Niche Networking Apps

Individuals are seeking solace in specialized virtual groups

Implications - People have been using social network apps like Facebook and Twitter to connect with their friends on-the-go. Now, consumers are using apps that allow them to connect to strangers who share common interests with them. This platonic mobile networking is allowing virtual relationships to blossom into strongly bonded communities online and off.
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Networking Coffee Apps - 'Coffee Who' Arranges Networking Opportunities with Colleagues
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Mild 787 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 13
Networking Coffee Apps
'Coffee Who' Arranges Networking Opportunities with Colleagues
‘Coffee Who’ is an office networking application that kick starts conversations with colleagues that you wouldn’t normally meet with. Users sign up, get nominated to meet certain... [More]
Offline Social Networking Apps - UNHOOK Facebook is an Offline Social Network for Facebook Addicts
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Mild 1,961 Clicks Pub: Mar 17, 13
Offline Social Networking Apps
UNHOOK Facebook is an Offline Social Network for Facebook Addicts
UNHOOK Facebook is an anti-Facebook, offline social networking tool. Unface.it has been designed to mainly help people beat their Facebook addiction. The app allows users to add up to five of... [More]
Nature Video Networking - 'Peaceful Walks' Promotes Environmental Causes
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Untested 300 Clicks Pub: Apr 12, 12
Nature Video Networking
'Peaceful Walks' Promotes Environmental Causes
Peaceful Walks is an online video site that offers dozens of free-to-watch, three minute nature videos. Besides providing inspiration and relaxation, the site also serves as a conservation advocacy... [More]
Anonymous Video Calling Apps - WhosHere App Enables Meetups Online for Dating or Chat
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Untested 890 Clicks Pub: May 26, 12
Anonymous Video Calling Apps
WhosHere App Enables Meetups Online for Dating or Chat
Chatroulette was initially made huge by Ashton Kutcher, and whether its popularity can be attributed to people’s curiosity, or because it was actually fun to use, the website has now inspired... [More]
Skiing Socialization Apps - The Snocru app Easily Combines Everything Concerning a Day on the Slopes
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Untested 225 Clicks Pub: Mar 15, 13
Skiing Socialization Apps
The Snocru app Easily Combines Everything Concerning a Day on the Slopes
Keeping track of everyone in a group during a trip to the slopes can be tough, but the Snocru app goes above and beyond by allowing users to keep tabs on buddies and offering a plethora of other... [More]
Army-Specific Social Media Sites - The Eureka Platform is like Reddit for the Pentagon
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Untested 86 Clicks Pub: Jun 28, 12
Army-Specific Social Media Sites
The Eureka Platform is like Reddit for the Pentagon
The Eureka Platform is the Pentagon’s way of sharing new ideas with other personnel in the U.S. Department of Defense and voting it up and down—without the interaction of civilians.... [More]
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