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.
Wakoopa: Find new software
Wakoopa is a social network for people with a strong interest in computer usage. Users install an app on their PC that reports what software they use to Wakoopa, and Wakoopa shares that data with other users. The result? You get a list of what your peers consider cool, along with new software program suggestions. If you're concerned about your privacy, this social network might not be the best fit: The other part of Wakoopa's business model involves selling non-specific information to clients who seek to "understand what people do digitally."