February 2009

Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Boston’s marketing force unites

The American Marketing Association has created a social network for Boston that’s already 625 strong, and they’re helping each other rise to the top of the business scene. Events to come include a seminar on effective use of LinkedIn and a workshop on search engine optimization, and members have been posting thoughts on mobile advertising and recovering from recession and even video analysis of how websites are like pies.

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Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Think, act, and be happier, all in 48 days

It’s been more than 48 days since we last blogged about the 48Days.net, and according to this social network, that’s more than enough time to have started a business. Dan Miller, “your friend in the journey,” posts weekly updates to keep members motivated, and members have responded by getting involved in everything from church consulting to furniture refinishing to marathon running. We don’t doubt that their mutual support on 48Days.net has been a key part of their successes.

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Henry Jicha
Henry Jicha

Helping those touched by diabetes

TuDiabetes is a “community of people touched by diabetes.” We last blogged about them in June of 2007, and they’ve been connecting people touched by diabetes for nearly two years. Members have a place to talk and share with others whether they’re newly diagnosed or looking for thoughts on fitness. A wealth of detail and support awaits, and many members post blogs and video updates of their progress.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Role playing done right at Earthen Ring

“Role playing made simple” is the motto of the Earthen Ring RP social network. It’s easy to learn the ropes by following the steps on the Network Guildlines page, where each step needed to get involved in a Guild is clearly outlined. For role playing noobies, getting involved is simple on the Earth Ring RP social network.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Tastings, one tweet at a time

Twitter Taste Live hosts online tastings and invites its members to tweet their opinions. By integrating a Twitter widget directly into the social network homepage, the Network Creator has made it seamless to enjoy eating and drinking in style, while sharing opinions with the Twitterverse and their social network, too.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Cool Photos at Ywam, with Events “down under”

There are a ton of ways to effectively present your social network’s photos on the main page. YWAM Reef to Outback, an Australia-based social network, came up with the cool idea of displaying a slideshow of photos that draw attention to their upcoming events.

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