CNET provides this list of 50 bizarre social networking websites. 50 Most Bizarre Social Networks. I serve it up here to help you check out the competition in your niche.
Bizarre Niche Networking Websites
Just a sample from the list are:
Hamsterster “Hamsters and hamster lovers (get your mind out of the gutter) should have their place, too.”
Rivals4Ever ” A unique community based on Rivalries. Create your own Rivalries. It can be anything from Red Sox vs Yankees to my school vs your school.”
GothPassions “A free online dating & social networking community site for Goth singles.”
The moral of this story is, if you’re thinking about starting a social network in a particular niche, you want to know if someone else already has done so. At least go see what they are doing, if they are running ads, how busy the forums are, what features they offer. You may even want to join. Who knows, there may be no need to start one.
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