Compiled below is an alternative A to Z of social media companies.
These lesser known companies provide a product or service that can be used in your social media campaign alongside, or instead of, the big boys.

A – Active Rain: ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network and marketing platform in the real estate industry.

B – Bambuser: Shoot video & chat with your viewers while broadcasting.

C – CafeMom: A community where mothers get advice, support, connect with other moms, and express themselves in groups, journals, polls, and blogs.

D – Deviant Art: If it feels like art, looks and smells like art you’ll find it on DeviantArt.

E – Expono: A global photo sharing community that allows users to upload their own photography, build photo galleries and albums and share them with all of their friends.

F – Fun Advice: Free to join, fun to participate. Fun Advice makes it easy to feel comfortable asking questions and finding answer.

G – Goodreads: The perfect place to discover new books and authors, then share your thoughts with the community.

H – Hi5: Meet up, hang out, play games and have fun on hi5.

I – Instructables: How To/ DIY community. Make and share inspiring, entertaining and useful projects, recipes, and hacks.

J – Jambase: The premiere social network for live music & concert information.

K – Kartme: The personal content organizer offering free tools for saving links, recipes, photos and notes that you can then have other share and comment on.

L – Lafango: Community showcasing talents. Host your video, audio, photos, and media.

M – Mygente: The largest Latino-American community online with forums, groups, chat & blogs.

N – Ning: An online platform co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini in October 2005 allowing anyone to create custom social networks.

O – OpenZine: A social publishing platform with browser based tools to create and socially share ideas.

P – Pure Volume: PureVolume is a website for the discovery of new music and fresh emerging artists.

Q – QBN: Design industry news & discussion for the masses.

R – Reality Sandwich: Magazine of ideas for the transformational community whose topics are at the heart of a vibrant new transformational culture addressing social, spiritual, and ecological issues.

S – Steemit: Steemit is a blockchain-based blogging and social media website which rewards its users with cryptocurrency.

T – TakingITGlobal: Online youth community interested in global issues and creating positive change.

U – UnitedCats: Cat-lovers community site. Cats, kittens, puppies, websites, photos, rating, forum and tips.

V – Vero: Vero is a social media platform that markets itself as a social network free from advertisements, data mining and algorithms.

W – Wire Fan: Wirefan users can submit their own news and stories to the community and network.

X – Xerpi: Store and share your favourite links with all of the web.

Y – YouLicense: YouLicense is an online network for music artists, publishers, labels to conduct business directly with potential content buyers.

Z – Zerply: Share your artistic, engineering & management experience with the film, games and VR industry’s highest quality community.