Online Community/Social Media SUPER List

by Shara Karasic

Start exploring online community here. I am always collecting useful online community/social media/social networking sites, articles, resources, and experts, and I hope others find them useful. I will be updating this list regularly. If you have ideas or suggestions for this page, please let me know at shara.karasic[at]gmail.com.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES & SOCIAL NETWORKS

Artist/Design/Writer (9)
Book Sharing/Reviews (6)
Business (28)
Citizen Journalism (3)
Dating (7)
Education (5)
Expert (7)
Fashion/Lifestyle (4)
Finance (4)
Forums (4)
Goal Sharing (1)
Health (7)
How-to, Advice, Wiki, & Article Sites (12)
Kids/Teen/College Student (17)
Local/Reviews/Classified (8)
Marketplace/Shopping/Selling (7)
Meetup (1)
Mobile (10)
Music (2)
Non-Profit/Civic Action (8)
Photo Sharing (5)
Publishing Platforms (2)
Question & Answer Sites (6)
Social Bookmarking/Social Browsing/Aggregators (16)
Real Estate (2)
Social Calendars (7)
Social Networks, General (24)
Social Search (4)
Technology (3)
Travel (8)
Video (6)
Virtual Worlds (8)

ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

Community Academic Programs (5)
Community Articles & Resources (71)
Community Jobs (8)
Community Legal (3)
Community Stats/Participation/Measurement (4)
Community Tools/Providers/Platforms (31)
Cross-Community Applications (9)
Social Media & Online Community Personalities/Academics/Experts (34)


ONLINE COMMUNITIES & SOCIAL NETWORKS

Artist/Design/Writer Communities

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Book Sharing/Reviews

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Business Communities & Social Networks

  • Alibaba - get international trade leads
  • Biznik - business networking for indie professionals
  • BizToo - social networking site for global entrepreneurs
  • Cambrian House - crowdsourcing, business networking, get help with your business ideas
  • Cofoundr - find a co-founder for your entrepreneurial venture
  • Ecademy
  • FastPitch Networking - business networking, PR help for business
  • GOBIGnetwork - community of startup companies
  • konnects - communities around specific industries
  • LinkedIn - uber online networking
  • Idea Cafe - business forums
  • Intuit Accountants - Intuit's resource for accounting and Quickbooks practitioners
  • JIGSAW - share business contacts
  • JumpUp - from Intuit, focuses on startups
  • OpenBusiness - platform to share and develop innovate Open Business ideas - entrepreneurial ideas which are built around openness, free services and free access
  • Oriented - global network of international professionals interested in Asian businesses and cultures
  • QuickBooks Community - from Intuit
  • Quicken Community - from Intuit
  • ryze
  • SBDC Community - community for Association of Small Business Development Centers members
  • SmallBusiness.com
  • Soflow.com
  • spoke - find out who you know at various companies
  • StartupNation
  • Startupping - community for Internet entrepreneurs
  • viadeo - business networking w/ European slant
  • Visible Path - manage professional network and connect to corporate network
  • XING (used to be OpenBC)
  • Work.com
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Citizen Journalism

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Dating

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Education Communities

  • citeulike - academics' social network around the academic papers they're reading
  • GreatSchools.net - parents review schools
  • H2O Playlist - shared lists of readings around topics of intellectual interest
  • Tapped In - community for education professionals
  • WikiEducator - collaborative community for planning education projects linked with the development of free content, as well open education resources projects
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Expert Communities

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Fashion/Lifestyle

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Finance

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Forums

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Goal Sharing

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Health Communities

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How-to, Wiki, and Article Sites

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Kids/Teen/College Student Communities

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Local/Reviews

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Marketplace/Shopping/Selling

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Meetup

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Mobile

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Music

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Non-Profit/Civic Action

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Photo Sharing

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Publishing Platforms

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Question & Answer Sites

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Real Estate

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Social Bookmarking/Browsing/Aggregators

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Social Calendars/Events

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Social Networks, General

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Social Search

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Technology

  • elgg - incorporate your tools within one environment and share with whom you like
  • Slashdot
  • techmeme
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Travel

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Video

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Virtual Worlds

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ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

Community Academic Programs

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Community Articles & Resources

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Community & Social Media Jobs

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Community Legal

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Community Stats/Analytics/Metrics/Participation/Measurement

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Community Tools/Providers/Platforms/Applications

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Cross-Community Applications - these faciliate interoperability & integrate or aggregate communities

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Social Media Personalities/Academics/Experts

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To tell me about a community site, resource, or expert for possible inclusion on this list, or if you're interested in an online community/social media/social networking project, consulting, or collaboration, email me at skarasic[at]yahoo.com.

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last updated: may 7, 2008

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