92nd Street Y - The 92nd Street Y operates
in the context of a history that spans over 130 years. Founded in 1874 as the Young Men's Hebrew Association where Jewish men could find
harmony and good fellowship, the 92nd Street Y today has evolved into a world-renowned community and cultural center. Lecture hall, performance
space, school, health center and community organization.
ActiveRain Real Estate Network - A free social network and marketing platform for real estate
professionals. Allows real estate agents, mortgage professionals and brokers create a customized profile.
Adium - A free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo,
Aim - Chat with your friends on AIM, Facebook and Google Talk. Plus, get feeds and notifications
from your favorite social networks and email in AIM.
American Camping Association (ACA) - As a leading authority in child development, the ACA works
to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. ACA accredits over 2000 camps. ACA-accredited camps meet up to 300 standards
for health, safety, and program quality.
AncientFaces - The largest visual genealogy exchange on the Internet providing a free location
for the exchange of photos. Thousands of photos are being scanned by their owners and then added to AncientFaces so that others researching
their family trees can place faces with the names of ancestors.
Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) - A professional Palestinian social media center, dedicated to improving the skills and capacities of Palestinian civil society in this field. 7amleh provides training to individuals and community-based groups on the skills and methodologies of social media activism, as well as focusing on creating and supporting grassroots media campaigns which aim to raise social awareness and political consciousness of disenfranchised and marginalised groups.
AuthorsDen - Online community of authors and readers.
Avaaz - A global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making. Avaaz's online
community can act like a megaphone to call attention to new issues; a lightning rod to channel broad public concern into a specific, targeted campaign;
a fire truck to rush an effective response to a sudden, urgent emergency; and a stem cell that grows into whatever form of advocacy or work is best
suited to meet an urgent need.
Bambuser - A live video service that allows
users to quickly and easily capture, share and watch live video through mobile phones and computers.
BBC Video Nation - Your views and experiences on camera and online. An online archive
of short films about everyday life from all over the UK, with a filming skills section and information on how to take part by becoming a contributor.
Be the Cause - Individuals and organizations share content and information about socially
conscious issues and events.
BET - African-American portal and online urban music destination.
Biblio Connection - A social community for all book lovers. Connects and encourages interaction
between readers, authors, booksellers, publishers, illustrators and book collectors.
Black Voices - An African American online community which brings
together job seekers and employers and offers extensive news, entertainment, events, and e-commerce content.
BlackPlanet - Online community for the African diaspora. Members enjoy free personal
pages, e-mail, games, forums, chat, news, instant messaging and Internet telephony, in addition to gifts, special promotions and online events.
Box - Box simplifies online file storage, replaces FTP and connects teams in online workspaces. Secure
content-sharing. Collaboration tools.
Center for Livable Communities - A national initiative of the Local Government Commission (LGC). The Center for Livable Communities helps local governments and community
leaders be proactive in their land use and transportation planning, and adopt programs and policies that lead to more livable and resource-efficient
land use patterns.
Center for New Community - A national organization committed to building community, justice,
and equality. The Center is grounded in many faith traditions, and builds community where the dignity and value of all humanity is manifest.
CoolTown Studios - Focused on crowdsourced placemaking (see FAQ), that is, sourcing crowds to create community-oriented
places people love. It's a free public service including 1600+ archived entries, each with a unique image.
Cowbird - Providing storytelling tools and space, allowing people to find and share stories they might otherwise
craigslist - Provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale,
personals, services, local community, and events.
Cyberhood - The CyberHood is based on the belief that many students, scholars,
practitioners and activists of color are isolated from one another and from progressive whites, who are also concerned about the plight of communities
of color, conditions in the inner city, and the problems of low-wage white workers. The goal is to make the CyberHood a place where students,
scholars, practitioners, and activists from across the racial and class divide can find one another and build meaningful relationships.
Demand Media - An American content and social media company that operates online brands such as eHow, and Cracked, and is known for creating online content through its Demand Media Studios division based on a combination of measured consumer demand and predicted returns.
Digsby - Instant messaging, email, and social networks.
Distributed Library Project - An experiment in sharing information and building community
in the San Francisco Bay Area. Create an account, then list the books and videos that you own. You will then have access to the multitude of books
and videos available in other people's collections. You can search for specific authors or titles, browse individual collections, find nearby users,
or find people who like books in common with yours. You will have access to user-written reviews and have the opportunity to write your own. If the
owner of a book or video you're interested in has time for you to pick it up, you can check out items for a 2, 7, 14, or 30 day period (at the owner's
discretion). Returning books late will get you negative feedback, while returning books promptly will get you positive feedback. You are never under
any obligation to lend an item if you don't feel comfortable doing so.
dlvr.it - Helps publishers deliver their content to the social web, including Twitter and Facebook.
Dropbox - A file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software.
eBuddy Chat - Chat with friends on MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, Gtalk, ICQ, Hyves and Facebook.
Echo - People on Echo get together online to talk about books, movies, arts, politics, angst, does
God exist, why do I hate myself - in a word, to gossip.
Ello - A revolutionary social network that is transforming how people connect, free from advertising, manipulation, and exploitation. Ello's clean and beautiful design supports a global creative community where people can be whoever they want to be.
Emojipedia - Emoji search with options to browse emojis by name, category, or platform.
ePodunk - Provides in-depth information about more than 20,000 communities around the country,
from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk.
Everypost - Convenient app to post multimedia content across multiple social platforms. With Everypost you can now customize your content per social network or just write and forget about the limitation of 140 characters.
Facebook - Online directory connecting people through social networks at schools. Also
see Wikipedia Facebookentry. Also see:
Social Fixer - A free browser extension that improves the Facebook site by eliminating annoyances
and adding lots of great enhancements and functionality.
Findhorn Foundation - The educational and organisational cornerstone of the Findhorn Community.
Seeks to develop new ways of living infused with spiritual value. The Findhorn Community was begun in 1962 by Peter and Eileen Caddy and
Dorothy Maclean. All three had followed disciplined spiritual paths for many years and had been specifically trained to follow God's will. In 1972
the community was formally registered as a Scottish Charity under the name The Findhorn Foundation and in the 1970s and 80s grew to approximately
300 members. Also see the New Findhorn Association (NFA).
Five Best Services for Quick Image Sharing - When you want
to share an image on Twitter, over IM, or in the comments of your favorite blog, full-fledged gallery webapps like Flickr or Picasa are
overkill. That's where these quick sharing services come in, filling your need for quick, almost disposable image sharing. Lifehacker describes
Flickr - Online community for sharing photography.
Flipboard - Create your own magaines on the web and share.
Fluther - Tap the collective for answers to your questions.
Foursquare - Builds tools that help you keep up with friends, discover what's nearby, save money and unlock
Free Movies - Watch and download free movies online. These free movies are digital copies of
original classic, full-length, motion pictures produced over the last century. All of the public domain movies are legal to download, legal to transfer
to a mobile device or PC and free to watch online from anywhere in the world. From Entertainment Magazine.
Garrick Club, The - Instituted
for the general patronage of drama; for the purpose of combining the use of a Club, on economic principles, with the advantages
of a literary society; for bringing together supporters of drama; and for the formation of a theatrical library, with works on costume. Also see Wikipediaarticle.
Geocaching - An adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache
hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is
to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet.
Global Dialogue Center - Gathering place for people to think, question, explore
new ideas, learn and connect with others around the world in an environment that fosters mutual respect, understanding and personal leadership.
Groucho Club, The - Opened in 1985. Located on Dean Street in Soho, London. Its original
membership was drawn from the publishing world, but has expanded over the years to include all creative fields of the media and arts. Also see Wikipedia article.
Help a Reporter Out (HARO) - Every day, HARO brings nearly
30,000 reporters and bloggers, over 100,000 news sources and thousands of small businesses together to tell their stories, promote their brands and
sell their products and services.
Hootsuite - Hootsuite's user interface takes the form of a dashboard, and supports social network integrations for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and many more.
HubPages - Hubbers (HubPages authors) earn money by publishing their Hubs (content-rich
Internet pages) on topics they know and love, and earn recognition among fellow Hubbers through the community-wide HubScore ranking
system. The HubPages ecosystem provides a search-friendly infrastructure which drives traffic to Hubs from search engines such
as Google and Yahoo, and enables Hubbers to earn revenue from industry-standard advertising vehicles such as Google
AdSense, Kontera, and the eBay and Amazon Affiliates program.
IDWork - A social web application for bookmarking and sharing users favorite design related images and videos
from any website.
IMVU - A new way to hang out and have fun with your friends online. Just like an old-school text-based
messenger, you download IMVU's software onto your PC. But with IMVU you create your own avatars who chat in animated 3D scenes.
Instagram - A mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly, or privately to pre-approved followers.
Institute of Network Cultures (INC) - Analyses and shapes the terrain of network cultures from the inside.
No innocent bystander, it actively contributes to the field through events, publications and online dialogue. The sphere of new media has huge potential
for socio-technological change - the mission of the INC is to explore, document and feed this potential. See:
Irish Abroad - Social networking for Irish people abroad and in Ireland. An online community
with over 240,000 members worldwide. The site is for Irish expats, descendants and any person wishing to travel to Ireland. News and information,
community and friendship.
JD Supra - Promotes the free
exchange of information to benefit the legal community, legal consumers, the media and the general public. A community, a networking tool, a consumer
resourse, a real-time news source, and a gateway to a vast amount of useful legal information.
Jive Software - Delivering "social productivity" software that brings together employees,
partners and customers into a unified collaboration system so they can create better products, faster processes and improved relationships.
Journal of Community Informatics - Community Informatics (CI) is the study and the practice
of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). CI seeks to work with communities towards the
effective use of ICTs to improve their processes, achieve their objectives, overcome the "digital divides" that exist both within and between
communities, and empower communities and citizens in the range of areas of ICT application including for health, cultural production, civic
management, e-governance among others.
Just Food - By using food as the common element linking diverse organizations and individuals, Just
Food works to improve the quality of life in New York City and the region. Promotes a holistic approach to food, hunger and agriculture issues.
Kreyol - Dedicated to the Haitian, Afro-Caribbean, and African American Community. Culture, forums, chat
rooms, history, news, art, poetry, links.
LawLink - Online network exclusively
LibraryThing - An online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access
your catalog from anywhere - even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same
books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.
LinkedIn - Online network of more than 17 million experienced professionals from around the
world, representing 150 industries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you
find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and
connect to you.
Lions Clubs International - The world's largest service club organization with over 1,400,000
members serving in more 44,500 clubs in over 180 countries.
LiveJournal - A free service that allows you to create and customize your own "live journal ":
a journal you keep online.
Local Government Commission (LGC) - Provides technical assistance and networking to local elected
officials and other dedicated community leaders who are working to create healthy, walkable, and resource-efficient communities.
Mapbox - Helps you design beautiful maps and publish
them across the web and mobile devices at scale.
Medium - A place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories. Designed for little stories that make
your day better and manifestos that change the world. It's used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It's simple, beautiful,
collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.
Meerkat - Allows users to easily livestream video from their cellphones onto their Twitter accounts.
MySpace - Meet people from your area in the country and keep in touch. Includes blog, forums,
email, groups, games and events.
NativeHQ - Immersed in social media
and enabling organisations to work more intelligently with these new communications tools.
Netvibes - Lets individuals assemble all in one place their favorite websites, blogs, email accounts,
social networks, search engines, instant messengers, photos, videos, podcasts, widgets, and everything else they enjoy on the Web.
New Rules Project - The heart of this web site is a growing storehouse of community and local
economy-building--laws, regulations, ordinances, statutes. The New Rules Project identifies rules that honor a sense of place, prize rootedness,
continuity and stability, as well as innovation and enterprise.
Office of University Partnerships (OUP) -
A powerful force for community revitalization is gaining momentum across the country: university-community partnerships. America's institutions of
higher education have more intellectual talent than any other institutions in our society, and many of them are using these partnerships to tackle
the complex socioeconomic issues facing the neighborhoods that surround them, such as poverty, joblessness, crime, and homelessness. Recognizing
the crucial role that America's institutions of higher education can play in rebuilding communities large and small, HUD established
the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) in 1994 to encourage and expand the efforts of institutions of higher
education that are striving to make a difference in their communities through funding opportunities.
Parallel Earth - Create a crowd-source media stream for an event anywhere on earth.
Pastebin - A website where you can store text for a certain period of time. The website is mainly used by programmers
to store pieces of sources code or configuration information, but anyone is more than welcome to paste any type of text. The idea behind the site
is to make it more convenient for people to share large amounts of text online.
Periscope - A live video streaming app for iOS and Android developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein and acquired by Twitter before launch in 2015.
Photo - Online learning community of people improving their photography expertise.
Pinterest - An online pinboard. Organize and share the things you love.
Players Club, The - Serves as a social club while at the same time remaining steadfast in its
duty as a repository of American and British theatre history, memorabilia, and theatrical artifacts. founded in New York City by the famed 19th century
Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth who purchased a magnificent 1847 mansion located at 16 Gramercy Park. During his lifetime, he reserved an upper floor
for his home, turning the rest of the building over to the Clubhouse. Its interior and part of its exterior was designed by famed architect
Stanford White. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Also see Wikipediaarticle.
Project Fi - A mobile virtual network operator owned by Google, providing wireless phone and data services using Wi-Fi and cellular networks belonging to Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Also see Wikipedia.
RebelMouse - Organizes your
online presence into a dynamic, social site.
Reddit - A source for what's new and popular on the web. Users provide all of the content and decide, through
voting, what's good and what's not. Reddit allows users to create communities called "subreddits", which focus on specific interests or
organizations such as programming, gadgets, science, sports, politics, gaming, business and entertainment. Also see Wikipedia
Rotary International - An organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide
who provide humanitarian service.
Scribd - A place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents. More
than 50 million people each month are finding or sharing fun, functional or fantastical writings and documents on Scribd.com and tens of
thousands of other websites that have embedded Scribd's document reader. Your work can be shared with Scribd's community of readers,
and because every word of your document is indexed for search engine optimization, your screenplay, novel, sheet music, or recipes can be discovered
by the world.
Second Life - A 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents.
SeniorNet - Nonprofit organization of computer-using adults age 50 and older. SeniorNet's
provides older adults access to computer technology and information to enhance their lives.
SeniorWomenWeb - Fashioned for women over 50, this site focuses on women's political, health,
fitness, lifestyle, and monetary issues.
Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA) - SCNA represents over 2,500 households in
the historic Curtis Park neighborhood located just south of downtown Sacramento. Sierra 2 Center tenants include local dance companies,
catering firms, religious and social services, and other community based organizations. Rental spaces are also available for weddings, conferences,
parties and stage performances. Sierra 2 Center is a welcoming gathering place for neighbors as well as the entire Sacramento community.
Skype - Skype's text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that
matter to you, wherever they are. Also see:
SMITH - Storytelling community: a place to read, write, and share stories.
Snapchat - Share photos with friends and family. Totally mobile.
Social Media (Wikipedia) - Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies
to turn communication into interactive dialogue.
Social Media and Nonprofits
Connecting Up - Works to unleash the power of not-for-profits by providing a variety of information,
products, resources and programs. Provides a series of learning and networking sessions for individuals and organisations who are interested
in social entrepreneurship, technology, and social innovation.
IdealWare - Helping nonprofits make smart software decisions
Social Oomph - Productivity enhancement services for Twitter and other social
Social Skinny, The - Discussion concerning social media topics and developments in the social media
Social Times - Jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry.
SoundCloud - Social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.
Spring.me - Members express their points of view and personalities through conversations and interactions with
friends, followers, and other people.
Squidoo - Popular publishing platform and community that makes it easy for you to create "lenses"
online. Lenses are pages, kind of like flyers or signposts or overview articles, that gather everything you know about your topic of interest--and
snap it all into focus. A fun and powerful way to share your interests, build your online identity and credibility, and connect with new readers
StoryCorps - A national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories
StumbleUpon - Discover photos, videos, and web pages recommended by friends and people sharing your
interests. StumbleUpon learns what you like, so you only see what's interesting to you from across the web. StumbleUpon is a discovery
engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you.
Sun Magazine - Each month, in essays, stories, interviews, and poetry, people write in The
Sun of their struggle to understand their lives, often baring themselves with surprising intimacy.
The WELL - Remarkable people who frequent this place include all kinds of artists, programmers,
journalists, educators, activists and others who make a point of returning frequently to engage in discussion, swap information, express their convictions
and greet their friends in the famous online forums known as WELL Conferences.
ThinkLink - Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. Follow image
channels from your favorite bands, bloggers and friends. Your ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow.
Thunderclap - Crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks.
Trillian - Instant messaging for home and work that prioritizes chat interoperability and security.
Twitter - A service for friends,
family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Also
Twitter Cards - With Twitter Cards, you can attach photos, videos and media experience to tweets that drive traffic to your website. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpage, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a "Card" added to the Tweet that's visible to all of their followers. Use Card Validator to see what your "card" looks like
Your Twitter Archive - Twitter provides the ability to download your
Twitter archive, so you'll get all your Tweets (including retweets) going back to the beginning. Once you have your Twitter archive, you can
view your Tweets by month, or search your archive to find Tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with
your old Tweets just as you would with current ones.
visionOntv - Enables you to create and collate video. It is a source of in-depth and verifiable news, with fact-checking links to reliable sources.
We Make Zines - An online community for zine
makers and readers. You can create a profile, list your zineography, post images of zines, partake in the forums, find other zine writers, read about
new releases, read reviews from your favorite zine writers and leave comments about the zine you just read on the actual zinesters profile.
Well, The - Uninhibited, intelligent, iconoclastic online gathering place.
WhatsApp - Cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia.
Women's International Center (WIC) - Acknowledging, honoring, encouraging and educating women. Living
Legacy Awards, Women's International Institute, Women's International Center.
WWWomen - Vibrant and dynamic online community for women.
Yahoo! Messenger - Connect with friends from any web browser or take the best
of Messenger anywhere on your iPhone.
Yammer - Enterprise social networking service, now run by Microsoft.
Yik Yak - An anonymous social media app. It is available for iOS and Android and it allows people anonymously to create and view 'Yaks' within a 10 mile radius.
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