May 2009

Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

An online hub for Chicago’s real estate pros

The focus of Chicago ReConnect, a social network for real estate professional in Chicago, is on buying and selling property in the Windy City. More than 1,300 members use this social network to trade tips, network with each other, and stay informed about the industry.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Join Ning at the Maker Faire

Maker Faire, the world’s largest DIY festival, is coming to the Bay Area today and tomorrow. Organized by the folks at Make magazine, Maker Faire celebrates individual creativity and grassroots innovation. And at The Maker Network, Make’s social network on Ning, Makers are showing off their latest projects and collaborating with each other. It’s the perfect place to connect before and after this year’s Maker Faire.

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie

Add a page to your social network

Adding new tabs to your social network’s navigation is a great way to highlight the important content on your social network while making that content easily accessible to your members. Renaming a tab helps customize the navigation on your social network.

With the Tab Manager, you can also add extra pages of content to your social network. Your new pages can contain any content you’d like. You can even allow members to comment on your new pages if you’d like their opinion on something.

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie

FITC’s social network connects event attendees

FITC runs events around the world connecting people passionate about Flash, design, and digital media. This year, FITC created a social network for event attendees to connect before the conferences and to share experiences, photos, and ideas after.

Members of the FITC social network join groups for the FITC events that have happened so far this year, Toronto and Amsterdam, and check out the details of the upcoming events, FITC Chicago in June and FITC Mobile in September. The Photos section is a great place to see what happens at the conferences, with albums from the Seoul 2008, Amsterdam 2009, and Toronto 2009 events.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Find wine liberation at Three Thieves

Three Thieves — the folks behind Bandit, Firehose, and other popular wines — have created a social experience for consumers and winemakers to connect.

Three Theives have added a tab called “The Boys”, where you can meet the Three Thieves themselves: Charles Bieler, Joel Gott, and Roger Scommegna. The three have been spreading the gospel of fantastic affordable wine ever since, even creating their own reality TV show pilot.

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie

Rename a tab on your social network

Yesterday we talked about the Tab Manager, one of the built-in tools you have for customizing your social network so it’s perfect for you. Adding new tabs to your social network’s navigation is a great way to highlight the important content on your social network while making that content easily accessible to your members.

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