Facebook Alternatives

There is nothing that can match Facebook right now although some people might argue. Well, now that we have established the fact that there are no Facebook alternatives, let’s cut to the chase that we do have several other social networks that aim at specific users. For instance, there are networks aimed at photographers, designers, startups, investors etc.

Photography/Art

If you are a professional photographer or even a starting one, 500px is the place you should visit more often instead of Facebook. 500 px is a very strong photography community and along with interaction with other photographers, you will get to see some amazing pictures. The website also brings various tools and features for photographers.

DeviantArt is the perfect platform for artists, who want to showcase their art galleries to the world. It has a great community of artists you can interact with and along with that you get to see some great art. There are a number of features that aim at making life easier for artists and moreover, it also makes sure the artists get their due credit.

Behance is a great community for designers where people can showcase their creative designs and discover some great work and inspiration. Along with the community, Behance allows you to follow and like other designers. You can also get in touch with people to discuss designs.

Dribbble is another great platform for designers where a designer can upload a shot of his work or application to showcase it to others. If you are a designer, you should definitely give Dribbble a shot, as it’s completely design oriented.

Facebook Alternative for Professionals/Career oriented needs

LinkedIn has been a popular platform for professionals and it continues to remain so. LinkedIn gives you the ability to interact with other professionals, recruit employees and find jobs. It’s also great if you want to be up to date on the latest business and industry news. There’s also LinkedIn Pulse if you want to share new ideas with other big names of the industry.

Facebook Alternative for Media Sharing

Instagram, owned by Facebook has grown over the past few years by leaps and bounds. It’s an all round social network, as it lets you upload photos, short videos and even exchange texts with others. The great thing is you can set Instagram to post your updates on your Facebook, Twitter and other profiles as well.

Chances are you already use it and although YouTube is not really a Facebook alternative, it’s a great video sharing platform. It’s the home for online videos and original content, which makes up for an amazing community. Along with YouTube, there are a number of great video sharing platforms like Vimeo, DailyMotion and more.

Snapchat lets you watch and share brief videos or photos on its app, which makes up for some creative and entertaining content. The community is pretty awesome, considering there’s no shortage of creativity online.

Discussion Forums

Reddit is a public forum where people post and comment on things they are interested in. Generally, Reddit users share questions, stories, images or anything that may be interesting. Then, people connect with each other through comments and interests. The great community around Reddit has built over years and makes it a great platform.

Microblogging

There’s no need to introduce Twitter, as it’s almost as established as Facebook. While it’s the home for smaller posts /tweets and more recently to all forms of content, it is a great medium and it has made some problems around the world come forward to everyone. Twitter is arguably the most fun and easy to use social network among all.

Facebook Alternative for Movie lovers

IMDB is the go-to website for movie lovers and deservedly so. It’s a great website where you can read reviews of a movie from various users and rate movies you’ve just watched. Along with that, you can also discuss various movies on the “Message Board” with the very cool community. There’s also IMDBPro, if you want to get in touch with an actor or artist.

Rotten Tomatoes is another website every movie lover visits to take an opinion on a movie. The popular movie rating website collects ratings from users and critics. It shows the ratings in a cool Tomatometer feature, and if the movie is fresh, it’s good and if rotten, not so much.

Facebook Alternative for Programmers/Developers

GitHub is a network for programmers, where developers can take help to develop their projects better. It provides tools for your programming needs along with codes you can fork for your own project. You can also choose to not make your code public but that requires a paid subscription. There’s also issue tracking, code reviews and more.

Facebook alternative for Startup enthusiasts/Investors

AngelList is a great platform for startups and people looking to invest in a startup. It’s a great way for investors to connect with startups. There are also options to find a startup job, posts jobs and raise money for your company online. To sum it up, it’s an growing community of the best seed investors across the world.

Facebook Alternative for Music Lovers

SoundCloud is one of the largest music community and social network on the internet. If you are an independent music producer and want to showcase your music to the world, SoundCloud should be the perfect place. It lets you market your tracks and thanks to the likes & repost feature, you should get the traction you deserve.

As you could see there is no shortage of alternative to Facebook, based on what are your passions and interests.

Which of these networks will you use?

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