The Online Community is a virtual meeting place where people from around the world meet to exchange yo-yoing tricks, event details and information in many places on the internet. These fall into several categories: forums, blogs, video sites, IRC chat rooms and normal websites.
An online web forum is a very popular method of communicating with other yo-yoers. Most forums are run by stores, although there are some that are independent.
- Yoyoing.com Forum, run by Infinite Illusions
- YoYoNation - Voice of the Nation, run by Yoyonation
- Skilltoys.Talk, run by Dave's Skill Toys
- TheYo official YoYo fun forum, run by TheYo
- The ExtremeSpin Forum, run by ExtremeSpin
- Spinworkz forum
- Area 51 YoYo Club, a Yahoo! group for yo-yo collectors
- Duncan Yo-Yo Forum, a fairly unconventional and somewhat inactive forum focusing on Duncan products.
- ILOVEYOYO.de Forum, run by ILOVEYOYO.
- German Yo-Yo Forum, run by GYYA and TYM
- Forum italiano di yoyo - forum di yoyomaniacs.com
- European Yo-yo Forum, run by TYM
- Czech Yo-Yo Forum, - biggest czech forum
- UK Yoyo Players Forum - Run By YoyoZ
- YoyoeXpert, (run by Andre Boulay)
- French Yo-Yo association forum, run by FYYA
- French YFN Forum, run by YoYo France (independant from FYYA)
- Malaysian Yoyo Forum, run by Malaysian Yoyo Club
- iYoYo.de Forums, german language forum, run by Yo-Shop
video sites are used by yo-yoers to upload videos on the Internet for instructional, Proof of concept or entertainment purposes. Many yo-yoers use Video download sites or dedicated yo-yo video site, such as YouTube or Yoyoing.com.
Video hosting sites
- Yo-yoing.com videos site
- GrawrD - Home of TheOrganizer
- Youtube, a popular host for all video types
- Vimeo, a popular alternative to Youtube and allows for much higher quality video
How to yo-yo Video Sites
- How to yo-yo.com
- Begin to Spin
- YoyoeXpert (presented by Andre Boulay)
- YoYoGuy yo-yo introduction
- How to yo-yo(presented by Dick Stohr)
- MasterMagic.NET(presented by Andre Boulay)
- Ken’s World on a String
- yo-yo Basics](presented by Dazzling Dave)
A blog is a news journal written by one person or a small group of people and often provides up to date yo-yoing news.
- YoYo Nation News
- Yoyoing.com Blog
- How to yoyo news
- yoyo2.com, a blog by Seth Peterson and Harper Reed
- schalicto.com, a blog by Josh
- Singapore yoing blog
- Yoyoing.yoyo.pl (in Polish)
- Benjamin McPhee's blog focusing on YoYoFactory products
- TYM Newsblog (German and English)
- Doctor Popular's blog
- The Hspin blog
- YoYoSkills.com: A blog for all things yo-yo related
- Cones To Balls: Three yo-yo players hand twisting string
- Vilmos Zoltan Kiss
- YoYo France, a french language yoyo related news blog
- iYoYo.de; a german language news blog
IRC chat rooms
For more immediate chat there are chat rooms where yo-yoers meet to chat. Some sites allow you to chat on their site but it is easier to use a proper IRC chat program.
- Server: irc.yoyoing.com Port: 7002 Room: #yo-yo
- Server: irc.everywherechat.com Port: 6667 Rooms: #yoyonation
- Server: irc.vbulletin-chats.com Port: 6667 or 9999 Rooms: #theyo & #yoyonation
- Whilst there are two servers that have a yoyonation chat room the vbulletin one tends to get more visitors.
A web show is like a TV show but on the internet.