.marketocracy.com — A social network for investing fanatics (who can invest virtual money in testing their investment strategies).
http://www.mashable.com — This blog tracks all the social networking sites, providing updates on services, mashups, etc. A great resource if you are into social networking.
Match.com:http://www.match.com — A paid matchmaking service for romantics.
http://www.thememory.com (website in process) — A social network to honor the dead where loved ones share their memories.
MocoSpace:http://www.mocospace.com — Photo, music, and video sharing via your mobile phone. Also blogs, chat, IM, and more. Two million members.
http://www.momjunction.com — A social networking website for mothers. 50,000 members.
Multiply:http://www.multiply.com — This social network allows you to add photos, videos, music, a calendar, and contacts. You can also write reviews, blog, list favorite links, create or join groups, and more.
http://www.myspace.com — The largest social networking site on the web. 118 million users in October 2008. 40% of all U.S. mothers use MySpace. 12% of all Internet minutes are spent on MySpace (June 2008). Page views on MySpace have reached an all time high of 44 billion :
http://www.oddpodz.com — An idea engine and social network that powers business people, entrepreneurs and creative professionals that want to advance their careers and grow their enterprises.
http://www.orkut.com — Headquartered in Mountain View, California. 39 million users. Big in Brazil. Owned by Google.
http://www.pageflakes.com — It allows you to create your flake (homepage), share it with others via a pagecast, and let others know about you via a profile page. Apparently you need to be a developer and know lots of software to use this service. I could not find on the home page an easy way to start other than to download a developer’s kit, but after some clicking around (a process I could never duplicate), I did create a page. It looks like it might be an interesting way to create a homepage to share with others.
Personal News Network:
http://www.pnn.com — A women’s social news network that blends a social publishing platform with a destination portal to give women an online voice. Share stories on personal custom sites.
http://www.piczo.com — Headquartered in San Francisco. 24 million users. Teen-friendly. Big in the U.K. and Canada.
Pinger:http://www.pinger.com — Instant voice messaging for your mobile phone. With Pinger you send voice messages directly to someone instantly–no ringing, no greetings, no lengthy prompts. Pinger is fast and efficient like email, but with your voice. You can also send voice messages to groups you define as well.
Radar.net:http://www.radar.net — A photo- and video-sharing social network designed to be used primarily with mobile phones.
http://www.redroom.com — A social network for authors. Has raised $1.8 million in capital.<
Respectance:http://www.respectance.com — A social network for people to share memories of loved ones.
Reunion.com:http://www.reunion.com — A social network for connecting with family, friends, lost loves, and colleagues. Ryze:http://www.ryze.com.
Scribe Share:http://www.scribeshare.net — A social network for authors.
Shelfari:http://www.shelfari.com — A social media site for people who love to read. Allows users to build their book collection online, tag books, start book clubs and discussion groups, and add their bookshelf to their blogs.
Slacker:http://www.slacker.com — Allows you to share your music choices with others. And create your own Internet radio station for your listening pleasure.
Socializr:http://www.socializr.com — A social networking blend between Friendster and Evite. It is designed as a way of sharing party and event invitations with friends and family. Here are some of the things you can do here: view your personalized event listings, create and send event invitations, automatically share events with your friends, get your events on your mobile phone, and customize your events with music, videos, and more.
Spoke.com:http://www.spoke.com — Social network for business and sales.
StyleHive:http://www.stylehive.com — A social networking website for people interested in style, fashion, beauty, jewelry, etc. Allows bookmarks, forums, communities, etc. Motto: What’s hot. Right now.
TeeBeeDee:http://www.tbd.com — Robin Wolaner, founder. A social networking site for people over 40 who believe life is still to be determined.
Tickle:http://www.ticklecom — Features categories such as lifestyle, mind/body, relationships, style/beauty, entertainment, and more.
TrailtwonUSA.com:http://www.trailtownusa.com — A social networking community targeted towards house riders in USTribe.com:http://www.tribe.com — A social network with a local focus, based on the city where you live.
http://www.twitter.com — The micro-blogging social network.
Uber.com:http://www.uber.com — Uber is a creative community where you can discover, collect, publish and store all kinds of photos, videos, songs, blogs, and bookmarks.
UPumpItUp Social Network:http://www.upumpitup.com — Crystal Light, a beverage from Kraft Foods, launched this social network to encourage women to inspire and challenge each other to achieve personal goals, which they can share with friends via the website or track with a widget. br/br/< style=”color:navy”strongWee Web:
a href=”http://www.wee-web.com”>http://www.wee-web.com — A place to share photos, videos, and stories of your children.
Xing:http://www.xing.com — Features events and teleclasses. Offers a free service as well as a paid monthly membership.<
http://360.yahoo.com — The blogging and social networking service from Yahoo! Yahoo is kind of giving up on the idea.
Yahoo! Groups:http://groups.yahoo.com — A social networking service from Yahoo! It’s where people with a shared interest meet, get to know each other, and stay informed. Your group gives you instant access to share message archives, photos and photo albums, group event calendars, and member polls and shared links.
Yelp:http://www.yelp.com — Features 4 million user-submitted reviews of local businesses around the country.
YoName:http://www.yoname.com — A tool for searching for your name, friend’s names, or other people’s names over the major social network websites.
Yuwie:http://www.yuwie.com — A social networking site with all the bells and whistles that strongpays you/strong to be on the network, to blog, to post photos, to meet friends, to send messages, etc. They don’t pay you a lot, but it might add up if a lot of people visit your page.
Zannel:http://www.zannel.com — Web and mobile phone social networking site for sharing photos, videos, and blogs. Designed to allow you to share your life in real-time with a photo/video capable mobile phone.
Zebo:http://www.zebo.com — A social networking site for learning what brands your friends own, judge photos of products and clothes, buy and sell cool things, and get product advice. They do not allow you to enter your email address in any posts (to prevent spambots). Free to use since they sell products in their online shop. As a member, you can sell stuff.
Zeer:http://www.zeer.com — A social network that connects people to product information, communities full of like-minded people, and buying advice. With a focus on packaged foods, their nutritional labels, and user ratings. Alexa rank of 246,760. Rated one of the Top 50 websites of 2008 by Time.com.
Ziggs People Hub:http://www.ziggs.com. A social network for professionals. A free service that personalizes the Internet around your people, your work, and your life. You can use this service to find people and groups you’d want to network with from around the world. Still in beta, very slow.