I am curious...
Several years ago, I created 2 niche specific Social Networks that were pretty successful for their purpose. What I found was the social network created real relationship building and trust and based on the interest of the users in the niche I chose they were pretty committed.
- I had users emails stored with permission to email at anytime.
- Users received continuous emails from friend requests and other notifications that kept them engaged daily.
- Users were genuinely interested in the content that was posted
- Users did most of the work keeping content fresh on the site.
Based on problems surrounding the niche that I developed the networks around, I closed the networks and looked into other projects.
I am now curious as to whether any warriors out there have any successful niche specific social networks and if you haven't tried this angle.. would you?