Social Media

From Social Networks to Niche Networks

Social networks may come and go but Facebook is permanent. However, that doesn’t mean more provincial, niche-operated networks won’t show up and gain a decent following.

Social networks are places. And the digital world is becoming more like the physical world. People want to hang out where they feel accepted and get positive feedback in return.

FaceGloria is one of those places. It looks like Facebook and acts like Facebook, the like button is an amen 🙏 button, but people go there to avoid bad words and nudity, almost like a church.

There will always be new and emerging cut-down and mobile first versions of Facebook like Snapchat and Instagram that go mainstream. There will also be duds like Ello. All these networks will become more like public squares to spread awareness for the smaller, niche networks.

Social networks are places. You’re best bet in finding real connections is where you want to see yourself reflected in others.

“The mirror we hold up to the person next to us is one of the most important pictures she will ever see.” – Seth Godin

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.