August 2008

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Hurricane alerts at the Gustav Information Center

One of Hurricane Katrina’s most important lessons was the need for preparedness. Andy Carvin, Network Creator of the Gustav Information Center, has taken that lesson to heart.

Hurricane Gustav is the second major tropical storm of the 2008 season. Having already killed at least 85 in Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica, it’s now poised to hit many of the same places most gravely impacted by Katrina.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Learn how to wrap with the pros

Most cars are a standard, solid color, but that’s not the way it has to be. You can wrap your car with an advertisement, a work of art, or anything else you can think of. Wrappers in the know turn to Wrap Experts for all their car-wrapping information.

If you are still unclear on what, exactly, a wrapped car is, then be sure to watch the photo slideshow below. Members upload photos of their proudest creations, and discuss issues related to wrapping in the Forum. Conversations range from how to remove a wrap, to what to charge for putting one wrap on a Crown Victoria.

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Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

Chat is Live in Beta for Labor Day Weekend

Early Friday morning, we released a new Chat feature for your networks that we described a few days ago here on the Ning Blog.

Screenshot of Chat on the Main Page

While we are spending the weekend stabilizing it and working out the kinks, you can add the new Chat feature directly to your network from your Features page. Once you drag it into your social network, you can choose to place it in the left, center, or right column of your Main Page. It will also have its own Chat tab in the main navigation.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Finding fun for your Crazy Chicago Kids

No parent is immune from wondering “what can I do with my kid today?” In Chicago, the problem is magnified, as four months out of every year are sub-freezing, making a quick trip to the playground impossible. Luckily for Windy City parents, Crazy Kids Chicago provides a place for trading tips on excursions and activities, as well as a potential meeting spot for new playmates.

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brooke
brooke

Home for Health Informatics professionals

Health Informatics is a social network for health professionals and students. This network is perfect for anyone with an interest keeping up with the latest news in health, diet and nutrition. Curious about the health conferences held by only the most knowledgeable in the field?  Learn about national health issues and improve your lifestyle today.

Every year, HINZ holds their annual conference to discuss the latest news, trends and findings regarding health facts and issues. This may be your ticket to a happier and healthier you!

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Tourism, the green way

Between air-travel, eating out for each meal and needing to hop in a cab to get from point A to point B, vacationing isn’t always as sustainable as it could be. Greening Tourism is a growing network for travel professionals, academics, students and tourists of all types to work together to make the tourism industry a more sustainable one.

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