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 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 is a web and mobile relationship service where singles can search and communicate with quality singles online and mobile.
Do you have an audience, members, supporters, or patrons? Do they have cell phones? Start your mobile club now and stay connected.
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.
Tell us where you are and we’ll let all your friends know so you can meet up
Browse mocospace.com on your phone
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.
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
Share where you are with your friends, receive alerts when they are nearby and chat 24/7 for free.
German based mobile social network
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 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.
See where your friends are and what they’re up to, in real time.
Supercharged mobile txt and picture messaging for you & your friends.
Buddyping is a whole new way of keeping in touch with people using your mobile.
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 lets people create alerts. People can subscribe via email, IM, text or RSS.
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 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 is a mobile web, media and social messaging service, managing your communication and interaction from trusted sources (friends, family and address book contacts).
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 is Video and Picture Messaging for Phone and Web.
Welcome to NowThen, the new way to capture the pulse of your life in mobile photos. Snap, share, and store your moments for free.
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.
Make offline media, like print advertisements and billboards, interactive. Deliver product information to a user’s cell phone on demand.
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 introduces SMS 2.0 a new way to text message with your friends
Share cool places from online or right from your mobile phone!
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…
…helps you remember, share and find new new places and things to do
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 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.
Users can create a microblog and connect friends, posting from the web, by SMS, or from desktop clients.
Instant picture and video sharing for you and your friends.
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 on your mobile phone.
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:
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