I feel late to the party I'm Cynthia DuBose, the manager for marketing + audience engagement for Fans 1st Media (a subsidiary of Cox Media Group). We operate a group of digital sites including Rare.us, Fanbuzz, Faves and Clarkhoward.com. Each of these sites have a different community (from no comments on site to message boards on site) --my goal is to discover/develop what works for each of these communities.
My favorite online community right now are TheSkimm and probably Bustle (sure, they are non-traditional) but check them out on IG and Pinterest and tell them that they haven't created a community for young women to vent, learn, laugh. Looking forward to this conversation. Thanks!