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Niche social networks for every taste

Seventeen sites to cater to your every whim

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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.


Crunchyroll: Anime fans assemble

A social network just for anime fans, Crunchyroll lets anime users connect with each other and offers them access to streaming video of their favourite anime shows from Japan, before they reach America.

  • Wakoopa: Find new software
  • Beautifulpeople: Where the genetically gifted hook up
  • GetGlue: Media geeks get together
  • Myouterspace: Sci-fi nerds convene
  • GamerDNA: Video game obsessives assemble
  • DeviantArt: Exposure for artists
  • Italki: Learn a language
  • Hamsterster: Even pets need a social network
  • Scitable: For science!
  • Mubi: Cinephile central
  • Crunchyroll: Anime fans assemble
  • GovLoop: Government employees gather
  • Lost Zombies: Zombie movie maker meetup
  • CafeMom: New mothers meet
  • Ravelry: Knitters and crocheters get tight
  • Stache Passions: A group for guys with a good goatee
  • Ning: For every other topic



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