Communly Takes On Social Networking Around Interests, Not Friends

Is there room in the world for another social networking site? Los Angeles-based Communly thinks so, and recently has launched a new site aiming to help connect users not based on who their friends are, but instead by a users' interests. The new startup, which says it is backed by angel investors, was founded by Alaxic Smith, Taj Stansberry, Brandon Curran, and John Strong. The startup is aiming at the frustration that many users have over the current, social networking sites like Facebook, which revolve around existing connections, rather than on meeting new people around interests. Other local Los Angeles startups like AtThePool also have tried to address that same market, albeit in different ways.