DeviantArt
A community for artists.

QuarterLife
A community for artists and creative people.


Blogger
Easy-to-use blog service.

LiveJournal
LiveJournal can be used as a private journal, for blogging, or for discussion forums and social networking.

Twitter
Receive and create real-time mini-updates about what’s going on in your life.

Vox
Easy-to-use blog service.


GoodReads
Keep track of the books you’ve read as well as write and read book reviews.

LibraryThing
Catalog your books.

Shelfari
Keep track of your books and create a virtual bookshelf.


FastPitch
For businesses and business owners.

LinkedIn
Share information and ideas with other professionals both in and out of your field.


Gaia Online
Explore this virtual world and talk to other members using your unique and customized avatar.


DowneLink
Social networking for the LGBTQ community.

Out Everywhere
Social networking and events for the LGBTQ community.


Geni
Create your family tree.

MyHeritage
Discover your heritage, share photos with family and friends.


FaceBook
One of the most popular social networking sites.

Gather
General social networking aimed at those over age 30.

Hi5
General social networking that allows you to customize your profile and to interact with others using a customized avatar.


MeetUp
This site is aimed at helping people ‘meet up’ in real life.

Myspace
One of the most popular and widely used social networking sites.

Ning
Find social networking communities devoted to a range of special interests, or create your own social network and invite others to join.


Ning
Find social networking communities devoted to a range of special interests, or create your own social network and invite others to join.

Ravelry
Primarily for knitters and crocheters, but also for spinners and all others interested in fiber arts.


Blip.fm
Create and DJ your own music station and find stations created by others.


last.fm
Get new music recommendations based on what you already listen to.

Mog
Find new music, watch music videos and read music-related news and reviews.

Pandora
Pandora uses the technology of the Music Genome Project to create music stations based on an artist, song or composer.


ReverbNation
Provides marketing and promotion for artists and a way to find new music for fans.


Flickr
Share and comment on photos.

Panoramio
View interactive maps and contribute your own photos of your favorite places.

Photobucket
Upload and share photos and videos.


YouTube
Watch videos, comment on videos, add videos of your own.


What is social networking?
Not sure how to get started? What is “social networking” anyway? This site addresses these and other questions about social networking and how it is used online.