Social networks and/or social media services allow you to network with people who share interests, professions, hobbies, backgrounds or real-life connections. These services are based online and often have mobile apps to allow users to access the service on the go. There are hundreds of social networks. These range from very small and specific services that serve a small community to global networks with millions of users. While such services are often associated with just social networking, there are also professional and research uses for such technology. This page focuses on social networks and will be useful for anyone not currently using such websites.
Tip: This site has special sections for professional networking and research networking. You may want to skip to these sections if you are already familiar with social networking.
The networks presented in this section are the primary multi-platform and multi-featured English-speaking social network websites.
Click on any of the social networks below to find out more about it.
The networks presented in this section are the primary specialist English-speaking social network websites. The sites listed here specialise in video, photography, broadcast, sharing and/or blogging.