Affinity Networks Takes On Online Communities

Los Angeles-based Affinity Networks has launched a new startup focused on connecting mobile users with common interests, saying it is looking to help connect and create communities around common interests. The firm--out of LA's Amplify accelerator--has released a large number of mobile applications, all geared around very specific interests: members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Christians with interests in the Bible; fans of the Hunger Games; and much more. The company said it is developing "highly verticalized" social media platforms for both mobile and the web.