Designing and Composing

Introduction and History

Photo Sharing Networks

Snapfishis a photo sharing social network where the members can benefit from unlimited storage space for their photos. The site has tens of millions of members.


Lifestyle Networks

Last.fmis a music discovery and recommendation network hat also shares what friends on the network are listening to. The site has tens of millions of users and over 12 million music tracks.

VampireFreaksis a community for gothic-industrial subcultures that has millions of members. The site is also used for dating.

Travel Networks

Waynis a travel network that connects like-minded people nd also helps them discover where to go. The site has over 20 million users.

CouchSurfingprovides a platform for members to stay as a guest at someone’s home, host travelers, meet other members, or join an event.

Gaming Networks

Cellufun is a gaming community with over 2 million members that can be accessed using any mobile device.

MocoSpace is social gaming site with over 2 million users and over 1 billion monthly page views.

Video Networks

YouTubeis the world’s leading video sharing network that enables its users to upload, view, and share videos. It serves billions of videos daily.

FunnyOrDie is a comedy video network that allows users to upload, share, and rate videos. The videos often feature celebrities. The network has hundreds of millions of viewers.

Reunion Networks

Classmates connects people with their high school friends in the U.S. and also allows for the uploading of high school yearbooks. Members ssmatescan also plan their high school reunions.

MyHeritageis an online genealogy network that enables users to create family trees, upload and browse photos, and search billions of global historical records. The site has 80 million users worldwide.

Business Networks

Video is a social network for business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers — mostly in Europe. It has about 50 million members.

Ryzelinks business professionals, mainly new entrepreneurs. The site has about 1 million members.

Blogging Related

Xanga hosts weblogs, photo blogs, and social networking profiles.

Plurkis a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates through short messages or links, which