10 Social Networking Sites That Could Replace Facebook


Facebook recently became one of the largest IPOs in history (with 500+ million users, some even say it qualifies as the world’s third largest nation), but according to a recent Huffington Post article, the Social Network isn’t the only way to connect.

You probably know about Pinterest, a free online repository for images that define your style and tastes. With more than 10 million users, the site is one of the most popular alternatives to Facebook. But I have my eye on another site from the list: Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors and neighborhoods that acts as a combination of online yard sale and community bulletin board. After the site verifies your address, you’re automatically connected to people who live nearby (if you’re concerned about privacy, you can choose to keep your identity and address hidden). Getting to know your neighbors may seem old-fashioned, but Nextdoor chief executive Nirav Tolia believes people are again craving those close ties. “As you get older, the community that is most important to you is the one in which you live,” Tolia told the New York Times. Since its launch in October, Nextdoor has set up more than 2,000 online neighborhoods, each containing 500 to 750 households. Read more about Nextdoor here.

Explore eight more Facebook alternatives, including Pair, Highlight, and Circle.

(And if cats are your thing,  there’s even a new cats-only social network.)

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