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Top 10 List Of Social Media Sites For 2015! +Full List Of Social Media Sites

Social Media Marketing December 15th, 2014


list of social media sites

Skip to the end for the full list of over 150 social media sites! It’s not uncommon for us to hear about new social networks every few months. In 2014 we saw snapchat take off and Ello surface as a non-advertising based model of Facebook.

Here is a list of the top 10 most popular social media sites with over 100 million active users world-wide (YouTube was not included as a social network).

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The Top 10 List of Top Social Networking Sites and Apps as of December 2015

1.) Facebook 

Founded in February 2004, Facebook has become the world’s most popular social media sites bar none. Its worldwide presence is unmatched in social media.


Facebook quick stats:

  • 2+ billion registered users
  • 1.35 billion active monthly users
  • Stats pulled: Sept. 2014
  • Founded in the US.

2.) Tencent QQ

Tencent QQ launched way back in February 1999 and continues to be China’s preeminent social network.


Tencent QQ quick stats:

  • 1+ billion registered users
  • 820 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Sept. 2014
  • Founded in China

3.) Tencent Qzone

Tencent Qzone is also part of Tencent. It was launched in May 2005 and allows users to create diaries, blogs, and share photos among other activities.

Tencent Qzone

Tencent Qzone quick stats:

  • 1+ billion registered users
  • 629 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Sept. 2014
  • Founded in China

4.) WhatsApp

Ahh WhatsApp in your grammatically incorrect glory. This is was one of the hottest tech stories of the year with Facebook’s purchase of the company for $19 billion! Amazing to think for a company that was only founded in August 2011!


WhatsApp quick stats:

  • 700+ million registered users
  • 600 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Aug. 2014
  • Founded in the US

5.) Google+

Hmm, many claim that the stats from Google+ are inflated. The social network was founded in June 2011 and has provided a social haven to many select niches (including my own, SEO).


Google+ quick stats:

  • 1+ billion registered users
  • 540 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Aug. 2014
  • Founded in the US


6.) Facebook Messenger

Earlier this year Facebook officially separated Facebook messenger from the regular Facebook app much to the chagrin of many users.The move was consistent with Facbeook’s fragmentation strategy seeing the company diversify its portfolio of products instead of having to forever grow Facebook’s user base (which it of course wants to do, but ultimately will not be the only factor that influences the company’s stock price).

Facebook Messenger quick stats:

  • 2+ billion registered users
  • 500 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Nov. 2014
  • Founded in the US


7.) WeChat

WeChat is another offshoot of Tencent. It’s a micro text and voice messaging service, China’s largest standalone messaging app.


WeChat quick stats:

  • 600 million registered users
  • 468 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Sept. 2014
  • Founded in China

8.) Instagram

Instagram took the idea of flickr, made it mobile and more social, put filters on it and bam! In April 2012, Facebook bought instagram for approximately 1 billion in cash and stock. Interestingly in 2013, Instagram grew its user-base by 23% while Facebook only grew by 3%.

Instagram quick stats:

  • 300+ million registered users
  • 300 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Dec. 2014
  • Founded in the US


9.) Skype

Skype! It’s good to see MicroSoft make the list. In 2011 Microsoft purchased Skype for 8.5 billion and have now fully integrated the software into it’s Windows 8 operating system.

Skype quick stats:

  • 663+ million registered users
  • 300 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Mar. 2014
  • Founded in the US


10.) Twitter

To me, Twitter is the social network that’s reluctant to make money, but that all changed when the company went public in September 2013.

Twitter quick stats:

  • 500+ million registered users
  • 284 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Oct. 2014
  • Founded in the US


Honourable Mention

Two Social Media Networks that Didn’t Make the Top 10

There were a host of other international sites that were up there in users, but since you probably searched for this blog in English, we’re going to mention the two English networks that round out the bunch.


Ah, BlackBerry Messenger. Once beloved by many, and once a symbol of pride for many Canadians, especially during the pre-iPhone days (if you can remember that far back)! Founded in July 2005, BlackBerry Messenger made waves as the secure way to text your friends, but as years went onn, the iPhone and Android began to carve out market share.

BlackBerry Messenger quick stats:

  • 160+ million registered users
  • 91 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Aug. 2014
  • Founded in Canada



Rounding out the list is everyone’s favourite business social network. LinkedIn was founded in May 2003. No more than 11 years later, 2014 was a record setting year for LinkedIn, as it saw the company’s published platform take off in a big way and also saw a number of strategic acquisitions including Bright job matching and Newsle.


LinkedIn quick stats:

  • 332+ million registered users
  • 90 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled Aug. 2014
  • Founded in the US


Since writing this post, some people have asked me about Pinterest. So I looked them up!

Pinterest Logo

Pinterest quick stats:

  • 70+ million registered users
  • 53 million active monthly users
  • Stats pulled June 2014
  • Founded in the US

It’s interesting to see how both old (“old” in terms of the tech world) and young companies made this list. Most notably companies like WhatsApp and Instagram that have reached the pinnacle of entrepreneurship, i.e. being sold to Facebook!

One site that was a little surprising not to see is Pinterest and Tumblr, with 53 million and approximately 30-50 monthly active users, respectively.

For most of the stats gathered here I used this great resource from Wikipedia. I’ll be sure to update it with the latest stats!

Lastly, a complete media sites known in 2015.

Full list of Social Networking Sites

Site: Academia.edu
URL: http://www.academia.edu/

Site: About.me
URL: https://about.me/

Site: Advogato
URL: http://www.advogato.org/

Site: AsianAve
URL: www.asianave.com

Site: Asmallworld
URL: https://www.asmallworld.com/

URL: http://www.athlinks.com/

Site: Biip.no
URL: http://www.biip.no/

Site: Black Planet
URL: http://www.blackplanet.com/

Site: Busuu
URL: http://www.busuu.com/

Site: Buzznet
URL: http://www.buzznet.com/

URL: http://www.cafemom.com/

Site: Care2
URL: http://www.care2.com/

Site: CaringBridge
URL: http://www.caringbridge.org/

URL: http://www.classmates.com/

Site: Cloob
URL: http://www.cloob.com/

Site: CouchSurfing
URL: https://www.couchsurfing.com/

Site: CozyCot
URL: http://www.cozycot.com/

Site: Cross.tv
URL: http://www.cross.tv/

Site: CrunchyRoll
URL: http://www.crunchyroll.com/

URL: http://www.dailystrength.org/

Site: Dilicious
URL: http://delicious.com/

Site: DeviantArt

Site: Didlr
URL: http://didlr.com/

Site: Disaboom
URL: http://www.disaboom.com/

Site: DontStayIn

Site: Draugiem.Iv
URL: https://www.draugiem.lv/

Site: Elftown
URL: http://www.elftown.com/

Site: Ello
URL: https://www.ello.co/

Site: Elixio
URL: http://www.elixio.net/

Site: English, baby!
URL: http://www.englishbaby.com/

Site: Epernicus
URL: http://www.epernicus.com/

Site: eToro
URL: http://www.etoro.com/

URL: http://www.exploroo.com/

Site: Facebook
URL: https://www.facebook.com/

Site: Faceparty
URL: http://www.faceparty.com/

Site: faces.com
URL: http://www.faces.com/

Site: FetLife
URL: https://fetlife.com/

Site: Filmaffinity
URL: http://www.filmaffinity.com/en/main.html

Site: Filmow
URL: http://filmow.com/

Site: Flixster
URL: http://www.flixster.com/

Site: Flickr
URL: https://www.flickr.com/

Site: Focus.com
URL: http://focus.com/

URL: http://www.fotki.com/

Site: Fotolog
URL: http://www.fotolog.com/

Site: Foursquare
URL: https://foursquare.com/

Site: Friendica
URL: http://friendica.com/

Site: Friendster

Site: Fuelmyblog
URL: http://www.fuelmyblog.com/

Site: FullCircle
URL: http://www.fullcircle.net/

Site: Gaia_Online
URL: http://www.gaiaonline.com/

Site: GamerDNA
URL: http://www.gamerdna.com/

Site: Gapyear.com
URL: http://www.gapyear.com/

Site: Gays.com
URL: http://www.gays.com/

Site: Geni.com
URL: http://www.geni.com/

Site: Gogoyoko
URL: http://www.gogoyoko.com/

Site: Goodreads
URL: https://www.goodreads.com/

URL: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/

Site: GovLoop
URL: http://www.govloop.com/

Site: Grono.net
URL: http://grono.net/

Site: Habbo
URL: http://www.habbo.com/

URL: http://www.hi5.com/

Site: Hotlist
URL: http://www.hotlist.com/

Site: HR.com
URL: http://www.hr.com/

Site: Hub Culture
URL: https://hubculture.com/

Site: Hyves
URL: http://hyvesgames.nl/

Site: Ibibo
URL: http://www.ibibo.com/

Site: Indaba Music
URL: http://www.indabamusic.com/

Site: Instagram
URL: http://instagram.com/

Site: IRC-Galleria
URL: https://irc-galleria.net/

Site: Italki.com
URL: http://www.italki.com/

Site: Last.fm
URL: http://www.last.fm/

Site: Library Thing
URL: https://www.librarything.com/

Site: LinkedIn
URL: http://www.linkedin.com/

Site: Listography
URL: http://listography.com/

Site: LiveJournal
URL: http://www.livejournal.com/

Site: Livemocha
URL: http://livemocha.com/

Site: MEETin
URL: http://www.meetin.org/

Site: Meetup
URL: http://www.meetup.com/

Site: Meettheboss
URL: http://www.meettheboss.tv/

Site: MillatFacebook
URL: http://www.mymfb.com/

URL: https://mixi.jp/

Site: MocoSpace
URL: http://www.mocospace.com/

Site: MouthShut.com
URL: http://www.mouthshut.com/

Site: Mubi
URL: http://mubi.com/

Site: MyHeritage
URL: http://www.myheritage.com/

Site: MyLife
URL: http://www.mylife.com/

Site: My Opera
URL: http://www.opera.com/es/whereismyopera

Site: Nasza-klasa.pl
URL: http://nk.pl/

Site: Netlog
URL: http://www.netlog.com/

Site: NGO Post
URL: http://www.ngopost.org/

Site: Ning
URL: www.ning.com

Site: Odnoklassniki
URL: http://odnoklassniki.ru/

Site: Open Diary
URL: http://www.opendiary.com/

Site: OUTeverywhere
URL: http://www.outeverywhere.com/

Site: PatientsLikeMe
URL: http://www.patientslikeme.com/

Site: Partyflock
URL: http://partyflock.nl/

Site: Pingsta
URL: http://www.pingsta.com/

Site: Pinterest
URL: https://www.pinterest.com/

Site: Plaxo
URL: http://www.plaxo.com/

Site: Playfire
URL: https://www.playfire.com/

Site: Playlist.com
URL: http://www.playlist.com/

Site: Plurk
URL: http://www.plurk.com/top/

Site: Qzone
URL: http://qzone.qq.com/

Site: Ravelry
URL: http://www.ravelry.com/

Site: ReverbNation
URL: https://www.reverbnation.com/

Site: Ryze
URL: http://www.ryze.com/

Site: Sgrouples
URL: https://mewe.com/

Site: Shelfari
URL: http://www.shelfari.com/

Site: Skoob
URL: http://www.skoob.com.br/

Site: Skyrock
URL: http://skyrock.com/

Site: SocialVibe
URL: http://www.truex.com/

Site: Sonico.com

Site: SoundCloud
URL: http://soundcloud.com/

Site: Spot.IM
URL: https://www.spot.im/

Site: Spring.me
URL: http://spring.me/

Site: Stage 32
URL: http://www.stage32.com/welcome/

Site: StudiVZ
URL: http://www.studivz.net/Default

Site: StumbleUpon
URL: https://www.stumbleupon.com/

Site: Tagged
URL: http://www.tagged.com/

Site: Taltopia
URL: http://www.taltopia.com/

Site: Taringa!
URL: http://www.taringa.net

Site: TermWiki
URL: http://www.termwiki.com/

Site: The Sphere
URL: http://www.the-sphere.com/user_session/new

Site: Travellerspoint
Alt: http://www.travellerspoint.com/

Site: Tribe.net
URL: http://www.tribe.net/

Site: Tuenti
URL: https://www.tuenti.com/?m=Login

Site: Tumblr
URL: https://tumblr.com/

Site: Twitter
URL: https://twitter.com/

Site: Tylted
URL: http://m.cellufun.com/games.asp?v=hQn7s9uea0

Site: Vkontakte
URL: http://vk.com/

Site: Viadeo
URL: http://in.viadeo.com/en/

URL: http://virb.com/

Site: Wattpad
URL: https://www.wattpad.com/signup

Site: WAYN
URL: http://www.wayn.com/

Site: WeeWorld
URL: http://www.weeworld.com/

Site: We Heart It
URL: http://weheartit.com/

Site: WeOurFamily
URL: http://www.weourfamily.com/

Site: Wer-kennt-wen
URL: http://www.wer-kennt-wen.de/

Site: Wiser.org
URL: http://www.wiser.org/

Site: WriteAPrisoner.com
URL: http://www.writeaprisoner.com/

Site: Xanga

Site: XING
URL: http://www.xing.com/

Site: Xt3
URL: http://www.xt3.com/

Site: Yammer
URL: http://www.yammer.com/

Site: Yelp
URL: http://www.yelp.com/

Site: Zoo.gr
URL: http://www.zoo.gr/

Post By Steve Toth (120 Posts)

Steve is an industry recognized SEO expert who has been published in Moz. He is an audiophile and loves all things internet marketing. Steve enjoys working on the conceptual side of SEO.


Steve is an industry recognized SEO expert who has been published in Moz. He is an audiophile and loves all things internet marketing. Steve enjoys working on the conceptual side of SEO.
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