At the moment there are already several thematic social networks associated with films.

Beyond IMDb (Internet Movie Database - founded in 1990 and acquired by Amazon in 1998), which is widely the biggest social meeting place for movie fans, there are many other movie social networks worth exploring.

In this article 4 of these film social networks will be compared (Criticker, FilmCrave, Flickchart and Jaman), leaving many others behind relevant as for example:

  • MUBI.com
  • Trakt.tv
  • FilmAffinity
  • Hulu.com
  • LetterBoxd.com
  • Flixster
  • GetGlue.com
  • iCheckMovies.com
  • AdoroCinema.com (Brazilian social network)
  • Filmow.com (brazilian social network)

It follows the comparison between the 4 social networks for films selected:

 

SOCIAL NETWORK
Criticker FilmCrave Flickchart Jaman
Brief Description
Social network aimed at people who share the same cinematographic tastes. After evaluating a significant number of films, the site not only begins to suggest films with an indication of their likelihood of success, but also begins to bring together members with similar tastes. A place for film lovers to discover, comment and rate films, with members being rated according to the relevance of their contribution to the network. Members can also manage lists and write plot summaries. Social network where members indicate which film they liked best out of the 2 that are presented, thus allowing the social network to start profiling members based on these comparisons. Jaman is a place geared towards searching and viewing films, allowing members to share their lists with their friends.
Distinctive Features
- TCI (Trend Compatibility Index), which helps get the opinions of people with similar tastes

- Create multiple movie lists

- Create personal film lists

- Punctuals and Commenting on films to increase Popularity with other members

- Watching movie trailers

- Shopping cart

- Film comparisons

- Create a list of your favourite films

- Debating and rating films

- Search movies by popularity, genre, region, rating, release date, or mood

- Share movie lists

- Streaming movies

No. of Employees
? 3 2 ?
Foundation Date
2005 2007 2007 ?
Location
IRL USA ? USA
Global
Usability
Privacy
Features
Community
Text chat
Private Messages
Sending Photos
News Feed
Creating Groups
Events
Games
Marketplace
Mobile Compatibility

* Source: Crunchbase

 

Demographic information on the social networks of films*

 

Ages

<18: 25%
18-24: 18%
35-34: 18%
35-44: 17%
45-54: 12%
55-64: 7%
65+: 3%

Sex
Male: 60%
Female: 40%Education
No Higher Education: 50%
Higher Education: 38%
Post-Graduation: 12%
Children
With children: 55%
No kids: 45%

* Sources: Alexa SiteInfo, Quantcast SiteInfo

 

 

 

The social media niche because they are much more focused on the communities to which they are dedicated, they end up offering many more features than the most popular social networks  (for not having a main focus).

The solution ud121 social of Amplitude Net, is precisely a complete solution oriented to se create social network of niches on the internet.

In the cinema sector, Amplitude Net was responsible for the website development as for example Pris (one of the most important film publishers in Portugal) and the Israeli cinema chain NLC ( New Lineo Cinemas ), operating in Portugal and Spain under the Cinema City brand (one of the leading cinema chains in Portugal, with about 30 screens in Lisbon and Leiria).

website development was carried out by Amplitude Net using its e-commerce  ud121 e-commerce.

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