There may be hundreds of social media applications of various flavors at your disposal. I've listed here some of the more common ones with a little info about each. If you see anything incorrect or really obviously missing please follow my Twitter account,
@dottedi, and send me a note.
A brief description
Audioscrobler It is a database that tracks listening habits and does wonderful things with statistics and primarily intended for programmers; use their main site Last.fm if not a programmer.
Bebo Per Bebo: Bebo is a social media network where friends share their lives and explore great entertainment
Boxee Not too sure exactly what this is; help me out? From Boxee: "you are now free to be entertained"
Bubbletweet Step Out From Behind Your Twitter Page...And Say “Hello” To Your Followers!
Catster Yes there is a social media web service targeting your feline companions bobmeetin
Craigslist Craigslist, although not a social media website by design, has social media functionality.
Delicious Delicious is a site, service which you can use to post your bookmarks (aka favorites), the result being that you can access your bookmarks from any locale where you can get an internet connection. They call it social bookmarking: "The tastiest bookmarks on the web."
Digg A social media service where you can submit comments and "vote" on articles
EasyTweets - Promote your business and monitor your brands. EasyTweets offers an almost perfect web-based Twitter management tool. A powerhouse to take advantage of.. http://tinyurl.com/cgn4jw TrafficGen
eHarmony a relationship building social networking web service
Facebook Facebook is a social media application which gives you access to share content and stay connected with folks of your choice.
Fark Read the about page at: http://www.fark.com/farq/about.shtml#What_is_Fark.3F. They call it a "is a news aggregator and an edited social networking news site." You can use Fark to post links to articles, news stories, etc.
Freebase awesome site I learned about 2day: Freebase is an Open, Shared Database of the World's Information www.freebase.com #shesgeeky basilLeaf
Friendfeed Per Friendfeed: "FriendFeed helps you discover and discuss interesting stuff that your friends and family find on the web."
Friendster According to Friendster's About Us page, more than 95 million members worldwide, Friendster's purpose is to help people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them.
Google Video A social media service for sharing uploaded videos.
Hashtags - Be sure to follow www.twitter.com/hashtags Be sure to follow www.twitter.com/hashtags in order to be able to follow tagged keywords on www.hashtags.org. bobmeetin
hi5 According the the About Us page, hi5 has 80+ million registered members in over 200 nations and is a top 20 website globally. It adjusts to deliver information targeted for the user as well as providing an avenue of social networking to help the individual connect with his/her spere of friends.
InSocialMedia Paraphrased from the home page: a mashup between Social Media experts and enthusiasts. The purpose is to encourage, educate and develop relationships together.
Jaiku Paraphrased from the About page: "Jaiku's main goal is to bring people closer together by enabling them to share their activity streams." What is an activity stream? A log of everyday things as they happen.
Konnects The Place for Professional Networking
Last.fm The Social Music Revolution
Lefora - forums made easy Considering adding a forum based community? Take a close look at http://www.lefora.com/ It indexes well with Google. Flexible and attractive nicheprof
LinkedIn "Over 30 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities"
Livejournal Livejournal is a social media application which can be used as a private journal, a blog, a discussion forum or a social network.
match.com match.com is a commercial internet dating website
MySpace A social media web service where you create a somewhat customized web page
myYearbook myYearbook was founded by a couple high school students as a social playground.
Peoplebrowsr PeopleBrowsr is a simple visual dashboard that adds more power to Twitter, your other online identities and those of your friends.
Ping Quoted from the home page, 'Ping.fm is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap.' Although I have it included as a Social Media Website it is much more of a service. Just a few of the social media sites where Ping.fm can be used to post to are www.del.icio.us, www.myspace.com and and other social media services.
PlanetFeedback Service where you can publish feedback regarding commerce and merchandise
Plaxo Stay in touch with the people you care about.
Putfile Putfile is a free digital media hosting service where you can upload, organize and share your media, images and video, with those in your network or world as well as create a simple personal web page.
Reviewme Read the Why page, "http://www.reviewme.com/why.php". The idea is that posting with Reviewme will get your product/service seen by many bloggers to review.
StumbleUpon Direct from Stumbleupon, "StumbleUpon discovers web sites based on your interests. Whether it's a web page, photo or video, our personalized recommendation engine learns what you like, and brings you more." You create a Stumbleupon account, feed it your particulars, download their toolbar if you want, then participlate.
Technorati As described on the Technorati About Us page: 'Technorati collects, organizes, and distributes the global online conversation.' bobmeetin
TopOneNetwork - The Internet Marketing Social Network A community available only to Joel Comm's Top 1% Percent subscribers
Tumblr From the home page: "Tumblelogs are the easiest way to express yourself." Tumblr is a social networking web service where you can share text,photos, quotes, links, music, and videos. It looks to be a little cleaner than MySpace.
Twitters Anonymous AiraBongco: Twitter addict? Join Twitter Anonymous http://twittersanonymous.ning.com/ AiraBongco
ustream.tv Ustream.TV is a live interactive video broadcast platform which enables people who have a video camera and an Internet connection to broadcast a live video to your audience. See their About Us page for additional details. It's pretty cool. If I could only figure out how to get my cats to "perform on demand" that would be awesome.
YouTube A socia media web service for sharing videos
For anything which is misclassified please contact me and request a correction.