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.
Scitable: For science!
For scientists seeking a social network, Scitable owns quite a pedigree. The site is operated by the Nature Publishing Group, whose publication Nature may be the foremost scientific journal in the world. Scitable invites students and teachers to send each other questions and information, and it grants users access to peer-reviewed scientific papers.