Criterion launches a social network for film geeks. One of the best implementations I’ve seen. Forums, reviews, friends, pay per view.
I like niche communities — a lot — and I like them seperate and not under a big tent like Facebook. Reel-Time for saltwater fly fishing. The Auteurs for art films. Chowhound for food. I know there have been an attempt or two at a rowing network — but it fell flat for me.
Anyway, I’m dying to figure out the engine under Auteurs. It’s a nice piece of code.