MySpace has fallen victim to a number of misconceptions, such demographic myths and scary news headlines about child predators. Famster, a family friendly social networking site, is a reaction to that negative press.
Famster has it's own struggles as well. The name clearly has some problems, evoking both hamsters and Friendster. But even more perplexing is the basic premise of the site, which Owen Thomas on CNN's "The Browser" blog points out:
"After spending hours every day in the real world together, why would siblings have any interest in networking with each other, let alone their parents? Sure, moms could lay down the law and enforce the use of Famster for putting events on the family calendar, but that's just bound to make using the site seem even more uncool."
So why even mention it? Because it's part of a growing segment of "niche" social networks. This is something we'll be seeing MUCH more of in the near future.
Link via The Browser - CNN.