November 2008

Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Smoky good times at Social Cigar

It’s been a little more than seven months since we last wrote about the Social Cigar network, and it’s only gotten better since, with a new look and new content.

Let out a carefully cultured chuckle as you browse the photos, some of which are truly brilliant. Intellectual aficionados can find a whole group dedicated to matching cigars and wine, and if you feel the need to keep your lungs in good shape, there’s a group about fitness, with cigars thrown in as “stress reducers.”

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courtenay
courtenay

Ride with Skate Surf Snow

Packing up your surfboard for the winter isn’t so bad when you can trade it in for your snowboard. At Skate Surf Snow, it’s all about you being on your board, no matter what the season.

The network is a place for manufacturers, retailers and consumers to promote and discuss all things related to skate, surf and snow. Want to show off or buy the latest gear for your board? Check out the blogs for product information and links to other specialty Web sites.

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courtenay
courtenay

Students Speak Out loud and clear

Students Speak Out is a network where students, teachers and Minnesota residents can constructively discuss ideas and solutions for Minneapolis Public Schools. The network aims to thwart the decline in high school enrollment since 2001.

To see the work Students Speak Out has done so far, check out the network’s archive section. An introductory video as well as the 07-08 year in review highlight the progress to date. Not surprisingly, the forum is very active. Students and teachers discuss anything from politics to essays, extracurricular activities to school lunches.

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Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Find your groove at MyDeejaySpace

Ever since we last blogged about the MyDeejaySpace network back in March, we haven’t been able to stop grooving to their beats, and neither has the network, which has quintupled in size up to almost 10,000 members!

MyDeejaySpace is eager to help you get “over” — they’ll make you a featured member if you’re a good contributor, and they keep updated monthly charts of the top music in various dance genres so you can keep on top of what’s hot. If you want immediate exposure, submit a track to the built-in network radio player, which reports over 10,000 visitors daily!

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Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Creativity grows at Visual Artists Forum

When you started out finger painting as a kid, did you feel yourself channeling an inner talent that you’ve used to this day? Or, do you just like art? The Visual Artists Forum network delivers.

The Visual Artists forum also brings out unique and rich interactions between its members, like this literally poetic self-introduction by a new member that’s graciously received. Everyone’s out to help each other, in ways as simple as taking the time to post opportunities to share your art and as complex as describing research into easy and economical ways to copyright your work.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Teaching people to dream

There’s no other way to say it: Planetariums rock.

It’s an amazing experience to be able to see the starry night sky or travel through the cosmos — all from within the confines of a domed theater. For planetarium operators, the place to talk about their favorite out-of-this-world experience is The Planetarium Network.

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