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Type Subsidiary
Founded 2007
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people Rajesh Sawhney, President
Owner Reliance Entertainment
Slogan Lets Catch Up
Type of site Social network service
Advertising Google, AdSense, Proprietary
Registration Required
Available in English
Launched August 2007
Current status Active

BIGADDA is a social networking website belong to the internet and new media vertical[1. 1] of Reliance Entertainment, part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. It claims to be the largest and the fastest growing youth networking site in India[1. 2].

Though BIGADDA is not in the same league of popularity as its foreign counterparts Orkut & FaceBook, it still claims that top 20 cities account for 45% users from within India while 40% of the users come from Tier III cities like Tuticorin, Bhilai, Amritsar, Guwahati, Surat, Nasik[1].

Dataquest, a popular IT journal also featured BIGADDA along with sites like IndyaRocks & BharatStudent as one of the top 25 web 2.0 start-ups in India[2].


BIGADDA features


Communities that can be created by users to express their ideas and opinions.


Online platform for users to upload and share unlimited photos for free with friends & family. However, it doesnot offer paid services as Snapfish, Kodakshare, but has similar features like flicker.


The vertical works on the wordpress 2.7 platform which is one of the most widely used multi-user blog sites. Apart from the regular features available, users can make their posts searchable on the net and can spice up their blogs with various widgets and graphic options available. Other blogs created can also be imported on BIGADDA. Celeb Blogs feature has celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Harbhajan Singh, Arbaaz Khan and Akshay Kumar amongst other celebrities.


Online platform for users to upload and share songs with friends and family. Users can also come and listen to a varied range of songs including Hollywood, bollywood, rock, pop, metal and, ibibo, ilike


The BIGADDA application platform is OpenSocial v0.8 compliant. There are a few games from Zapak (a partner site) and a couple of other applications currently online. There is no sandbox open to developers. However there is a email id provided on their website for developers to submit applications.

See also


  1. "BIGADDA's userbase crosses three million mark". Economic Times. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. "Top Stories , Profiles". DataQuest. 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 

External links

  1. Reliance Big Entertainment Website. "Reliance BIG Entertainment". Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  2. "About Us". Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
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