There are so many of them popping up nowadays that it is no joke. Social Networking sites are taking over the internet by storm, and there are millions of persons flocking to them, with over 200 such sites now in existence. The main reason for these sites is for people to interact with each other and exchange information that is mutually beneficial. The gap that once existed where this is concerned is slowly getting smaller as it has become easier for business partnerships and other relationships to be formed in much shorter times. Groups and individuals with similar interests can interact online at their own leisure and not need to pay any money, for the most part, for this interaction.
Some of the more popular social networking sites include YouTube, MySpace, Del.icio.us, Digg, Furl, Windows Live Spaces, Xanga, and StumbleUpon. Most of these sites have over 1,000,000 members each, with Windows Live Spaces alone having over 40,000,000 users. There are some sites that are by invitation only while others are limited to specific geographic locations or restricted to persons over certain ages. The aim of all of them is similar and we will see many more of them popping up as time goes by.