Social Networking around the world is a ripe market with many great offerings that have caught hold in specific regions. Some international social networking sites were designed from the ground up for a regional audience, while others, like Google's Orkut, were aimed at the United States but caught on elsewhere.
Here is a listing of the top international social networking sites:
Based in London, Badoo is one of the top social networking sites in Europe.
Based in California, Bebo has gained popularity across the world, especially Ireland and the UK.
A South Korean social networking site similar to MySpace.
A United Kingdom social networking site founded in 2000, it differs from the norm by charging a fee for features normally found for free in other social networking sites.
A social networking site targeted at Latin America.
Originally created by Google to compete with MySpace and Facebook, it has mainly caught hold in Brazil.
A social networking site aimed at teens with a strong following in Canada and the United Kingdom.
A German version of Facebook with a strong audience in students.
A European social networking site with strong audiences in France, Spain and Germany.