Social Networking Sites
|Facebook is a social networking site founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates. The headquarter of Facebook is located at Menlo Park, CA, United States of America. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the site. Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Popular features of facebook are
|Flikcr is the best online photo management and share application in the world. It was created by Ludicrop in 2004 and then later acquired by Yahoo in 2005 User can share and embed personal photographs effectively. Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content onto the website. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact. To have flickr account, users need to have yahoo account. Flickr offers three types of accounts: Free, Ad Free and Doublr. The free option includes one terabyte of storage limited to 200 MB per photo and 1 GB per video. The Ad Free option allows subscribers to avoid advertisements for an annual fee. As the name suggests, the Doublr account includes two terabytes of storage. Flickr used to offer two types of accounts, Free and Pro. Free accounts are limited in data storage, accessibility, and interaction. Pro accounts allow users to upload an unlimited number of images and videos every month and receive unlimited bandwidth and storage.|
|This service is owned and operated by Google Inc. It was founded on the year 2011. The headquarter is at Mountain View, California, U.S. User must have a Google account to use this social site. The features are
|Hi5 is a social networking site based in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 2003. It provides common features such as friend networks, photo sharing, user groups, status update, play games and share interests. Since 2011, Hi5 shifted its focus to social gaming. User can login with Facebook account|
|Kanchenjunga Social Network|
|It is social networking site for the people of Nepali Community based in Darjeeling, India that allows people to provide an online forum for people to share and discuss various social-welfare ideas. In this social network user can find Forums, LiveTV, Music and video, Photo, Events, blogs, and groups.|
|It is the largest professional network where user can build their professional identity online and stay in touch with colleagues and classmates. It was founded in December 2002 and launched in May 5, 2003. LinkedIn is publicly held and has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, advertising sales, and talent solutions. Features: Online Professional Network, Jobs, People Search, Company Search, Address Book, Advertising, Professional Identity, Group Collaboration|
|It is a social networking service with strong emphasis given to music. It is owned by Specific Media LLC and pop music singer and actor Justin Timberlake. It was founded in 2003. The headquarter is located at Beverly Hills, California, US. Features:
|It is online platform for people and organizations to create their own social network using tools and expertise given. It was founded in October 2004 and located at Palo Alto, California, United States. Features:
|It is owned by Google. Originally it was hosted at California. Later in August, 2008, Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated by Google Brazil. The service is designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Features:
|It is another photo management application, originally created by Lifescape in 2002 and later in 2004 google owned it. User can upload their photos from either online or desktop application. User need to have google account for using online version. Features:
|It is world’s largest social travel network with over 100 million travelers have being used. It was founded on February 2000 and located at Newton, Massachusetts, United States. The main feature is easy access worldwide to leading online travel agencies. User can login with facebook account or can register. User can get information of Hotels, Flights, Vacation Rentals, Restaurants or travelling destination.|
|Twitter is a social networking and microbloging service which provides user to send and read text message of length 140 characters. This text is called “tweets”. It was founded in March 2006. The headquarter is at San Francisco, CA, United States of America. Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices. Features:
|It is a Nepali social networking site. Users can login into site by using their existing Facebook account or by create a new account. It was founded in 2011.
|It is a Nepali social network community site for helping people to make new friends, watch serials, movies, and other activities.
|It is another Nepali social network from where users can
|Mobile Social Networking|
|It is a community of like-minded organizations and individuals who are interested in and/ or willing to work around mobile technologies. Its objective is to support the creation of social networking hub in Kathmandu, Nepal to develop a mobile applications community of practice, to foster a competition for ideas to encourage entrepreneurship, and to establish mentorship opportunities for developers, by linking them with mobile industry professionals locally and internationally. It has different section like Community Blogs, Discussion forums, Events, News, Activities, App showcase, Resources and others.|
|It is another Nepali social networking site. Users can login into using their Facebook account or create a new account. It was created in 2012.
|It is also another Nepali social network site. The features are