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 – Nibbledish: Amazing recipes, delicious food, wonderful reviews, and beautiful photography. Created and rated by its users.
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 – Storybird: Collaborative storytelling for families and friends.
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 – Viadeo: Where professionals meet to network, connect and showcase their expertise or find a new job.
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.