Ever wondered why you were left-handed and your sibling or parent wasn't? 23andMe provides an analysis of your DNA, where you can learn more about yourself, your immediate family, and even your ancestry. You can even better understand your genetic tendencies for things like obesity or health issues. Users can find other members with similar genetic makeup and start discussions. It is $999 to order a kit for the DNA test.
https://www.23andme.com/

This social network for Baby Boomers and Generation Jones feels like a more grown-up and less garish version of MySpace. It also features an online store where you can purchase everything from antioxidants to digital cameras and earn reward points for your purchases. You can also earn points for signing up and completing your profile, among other basic site activities, that can be redeemed for a discount at the store.
http://www.boomj.com/

Automotive hobbyists don't only convene at auto shows. They're now meeting up and showing off online. Here members review cars, submit photos, share knowledge and talk about anything auto-related. Non-members can even use the site for inspection purposes -- watch a video of the interior of a vehicle before you purchase it, or browse user reviews to see which cars earned five stars.
http://www.cargurus.com/

Want to make a charitable contribution but you have no idea where your money should go? This network lets users create profiles based on their charitable interests, browse registered nonprofits , create wedding or birth registries for charitable gifts, or register a nonprofit for others to browse and interact with.
http://www.changingthepresent.org/

Got a Blackberry addiction you just can't shake? This destination for Blackberry addicts features tutorials, reviews, discussions, blogs, and a store. Blackberry users who sign-up, can blog, post in the forum, and download ringtones and wallpapers for RIM's wonder-device.
http://www.crackberry.com/

Recently launched, this site is a social network for food lovers. User profiles feature favorite restaurants, restaurant reviews, favorite dishes, and photos of meals. The user-generated content then aggregates into long lists of restaurants organized by criteria like type of food or neighborhood. The restaurant directory is also displayed on a map.
http://www.eats.com/

This network's purpose is to keep families connected online. Upon signing up to this network, members begin adding people to their family tree and inviting those people to the network. The invited family then adds to the tree and invites others.
http://www.geni.com/

Created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, this network is devoted to games, with a focus on Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Users can talk about the games, play online, and connect to meetup in the real world. Currently in alpha, the site will formally launch with the new edition of D&D in June.
http://www.gleemax.com/

Ning is not a social network, but a site where anyone can start a social network. The result is thousands of niche networks devoted to colleges, bands, games, religions, careers, or anything else you can think of. If you can't find the niche you are looking for on Ning, you can always start one.
http://www.ning.com/

Imagine a social network that enables music artistss to begin their career. That's exactly what this social network does. Members who raise $50,000 based upon users who contribute because they like their music, get set up with professional A&R and studio time. Financiers receive a copy of the recorded product and artists are required to pay it forward and give away three tracks online for promotional purposes. All other tracks are for sale, and site advertising revenue is split three ways between the artists, their backers, and SellaBand.
http://www.sellaband.com/

9 Social Networks That Aren't for Everyone

Ever wondered why you were left-handed and your sibling or parent wasn't? 23andMe provides an analysis of your DNA, where you can learn more about yourself, your immediate family, and even your ancestry. You can even better understand your genetic tendencies for things like obesity or health issues. Users can find other members with similar genetic makeup and start discussions. It is $999 to order a kit for the DNA test.
https://www.23andme.com/

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