Public Social Networks

Last updated: September 24, 2018 at 14:59 pm

Places to connect and interact with others. Listed in alphabetical order. means is on the Top Tools for Learning 2018.


Facebook
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 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 15
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/facebook/


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


Google+
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 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 188
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/google-plus/


Instagram
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 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 26
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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


LinkedIn
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 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 5
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 104
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/snapchat/


Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is community of IT developers where they go too learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.
Cost: Free  |  Availability: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 106
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/stack-overflow/


Twitter
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 2018:
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/twitter/


Xing
A platform for business networking.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2018: 109
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/xing/