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.
Myouterspace: Sci-fi nerds convene
When it comes to science fiction, few things can match the instant geek credibility of an endorsement by William Shatner, and Myouterspace has that precious commodity going for it. It's also unique in being a combination of sci-fi-themed social network, sci-fi blog and online video network. Of course, hiring Captain Kirk to shill for your social network could also be read as an act of desperation, but the video introduction by Shatner riding a Chevy space scooter is worth checking out, even if you don't join.