Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals, often through social media sites such as Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and Google+ .
Anyway you see it, below is the list of social networking website that will actually be of great benefits to you and your stuffs.
Facebook was founded in 2004 and is the most visited social network in the world, and the second most visited website in the world. Facebook's registered users can connect with 'friends', send private messages, chat with friends, post on 'walls' (or comment on posts), upload photos and videos, join groups; 'like' pages, posts and comment; share posts etc. Some of Facebook's terminology:
Google Plus is Google's social network. Users can put other users into 'circles' e.g. a circle for family, a circle for friends, a circle for acquaintances etc. Posts by users can be made public, to specific circles, or to all circles. Users can follow/start pages, and join communities.
VK.com (formerly VKontakte) is a Russian social network available in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. Users can connect with friends (in a similar way to Facebook), private message each other, post on their walls (including file attachments), join communities, like and share posts. There are two types of communities: groups (which are like discussion forums) and public pages (which are like pages in Facebook).
Qzone.qq.com is a social networking website by Tencent, with features for blogging, video gaming, uploading photos/videos, and listening to music.
An Argentina based Spanish language social networking website that combines blogging, microblogging, forums, and image sharing. Users can follow each other (in a similar way to Twitter), and follow or join communities (which have a forum like structure). Users can make posts (which are similar to blog posts), shouts (which are microblogging posts like tweets in Twitter), and can post images. The search results can be filtered into the categories of posts, communities, topics (which are better described in English as forum threads), shouts, and images. Taringa also has sections for listening to music, and playing online games.
A social networking site where users can connect with 'friends', join groups, upload photos, post comments etc. The groups are essentially discussion forums. There are nine main categories of groups, which are: animals and pets, games, interests and hobbies, romance and relationships, music, sports, movies and TV, culture and community, and personal groups. The group categories are split into subcategories.
A Persian language social network with similarities to Facebook. Users can make/share/favourite posts, connect with friends, post photos, and join clubs. Users and club pages have an equivalent of a wall (like in Facebook). On the club pages, there are links and search filters to display the posts, photos, polls, and members.
A Russian social network that combines microblogging/blogging, photo/video/file sharing and more. Users can connect with each other (in a similar to way Twitter) and join online community groups.
A social networking site where individuals can have a profile page, connect with each other, and create and join 'tribes'. Tribes are online communities (similar to conventional online forums) which have a tabbed interface with the following categories: topics, photos, listings, events, reviews, requests.
A social networking site with features including blogs, photos, chat and forums. The site has a separate section for events.
A Finnish social network. The user profile pages are open, and have a tabs for: profile info, photo/video albums, blog posts, polls, discussions, flow (similar to wall post updates), and stripes (achievements). The communities users can join also have a tabbed layout, with the following tabs: community (a basic info page, with recent updates and social media links), members (with links to their profiles), discussions, pictures and videos, albums, blog entries, polls, and flow. It originated in 2000 as a photo gallery for the Finnish users of Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
A social network with an emphasis on privacy. The social network's data is decentralised in that its data isn't all stored on a central server but instead on smaller servers referred to as 'pods'. Users can choose their pod. Diaspora has a function called 'aspects' which has similarities to circling in Google Plus.
A Norwegian social network. The user profile pages are open, and have sections for the profile overview, photo albums, friends, and guestbook. The interest groups users can join, can have discussion threads, guestbook posts, and photo albums.
Dudu is a multilingual general purpose social network, with similarities to Facebook. Each user has their own wall where comments and photos can be posted (and responded to, liked, etc). It has its own internal currency called dullars, which can be used to buy virtual goods. There are online games, including Candy Crush. Users can connect with friends and subscribe to pages.
Saybubble is both a social network and microblogging site, with a high emphasis on cities and countries. Registered accounts can be either for individuals or organisations (which also have an individual named as the contact). Users may follow other users, countries, and cities. Users may also make friends, photo galleries and posts. Posts can be either public or just for friends, and may include a video, a link, and up to four images. The posts may tag cities and/or users. Posts can be upvoted, downvoted, favourited, shared, linked to other posts, and receive comments. One of the features that makes Saybubble stand out, is its split-screen layout. On the left-side there are tabs which include your news feed, your posts, your friends, the users/cities you are following, and a countries menu. The right-side layout depends on what has been clicked. Clicking on a city profile link would bring up that city's profile and feed on the right-side. Clicking on an individual's profile link would show their profile on the right-side. The right-side also has a menu for cities, a tab for your profile, a tab for your photo galleries, and a search tab.