Google Buzz is described as 'Start conversations about the things you find interesting. Share updates, photos, videos and more with your friends' and is an website in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google Buzz, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone. The best alternative is Twitter, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Google Buzz are Diaspora (Free, Open Source), Facebook (Free), LinkedIn (Freemium) and VK (Free).
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, mainly used for professional networking. As of March 2016, LinkedIn has more than 433 million users, out of which more than 106 million are active, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
VK (originally VKontakte) is a largest social network service from Europe. Available in many languages and highly popular particularly among Russian-speaking users around the world, especially in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, and Israel.
In April 2006, Andrey Andreev launched Badoo as the first free dating site that combined photo albums with instant messaging. During this time, most dating platforms required paid memberships and had limited photo or messaging support.
XING is the leading online business network with 16 million members in German-speaking countries. Workers from every industry use XING to connect with one another, to look for jobs, new hires, projects, cooperation partners, expert advice and business ideas.