Niche social networks for every taste
Seventeen sites to cater to your every whim
By David Daw | PC World | Published: 16:03, 14 June 11
Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is so vast that finding your brother-in-law's second cousin can sometimes be easier than finding people who share your particular interests. Enter niche social networks, where kindred spirits unite on such topics as anime, crochet and foreign films.
Obsessed with video games or the finale to Nurse Jackie? You guessed it, there's a social network for it.
Mubi: Cinephile central
Mubi provides a great venue for expanding your cinematic horizons, as it allows users to watch hundreds of films online. The site even won a Webby Award in 2010 for Best Film Website. Mubi's main focus is on older movies and foreign films that are otherwise hard to find. Upon logging in to the site, you quickly rate a few films to establish your taste. Then add a few friends and start watching.