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38 Social Networking Sites For Your Mobile

38 Social Networking Sites For Your Mobile

Mobile Social Networks
Mobile social networks and communities continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to mobile research firm M:Metrics, 12.3 million consumers in the US and Western Europe used mobile phones to access social networking sites in June 2007. Mobile social networking looks like it’s here to stay so we’ve compiled a list of 30 + social network sites you can access from your mobile phone. Now there’s no excuse for ignoring your friends.

Friendstribe.com
Friendstribe.com is a mobile social network. It’s similar to other social networking sites except every aspect of it was designed to be used from your cell phone through text messaging.

Hobnobster
Hobnobster is a web and mobile relationship service where singles can search and communicate with quality singles online and mobile.

Broadtexter.com
Do you have an audience, members, supporters, or patrons? Do they have cell phones? Start your mobile club now and stay connected.


Zinadoo.com

Keep in touch with your community and use SMS to promote your mobile website. Then create your own voting, subscription and text in/text out SMS services.

Dodgeball.com
Tell us where you are and we’ll let all your friends know so you can meet up

Mocospace.com
Browse mocospace.com on your phone

Zyb.com
ZYB is an easy way to store your phone’s contacts, pictures, text messages and calendar events online. ZYB also lets you connect with people you know and makes sure you always have their updated contact details on your phone. As most of your real life friends are already on your phone, ZYB gives some additional social features like photo tagging and content sharing with the people you know.

mig33.com
Get mig33 and you’ll be connected to people around the world. IM, visit chat rooms, send email, share photos, SMS and, of course, make cheap calls

Mobiluck.com
Share where you are with your friends, receive alerts when they are nearby and chat 24/7 for free.

aki-aki.com
German based mobile social network

MeetMoi
MeetMoi is a safe and easy dating service for meeting people near you. Using groundbreaking technology, MeetMoi looks for people around your location and lets you browse pictures, send messages, and connect with members, all from your cell phone. Since MeetMoi values safety above everything, no one’s actual location is ever revealed.


Imity.com

Imity is a free application for your mobile phone that uses Bluetooth to sense other phones around you. That information forms a social network - online, offline and all the other lines.

BrightKite.com
See where your friends are and what they’re up to, in real time.

Zingku.com
Supercharged mobile txt and picture messaging for you & your friends.

Buddyping
Buddyping is a whole new way of keeping in touch with people using your mobile.

JuiceCaster.com
JuiceCaster lets you meet new people, connect with friends and share your photos and videos directly from your mobile phone. Instantly post videos and pictures to your Myspace, Facebook and other sites.

Loopnote.com
Loopnote lets people create alerts. People can subscribe via email, IM, text or RSS.

Moblabber
Moblabber is all about group text messaging. It’s like personalized messaging only it’s mass-produced. We treat mobile messaging as if it’s an on-going conversation.

Rabble.com
Rabble is a location based social networking application you download to your mobile device. With Rabble, you can combine all the things you love doing on the web into an easy to use application for your phone.

Wadja.com
Wadja is a mobile web, media and social messaging service, managing your communication and interaction from trusted sources (friends, family and address book contacts).

Treemo.com
Treemo is a online and mobile community dedicated to sharing digital media, empowering self-expression, and transforming creativity into action. By offering an ever-evolving gallery of video, audio, photography, words, and visual art, Treemo inspires visitors to create their own digital expressions, and to share those creations with the world - on the web and on mobile phones.

Veeker.com
Veeker is Video and Picture Messaging for Phone and Web.

NowThen.com
Welcome to NowThen, the new way to capture the pulse of your life in mobile photos. Snap, share, and store your moments for free.

Zemble.com
You can text message large groups of friends from your phone by sending just one text message, and it goes out to the whole group.

Kiboze.com
Make offline media, like print advertisements and billboards, interactive. Deliver product information to a user’s cell phone on demand.

groovr.com
The groovr goal is to help people stay connected, not just online, but out in life too. We want our users to move seamlessly from laptop to mobile phone to meeting new friends in new places.

3jam.com
3jam introduces SMS 2.0 a new way to text message with your friends

flagr.com
Share cool places from online or right from your mobile phone!

Socialight.com
Socialight lets you create, share and discover virtual Sticky Notes stuck to actual places all around you. Sounds simple right? It is! It’s also very powerful…

placestodo.com
…helps you remember, share and find new new places and things to do

Twitter.com
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Zannel
Zannel is about life in real time. It’s a way for you and your friends to share what you’re doing, feeling, and seeing as it happens. It’s a free service that allows you to create your own mobile page where you can post videos, pictures, and text updates with your phone to instantly share with your friends and start a conversation. You can also follow friends, meet new friends, and watch videos.

Jaiku.com
Users can create a microblog and connect friends, posting from the web, by SMS, or from desktop clients.


Rader.net

Instant picture and video sharing for you and your friends.

ShoZu
Connecting your phone and your online life has never been easier. With ShoZu you can interact with huge list of sites and communities – from Flickr to Facebook, YouTube to Blogger, the list goes on.

Myspace Mobile
Myspace on your mobile phone.

Facebook Mobile
Facebook on your mobile.

Is there room for so many mobile social networks or will they eventually lose out to larger sites, such as, MySpace and Facebook?

What sites on the list would you recommend using? We were impressed with Socailight.com and their ability to tag locations, but we’d like to hear your opinions.

Have we missed out any mobile social networks? Let us know in the comments and we’ll update the list.

Update: Thanks to comments below, here are a few more sites:

the3gdatingagency.com

funkysexycool.com

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  1. Danny

    missed the 3G Dating Agency - i saw them present at the Mobile Monday Global Peer Awards in Barcelona. www.the3gdatingagency.com

  2. FunkySexyCool is a fast, fun, free, safe way to meet people on your phone or the web with similar interests anywhere, anytime.

  3. I think that’s critical as we examine the longevity and enduring advantage of technology like social network or networking sites (not to be confused with the activity of social networking, which doesn’t need a specific site).

    If an enduring advantage and a retooling mindset are the keys to success, then social networks should be around for a while. These sites didn’t invent the social part, nor did they invent the networking part, so the enduring advantage is there. They facilitate acquaintance and reacquaintance, and are run (at least initially) by technology entrepreneurs — with a retooling mindset built in. I think the question is not whether they will last, but in what form they will emerge, and how many mergers will we see before the shakeout is over.

    I see a tendency toward focusing on specific social networking sites, but in the future I think many of us will simply be using what was “learned” in these sites to just be more social — out in the open, on an Internet without walls. The people we relate to, the relationships we have with them, and the use of available communication tools are the keys to success in this space, not “the site.”

    What do you think?

  4. @Danny and Sasha, appreciate your comments - thanks I’ll add those sites to the list.

    @Carter F Smith. Thanks for your comments. You raise some interesting points. The last few years we’ve been moving more towards the Ubicomp model of computing (iPhone, Blackberry etc..), so as you say, we could end up using what we’ve learned out in the open. I agree with you on this point:

    The people we relate to, the relationships we have with them, and the use of available communication tools are the keys to success in this space, not “the site.”

  5. You have a damn good blog. One of the best blogs visually I have seen. I like the color scheme. Great content also. Keep up the damn good work. Also it is good to see blogs about the importance of social networking when I starting my blog that was my ultimate goal. To be a part of the the internet. Not just be on it. And to do so you have to be Social.

  6. Hi NanoGeekTech - thanks for commenting, glad you like the site (the cheque is in the post…)

  7. Mobile advertising is a good gage to watch for the health of mobile social networks. Right now there a lot of mobile social networks trying to prove their business model based on ad sales. Crush or flush has added a new revenue model for mobile social networks that looks very promising. See the article posted at http://www.hiloa.com

  8. it is great we all value social networking sites going mobile ! But, what about enablers like www.t9space.com it is highly more receptive having a bookmark to all social sites than a extent list of all the above in our phone just a pointer !

  9. Just want to add one more site http://www.fluc.com
    Users can earn money via reading location based ads and sure can communicate with Friends via free SMS!

  10. Wow, I’m a little disappointed with myself! As marketing manager for Mippin, promoting Mippin’s Social Content Discovery service, I haven’t managed to persuade you of the merits of Mippin’s social mobile 2.0 features?

    Okay, will have another try - Mippin enables users to discover a wealth of content made for mobile through the connections they have made within the Mippin community. In addition, it comes with a cool personalized home page, which recommends and remembers the content you like or the stuff you might be interested in. Mippin is massive and well designed for every phone too. Give it a go, and remember us if you ever do a list of 40 mobile social communities ;)

    http://m.mippin.com in a mobile browser

  11. I miss Lifestylers on the list. It is probably one of the more resilient ones with more than 5 years in service. Now radically different than version 1.0. 500 000 users mainly in North America and Europe.

  12. I’m looking to make real money, and not some peanuts here and there. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me of a website that allows a person to set up there own cellphone voting/poll, some may call it text to voting, that allows a share (percentage) of the generated revenue. You heard of American Idol where they have the text to vote for there favorite artist where fees apply per vote. That is what I’m looking to do, so that I can earn some real money. If you know of such a website that offers this, click on my name and you should be able to see my email address. I’d appreciate it if you could email that information to me. Thanks!


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