Niche social networks for every taste
Seventeen sites to cater to your every whim
By David Daw | PC World | Published: 16:03, 14 June 2011
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.
DeviantArt: Exposure for artists
New technology is great for helping artists create new stuff, but they often struggle to get anyone to notice the work. Long running artist community DeviantArt is a great place for creators to gain exposure and to network with other artists. The site is packed with great tools that let you favourite the work of people you admire and to promote your own pieces. DeviantArt has also added a tool to help artists sell prints of their own work, though the site of course gets a cut of the profits.