July 2009

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Buy1GIVE1 at the Global Giving Village

The Global Giving Village is a Ning Network where members connect with the common purpose of making a difference. Partnering with Buy1GIVE1, the Global Giving Village works with businesses to automatically make a specific contribution to a good cause with every single transaction. With an effective text box on the Main Page, the Global Giving Village links to some of its 700 worthy causes, like health support for a child in Peru.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Go big (and hike far) with GoSmokies

With the hot summer months, it’s natural to look to the great outdoors for fun and adventure. GoSmokies is a social network for lovers of Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains.

As part of their community guidelines, GoSmokies asks its members to only post photos relating to the Smoky Mountains. The result is a fantastic groups of images that showcase the beauty of the region. For every outstanding image of a sunset, there’s an equally beautiful one of a sunrise. Other photos of nature, like these images of waterfalls and wildlife, are similarly inspiring.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Manage your photos on a Ning Network

So let’s say that you’ve uploaded some photos to your Ning Network and you’re ready to add them to an album. As we noted on Tuesday, creating an album for your photos is now an easy part of the process. From the Add an Album page, you can add a title, description, location, and tags for your photos (click the image for a full screenshot):

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

It’s all in the family at Genealogy Wise

Family history is a fascinating thing. People interested in researching and discovering their family’s history are joining Genealogy Wise, a social network created by World Vital Records.

The 10,000 members of Genealogy Wise are extremely active in the social network’s 2,000 plus Groups.  One of the main ways Groups are used is to give people with the same surname a way to connect with each other. If your last name is Poe, Pollack, Johnston or Rea, there’s a group for you! Another group helps members learn how to date photos they have of their ancestors and even possibly get help in identifying people in the images.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Crete comes alive at VideoKriti

The island of Crete is an incredible destination, and now tourists and locals have a place to connect at VideoKriti. To cater to its international audience, VideoKriti has key Administrator profiles in English, German, and Greek. By linking to these profiles from the Main Page, VideoKriti makes new members feel at home.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

For friends new and old, Bolt on Ning

Ning is now home to Bolt.com, a popular social network started in 1996 which has been through many versions and iterations before finding its way to Ning.

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