August 2009

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Conversations that matter at the World Cafe Community

The World Cafe Community is a Ning Network that deepens connections between World Cafe practitioners. The World Cafe is all about hosting conversations about questions that matter; their Ning Network gives them an online place to continue the discussions.

In the Forum, Ellia R. posts feedback from a recent public salon in Seattle that investigates where our sense of community comes from. And in her blog, Amy L. posts from New Mexico and includes a beautiful photo of the landscape. A donation link in the right column of the Main Page gives members a way to help out directly and keep the conversations in the World Cafe brewing.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Back in the classroom and signed in, too

For educators across the country, today is the day when they head back to the classroom after summer vacation. While overhead projectors, textbooks and print-outs will always have a place in the classroom, integrating technology — and collaborative online learning — into the classroom is easier with the help of teachers who have been there before. Two Ning Networks,  Ning in Education and Classroom 2.0 help educators integrate educational Ning Networks and collaborative technologies, respectively, in to their classrooms.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Social gaming at Battlefield Bad Company 2

Bad Company 2 is a fansite around the follow-up to Battlefield: Bad Company. With the game expected to come out early next year, members are posting trailers and sneak peeks.

Social networks like this one are perfect for social multiplayer games like Battlefield: Bad Company. Bad Company 2 renames the Groups feature to “Clans,” and it’s here that members meet up to play the game online together.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Living the good life, in the 562

562 is the area code for scenic Long Beach, Calif. Residents who are lucky enough to call this area home are joining 562 City Life, a Ning Network for all things 562 related.

With some quick changes in the Tab Manager, 562 City Life has renamed their features. What’s normally Main is now 562 Downtown. Instead of Members, a “562 People” tab lists the members of this Ning Network.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Discovering success at My Wired Style

My Wired Style is all about providing a path for children to uncover their naturally wired strengths. This Ning Network starts off with an introductory video front and center on the Main Page to highlight some classic questions parents have about their kids. My Wired Style is all about answering those questions.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

For food and wine enthusiasts

The requirements for joining Taste and Share are simple; be interested in tasting food, trying wine or doing both.

The Events feature has been renamed Festivals, which is where members turn to when they are looking for new foodie adventures. Upcoming events span every type of culinary interest and are being held around the globe. Members can eat Mexican food in Ireland, seafood in England and drink wine in Texas. The photos on Taste and Share are almost as tempting as the events. From images of glazed ham to crab stuffed lobsters tails, there’s plenty of inspiration for planning your next great meal.

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