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Topix is an internet-based news website that was initially founded in 2004. It is one of the most widely visited websites with more than 25 million engaged users. This new site has everything to offer. The visitors can look for every genre of news, i.e., political, entertainment, etc. Later on, in 2007, This application has started working as a news aggregator. The site lets its users comment and provide feedback visible to other visitors.

In addition to the local content, It has several subdomains that specifically deal with various news genres such as Rewind and Tempo cover history and music, respectively. Apart from news, the site enables its users to post their queries on the forum. Other than this, the users can also submit their articles for publishing.

#2 yet another famous American internet media-based news aggregator website. was launched by Patrick Spain and Michael Wolff. Patrick was a businessman and Michael was a famous journalist at that time. The basic idea behind the introduction of this very news website to provide quick latest news to the visitors in the most convenient way. On the launch, they introduced their slogan which stated: “Read Less, Know More”. The website is monitored and run manually by a group of highly qualified writers and editors. As per April 2017 stats, had 1.1 million unique visitors inside the US and 0.1 million unique visitors from rest of the world.

#3 with the slogan of “News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters” is another all in one internet media-based news website. is one of the oldest news websites that was launched in 1997 by Rob Malda and Jeff Bates the two college students. Later on, in 2012 the website was sold to DHI Group, Inc. Slashdot was first to introduce the discussion threads. Still, the news links are submitted by the users. The visitors after signing up can submit their own articles as well or can provide feedback regarding any specific news. The site contains a gigantic range of different news genres along with various subdomains as well.

#4 yet another famous and one of the most widely visited the online news-based website. Basically, it is an American based online news company that was launched by John Byrne in 2004. This website specifically emphases on political and economic related news and stuff. Apart from covering all the local political news and economic activities, the site includes international news too. has been nominated for various performance awards and is appreciated widely all over the globe. According to the stats of 2015, the site had 10.7 million active users.

#5 is a famous group blogging website that is termed as a political encyclopedia. This website specifically ponders on the general public reviews and responses on various political issues in America and worldwide. Apart from being a political blogging site, it has a new corner in it, which covers all the latest political happenings in the World and more specifically the USA. The website was launched in 2002 by Markos Moulitsas as a result of social and political reforms. The site is managed by a variety of political activist editors. Apart from getting external funds from Kos Media, LLC. The sites the basic source of funding is via ads. The ads too are related to the politics.

#6 or famously known as Media Matters for America is a unique sort of non-profit news monitoring website. The basic aim of the website is to monitor all the news published and on aired in print and electronic media of America, and to report fake news that spread false information among the people and communities. America being a mega-diverse country, has to face various challenges regarding the media especially the news related stuff. This website basically works as a news analyzer. It was founded by an American political activist David Brock in 2004. The website has a well-organized media research center behind it that helps the site to analyze and publish about the misinformation of news in US media.

#7 is a cluster of a variety of different websites based on various topics and genres. It is a network of websites that incorporate together and a massive variety of different websites is presented on a single platform. This website is basically a question answer-based website that enables the users to ask their queries and get answers to them. Indeed, it is a comprehensive forum that let its users submit their queries regarding a variety of different matters. The site was launched in September 2009 and possess more than 9.1 million users from all around the globe.


Discontinued is a social media news-based blogging website that is purely managed by its users and group of editors and writers that manually carry out all the specific activities of the website. was released in June 2007 by Recommended Reading, Inc. The site worked on its own till 2011. In October 2011 was merged into Initially uses the same interface as the original but later in July 2014 proposed a whole new design based on Twitter client applications.

#9 is the first product of Livingly Media, Inc. an American digital media company. It is the website that is dedicated to the entertainment news and rumors. It covers everything about music, tv and movie industry. Other than this the site comprises of separate celebrity and picture section which provides information about various showbiz celebrities and latest images of happening in showbiz industry respectively. was launched in May 2006. Later on, the company launched various other websites in different genres such as that covers news from the fashion industry was launched in July 2010.

#10 is another famous news-based blogging and gossip site that specifically cover all the stuff from the entertainment industry. In the nutshell, this particular platform is the hub of entertainment news and gossips. It comprises of celebrity photo gallery and covers all the hot happenings in the showbiz industry. The website was initially launched in 2005 and is ranked among famous most widely preferred entertainment websites all around the globe. The most alluring feature of the site is its visitor forum, where the visitors can start gossip threads on the various entertainment-related news. This particular website consists of a gigantic variety of consistent readers who follow the site for latest updates in the showbiz industry.


Apart from its cheeky and unprofessional name, is a gigantic blogging website. It is a massive user-driven platform that is all in all run by the website visitors and users itself. Although there is a team of professional which manages the engagements of the site but the content is shared and exchanged by the users. The site claims to be the biggest community of all the rest web community, as it includes all the other communities in it. The forum has a lot to discuss on a gargantuan range of topics, news, and rumors. The users are provided with a chance of starting their own new community and grow it.

#12 is a famous online magazine owned by Slate Group. It is an online forum that consists of all the latest news and current happening all around the globe. It is a sort of all in one online magazine that comprises of the latest news, online visitor posts, blogs and articles on various topics. The platform lets its users write for the and become a permanent part of there community. The main focus of the magazine is on all the current affairs and hot happenings all around the World. Initially, the site was launched in 1996 and after its huge success in 2009, a specified French version was also launched.

#13 is a vast website that has everything for its visitors. Every sort of user can get their desired stuff and information from this particular platform. The visitors can become a permanent member of this multi-genre by simply signing up. They would not only be able to participate in a variety of discussion threads but can also post and publish their own stuff on any of the topics. Other than this the users can get to know about all the hot happenings and the latest news from the entertainment industry as well as political and social affairs. Science, technology, jokes, arts, gaming, books, news etc. are famous departments and millions of active users participate in a discussion regarding these topics. The site has simple and easy to the interactive user interface which let every sort of user conveniently be a part of Phuks online community.

#14 is an online forum on which vast communities of people interact and discuss various issues and things. These discussions are supported by facts and opinions. The visitors can look for hot happenings and all the latest news and similar stuff from all around the globe. Other than this by signing up visitors can become free members and participate in various threaded based discussions. They can choose any of the topics from a featured forum and can directly participate in it.

#15 is an iOS-based web content sharing application that let its users share the web-based content with their family and friends on the go. The users of the app can discover a gigantic variety of web-based stuff including news, gossips, rumors etc. Other than this one can share his or her any personal problem with the community on and can get useful suggestion and best possible solutions as well. The app is quite handy, convenient and easy to use. It let the users to frequently share stuff even from their desktops by using Ripple bookmarklet option.


News360 is online news reading and aggregator app that is available for Tablet, PCs, and Smartphones. The most unique thing about the app is its splendid ability and sheer intelligence as it shows news and threads to the users based on their interests. The app on its own collect data and gather information from the user’s social interaction and manage to provide the best possible match to that information. The app initially was released in July 2010 and the first windows app was launched in October 2010. Later on, in March 2011 the iOS and Android app were introduced. Currently, the app has more than 4 million active users collectively on all platforms.

#17 is a news-based discussion site that provides a unique platform to its visitors to become the part of their online community and comment on a variety of discussion threads. It is a unique sort of social news site in which the visitors and the users of the site post the latest news. The site was developed by Mark Katakowski and was launched in December 2010. The site was launched as an alternative to Reddit, which was considered to be spreading hatred. The site is popular because of its clone hacker news, in that section hidden new and happenings are shared from all around the world.

#18 is the solution of the search engines when it comes to finding the best answer to any question. This domain is specified for the question and answer system. By joining the knowledge sharing portal of you can also take part in the questioning and answering activities going on the all the time. Whatever you have in mind, will always deliver you the most reliable one answer. Just like other online knowledge exchanging platforms, is also a community-based knowledge sharing center where its members assist each other by submitting their answers or point of views. There are two ways for asking the question from First, one is asking or search Quora bar of from where you can submit your question. In a case of not finding the exact solution or exact question already asked by the others, you can submit the fresh question as well. In the same manner, you can submit the answers to the questions asked by the others. You can make answers to both fresh questions and already asked question. is one of the best community-based knowledge sharing center from where you will always find the best and exact answers against your questions.



Digg is usually a news aggregator using a curated front page, planning to select stories, especially for the Internet audience, like science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues. Digg provides the most discussed stories from around the world in one place. You may also see video clips and pictures that obtain the most views online.

Digg captures a snapshot from all Web’s most popular streams. Receive the breaking news on your preferred category, such as politics and technology. Then it provides a smart, beautiful, editorially coherent digest of what’s well-known online. Other websites have attempted this, but the new Digg is the first place that does it well.

#20 is a famous place for advanced users who are into technology and other activities and therefore has restricted follower list. Other than that, SmashingMagazine has made a name for itself with the wide-ranging articles that are not initiated anywhere else. It does not have the best layout and looks more like an online blog but comes with in-depth analysis and research based content along with the latest trending news which makes it an obvious choice for users. The articles range from coding that has CSS, HTML, Java and other programming languages and other events that are part of the structure. You move to the design and factors such as web design, responsive, typography and inspiration factors. Mobile and other sections include various platforms such as iPhone, Android, and design patterns. Along with these, the graphics part that has photoshop, fireworks, wallpapers, freebies and other design usability factors. Smashing Magazine also has a newsletter that allows people to stay updated with the latest articles even if they do not visit the site.


This is one of the platforms that provide you with the most popular news and events going on in the world. You can easily browse through several and most prominent activities going on all around the world. This website has been introduced in 2014 and since then it has been working as an aggregator of the news related to media and also features the content posted by the users of the website. Initially it was just a hobby of a student Lund in Sweden but later it was expanded owing to the growing interest of the people in online community and developed a full fledge website. The aim of is to build such a website that comes up to the expectation of users; what they want to see and read on daily basis. They aim at the quality work rather than the quantity and bulk of work and gather information from a number of online sources in an efficient way. You can become a subscriber and can also help the team to find new sources of information posted without dealing with the issues of security. The community of is very friendly and welcoming towards their users and are always looking forward to the ways to improve their websites depending upon the feedback of their users.


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Online is an online discussion board where you can post images for free and can post comments below the images of others as well. The best about this site is that there are dedicated boards for each topic in which most popular are music, photography, video games, and various others. You can also use the services without creating an account. The user interface is so simple and user-friendly that gives you a soothing experience.

Simply click on the boards you find interesting and get the desired stuff for free. The data available on the platform is free to explore, download and share with others. For posting some stuff you will need to get register after accepting its rules and regulation. In case of not following the rules properly your account will be either suspended temporarily or permanently. The best part is its privacy policy that the site will not reveal your identity unless you allow it.


Flipboard is one of the most famous and recently introduced website where people can not only get to know different kinds of news from various sources but can also create their own magazine with the help of select features in which the topics of interest are chosen and then the news related to them is shown on the feed. It has been able to make its name quickly since the user interface is top class, you get all the options on the homepage and more than that, multiple stories are showing which makes it easier for people to read the latest news. The settings are such that a person wants to scroll down and stay on the website which gives it the edge. This is the reason it can be termed as a versatile website where people can get to know about latest news, the trends going on, getting to know about different stories, information about a particular topic along with sharing pictures and videos of their choice. More than one magazines can be created within the application and that too, free of cost. Flipboard also has localized version of magazines in more than 20 countries for the people who want to stay country specific. There are hundreds of topics which are available for the user to select and then they can be shown to other friends who are not on the platform which the help of sharing buttons for various social networks. There is a mobile version of this site too which has helped it to reach new heights and allow people to quickly scroll through the news on their devices. Other benefits of this website include the fact that most of the leading newspapers and agencies have their pages on Flipboard so you can stay in touch with whatever is happening around the globe. All in all, this is one of the best places to read the news in a different way.



Odnoklassniki or famously known as is a Russian-based social media and social networking tool. Odnoklassniki is a Russian word that means ‘Classmates’ in English. This social networking is basically developed for the classmates to be in touch and interact with each other. It comes with an amazing, simple, and user-friendly interface to facilitate its use. It is a lag-free service as it runs on the fastest servers.

Although being Russian based, the site is most popular and widely preferred by Russian people but many international users from various parts of the World also use this specific social media platform. The site is offered in 14 different languages to provide maximum international exposure. The site is owned by and was launched on March 4, 2006. The site has more than 200 million registered users and the numbers are increasing day by day.


We can say that Rutube is the Russian ripoff of YouTube. It is a famous YouTube-like video streaming and sharing social media and social networking site founded by Oleg Volobuev and Mikhail Paulkin in 2006. The site is currently owned by Gazprom-Media and has approximately 80 employees. The site headquarter is in Moscow, Russia. The site basically serves the Russian speakers but is available for users of all around the globe. Although the site does have its own translating protocols but also works perfectly with search engine’s protocols. The site has more than 36 million unique visitors who are involved in a variety of different activities including video streaming and content sharing.


Minds or is yet another rapidly growing social networking site. The site due to the extreme level of security and secrecy of the user’s data is getting quite popular among people day by day. It is an international social media platform that is used by millions of users from all around the globe and these numbers are increasing day by day. The site was launched in 2015 and from then the site has approx. 1 million registered users. The unique selling point of this particular social networking site is its policy of decentralization and exposure to free speech. The users can freely share and discuss whatever they want to without any tension of being monitored whatsoever. Unlike all the rest famous social media platform, this particular site provides complete secrecy of user and his data.

#27 is an amazing and most rapidly growing social networking and micro-blogging site. It is a secure and decentralized network. It is quite similar to the world’s most famous social media platform ‘Twitter’ but yet it is quite different in terms of overall functionality. It does have “toots” similar to the tweets but these toots are encrypted by AES encryption phenomena and can even be sent privately to the mastodon users. The site was developed by Eugen Rochko and was initially released on 5 October 2016. The site was released again on 11 July 2018 with some major changes. The site has more than a million registered users and is offered in a variety of different languages all around the globe.

#28 is yet another secure and private social networking site that is based on XMPP (Extensible Messaging Presence Protocol). XMPP is a most widely prefer internet protocol and is based on XML language. Basically, Movim is a free and open-sourced social media software that provides a platform for communication under the AGPL license. The website originally was developed by Timothée Jaussoin in the Php and later on with few amendments it was launched by The Movim Project developers. The project was completed in 2010 by the author and after years of testing and modification, it was officially launched on December 25, 2017. It stores the user’s data is the cloud-based backup hosting storage and enable the retrieval most efficient.

#29 or Diaspora is a different and unique sort of social networking and social media platform. Unlike all the rest famous social media platforms, this particular social media site does not store the user’s data in a single large organizational database, whereas It stores the data in small servers known as pods. These small server nodes are totally independent of each other and are not at all owned by a single entity. The best thing about such sort of server strategy provides ultimate security and secrecy of user’s data. The users upon sign up are provided by a variety of different pods, they can choose the best suitable pod server for their own and can further setup their account identity. This particular site has more than 1 million accounts by March 2014 and the rate is increasing rapidly.

#30 or famously known as Google+ is a social media platform and social networking site owned and operated by Google LLC. After mastering various internet entities and becoming the search engine’s king, Google LLC introduced their own social media platform on 28 June 2011. Like rest of the services and products offered by Google, this particular social media platform didn’t hit deck that heard and received average acceptance in the market initially. From then the site has 111 million active registered users. Although the number of users is increasing with the passage of time they are way less as compare to other famous social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

#31 Mail.Ru

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Mail.Ru is an ideal app for any mail client because of the reason it allows smartphone users to add all of their email boxes in one application and manage all of these with the swipe of a finger. Although this application itself is an official mail app of the Mail.Ru. It also serves as an email management application as well and allows smartphone users to work simultaneously with Yandex, Gmail, Yahoo, and several other prevailing mailboxes.

After clubbing the mail accounts at a centralized platform of this app, the users can then perform all kinds of activities like sending and receiving messages, sharing documents and photos, and much more. Like most of the mail management apps. It also contains a notification system that instantly notifies the users about the new message on the screen. A lot of email management functions are also part of this application. Overall, this app will allow you to stay in touch with all of your emails including the emails of Mail.Ru.

#32 or Gab is a famous American based social networking platform. The site has its roots in Austin, Texas formerly and now in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has an interesting and unique sort of interaction and communication system. The site has special 300 characters-based messages facility, termed as Gabs. The users can send and receive these instant Gabs to each other over the Gab platform. The site was launched in August 2016. It eventually grabbed the attention of the users worldwide and in December 2016 they launched their iOS app for Apple devices, which was blocked by Apple on the complaints of pornography content. The site is said to the free speech platform with a decentralized secure approach.

#33 has become one of the most famous social networks in just over a decade and has several attractive options that have become a trend in the social world. The best part is tweeting with just 140 characters at your disposal and saying anything with preciseness. The user can add tags to their tweets, and that means anyone who clicks that label, gets to see the latest and most prominent messages shared with the world by anyone. Another option that allows people to interact with each other is messaging, unlike the tweet factor, it does not contain any limit now, and you get to freely say whatever you want. Creating an account is the easiest part, the user selects a username adds a password along with their email address, and they have the biggest platform as their disposal where the interaction with world carries out differently. It also has business promotion features recently introduced and similar accounts which make it a worthy place for being the best social network in the world.


Online was one of the biggest competitors of Facebook and still has a lot of public that follows the platform, particularly in Europe. Known as the Facebook of Europe it quickly made a name for itself as a place that consisted of authentic content, profiles, and images shared by people. The best thing about it was the user interface, with everything easy to locate unlike other places, and content sharing based on the likes and dislikes of people.

Adding friends and interacting with them was another outstanding option and made it one of the first instant messaging proving social networks but with improvements coming in other places it was not able to maintain the standard. Still relevant in places like Russia, VK has several tools that keep people interested in their activities and provide them with a place that contains everything from enjoyment to making use for professional purposes. In a nutshell, if you want a different experience from the sites you use, it becomes an automatic choice.


LiveJournal is a social networking platform where people get to do multiple things making it a versatile social site. It is a place where people can not only interact with each other but also keep a blog for themselves where they can share their daily routines and other interests. It is more famous among politicians and writers who use this place to share their views. It is particularly famous in Russia where people use it more since it has collaborated with a famous Russian newspaper. It started way back in 1999 to keep high school friends in touch, in 2005 it became a blogging network and in 2005 further improvements converted into a social network where several more features were added. There are many restrictions on using this platform, two people who are added cannot be in a relationship with each other but can only add each other as a friend. People can interact with others with the help of different tools such as messages and comment on the profiles or the articles that have been written. Once two people befriend each other, they can see the stuff which is not shared with the public. There are many options which are common for everyone. People can enter each journal entry on their own through the website, people can create their own friend list where they can add or remove people based on their interests. People can not only develop their own profile but can also change the themes and other option on the profile. People can enter details about themselves which are shown on the user info page. There are account different levels which an individual may achieve but the most commonly used one is the basic version which has more than 95% people. Overall it is a good place to share your views and make new friends.

#36 is the leader when it comes to sharing images with friends and others and that too with a range of options that are part of the package. Although it only started as a mobile application now, it has made a name for itself even on the web since the recent updates allow people to like and comment on images without having to access their phones. What makes this platform, even more, fun for people is the fact that they can interact with each other, share happy moments of their lives, tag each other and befriend. It has, therefore, become a social network that not only lets people upload images but also allows them to message each other, send pictures privately, time stamping and now even the live activity section. Ever since the emergence of snap chat, it has made few changes that allow people to share their story with others that disappear after twenty-four hours. All in all, Instagram is the best place to share your pictures and save your memories for a later time.


Facebook is an essential application for users of the most widely used social network across the world. The Facebook website enables you to always be linked, anywhere as well as anytime. Facebook is a well-known free social networking website which enables new registered users to create profiles, upload photos and also video, send messages and keep in contact with friends, family and also colleagues. The website, that is available in 37 different languages, consists of public features such as: Marketplace, Groups, Events, Pages and also Presence technology. Games aside, you can have each of the details about your friends and also associates at your fingertips, see your wall, upload and download photos, improve your status, leave comments on yourself and also other profiles. Facebook offers a range of privacy options to its members. A member can make all communications visible to everyone, you can block specific connections or you can keep all communications private.


YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it simple to look at online videos. You may also create as well as upload your personal videos to share with others. This website was created in 2005, YouTube has become one of the most popular sites on the Web, along with visitors watching around 6 billion hours of video every month. YouTube offers a forum for people for connecting, inform, and encourage others around the world as well as acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers small and large. One good reason YouTube is so well-known is the amount of videos you can find. On average, two hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so you can find something new to find! And you will find all sorts of videos on YouTube.