Hyper-Niche Networking

As generic social media becomes passe, consumers turn to cult communities

Implications - The ubiquitous nature of social media in society has lead to the evolution of online networking to be as diverse and varied as the offline world with hyper-niche networks popping up to satisfy consumer desire for individualistic expression. Encompassing topics like healthcare and travel, the networks address the problem of online interaction causing disassociation amongst connected consumers by easing them back into socialization based on similar interests.
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Photographic Discovery Apps - The Jelly App is Like a Socially-Connected Search Engine
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Warm 2,084 Clicks Pub: Jan 13, 14
Photographic Discovery Apps
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Social STD Health Histories - Luhu Uses Badges to Show a Person’s STD Status
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Warm 1,069 Clicks Pub: Nov 28, 13
Social STD Health Histories
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Globe-Trotting Apps - The Atlas Obscura App Takes You On an Adventure to Discover New Places
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Average 1,213 Clicks Pub: Jan 31, 14
Globe-Trotting Apps
The Atlas Obscura App Takes You On an Adventure to Discover New Places
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Public Secret-Sharing Apps - The Whisper App Lets You Share Your Deepest and Darkest Confessions
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Average 1,874 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 13
Public Secret-Sharing Apps
The Whisper App Lets You Share Your Deepest and Darkest Confessions
Many people loved going through the Post Secrets book, but there’s a new app that makes secret-sharing so much easier. The new Whisper app provides a digital place where you can share your... [More]
LGBT Event Exploration Apps - The GayCities App Makes Exploring New Cities Much More Interactive
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Average 870 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 14
LGBT Event Exploration Apps
The GayCities App Makes Exploring New Cities Much More Interactive
The GayCities App makes travel easier and more interactive for the LGBT community. The app allows users to effortlessly share locations, check in and do myriad other things when visiting a new city.... [More]
Social Dating Apps - The 'Avalable' Dating App is Like a Social Network for Those Looking for Love
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Average 2,779 Clicks Pub: Nov 19, 13
Social Dating Apps
The 'Avalable' Dating App is Like a Social Network for Those Looking for Love
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