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.
Ning: For every other topic
If you can't find a social network for your own niche, you can always make your own. Ning offers templates that you can use to build your own social networks, complete with forums and messaging systems centred on any topic you want. Of course, Ning already has thousands of extant groups for you to join, from collectives devoted to specific bands to a gathering of people intensely interested in the TV show Ellen.