If not—you should start one. I should qualify that by stating as long as your hobbies and interests aren’t subversive, illegal, or destructive. I know there are thousands of social networks floating out there on the inter-webs because my friend Kevin Mullett told me so, and he’s joined most of them. I wondered, are there networks that fit my interests? What about someone whose interests may not be mainstream, are networks in place?
I love Cats
I know, I know, it’s become a cliché, but I’ve loved cats longer than I’ve owned a computer let alone fawned over their photos on Facebook. I knew of Catster, and a few other networks dedicated to feline fanciers, but hadn’t heard of Catmoji until I read a Mashable post by Chris Taylor, Cat’s Get Their Own Social Network “We want to be Facebook for cats,” creators Matthew Phiong and Koekoe Loo Wan Koe told Betabeat. It’s not a network about cats; it’s a network for cats. This may explain where Pat and Joe (our two cats) have been spending their time.
I Love Beer
I subscribe to All About Beer magazine; I have over 100 different beers in my beer fridge, but until today, I’d never considered searching for a beer enthusiast social network. I found one and joined. I’m in heaven; Untapped shares reviews, blogs, pubs and more. This is a deep rabbit hole.
But What if your Interests are a Little More…Refined?
I decided to search for something less common, so I googled taphophilia, the love of cemeteries. I found networks for the dead, gatherings of ghost hunters, head stone rubbers (not robbers), and this site, Vampire Rave, which shares information on taphophilia, while promoting forums and blogs about everything vampire-ish.
Have you joined a special interest social networking group? If, like me, you’ve never searched for networks that fit your hobbies and interests, what are you waiting for? And, if your search doesn’t return a suitable network for your interests—it’s high time someone started one.