Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message


Niche social networks for every taste

Seventeen sites to cater to your every whim

Article comments

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.

  • 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



Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *