June 2008

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

100% Landscape Juice

No need to “hedge” your bets — Landscape Juice is a great network for garden and landscape enthusiasts.

After he finished some renovations on his farmhouse, Network Creator Philip Voice decided he needed to do something to keep him engaged with his passion. So he started Landscape Juice, and today almost 100 active members gather here to cultivate their knowledge of gardening and landscaping. Phil makes great use of polls to ensure that everyone has a say in the network’s direction.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

There is Nonelouder

It’s darker than the darkest night on a forsaken planet in a solar system with a black hole sun. It’s metal. It’s Nonelouder.

Nonelouder is a requisite for anyone into the metal scene. I’m talking music, not welding, so leave your blowtorch at home (on second thought, don’t). Want to hear the sound of 3,000 metalheads screaming? Check out the forum. There you can read up on recent live shows like Gigantour and the Maryland Deathfest. It’s also a great place to find that brutal bassist your band has always needed.

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Laura Gluhanich
Laura Gluhanich

Nerds and hip-hop mix at Nerdcore

In the past, we’ve looked at nerds and we’ve looked at hip-hop. Nerdcore por vida brings these two seemingly disparate lifestyles together as one.

The forum includes discussions about techniques and favorite podcasts, serving up knowledge like industry insiders. However the nerd shines through when lamenting the loss of a local arcade.

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emily
emily

Dance and Culture Come Alive at FolkloricoOnline.com

Combine a passion for culture, music and dance, and you get FolkloricoOnline.com.

Folklorico means ‘folk dance’ in Spanish. Each dance represents Mexico’s regions, history and culture. Dancers are beautifully dressed in traditional, colorful costumes, each telling tales of Mexico’s history’s past. Dances are often performed accompanied by the lively mariachi bands at parties, fiestas and family gatherings.

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Laura Gluhanich
Laura Gluhanich

Celebrating everything Afropunk

Afro-punk is the network for fans of the Web site and cultural movement of the same name.

This network has an incredibly active event calendar. It covers film festivals, live performances and release parties covering every part of the New York Afro-punk movement.

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Will Jelliffe
Will Jelliffe

Revisiting Veghaven

A short while ago we blogged about a great network called VegHaven.  Well since our blog they’ve been going leaps and bounds to make their network the perfect place to gather and spread their cause.  Because of this, we decided to ask the network creator Chris Tinney, otherwise known as the Ambassador of Abundance, a few questions about his network.

Why did you decide to create your social network on Ning?

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