December 2008

Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

A world of Mini Cooper lovers

The Mini Cooper is one of the most distinctive cars on the road, and members of the Mondo Minis network firmly believe it’s the best. Mondo Minis is about sharing your love for the Mini, from modding to Mini stories.

Mini lovers definitely like to show off their rides, and the Mondo Minis Photos tab has eight times as many pictures as the more than 100 members. The Mini is so distinctive that it begs creative visualizations, and there are shots of Minis around the world, modded Minis, and even custom Mini art. You’re sure to find something to make you smile, and there’s a warm place ready for your own Mini tweaks or memories.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Improved search on Ning.com

A few weeks ago, we streamlined the design of Search, Popular Networks and My Networks pages at Ning.com. Today, we’ve made exploring networks an even better experience by improving search results.

By taking into account a network’s rate of growth along with its size, search results will show off the fastest growing, most popular networks first:

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courtenay
courtenay

Fun and Games with MindJolt

From fighting aliens to escaping a maze, playing card games to solving a puzzle, “MindJolt Games” has you covered. If you are looking for an easy way to play hundreds of games in one place, then MindJolt is the OpenSocial application for you. Have some fun on your profile page by adding MindJolt.

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Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Meet and learn with fellow EMS staffers at JEMS Connect

The creator of the successful network Firefighter Nation has launched a new endeavor: JEMS Connect. JEMS Connect was built for emergency medical service staffers to learn, discuss techniques, and share stories and thoughts on the profession, and after less than three weeks of existence, it’s already doing a great job.

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Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Find the best handmade crafts at Indiepublic

It’s amazing how much a network can grow in a year with a little love and a lot of great content. Back when we last wrote about the Indiepublic network in August 2007, they were already successful with more than 1,500 members and 15,000 photos. Since, though, they’ve passed the 10,000 member mark and have an incredible 167,000 images of handmade art.

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courtenay
courtenay

Transition to an environmental future

If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint and motivating others to do the same, then Transition US is a great place to start.

The network is “for those interested in exploring and/or implementing the Transition model in their community.” The transition model outlines a 12-step approach for communities to face the challenges of peak oil and climate change. Ultimately, the program aims to accomplish three goals: reduce carbon emissions, rebuild resilience (in response to peak oil) and strengthen our economy.

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