G+ Notable Communities Database

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The G+ Notable Communities Database (G+NCDB) is an attempt to list notable and well-known Google+ communities, and their present or future online locations.

As there were over 7.9 million Google communities, not all are, or can be, listed here. Even discounting smaller communities, there are many tens of thousands of large groups to consider. We have more statistics on the Migrating Google+ Communities page.

As with much else here, we're working out just how to do this, so bear with, and contributions welcomed.

This list is incomplete. Please help expand it.


PUBLISH WELL-KNOWN SOCIAL MEDIA OR BLOG ADDRESSES FOR PUBLIC COMMUNITIES ONLY, NOT EMAIL OR OTHER PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION, CLOSELY-HELD ONLINE IDENTITIES OR PSEUDONYMS, OR INFORMATION ON NON-PUBLIC COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS.


Criteria[edit]

Entries should consist of communities which are notable, had a Google+ presence, and engaged significantly there.

Simply being large or having many members should not generally be a factor. Communities should have actively engaged members.

(Though it's expected that unengaged communities will simply die out.)

Criteria are subject to revision.


Format[edit]

Please list:

  • Name, linked to G+ Community page
  • Brief, one sentence description.
  • The official move announcement, if available.
  • Known primary forum, blog, microblog, social media, and/or feeds (RSS/Atom).

In the form:

Commune Itty, A Place of the People. forum blog microblog social wiki feed

MediaWiki Markup template:

Note that [<term>] blocks should be filled with [<URL> <label>].

''''[https://plus.google.com/communities/<ID> Name]''' <description> [Announcement] -- [forum] [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]




Categories[edit]

Art[edit]

Fantasy Realms Art Gallery A Perpetual Source of Beautiful Fantasy Artwork announcement forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]

Crafts[edit]

Design[edit]

Food[edit]

Foodies+ Your Corner Bistro announcement forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]


Entertainment[edit]

Film & Cinema[edit]

Games & Gaming[edit]

Board Games It's what's inside the box that counts. announcement forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]

The Gaming Generation A Place For Those Who Love All Forms Of Retro-Gaming. announcement forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]

Gaming on Linux You just got fragged by a Penguin! announcement forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]


Music[edit]

Stage & Drama[edit]

General Discussion[edit]

History[edit]

Home & Interiors[edit]

Hobbies[edit]

Local/Regional[edit]

News[edit]

Outdoors[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

'Socrates and the Stoics Thoughts and notes on the ancient Greek and Roman philosophy of happiness. Announcement -- forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]

Photography[edit]

Politics[edit]

Programming[edit]

G+ Delphi Developers: Object Pascal programming language discussion. announcement Forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]

Free Pascal / Lazarus IDE Community for Free Pascal and Lazarus users. Are presently discussing options (Oct 10, 2018). [forum] [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]

GExperts announcement [1] [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]


Science, Maths, and Statistics[edit]

[G+ Neuroscience News] <description> announcement forum blog microblog social [wiki] [feed]

Statistics and R Interested in R and Statistics? Join us! announcement forum [blog] [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]


Sport[edit]

Travel[edit]

Technology[edit]

Tasker Automation for Android devices. annoucement (October 23, 2018) forum blog [microblog] [social] [wiki] feed

Tech & Coffee Public hangouts on Google, Linux, and general computing topics. announcement (Nov 9, 2018) forum blog [microblog] [social] [wiki] [feed]


Writing & Poetry[edit]

Other[edit]

Uncategorised / Pending[edit]

Use this space to post communities for inclusion / pending classification.

CircleCount maintained a list of highly-followed communities, snapshots now exist in The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Collection was discontinued by 1 June 2016, resulting from G+ discontinuing API access.

13 March 2016: lists 200 communities, from 5.89m to 380,129 members. 1m+: 47 communities, 500k+: 151. #10: 2.4m, #25: 1.7m, #50 984.2k, #100: 657.5k, #150: 502.7k, #175: 448.2k.

Final capture: 16 April 2016: lists 200 communities, from 5.9m to 404,548 members. 1m+: 54 communities. 500k+: 158. #10: 2.6m, #25: 1.8m, #50: 1.0m, #100: 695k, #150: 520k.

Spot checks suggest most of the top 10 communities no longer exist. Unfortunately, direct links aren't provided, so name-search is necessary. This is not particularly reliable.


Announced Moves[edit]

These reports need to be sorted into the classifications above.

Largely based off of posted / reshared notices to G+MM's contacts classification:

https://plus.google.com/communities/112164273001338979772/stream/c2ecdfeb-38ac-4c48-ab92-058d63d6e4d7


More Delphi stuff: https://plus.google.com/+ChristianConrad/posts/CpLR5quPRzd

A private Haiku group are heading to MeWe: https://plus.google.com/+MarthaMagenta/posts/8Ci4AMSpJbh

There is a general G+ Refugee group on Minds: https://plus.google.com/+EliFennell/posts/SkM6FpLWAK8

TODO: Sort into structure above. (Mostly complete as of 27 Nov 2018.)

Top 25 Biggest Communities on Google+ (Dec 10 2012)[edit]

From Dan Leveille on G+, 10 Dec 2012.

These are not necessarily notable, but they are candidates for notability. Six of the 20 no longer exist, three of the remaining have most recent posts approaching a year old, that is, effectively abandoned. Almost 50% of the set.


Google+ Help

  • 18,400+ members by +Google+ (10 Dec 2012)
  • 1,732,725 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 1h

The Photo Community

  • 16,200+ members by +Trey Ratcliff (10 Dec 2012)
  • 98,899 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 38m

Space

  • 15,400+ members by +Fraser Cain (10 Dec 2012)
  • 863,134 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 8h

Makers, hackers, artists & engineers

  • 13,500+ members by +Adafruit Industries (10 Dec 2012)
  • 146,014 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 35m

Linux

  • 11,500+ members by +Oliver Nispel (10 Dec 2012)
  • 284,868 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 3h

CyanogenMod

  • 11,200+ members by +CyanogenMod (10 Dec 2012)
  • 270,624 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 15h

Star Wars

  • 10,100+ members by +Star Wars (10 Dec 2012)
  • 393,483 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 42w

Android Development

  • 8,200+ members by +Android Developers (10 Dec 2012)
  • 493,259 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 2d

Android

  • 8,700+ members by +Android Central (10 Dec 2012)
  • 2,128,818 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 5h

Exploration

  • 7,000+ members by +National Geographic (10 Dec 2012)
  • 212,745 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 44w

HDR Photography

  • 7,000+ members by +Trey Ratcliff (10 Dec 2012)
  • 735,945 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 11h
  • forum

Landscape Photography

  • 5,700+ members by +Jay Patel (10 Dec 2012)
  • 1,519,525 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 21m

Ingress

  • 5,700+ members by +Ingress (10 Dec 2012)
  • 418,701 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 3h

Ubuntu

  • 5,600+ members by +Jorge Castro (10 Dec 2012)
  • 821,021 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 2h

HTML5

  • 5,100+ members by +Alex Wolkov (10 Dec 2012)
  • 292,083 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 11h (spam)

Android

  • 5,000+ members by +Cliff Wade (10 Dec 2012)
  • 367,001 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 7h

Design For The Modern World

  • 4,900+ members by +Dwell (10 Dec 2012)
  • HTTP 404 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: none

JavaScript

  • 4,800+ members by +JavaScript (10 Dec 2012)
  • 150,720 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 1d

Google+ Photographic Society

  • 4,400+ members by +Dirk Moeller (10 Dec 2012)
  • 33,715 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 7h

Hacker News

  • 3,800+ members by +Jason Kolb (10 Dec 2012)
  • HTTP 404 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: none

Anime

  • 3,700 members by +Richard A. Berrios (10 Dec 2012)
  • 601,444 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 16m

YouTubers!

  • 3,500+ members by +Marques Brownlee (10 Dec 2012)
  • HTTP 404 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: none

deviantART Community

  • 3,400+ members by +deviantART (10 Dec 2012)
  • HTTP 404 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: none

NEXUS

  • 3,300+ members by +Hakan Gül (10 Dec 2012)
  • 189,902 members (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: 20h

Running

  • 3,300+ members by +Brett Johnson (10 Dec 2012)
  • HTTP 404 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: none

Android Design

  • 3,200+ members by +Android Developers (10 Dec 2012)
  • HTTP 404 (26 Nov 2018)
  • Recent post: none