What are Alternatives to Facebook?
There could be may reasons why you would look for social networking alternatives to Facebook. Perhaps you don’t like Facebook’s admittedly rather shocking privacy settings; maybe you think Facebook is too full of junk and has lost its original purpose, or perhaps you just like trying out the next big thing, and Facebook is no longer it.
Whatever your reasoning, we will look here at some alternatives, both the existing rivals to Facebook and the new kids on the block.
Facebook is kind of like prison. You spend all day staring at walls and getting poked by people you don’t know.
What is a Social Network?
Before we can look at alternative social networks, we need to understand exactly what a social network is. Dictionary.com defines a social network as:
a website where one connects with those sharing personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular school, etc.
Using that definition, there are a great many social networks, including innumerable web forums. I’m going to be looking at the more typical social networks where you can add friends, link to people, share information/photos, etc.
Social Media Sites
Social media sites are similar to social networking sites. In fact, these terms are often used interchangeably. They may also be sites that concentrate on the sharing of media such as video clips, photos, and music.
In this article, we will be looking at both social media sites and social networking sites.
Why I Dislike Facebook: A Video
Current Facebook Rivals
There are hundreds of social networks, including quite a few 10 million + member networks. Different countries and regions have their own popular social networks (Qzone and WeChat in China, Cyworld in South Korea, Mixi in Japan, etc.). In the Western world, there are several alternatives to Facebook:
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Doreen Ann Agostino
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