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.
GovLoop: Government employees gather
GovLoop aims to be the Facebook of the Beltway, the state capital and city hall. It allows people who work in any government agency at any level to connect and share information. Of course the jury's still out on whether it's a good idea for government employees to use social networks at all, but maybe it'd be better to keep them off Twitter.