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OtakuJam

Social Network for Geeks

Markets
Geeks, Social network, Anime, Video Games
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Status
Public Beta
Description

Otakujam is a new social network aimed at helping geeks connect with other geeks both online and off. It has entered open beta on 5/27/14 and is seeking testers to help suggest new features and test existing features. The site's main feature is "Otaku Match" which is a matchmaking script that allows users to search for other geeks based on the information included in their profiles. All of the profile fields and data are customized to be of high relevancy to geek culture and include things such as a user's favorite anime, or what books they are reading, or their favorite boardgames. Users' profile text is automatically converted into hyper links which when clicked, will take you to a page which displays other users who share these interests.

Users can also join and create groups or participate in chat rooms or forums with other members. There's also an events section where users can post and search for offline real world events which allows users to search as close as 5 miles or up to 100 miles from any given location.

Users can easily update their OtakuJam profiles by connecting to any of their social media accounts such as importing their instagram or flickr updates into Otakujam, or being able to use twitter to tweet out their OtakuJam status updates. Status updates can include hashtags and mentions which work similar to twitter in that they alert the person mentioned or help index content based on topic tags.

New features are being added constantly and a few upcoming features include the ability to watch streaming anime content and a steam api integration to display your games and achievements. Best of all, the site is completely free. There are no premium subscriptions and all users have full access to all of these features on the site.

Instructions

We are in Open Beta, users can create a new account at http://otakujam.com and provide feedback via the beta feedback form on the site or by emailing admin@otakujam.com