Top Most Popular Social Networking Sites and Apps


In the backdrop of IT way of life, almost everyone is moving towards digital devices whether it is smartphones or digital watches to align their preferences with the advanced technology. In the course of time, it becomes a necessity to connect globally. In this direction, many social networking sites and applications were launched in the market to offer better connectivity with others.

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Here we are providing some facets of the most popular social networking sites. Find them listed below:

  1. Facebook

It is an American social platform and social networking service company. This website was launched in 2004 by its founder Mark Zuckerberg along with his fellow of Harvard College and his roommate. In the beginning, this was restricted for the use of Harvard students only. Later they expanded it to the Boston area and some other schools including Stanford University.

Now with the current incarnation of this site, anyone who is at least 13 years old can become the registered user of Facebook. Its name extracts from the face book directories often provided to American University students. Mark Zuckerberg wrote a program named as “Facemash” in 2003, and he was a second-year student at Harvard University that time.

Facebook makes the major portion of its revenue from advertisements that appear on the page. Facebook can be accessed from a number of devices with internet connections like desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones. Facebook comes first on the basis of the quantum of monthly active users.

2. YouTube

It is an American video sharing website. In 2005, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim (all three were employees of PayPal) created this service. Google purchased it in 2006, and now it is working as one of the several Google subsidiaries.

YouTube permits users to upload, rate, share, view, add to favorites, comment on the videos, subscribe, report. It facilitates a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos like TV shows, music videos, documentary films, live streams and other content like video blogging, educational videos. Individuals upload most of the content on YouTube.

YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense that is a program targeting advertisements according to site content and audience. YouTube comes second on the basis of the quantum of monthly active users.

3. Instagram

It is owned by Facebook and was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It is an images and videos sharing social networking service which was launched in 2010 exclusively for iOS handheld devices. In 2012, its Android version was launched.

The Instagram app permits users to upload photos and videos to the platform which can be edited with different filters. It can also manage the tags and location information. An account’s posts can be publicly shared, and users can visit other user’s content by tags and locations. Instagram places third on the basis of the quantum of monthly active users.

4. Qzone

It is a Chinese social networking website that was created by Tencent in 2005. It permits users to write blogs, keep diaries, send photos, watch videos, listening to music. Users can fix their Qzone background and choose accessories based on their preferences so that every Qzone account is customized to the taste of an individual user.

However, most of its accessories are not free. After purchasing Canary Yellow Diamond, users can access all the services without paying the extra sum.

John Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup. and www.office.com/setup