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25 Examples of Online Communities

From Extremely Exclusive Social Networks to Motherhood Forums

— September 16, 2014 — Eco
When it comes to online communities, there are a ton of websites popping up that single out niche networks. Appealing to a variety of groups and sub-groups so that the conversation remains as relevant as possible, these online communities ensure that people form lasting relationships, even if they only remain digital. It is a new age, after all.

Whether finding support and advice as a new mom or companionship as a recently retired senior, there are a ton of online communities that target different needs and wants. While some may believe that such social networks will erode real life relationships, others see it as keeping a growing world small and tight-knit. Online communities help ensure that no one feels alone as the population continues to rise.
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Rewards-Based Environmental Causes
Rewards-Based Environmental Causes
The Mutual Social Enterprise is an Online Charity Community
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Deceased Tribute Websites
Deceased Tribute Websites
LifeVU Helps People Share Memories and Photos of Deceased Loved Ones
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Effacing Social Apps
Effacing Social Apps
Sobrr Encourages Living in the Moment by Deleting Content After 24 Hours
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Video Confession Apps
Video Confession Apps
The Awkward App Lets You Record Anonymous Video Confessions to Friends
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Student-Based Social Networks
Student-Based Social Networks
Microsoft Socl is Focused on Learning
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Green Social Networks
Green Social Networks
Project Dirt is an Environment-Focused Online Community
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Kid-Sourced Creation Sites
Kid-Sourced Creation Sites
DIY.org is an Online Community for Crafty Children
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Transparent Crowdsourced Startups
Transparent Crowdsourced Startups
Agora is a Democratic & Online Community-Based Beverage Company
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Collaborative Learning Social Networks
Collaborative Learning Social Networks
StudyBlue Provides a Different Approach Towards Studies
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Motherhood Discussion Forums
Motherhood Discussion Forums
CafeMom Allows Women to Join Meaningful Conversations
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Community-Oriented Social Networks
Community-Oriented Social Networks
Neighbourly Connects Projects, Charities and Engagement
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Emotional Outburst Apps
Emotional Outburst Apps
The Vent App Saves You from Having to Vent on Social Media
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Online Bike-Sharing Communities
Online Bike-Sharing Communities
Liquid is a Marketplace Connecting Bicycle Owners With Renters
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Senior Social Networking Sites
Senior Social Networking Sites
SeniorMaze Helps Seniors Connects With Others Their Age
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Expecting Mother Social Apps
Expecting Mother Social Apps
Preggie Connects Expecting Mothers with Other Pregnant Women Nearby
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Book-Based Online Communities
Book-Based Online Communities
LitRate is a Social Network for the Book Lover and Favorite Reads
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Green Living Networks
Green Living Networks
The eEcosphere App Grows an Eco Community and Increases Accountability
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Women in Business Web Platform
Women in Business Web Platform
Young Female Entrepreneurs is a socially minded community
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Unabashed Online Confessions
Unabashed Online Confessions
Confesster Makes Personal, Anonymous Confessions Simple
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In-Flight Networking Apps
In-Flight Networking Apps
Virgin America's Here on Biz App Connects Travellers in the Sky
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Golden-Age Social Networking
Golden-Age Social Networking
The Stitch Service for Senior Citizens Helps Connect Older Folk
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Fashion-Hunting Platforms
Fashion-Hunting Platforms
The Hunt App Aims to Help Fashion Lovers Find their Desired Pieces
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Senior Social Media Apps
Senior Social Media Apps
This 7-In-1 App For Seniors Supports Facebook, Email & More
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Extremely Exclusive Social Networks
Extremely Exclusive Social Networks
Best of All Worlds is an Online Community for Top Influencers
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Healthy Online Communities
Healthy Online Communities
The Active Life Campaign Advocates Meeting on the Web & Playing Outside
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