A social networking site offers users a place to post their goals, interests and personal information, then interact with others. There may be an area for a blog or web page, as well as a place to add photos. Most social networking sites are free, and open to the general public. Some are private, or are designed for the use of those with a common interest.
Only very generic social communities will be listed here. Anything with a niche or focus should be listed in the most relevant category in the directory.
A private online community designed for those who already have strong connections with one another. By invitation only.
A worldwide community that provides its members with the ability to communicate and share their lives. Features include photo and video sharing.
An invitation only site that ensures all contacts entering the system are trusted by at least one or more members in the network. Members share career opportunities and interact with others.
Users create an account and list goals or hopes which are then connected to other people's goals.
A personal growth and support community connecting members through shared experiences.
Community including live chat, photograph uploads and messaging between members.
In addition to profiles, offers email, a forum, music, videos and an arcade sections are available.
Members note their locations with a mobile phone and can find out where friends are. Recent activity, introductory video.
Offers a profile page, a friend request feature, photo storage, music reviews, video, and email.
A Diaspora pod. A free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service.
International community of online friends. Features photo albums, blogs, forums, messaging, and private chat.
Make anonymous friends. Create an avatar and write letters to members. Other features include diaries, web pages, Oekaki, and virtual items.
A community dedicated to providing a casual social environment. Members are encouraged to organize and participate in events in any given MEETin city.
Helps groups of people with shared interests plan events and facilitates off line group meetings in various localities around the world.
Offers profiles, friends list, blogs, galleries, articles, and forums.
An online service to create, customize, and share a social network.
One-to-one and one-to-many private messaging and sharing.
Offers blogs, profiles, chat, photos, and videos.
Allows users to send messages, leave comments, browse photos, watch videos, play games, give tags and chat.