Public Social Networks

Last updated: September 8, 2016 at 19:55 pm

Places to connect and interact with others. Listed in alphabetical order


Facebookaward-128
Although primarily used by individuals for personal networking, it is also seen as a useful tool within education to support both study groups and course sites.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015: 7 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/facebook/


Foursquare
Check in, find your friends, unlock your city.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


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Google’s social networking site is useful for deep conversations, resource sharing and for creating communities around topics and events.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015: 40  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/googleplu/


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Instagram lets you take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and then post it. You can also share it on Facebook, Twitter and other places.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015: 73  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/instagram/


Knack
Knack combines video games, behavioral science, and data analytics to match people and opportunity.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download app


LibraryThing
LibraryThing an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


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LinkedIn is seen as a prime professional networking service, for connecting with others professionally as well as for finding jobs. Its range of groups is also considered valuable.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015: 14  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/linkedin/


Snapchat
Snapchat lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


Twitteraward-128
Twitter is useful for professional networking, for news and updates as well as a backchannel in conferences and for real-time chats using hashtags.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015: 1  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/twitter/


Xing
A platform for business networking.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted