Taringa is the top social networking service from Argentina!!!!
Taringa is a social networking service that provides a platform for people around the world to create and share information, content and experiences. The spirit of Taringa is to be free, democratic and open, giving millions of people a means to enable them to express themselves without intermediaries or censorship.
Taringa is visited for more than 75 million people each month, and is in the process of international expansion.
Taringa was created on January 11, 2004 (broadcast from the April 14, 2004) by Fernando Sanz (Buenos Aires high school student). In November 2006 it was acquired by the Argentine Alberto Nakayama and Matías Hernán Botbol brothers.
Taringa! does not allow the publication of sexually explicit material as a new site called Poringa! was created. In Poringa! users can publish this sort of explicit content. While Poringa! is a completely separate site, its users and moderators are the same as in Taringa!.
The popularity of both sites has grown largely thanks to the use of its collaborative interaction system. which generated over 25 million actions including posts, comments, and points. The number of unique visits daily exceeds 75 million.
In February 2012 an article by Wired Magazine listed Taringa! as one of the foreign sites that "outshine Facebook" stating "there are still places where an also-ran or a homegrown alternative beats out the global hegemonies".
As of December 2013 Taringa was the largest social network created in Latin America and the second one in traffic only after Facebook.