Top 11 Social Media Sites

It is interesting to browse through the top websites as assessed by Alexa here: TOP Sites

Eleven of the top 100 websites are social media sites. (I have also included an estimate of recent total monthly visitors, when I found a credible estimate somewhere else on the web.)

Note that blogging is understated because it is not dominated by a social site. For example, according to WordPress there are more blogs using WordPress software on a private site than using the WP blog hosting site that is used in this ranking.

The top eleven ranked by Alexa:

Platform(s)                Social Media                Monthly Visitors             Alexa Rank[2]

  1. Facebook             Social Network               850 million                                2
  2. YouTube             Video-sharing                 800 million                                3
  3. Twitter                Micro-Blogging               250 million                                9
  4. LinkedIn             Professional Network    110 million                               14
  5. Google+               Social Network               100 million                                —
  6. WordPress          Blogging                               —                                           22
  7. Tumblr                MicroBlogging                  13 million                                36
  8. Pinterest             Social Scrapbook              11 million                                38
  9. Blogger                Blogging                                                                              47
  10. Flickr                   Photo Sharing                                                                    56
  11. Instagram           Photo Sharing                                                                    98

[1] Wikipedia estimates (October  2012) unless otherwise cited; the sites are ranked by the Alexa ranking for consistency

[2] Alexa web site rankings at World Ranking

[3] Top 15 social network sites, October 2012, eBizMBA

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1 Response to Top 11 Social Media Sites

  1. up with your says:

    Hey Gary Schirr,
    Very interesting, I want to create a social media site ( facebook,myspace…ETC.). I have a background in Freelance Web and graphic design and I have some pretty good ideas. I’m looking for someone to possibly partner up with.

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