PARK(ing) Day is a one day collaboration between artists, activits and citizens to “transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” Participants pay the meter of a parking space, then turn that space into a temporary public park. Begun in 2005 by San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day aims to draw attention to the need for more urban open space. The PARK(ing) Day social network brings together people interested in participating in the event.
OC Mamma is a social network for moms in Orange County, California. Members share photos of their little ones, and the most recent photos are displayed in a photo slideshow at the top of the middle column on the Main page. Using the Tab Manager, Network Creator Arianne has changed the name of the Members tab to “Hot OC Mammas” because her social network is “for all of the hip, gorgeous mammas in the OC.”
Walking, climbing, and mountaineering enthusaists in York, UK connect at York Climbers. On the social network, members organize events like weekend camping meets, and climbing trips to several different locations, including training sessions at an indoor rock wall.
Photos on York Climbers allow members to show off their skills as well as some gorgeous scenery. Member Julian Oldmeadow even posted an album of photos from his recent trip to Mount Everest. The Blogs section is a great place to find highlights from climbing outings around the world.
MixTerminal.com is all about the future of DJing. This social network connects DJs and allows them to show of their skills. Members discuss the newest music they’re enjoying and how to break into the business in the Forum on MixTerminal.com.
Members actively blog on MixTerminal.com, writing about everything from their favorite Michael Jackson mixtapes to hip hop news and commentary. They also upload photos of themselves in action, like this shot of member DJ Psycho spinning at a basketball game.
Printjunkie.net is “for the print addict in all of us.” Members, or Junkies as they’re called on this social network, can access the directory of great and free tutorials compiled here and buy Printjunkie.net apparel. They can also find information on upcoming events, like web seminars and printing industry trade shows and conferences.
Oceanside is a city in San Diego County, California, and Osiders.com is the social network for residents. Members of the social network share photos and videos from around town, including this clip from this year’s Oceanside Ironman competition. Groups like the Running Club, Workout Partners, and the Oside Book Club help people meet neighbors with their interests.