Weare.us – Social Support Networks
Social networks often revolve around maintaining existing friendships, but offer little meaningful connection beyond that. WeAre.
Us attempts to connect individuals in order to create a social support network. The website, which is actually a platform for a handful of smaller social networks, primarily connects people afflicted with a common disease (there are networks devoted to individuals affected by HIV, Huntington’s disease, and cancer, among others). The site also hosts networks for Red Sox fans and individuals of multicultural descent. Through blog entries, forums, and groups, members encourage and lament with each other, share stories, and give advice.