[Niche Social Networks FTW!](http://www.slideshare.net/leebryant/niche-social-networks-ftw-presentation?type=powerpoint "Niche Social Networks FTW!")
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Although the presentation gives some good examples of niche social networks in use, I like Lee’s analysis of the value of Facebook against niches, which makes a nice riposte to [last week’s BBC story](http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/enterprise-social-software/2008/10/ease-up-on-facebook-blocks.html):
I remain convinced that intimacy and common purpose are more in line
with the culture of the internet than mega-malls like Facebook, where
funders are more interested in achieving a ridiculous $15bn valuation
for the company than in changing peoples’ lives for the better.
And the rights tools can improve people’s working lives, just as much as they can their personal lives…
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Adam has been a blogger for over 15 years, and a journalist for more than 20. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better online journalism.
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