While there are hundreds of social networking sites out there, you only really need to worry about “the big four:” Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Other sites pale in comparison to the big four, which garner the most visits and have the most users of any social networking sites.
Ever wondered what other social networking sites are out there, trying (foolishly) to compete with these behemoths. Well here’s a round-up of some of the other social networking sites- that are so lame, you can safely ignore them.
What’s that you say? Friendster was the first real social networking site, a predecessor to Facebook and MySpace? Sorry, but nobody cares anymore, and nobody uses Friendster anymore. Cute logo though!
Unless you are in a band, or love Rupert Murdoch, there’s no need to be on MySpace any longer. Traffic on this site decreases daily, as users defect to Facebook. Facebook currently has more than 500 million users, while MySpace has 66 million.
Create a profile on Failin.gs and your friends can leave anonymous feedback for you about why you suck! You might find out your friends think you are cheap, have bad breath or that you don’t make eye contact during conversation. It’s a way for everyone to experience the same self-scrutiny and social hell that teenage girls endure in middle school.
The only way to get onto the BeautifulPeople social network is to upload your profile and open it up to voting by current members. If you’re hot, you’ll get enough votes to get in. If not, you’re out. The site makes this disclaimer on its about page: “BeautifulPeople does not define beauty, it simply gives an accurate representation of what society’s ideal of beauty is.” Society’s ideal of beauty? Or just the ideals of a bunch of homogenous individuals with lots of time on their hands.
What a cute spelling! But seriously. What’s different about Hi5? The site claims on its about page: more you, more social and more fun. In the more fun category, it says, you can just hang out on Hi5. Wow, sign me up for that!
This site helps you find classmates from school and is totally obsolete. My bet is that you are already stalking your old crush or the “mean girl” from high school on Facebook.
I can comfortably write off this entire site, based on one testimonial from the about page (shown below).
This site is a few too many degrees removed from reality. It’s a social network where avatars from virtual worlds such as Second Life can establish a profile and make friends.
This free dating and social-networking site is built around a passion for mustaches. There are tons of profiles, some sorted by mustache type. Useless for real social networking opportunities, but fun to browse!
A play on Dogster.com, this site allows you to build a social networking profile for your hamster and befriend other virtual hamsters. Bonus points for adding an extra “ster” to a word already ending in “ster.”