The definition of a social networking site is a website that enables users to create public profiles and form relationships with other users on that website. A virtual website is a website that allows you to create a public profile and connect with other users, but in this case you create an avatar. Social and virtual websites are a rising trend for teens, kids, and even adults today. Here are the 20 most popular social and virtual websites for kids, teens and adults.
Websites For Teens and Adults
1. Facebook is a social networking website through which you create a profile, and are able to connect with friends and family by writing statuses and posting images.
2. Twitter is a social networking website that allows you to answer the question, “What are you doing?” by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called “tweets”, to your friends or “followers.”
3. Myspace is a social networking website that allows you to communicate with friends and other people around the world. Myspace also allows you to listen to music, use chat rooms, and play games.
4. Myyearbook is a social website where you can connect with friends and make new friends while playing social games, earning “lunch money”, supporting your favorite causes, and video chatting.
5. Friendster is a social website where you connect with friends from all across the globe. Friendster allows you to discover new events, bands, and hobbies.
6. Youtube is a video sharing website where users can upload, share and view new videos.
7. Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect, and create using free voice and text chat.
8. Teen Second Life is a teen version of Second Life. It is a virtual world where users can create, learn new skills, start a business, and meet new people.
9. Tagged is a social networking website similar to that of Facebook and Myspace. It allows members to browse profiles of other members, play games, and share tags and virtual gifts.
10. Imvu is a virtual website that allows you to create your own avatar, meet new people in 3D, create your own fantasy, chat, and play games with other members.
11. Bebo is a social networking website that connects you to everyone and everything. You can chat with friends and meet new friends.
12. LinkedIn is a business oriented social networking website, used for professionals to maintain contacts known as “connections”. This website allows members to follow companies, save jobs they would like to apply for and review jobs that are hiring. Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates.
13. Flixster is a social movie website that allows users to share movie ratings, discover new movies, learn about movies, and meet others with similar taste in movies.
Websites For Kids
14. Toon Town is a virtual world created by Disney where animated characters known as Toons reside. Toon Town allows kids to play games, make new friends and chat with other members.
15. Club Penguin is a virtual world where children can play games, have fun, and interact with each other.
16. Zwinky is a virtual world where you can make your own dolls and chat with your friends.
17. Stardolls is a virtual paperdoll community site for everyone who enjoys fashion, design and making friends.
18. Barbie Girls is a virtual world where girls can make there own dolls, dress them up, and play games.
19. Webkinz World is a virtual world where users own a virtual version of their pet and where you can play a multiple choice of games.
20. Neopets is a virtual pet community that allows you to play games, shop auctions, chat and much more.
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