New services let users expand on their Facebook network
Tools and apps let users expand on their online networks by identifying shared interests, and helping them make friends
We all know what happens when you try to create a social network to go head-to-head against Facebook. What you get is Google Plus - well-designed, innovative, and utterly lifeless. What we need are online social tools that let you connect to friends that share certain tastes and interests. I’m especially partial to Path, a social journal that’s almost a mini-Facebook. Fans of luxury goods will want to get their hands on a social shopping app called Fancy. Social media apps like GetGlue hook you up with fellow fans of TV shows, movies, and books.