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HobbyThing is a social network that launched this past summer in the hopes of helping people find other people who are interested in the same hobbies. They call their service a "social hobby network".
There are groups, tags for easy searching, stories which looks like it aggregates stories that match the listed hobbies, photo albums and a forum. The homepage features a live activity feed which could help new site visitors find something they are interested in.
HobbyThing is a collection of niche social networks inside one large social networking container. The service is free and appears to be ad-supported. The key with any niche social networking service is activity. What’s interesting about HobbyThing is that if you search for your hobby and there’s no network created, you are prompted to create your own network. The key for HobbyThing is to make sure all of the networks are active.