11 Sites Like Facebook: Other Social Networking Sites
Are you tired of using Facebook, or simply interested in what other social networks are available? There are many sites like Facebook that offer a variety of different features from the social giant that is Facebook.
These sites are all great alternatives for social butterflies or businesses looking to meet new people or grow their connections.
These Facebook alternatives all tackle social networking from a different angle. There is a social networking site out there for you, regardless of the features you are seeking.
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Start Getting Rewarded for Being Social
Tsu aims to tip social networking back to a YouTube model in which content creators are rewarded with a share of the revenue that they generate.
Just imagine if every single item you posted on Facebook or Twitter over the past few years was earning you a few dollars. The content that you create is the reason that Facebook and other social media sites are successful, but they pocket all the profits from the advertising revenue.
Tsu flips this formula on its head by giving 90% of what it makes through advertising back to users. Both Facebook and Twitter users will also find a range of advanced metrics on Tsu, making it ideal for both individuals and businesses to track their engagement.
As Tsu is new (launched in November 2014), only time will tell if it will one day reach the heights of the likes of Facebook. But one thing is for sure: You'll want to get in early to set yourself up and claim a desired name. Currently Tsu is available by invite only.
The Community for Expats to Connect and Network
If you're an expatriate, or plan to be one at some point in your life, InterNations.org is a social network that you should be a part of.
This website has well over a million members spread across 190 countries. InterNations makes it extremely easy to connect with other expats so that you can make friends, exchange information or organise events and activities.
If you live or work abroad InterNations will help you reconnect with your home country by helping you connect with other expatriates in a similar situation and interests.
In addition to connecting with people InterNations offers a range of extremely valuable content through services and guides that members can access for free. This ranges from regular in depth articles about living and working in some of the most popular expat cities along with deals, exclusive offers and reviews for all the must visit places.
If you love to travel or are planning to work and live overseas at some point in your life you should definitely consider building a network on InterNations which will prove invaluable.
Create Your Own Discussion Groups
Muut is a fun discussion- and forum-orientated site that allows you to easily create your own online community of friends, family members, or associates. Forums are easy to set up, join, and manage.
Muut offers lots of options as to what you want to make private and public. Tired of having a large group messages on Facebook? Create a private discussion board instantly with Muut to keep track of everyone.
The possibilities with Muut are endless and you'll find all the features you need in the free version. Or choose to upgrade for a few extra perks.
A Site to Create a Professional Profile
LinkedIn is a site that focuses on creating profiles for professionals. It is a great social networking website to build business and employment relations, featuring over 170 million registered users in over 190 countries.
LinkedIn is now ahead of MySpace in terms of traffic, making it one of the most popular social networking sites around. The main focus is to allow users to easily track people that they have a relationship with (known as connections). Connections can be used to meet others people, through introductions. Your profile can include your resume, display your industry connections, and help you to follow up job openings as they become available.
If you are looking to create a more professional social profile, then LinkedIn will have you covered.
What Is LinkedIn?
The Latest Social Site
Google+ is one of the newest additions to the social networking industry. Google refers to Google+ as a social "layer" rather than a social networking site, due to its integration with a number of other Google properties.
Google+ is currently dominated by celebrity and web personalities and is mostly used to share web-related content. The site allows you to create your own web identity, connect with friends, and follow other interesting people.
Google+ lets you to easily sort your contacts into groups, which allows you to control who sees what, create a group for your family or friends, and even put your boss in his or her own circle.
The Original Social Networking Site
MySpace went live a year before Facebook. Founded in 2003, MySpace has changed hands several times. The website now focuses primarily on musicians, artists, and filmmaker pages but does still welcome personal pages. MySpace even offers Facebook integration now and all of the features that you would expect from a web 2.0 social networking website: customizable profiles, blogs, and a variety of multimedia options.
If you are an artist looking to grow your reach through social networking, then this site is definitely worth your time. Now that it integrates easily with Facebook, you can manage two profiles with ease.
The Rebranding of Myspace
A Site Filled With Games
Friendster is a popular site that is mostly made up of members from Asian countries. The website was originally social-focused, but now has incorporated a number of games and prizes (which has proven very successful).
Friendster is now considered a social gaming platform and no longer offers a number of social features. Friendster allows you to easily find people based on their gender, interests, and age (depending on their privacy settings) while also playing games from the site's vast collection. These games include singleplay, multiplayer, and even MMO-style games from a number of different genres.
If you are a gamer looking to connect with people while also playing games, then Friendster is the website for you.
"The Professional Network" Site
XING is a site with similar features to LinkedIn. XING aims to be a social networking platform that allows professionals to network with each other. With XING you can market yourself in a professional manner, create business connections, and potentially land your dream job.
XING, like most social platforms, offers profiles, forums, events, and groups to help the social process. While membership is free there are many premium features that can only be accessed with a paid membership. Premium features include searching for people with specific qualifications and messaging people who are not already on your contact list (allowing you to outreach to people more easily).
What Is XING?
9. MeetMe (MyYearbook)
Meet People and Play Games on This Site
MeetMe allows you to easily find other people that share your interests and build a relationship with them. This site even allows you to link your Facebook account (and use it as your login).
The site was originally called "My Yearbook" and focused on helping users find old friends. The site has since been revamped into MeetMe, and focuses on creating new friendship connections.
MeetMe is free to join and it is free connect with other members. Paid membership options offer virtual currency that can be used in the site's large game collection. MeetMe also has a built-in chat client and real-time stream that allow for easy media sharing and multiplayer gaming.
Find People With Similar Interests on This Site
Tagged is a different site that allows you to easily discover new friends based on interests. On Tagged you'll create your own profile and browse other profiles based on their interests. Tagged boasts over 200 million users with nearly 20 million unique monthly visits.
Once you start your free account on Tagged you can customise your profile and build your biography with information that helps the site find other users with similar interests. Your Tagged page allows you to upload photos, receive messages, send virtual gifts, and much more.
The social games on Tagged have a nice spin on them in that they are part of the discovery process. Players are often encouraged to make new friends through playing games. Tagged has its own in-house game development team, which means that the games on Tagged are unique.
Learn More About Tagged
Another Popular Social Site
Netlog started in 2003 and grew quickly. By 2012 the site had a user base of over 100 million members. Netlog offers all the standard features of a social networking site including a blog, friends, pictures, and your own personal guestbook.
Netlog focuses on localization to deliver results that are specific to individual users. This means that users can be matched with people in the same country and age-group.
Which Site Like Facebook Is Your Favourite? - Or Share Another Site Like Facebook
Mary Stokley Gromer on November 10, 2020:
My acct was disabled by Facebook twice in 2 weeks, now for 30 days. I'm an admin of a Trump group and it sucks cause I was banned from Oct 24 to Nov 24 thru the election and post-election. Why? Cause I posted a video of Biden calling Trump supporters "Chumps". That's all. Out of his own mouth video. FB and Twitter censoring caused voter suppression.
Danielle. Pruitt on July 12, 2020:
I just got banned yet again ( 7 DAYS ) for posting on what I THOUGHT was a friends private page. I said " Crazy Americans " That is ALL.." I then get told that I posted HATE SPEECH...." HOW THE HELL is THAT HATE speech? She posted about a man that REFUSED to wear a mask. But, then he died from the virus and now his family wants everyone to NOW year a mask.
kay Stafford on May 27, 2020:
Facebook Has closed my account due to friending people I didn't know, and I had Groups, and they were not growing, so I ask FB for help at what I had to do, And it did no good, you can't get them if you need something, so I sent out photos of my groups to people to Join, well I no longer have my account. the bad part is they don't let you keep anything I lost photos of my family I had there I can't get back, I am happy I am not on FB anymore, I miss all my friends, but thank God I had some email address and phone number, all I want is to make friends, colect pretty photo, vist with people, and keep intouch with family
Sanjay Agrawal on April 20, 2020:
The information is Good But way old and not relevant now as most sites mentioned are dead / closed / changed way of work
Larry Adams on December 23, 2019:
Facebook just block me from commenting for saying Canadians are suckers and fools because the government is pissing their money away recklessly. Their classing it as Hate Speech !!! They have some very sick Libtardyism people working there .
suzanne black on June 13, 2019:
this was a very helpful site
Jiaras on December 18, 2018:
Hi I noticed a website a while back called chatpause.website
If I remember right it was like a adult facebook with features like chatrooms and games.
It did have dating elements but was well moderated and no nudity,
I'm not sure what it is like now but there were no trolls, porn,pervs or anything like that,
I think the age restriction was to promote a more mature audience but with out the filth you find on most social websites.
Hope this helps!
Robert A. Johnsto Aka-(Published Author/Dr./Disabled Vetran) on December 07, 2018:
I get blocked and my account Disabled all the time for (NO!) to scammer on Facebook because they allowed to report you on Facebook sick of the crap I'm business man i use Facebook to write and advertise my writings, books, poems, extra scammers should not be allowed on Facebook or allowed tor report real people doing businesses online at all they should be blocked and not allowed or their countries, we real businessmen or women should be allowed to doing our businesses online in peace and not get kicked and lose money because scammers trying to suck the life out of people!!!!! sick of Facebook and their laziness in doing something about their website as soon find good one I'm gone form Facebook and will be taking a lot with me too!!! sincerely Dr. Robert A. Johnston!!!
Facebook has just become lazy employees and crap site because their laziness too!!!!!! and sadly sometimes its the employees to scamming too!!
Kelsie on May 05, 2018:
I have nothing but ads and friend suggestions on my newsfeed. All I want is a platform where I can connect with my family and friends (exchange pics and ideas and chat, etc.) and where I can connect with other people who hold the same principles and fight for the same causes. I don't want to have to worry about my information being sold and perverts looking at my family pics. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Michael on May 01, 2018:
If it like facebook forget it!
wesley fox on March 19, 2018:
facebook just suspended me for post pro 2nd amendment. As soon as I find another network I'm gone.
Krishna Chamling on February 27, 2018:
I am talking about, as it says, 'A page is disturbing to your functioning of Microsoft and other sites like, Facebook and others.... Please help.
Ron on January 20, 2018:
Fb didn't like an anti-Flake post that I did, exposing his liberal crap so they made up something from a post I did almost 2 yrs. prior and then suspended me for 7 days. Fb is made up of liberal idealogues and if they can't get you for something that you did to violate their policies, they'll make it up. They are anti-Free Speech.
BE CAREFUL on January 16, 2018:
MY SPACE and MEETME gave me a virus and crashed my system had to reinstall EVERTHING WATCH OUT...
Carmelita lynda solis on December 27, 2017:
Leslie and Ryan hit me up o would like to learn more please :)
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Leslie on September 23, 2017:
I agree. Facebook locked me out, and wont do their job in transferring my cell # for which they need to send a security code. I'm sick and tired of Facebook getting away with committing fraud and extortion, harassment, etc.
Ryan on September 08, 2017:
Hey, but why you didn't mention NING?
It's the biggest one for social networks. They have cool features
Arlene Santor on September 01, 2017:
Facebook just asked me a lot of personal question's before they will let me have a site . I have to give them a copy of my drivers license. And picture of myself .
piumi on August 28, 2017:
tsu is abondoned? no longer available? is this true? i tried to log on my account after long time. it is not working anymore
olivie on August 23, 2017:
facebook always disable people and lock people out when people play game have good progress in facebook only cause more and more people dislike using facebook
I use meetme and myspace they dont ban people :o
interNations needs people pay money! not good!
tsu is only when people click your site or a lot of people watch you, you earn money.
krishna on July 25, 2017:
how about pluto.com
Dinesh kumar on May 06, 2017:
PICKaTUTORIAL.com on March 25, 2017:
info quite dated!
Corey on March 21, 2017:
there is also VK which is a site baised in russia that has millions of people around the world that use it, you might want to touch up on your languages first though
QBall on December 21, 2016:
According to their website, Friendster is "taking a break" and has taken their site down for an unspecified time.
Asha on November 16, 2016:
this is so awesome
Jean on October 05, 2016:
Amazing information n will have to look into those who do not want to be paid to join for sure
pappu kr on August 07, 2016:
Love your work thanks
Hubert Jason from Arlington, Virginia on May 30, 2016:
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David Buckner on February 03, 2016:
MySpace xD the only other one I've heard of is LinkdIn.. Cool share
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Sreeshyam on August 27, 2015:
Realy thank you for the information..
Abbi on August 22, 2015:
Some of them are new to me and I am glad to find it
rrr on June 06, 2015:
Juzzy JaeZuz on June 01, 2015:
I Love Your Work,Thank You For Letting Us Know All This Sites
Jessica from Syracuse on May 28, 2015:
sam lm on May 27, 2015:
easysearch on May 26, 2015:
i heard about tsu but ant work on desktop
is it true.
Chris wagnon on May 16, 2015:
Glad this was informative of other social sites out there.
Facebook is really cool, but some people can make it really uncomfortable to be on there now dsys.
Anu Priya from Chennai on March 31, 2015:
I'd love using Google plus rather than Facebook since it is more lively and interesting and most of all it accepts GIF images which is quite useful for people who love to share pictures.
Adam Smith on February 23, 2015:
i found this very important, thank you
Mani from India on February 11, 2015:
Good information, i heard about tsu site from my friends, they already started and getting reward in terms of money from their total revenue. Informative one for everybody
OSBERT JOEL C from CHENNAI on February 11, 2015:
Wonderful job dear.. most of these sites were unknown to me.. Now I am aware of all those..
TTGReviews on January 27, 2015:
I am surprised that Twitter and Pinterest were not included in this list.
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 24, 2015:
I've heard about Tsu last month during a Twitter chat. Is it true that it's like Facebook? Some of the others I never heard of. I do get LinkedIn invites but I don't have an account there.
Tim Anthony on January 20, 2015:
Great analysis social networking sites! I think Facebook might been global brand nowadays but the presence of it’s alternative are effective too. Google plus will surely become popular as it's going to be launched with various applications. I’ve been using Pinterest, MySpace, Tumblr and they are very effective.
Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on January 19, 2015:
Remember when it used to be just Myspace and Facebook now there are new social networking sites popping up every few months. I have a feeling that eventually Facebook will go the way of Myspace as more secure and better sites come about.
Marlene Bertrand from USA on January 13, 2015:
I was not aware of how many sites there were that were like Facebook. You have provided very good and thorough research. I learned a lot here. Of all the sites you presented, Tsu sounds like a site I would like to visit. Thank you for the invitation.
williamslaw on April 25, 2014:
Wonderful job on the analysis of social networking sites.
Donna Cook on February 05, 2014:
Just started on Google+ due to the reach of Google.
Lee from Derbyshire, UK on January 15, 2014:
It's tough for me to really see past Facebook really, it's one of the only sites my friends use that I can communicate with them on
MartinTim on January 14, 2014:
Very nice analysis of social networking sites. Facebook has become a big global brand nowadays. Even some MNC's seek people having a great effect on Facebook pages and groups.
terelldennis on December 18, 2013:
Google+ and of course Twitter is great also this new site called Smactive to organice activies
MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on October 28, 2013:
google+ is quite interesting to hang around in, I am looking into tribe and bebo, especially now after this wonderful review! Good to know all this stuff.
laurenrich on October 21, 2013:
An awesome site. It has very useful information. Thanks for sharing.
MartinTim on September 09, 2013:
Great list... I did not know about most of the sites. As I own a business, these sites will surely help in improving my business.
anonymous on August 18, 2013:
Some of them are new to me and I am glad to find it.
zanaelf on August 12, 2013:
Thank you very much, facebook has been blocking me for 30 days all the time because they are uppity against my art, I hope to find another which my friends and family can keep in touch so I am not Isolated , facebook has gone far to draconian against art.
codeaweb on July 25, 2013:
very good stuff, thankyou .
codeaweb on July 25, 2013:
Enjoyed looking through this, very good stuff, thankyou
anonymous on July 08, 2013:
Great lens, I love everything social and found your site very insightful. I posted a link to your lens on my website so my readers and followers to read. Thank you for writing this.
gmrwebteam lm on June 21, 2013:
As per suggestion, social media has transformed the way of information exchanged. It provides us the way to share our thoughts among our networks.Using social media for networking can be one of the best option, and is an effective way of reaching the customers.
sitebildz on January 31, 2013:
Facebook is definitely the market leader ... for now. I'm sure it won't be long before another innovative site steals their thunder just like FB did to MySpace.
charwhit on January 30, 2013:
Wow! I only heard of the top 4. This is great info.
Deeringboy LM on December 19, 2012:
Thanks for the valuable info!
getmoreinfo on December 14, 2012:
I have been wondering what other sites were similar to Facebook thanks for the information.
squidy21 lm on December 13, 2012:
google plus too, :D
jolou on December 13, 2012:
Anna2of5 on December 12, 2012:
Actually I've been logging in hours on Youtube through my Google + site, Twitter, and Pintrest sites not counting the page of stuff I log into along with these sites. With Facebook I kind of check in on my wall there to see how the place looks, tidy up from time to time. I juggle where i will spend the bulk of time I get to do things online from place to place. I feel a tiny bit of guilt when I haven't written on Squidoo in a while, but I learn what i can when I can and hopefully it informs my designing and ultimately my writing. But for things to do I'm good. My daughter prefers Tumblr, and another site so I leave those realms to her. I'm on linked in but I worked on getting my profile to 100%, and I just don't seem to hang out there much. There's always so much to learn and read and pin so, I just keep trucking along. Thanks for doing the lens. Nice to see what all is available while we still have the freedom to check out these things. :D
YummyMom on December 11, 2012:
What a great compilation of social networking sites like Facebook. Among the one on the list, I've only used Friendster (I haven't logged in for years now!) and Google + which I use very rarely.
shawnhi77 lm on December 11, 2012:
I think Tagged is a great social site, but for business networking I really like Twitter.