Specific social networking?
July 30, 2009 8:33 AM   Subscribe

Best topic-specific networking/community/cloud sites?

Recently I've discovered a few of the more topic specific networking/information sharing sites: Snooth for wine, Etsy for homemade crafts, Ravelry for knitting. I feel like there must be other great sites like these that I'm just not aware of, and would love to find them. I'm not looking for general social networking sites like Facebook/Myspace/Twitter/etc., but ones that actually have some sort of focus. Anyone have any to suggest? :)
posted by Kattiara17 to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Steve Albini's Electrical is one of the best sites for working musicians/record producers.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:24 AM on July 30, 2009

Last.fm (Music discovery) and Deviant Art (Artists of just about any type) are the first two to come to mind.
posted by vmrob at 11:44 AM on July 30, 2009

For books, there's LibraryThing, Shelfari and their less known cousins aNobii and Goodreads. All do much the same thing: let readers share the details of good books.

In a similar vein, Connotea and CiteULike let academics share references.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 1:18 PM on July 30, 2009

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