Niche Networking

Social media alternatives give Facebook & Twitter a run for their money
Implications - Facebook and Twitter may reign the social media scene now, but that doesn't mean they will continue to do so. Other social networking sites that cater to specific audiences and unique interests are creating their own online presences, giving social media lovers more options than ever in terms of interacting, sharing and creating their online relationships.
SCORE: 4
Mild Top 6 Examples: 37,695 Total Clicks Jan 10 - Nov 10
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Undercover Networking Sites - Tweegle Site is Google and Twitter Mashup
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 3,862 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 10
Undercover Networking Sites
Tweegle Site is Google and Twitter Mashup
The Tweegle site combines the goodness of the online social monster Twitter with the layout of search engine monster Google. If you are a fan of Twitter and Google, then this is a social networking site… [More]
Guerrilla Freecycle Initiatives - OFFFerings, a Social Network of Objects, Encourages Free Exchanges
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 2,226 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 10
Guerrilla Freecycle Initiatives
OFFFerings, a Social Network of Objects, Encourages Free Exchanges
Hot on the heels of OFFF, the festival for the post-digital creation culture, comes OFFF, a social network of objects. A suitcase was placed at OFFF in Paris and passersby were invited to take anything… [More]
TV-Like Networking - Flip Through iBuddz's Channels for Integrated Social Networking
SCORE: 5
Warm 23,125 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 10
TV-Like Networking
Flip Through iBuddz's Channels for Integrated Social Networking
Ever heard of a social media site operating in the same way as your television? iBuddz is a social media site that, unlike any other in the Internet networking arena, allows for a unique interactive experience… [More]
Cougar Online Communities - 'Cougars & Co' Social Networking Hooks Up Older Women & Younger Men
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 5,531 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 10
Cougar Online Communities
'Cougars & Co' Social Networking Hooks Up Older Women & Younger Men
Cougars & Co. is a members-only online community where older women and younger men can meet, attend members-only social events, or participate in getaway vacations. The startup is the brainchild of… [More]
Anti-Social Media Platforms - The Path iPhone App Personalizes Your Social Network
SCORE: 2.1
Mild 2,085 Clicks Pub: Nov 16, 10
Anti-Social Media Platforms
The Path iPhone App Personalizes Your Social Network
The featured Path iPhone App is a more personal network for your friends and family, limited to only 50 of your closest contacts. This new social media platform counteracts with Twitter and Facebook,… [More]
Music-Sharing Social Apps - Apple Introduces the 'Ping' Social Network for Music-Lovers Everywhere
SCORE: 1.9
Mild 866 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 10
Music-Sharing Social Apps
Apple Introduces the 'Ping' Social Network for Music-Lovers Everywhere
For those who don't feel connected enough to the world of music, Apple is filling the void with the 'Ping' Social Network. Although it appears to be just another environment to display your bio and interests,… [More]