I have in my time worked on a number of niche social networks, from a Christian church community to a social network for landscape gardeners, B2B customer communities to social networks for educational organisations.
My latest project is a community for hairdressers, or specifically barbers, which is a completely different thing to hairdressing, so I am reliably informed. Barber Bible is a community for barbers around the world, although mainly in the UK, and run by a well-know personality in the UK barber trade.
The community aims to offer insight into the skills of a barber, offer advice on becoming a barber and running a barber shop, as well as offering ‘style inspiration’ for barbers and non-barbers alike.
Hosted on Ning, the site is in its initial adoption phase but already has a strong member-base because of the site owner’s reputation in the industry. Keeping the focus on an Editor’s Blog for industry news items and advice curated by the site owner, plus a moderated blog and photo upload section for members to add their work, it’s built with an emphasis on images and showcasing awesome haircuts (sorry, barbery(?), barbering(?)).
The site is designed to be clean and slick, with Ajax Load More buttons replacing pagination for a cleaner experience on mobile and tablet.
Check it out here.
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