There are a number of sites out there right now that are competing to become the next big thing in the bear world. I blogged here about a few of them: A Bear's Life is a gay bear lifestyle magazine that also has a website, Bearbook is hoping to become the Facebook of the hirsute crowd, and Bad Cub Club is looking to carve out their space in the big bear cave. Bear Nation is a bear community site that has just won the "Best Bear Site" award for the second year in a row from The Complete Bear.
And Bear Nation might just be the site to beat. The site connects bears, hairy men, cubs, and bear lovers through private messaging and live chat. But they also offer member blogs, videos, and a live bear activity feed. You can post photos of yourself or your bear event in photo albums or you can upload your videos to their Beartube. If you've got a bear event or a bear community group, you can list them on Bear Nation. And of course, there are heaps on naked men on the site, too - a bear site just wouldn't be complete without naked hairy men! You can join free and check it out for a day, but a monthly membership is only $3.33, which is nothing. It's cheaper than a latte at Starbucks!