Social Networking Sites

1 | Facebook 3 - eBizMBA Rank | 800,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 3 - Compete Rank | 3 - Quantcast Rank | 2 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA

2 | Twitter 15 - eBizMBA Rank | 250,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 30 - Compete Rank | 5 - Quantcast Rank | 9 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA

3 | LinkedIn 16 - eBizMBA Rank | 200,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 24 - Compete Rank | 17 - Quantcast Rank | 8 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA

4 | Google Plus+ 26 - eBizMBA Rank | 150,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *24* - Compete Rank | *28* - Quantcast Rank | NA - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
5 | Pinterest 27 - eBizMBA Rank | 140,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 40 - Compete Rank | 14 - Quantcast Rank | 26 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA

6 | Tumblr 31 - eBizMBA Rank | 110,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 55 - Compete Rank | 13 - Quantcast Rank | 25 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA

7 | Flickr 94 - eBizMBA Rank | 67,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 115 - Compete Rank | 102 - Quantcast Rank | 65 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
8 | VK 97 - eBizMBA Rank | 65,400,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *150* - Compete Rank | *120* - Quantcast Rank | 22 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
9 | Instagram 132 - eBizMBA Rank | 50,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 51 - Compete Rank | 307 - Quantcast Rank | 39 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
10 | MySpace 284 - eBizMBA Rank | 26,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 22 - Compete Rank | 70 - Quantcast Rank | 761 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA

11 | Tagged 486 - eBizMBA Rank | 20,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 703 - Compete Rank | 376 - Quantcast Rank | 378 - Alexa Rank.
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12 | Meetup 518 - eBizMBA Rank | 17,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 687 - Compete Rank | 546 - Quantcast Rank | 321 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
13 | Ning
910 - eBizMBA Rank | 13,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,502 - Compete Rank | 750 - Quantcast Rank | 477 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
14 | MeetMe 1,148 - eBizMBA Rank | 10,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,325 - Compete Rank | 177 - Quantcast Rank | 1,941 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
15 | ClassMates 1,189 - eBizMBA Rank | 10,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 141 - Compete Rank | 207 - Quantcast Rank | 3,220 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | Updated 1/15/2014 | eBizMBA
Caution when using Social Media
Social media networking has become second nature to teenagers in today's generation. The danger which lurks behind these sites is at the forefront of every parents mind.
TODAY chatted with Sonya Ryan and technology editor Charlie Brown about the dangers of social networking and the precautionary methods you can take to protect your children.

In 2007 Sonya Ryan faced her worst nightmare as it was revealed that her daughter Carly was murdered by predators she met online.
At only 15, Carly lost her life to a father and son from Victoria who had been contacting Carly using fake identities in order to lure her into meeting them. It was revealed that Gary Francis Newman had over 200 fake online identities regularly communicating with teenage girls, seeking to have sex with them.
Sonya is now leading the way in a bid to launch a Facebook warning campaign for parents and their children. This also comes after the murder of 18-year-old Nona Belomesoff in Sydney, who met a man posing to be a worker on Facebook who then lured her to her death.
"The internet is a relatively new way of making new friends and complete strangers can get through your front door…This is my plea to all parents: Please go to any lengths to ensure your child's safety." – Sonya Ryan
The severity in these dangers has been recognised as online protestors are deleting their Facebook accounts in droves. Others have started a 'quit Facebook' campaign which encourages users to close their accounts by the 31st of May.
The campaign focuses on the fact that users have to change 50 different settings to stop the site from sharing private information with third parties. Although it has gathered just 3700 fans, Quit Facebook Day is expected to become one of many worldwide rallying points against the social network as media scrutiny grows over its perceived willingness to share users' information outside the site itself. TODAY technology editor Charlie Brown shows parents just how easy it is to close Facebook accounts.
There are two options you can take, you can either permanently delete your account or you can deactivate it.
Deleting your account
· Go to – http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account,
· Click submit
· Wait two weeks for your account to be deactivated.
· Logging in to Facebook before the two weeks are up will void the deletion request.
If you permanently delete your account, all personally identifiable information associated with your account will be purged from the Facebook database. This includes information like your name, email address, mailing address, and IM screen name. Copies of some material (photos, notes, etc.) may remain in our servers for technical reasons, but this material is disassociated from any personal identifiers and completely inaccessible to other users. Facebook also does not use content associated with accounts that have been deactivated or deleted.