Top social networks of 2006

Mashable has listed the top 12 – or 26 if you include the people’s choice which of course you should – social networks of 2006 and some that are “hot for 2007”. Lots of useful/interesting links in this post.

My personal favourites among all those mentioned are (in no particular order): Flickr,,, YouTube, Twitter, LibraryThing and MyBlogLog. Or, those are the ones I use and enjoy – there might be more qualified entries that I simply don’t know enough about.

These are all the winners and hot-to-be:s.

Mainstream and Large Scale Networks
Mashable’s Choice: MySpace
People’s Choice: Multiply
Hot for 2007: Bebo, Vox, Facebook, Facebox

Widgets and Add-Ons
Mashable’s Choice:
People’s Choice: Zwinky
Hot for 2007: RockYou, Stickam, Snocap, Zingfu, MyBlogLog

Social News and Social Bookmarking
Mashable’s Choice: Digg
People’s Choice: Trailfire
Hot for 2007:, StumbleUpon, Blinklist

Sports and Fitness
Mashable’s Choice: FanNation
People’s Choice: Takkle
Hot for 2007: SportsVite, Ultrafan

Photo Sharing
Mashable’s Choice: Flickr
People’s Choice: Twango
Hot for 2007: Zooomr, Webshots, ImageShack, Tabblo, Pickle, BubbleShare

Video Sharing
Mashable’s Choice: YouTube
People’s Choice: Gotuit
Hot for 2007: Metacafe, Motionbox, Revver, vSocial, StupidVideos,, iFilm, Eyespot

Mashable’s Choice: Netvibes
People’s Choice: Pageflakes
Hot for 2007: YourMinis, Protopage, Webwag

Places and Events
Mashable’s Choice: Yelp
People’s Choice: CollegeTonight
Hot for 2007: MingleNow, HeyLetsGo, Planypus, ILCU (and others)

Mashable’s Choice:
People’s Choice: ReverbNation, MOG
Hot for 2007: Pandora, YourSpins, Rapspace, ProjectOpus, iLike, Splice, MusicHawk and More

Social Shopping

Mashable’s Choice: Etsy
People’s Choice: ThisNext
Hot for 2007: Crowdstorm, Kaboodle, ShopWiki, StyleFeeder

Mashable’s Choice: Twitter
People’s Choice: Wadja
Hot for 2007: Friendstribe, JuiceCaster, Zingku, Moblabber, Zemble, Veeker, Treemo

Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks
Mashable’s Choice: Flixster
People’s Choice: Dogster, LibraryThing
Hot for 2007: SneakerPlay, MothersClick, Motortopia, Minti, ComicSpace, Curbly, MyChurch, Ziki, VeryLiberating, ITtoolbox, Fanpop, ShareYourLook, FamilyThrive, Blubrry, innerTee, Listal, ConnectingMoms, FirstGiving, RealityAllStarz, CafeMom, BeGreen, AdFemme, Dianovo, eLifeList, CampusBug, SnehaH, HumanOpinion, MerchantCircle, Barrio305, GenevaOnline, MDJunction


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