Top Ten Online Communities

Ranked by number of hits. List rankings by Nielsen/NetRatings. Reviews by WiseCat.
  1. Geocities.com
    It’s easy to build your own personal or business website here. The web space is free and page building requires no specialist knowledge. Journalist Matt Kelly demonstrated that you can build a professional looking site on Geocities in just 5 minutes: Matt Kelly’s Geocities Site
  2. Tripod.com
    Another place where it’s easy to build your own web site. Great site building tools and 50 megs of webspace.
  3. Angelfire.com
    Free homepages. Up to 50 MB of space. Personalized URLs. Free online building tools. Lots of other features.
  4. About.com
    Packed with content, this site has ranked high on my Top 100 for months. Expert guidance from real people searching for the best the Internet has to offer in games, music, movies, travel, maps, jobs, free stuff, books, news, chat, auctions, and more.
  5. Fortunecity.com
    100 Megs of free webspace. Easy site building tools and tutorials. Your own short URL. Other features include your own online merchant account.
  6. Ezboard.com
    Free bulletin board service – no cost – Ezboard host everything, taking care of all backups, maintenance and upgrades. Over 4 million people now use Ezboard, and it’s a great way to interact with your friends or business colleagues.
  7. classmates.com friendsreunited.co.uk
    Leap through these portals to the best of your past. Rediscover the people, places, and pop culture of your youth. Reconnect with the past and build friendships for the future. Reunion updates. Lively message boards.
  8. icircle.com
    A community aimed at women, covering topics such as shopping, health, beauty, sex and relationships, pregnancy and birth, careers, money, travel, food and drink, horoscopes.
  9. boardhost.com
    Free customizable message boards for your website. Now hosting over 60,000 active message boards.
  10. femail.co.uk

    Web site for women, published by the Daily Mail. Updated round-the-clock, femail.co.uk includes everything from current affairs to health, horoscopes, free email accounts, interactive chat and message boards, weather to TV listings. WiseCat Picks: MSN CommunitiesMSN Communities UK

    Thousands of online clubs and communities, covering every conceivable topic. Message boards, photo albums, chat rooms. Now has a much improved and faster interface. CommunityZero
    It’s very easy to build your own online community here. Lots of features: Members can add messages, post links, add photos, answer questionaires etc. I belong to several of these communities and would rate it as the very best. Blogger.com
    Create your own web log. As used on my home page. Care2.com

    A community all about caring for the environment and supporting endangered animals such as the tiger, leopard and panda. Free e-cards, e-mail, home pages, user interaction, news, search, and green shopping area. Now approaching 2 million members, Care2.com users generate donations from advertisers to non-profit environmental organizations. Online Community Index
    Search 1,000s of Web Forums. Workers Reunited

    Looking for your old Workmates? Curious about what they’re doing now? Well look no further! Workers Reunited is an easy to use, website – to help you do just that.
    LostYou.com

    LOSTYOU.COM helps you contact old work colleagues. Use LOSTYOU.COM to find your old boss and get that glowing reference, or track down the ‘dream team’ you used to work with. They have a database of 3.6 million UK companies, and are adding more places all the time. Registration is free.
    Luv2CUagain

    Want to get in touch with someone you met on holiday? Meet old friends you used to work with? or perhaps… the list is endless! If there’s ANYONE you’d like to get in touch with, this is the site for you. Comrades-In-Arms-Reunited

    A simple to use web site to help you find, and get it contact with old comrades and friends from your military service days. Service Families can also find and get it touch with old friends they have lost touch with over the years.