A directory of Internet sites that help people communicate and interact with each other. These sites feature services such as message forums, chat rooms, email and other messaging services. They may also feature online games and other ways for user to interact. These sites offer the users a hub for a specific subject and have information and other resources there. Subject-specific communities should be listed with the subject section. For shortcuts to some of these, see By Subject. Online Communities On the Web Internet Computers.
- Wikipedia: An online community or also called an internet community is a virtual community whose members interact with each other primarily via the Internet. For many, online communities may feel like home, consisting of a "family of invisible friends". Those who wish to be a part of an online community usually have to become a member via a specific site and necessarily need an internet connection. An online community can act as an information system where members can post, comment on discussions, give advice or collaborate. Commonly, people communicate through social networking sites, chat rooms, forums, e-mail lists and discussion boards. People may also join online communities through video games, blogs and virtual worlds.
- Clan (computer gaming) - In computer and video gaming, a clan, community, guild or faction is an organized group of players that regularly play together in one or more multiplayer games, but is focused on a particular game.
- Commons-based peer production - Commons-based peer production is a term coined by Harvard Law School professor Yochai Benkler. It describes a new model of socioeconomic production in which large numbers of people work cooperatively.
- Digital altruism - Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others.
- Immersion (virtual reality) - Immersion into virtual reality is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world. The perception is created by surrounding the user of the VR system in images, sound or other stimuli that provide an engrossing total environment.
- Internet activism - Internet activism is the use of electronic communication technologies such as social media, e-mail, and podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster and more effective communication by citizen movements, the delivery of particular information to large and specific audiences as well as...
- Internet influences on communities
- Social information processing
- Community building
- Virtual reality
- Community websites
- Virtual communities
- Facebook www
A social utility that connects people, Facebook, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.
- Worldwide Flork www
Worldwide community of interesting people. Flork. Find new friends easily by 'florking around.' Flork.
- Chat YABA www
Chat room based social networking community. YABA.
- Surfers BusinessWeek: Internet Communities www
Surfers are losing interest on website content and want now to settle in online communities. BusinessWeek: Internet Communities.
- A Whyville www
A virtual 3-D world for curious minds where you can own land, Whyville, build your own house, play simulation games, win prizes, chat, and help the community grow. Whyville.
- Provides Dacity.com www
Provides members a free message board on many subjects, Dacity.com, free chat services, free homepages and free online games. Dacity.com.
- Online Habbo www
Online community for teens and roleplaying. Habbo. [Shockwave required] Habbo.
- Provides Communities.com www
Provides chat rooms, Communities.com, communities, forums, instant messaging, detailed photo profiles, photo galleries, and photo ratings. Search members by age, sex, location, and interests. Communities.com.
- Purpose NewHeavenNewEarth www
Purpose is to build a global network to pool talents, NewHeavenNewEarth, experience, and resources to unravel life's mysteries. Includes a blog, community, and special reports. NewHeavenNewEarth.
- Users Buzznet www
Users can create communities and share blogs and photographs. Buzznet.
- Members The Pork www
Members can access chat rooms, Pork, discussion boards, personals, and instant messaging. The Pork.
- Ask YouThink.com www
Ask questions, YouThink.com, and discuss jokes, movies and trivia. YouThink.com.
- Personal WireClub www
Personal and group blogs tied in with many other social networking features. WireClub. Geared to meeting people through shared interests. Free site. WireClub.
- Forum Sciforums www
Forum discussions cover world events, Sciforums, science, religion, philosophy, and technology. Sciforums.
- An Foundmyself www
An online art community with numerous features, Foundmyself, including personal art galleries, forums, contests, the ability to sell art commission. Foundmyself.
- General Spammers Paradise www
General discussion. Paradise. Has forum, store, calendar, and member directory. Spammers Paradise.
- Features Everything In Moderation www
Features links to articles on management strategies. Everything In Moderation.
- Focused The Lost Diner www
Focused on the abandoned, Lost Diner, forgotten, mysterious, and unexplained. Has forums, chat rooms, and message board. Share stories, photos, maps, conversation, links, and ideas. The Lost Diner.
- Banner BBS Xchange www
Banner exchange for BBS-related sites. BBS Xchange.
- Information BBS: A Documentary www
Information about the film released in 2005. Documentary. Includes details of research, a list of interviews, trailers, reviews, and an online ordering facility. BBS: A Documentary.
- List Online Community Building Concepts www
List of fundamental principles to consider when starting a new community site. Online Community Building Concepts.
- Article Membership Agreements www
Article by lawyer Ivan Hoffman discussing membership agreements and resolving issues that arise from them. Agreements. Applicable only to U.S. Law. Membership Agreements.
- Offers Cytopia www
Offers a link manager, Cytopia, task manager, weblog manager, personal home page space, message boards, and webmail. [Requires Flash] Cytopia.
- Provides CommunityZero www
Provides any group of people with the ability to establish a private and interactive online community. CommunityZero.
- A Forum Station www
A directory catering to online communities and interactive blogs with several categories to choose from. Forum Station.
- A Forum Virus www
A comprehensive human edited forum directory featuring a user rating system. Forum Virus.
- Upload Webscene www
Upload video's, Webscene, foto's en audiofragmenten naar je eigen pagina. Video's, film trailers, nieuws en games. Webscene.
- Vriendennetwerk. Hyves.nl www
Vriendennetwerk. Hyves.nl. Uitwisselen van berichten, foto's, invallen en opinies. Hyves.nl.
- Article Wikipedia: Facebook www
Article includes history, Facebook, website, popularity, controversy, references and litigation details of the community. Wikipedia: Facebook.
- Alexa: Online Communities On the Web
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Online Communities On the Web
- DMOZ: Online Communities On the Web
dmoz.org Directory: Online Communities On the Web