- Alright, sounds obvious at first but by using advanced search criteria, you can find the kind of results you're looking for. For example, to find all forums about electric cars, I would search, `forum AND cars AND electric`. For Facebook, I might do, `site:facebook.com cars AND electric` Then I would collect the domains of the resulting searches using something like SEOQuake, and begin searching for conversations found within those domains with something like `"fuel efficiency" site:carguides.org OR site:electroforum.com` Hope this helps. :)
- @Meetup offers you a real community of people who're talking about real events right after sign-up. Instead of being thrown into a forum atmosphere where people could be fake, Meetup, is full of people who have decided to come together at events centered around different topics. Over the years, so many people have gone to meetup to find relevant communities that Meetup has been further developed and it works very well! There is a public feed that you can post on, but ultimately the point is to get to the next event that the Meetup group you joined is having so that you actual engage your community in real life. I'm not sure about you, but if I can't see the person posting in the web feed, then, as far as I know they could be a 15 year old posing as an old man, or an old man posing as a 15 year old, and, these aren't the type of people I want to say are part of my community. I want real people to be part of my community that I can communicate and get to know in real life.
I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.
Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.
As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.