September 2007

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Estudiabetes

Estudiabetes should look familiar to those who read the Ning Blog. Manny Hernandez created Estudiabetes as the Spanish language version of Tudiabetes, so that Spanish-speaking people affected with diabetes could connect with other members in their native language.

It’s the exact same design, brand, and layout as Tudiabetes, but with members, content, and communication unique to this Spanish-speaking community.

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How Is A Social Network on Ning Different from a Facebook Group?

I am often asked, “how is creating your own social network on Ning different from creating a group on Facebook?” I think it is a great question with a simple answer best shown through a few pictures.

Let me start by saying that we think Facebook is fantastic. As Marc mentioned in a recent post, Facebook’s popularity has directly translated to people creating their own social networks on Ning:

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Dancing with the Stars: Vote Teams Maran & Mathison!


Network Creator Ed Reyes has whipped up a great little social network for fans of two teams on tonight’s premiere of Dancing with the Stars on ABC at 8pm Eastern/Pacific.

Josie Maran & Alec Mazo
Tonight’s ladies night. So enjoy!

Cameron Mathison & Edyta Sliwinska
When the men kick off tomorrow, Cameron Mathison and his partner Edyta Sliwinska will be leading the charge.

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The Spill Movie Community

Ok, I’m a sucker for a great looking network. And The Spill is great looking. More than that, they are doing a fantastic job building this network in some creative and compelling ways.

The cartoon videos of movie reviews contributed by the Spill Team are awesome and do a great job of motivating members to add their own video movie reviews. Although I have to agree with Korey from Spill, some of these reviews are a little creepy.

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100,000 Networks!!!

Wow. There are now 100,000 social networks on Ning. 70,000 of these networks have been created in the past seven months alone.

To dive into these numbers a bit more, feel free to head over to this post where we break them down in more detail.

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Sarcoidosis: Support for Those Affected

Sarcoidosis is a new social network organized by SILA, the Sarcoidosis and Interstitial Lung Association and managed by Network Creator, Henry Shelford.

SILA’s Main page highlights the network as a “discussion area” to meet others touched by the immune system disorder called sarcoidosis. According to SILA, the disease has no known cause.

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