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What is a Poker Social Network?
Recently I have started investigating Poker Social Networks. I have started some topics on the major poker forums, such as 2+2, FullContact, Pocketfives asking people what poker social networks did they know. Although these threads were deleted rather quickly (people started advertising their websites even though they were not social networks at all), some answers made me worried.
…a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
|What IS a poker social network?||What is NOT a poker social network?|
Poker social network is the same as an ordinary social network with the personal ties as a key feature. Plus, it has the poker related content generated by the users: blogs, pictures, hands, videos etc.
Here is a list of poker social networks:
The poker community websites that do not have friendship ties as their main feature are not poker social networks. Such sites may have user generated content, but without the friendship between the members they can only be called Poker Communities.
Here are some sites that may look like social networks, although they are NOT:
Poker Player Social Network PPSN – pokerplayerssocialnetwork.com
TiltBook – tiltbook.com
PokerSpace – pokerspace.com
Donkr – donkr.com
PokerBattle - PokerBattle.com
Pokerdiy - Pokerdiy.com
PocketFives – pocketfives.com
CardLovers – cardlovers.com
BlackBeltPoker – blackbeltpoker.com
ProPokerSpace - propokerspace.com
PokerNations – pokernations.com
MeetpokerPals - meetpokerpals.com
RailBirds - railbirds.com
2+2 – the biggest poker community in the world based on forum conversations.
My.pokernews.com – one of the best poker blog tools on the market. Even though you can make friends there it is not a social network.
PokerHand.org – the website for hand publishing and analysis.
FTSweat.com – Twitter-like status update tool for poker players. And although one can follow other people status updates (mutual friendship is not required) it does not fit to the social network requirements.
Facebook – the biggest social network in the world, which has some nice poker applications, groups and fan pages, but is still too general to be called a poker social network.