September 2009

Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Brazilian pets pick Orkupet

A fondness for four-legged friends isn’t something unique to the U.S.; people love their pets all over the world. Orkupet is a Ning Network for Portuguese-speaking pets and the people who love them.

More than 600 feline and canine members propagate the ranks of Orkupet. Using the feature option for the Members module, Orkupet has chosen only to display members who’ve uploaded adorable photos. Anyone in need of a pick-me-up should check out the Adoro Meus Amigos group, where members join with the express purpose of discussing how awesome their friends are.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Tonight’s release is live! September 29, 2009

10/2 update: We’ve made an update to how email verification works for people who are already members of a Ning Network. When you sign in to a Ning Network that you’re already a member of, you won’t need to verify your email address. But if you’re already a member of one Ning Network and you join a new one, you’ll be prompted to verify your email when you sign up. Email verification will continue to be a one-time-only step.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

It’s not just any chair; it’s an ON

Those who work at a desk for eight plus hours a day know: the right chair makes all the difference. While each cubicle dweller has their favorite, fans of the Wilkhan ON have a Ning Network where they can talk about their favorite chair in Where is my ON.

The release of the Wilkhan ON chair is no ordinary chair launch; a series of events around the globe are being held to introduce the ON. Over the next two months, members can attend events in Chicago, Melbourne and Hong Kong. If you aren’t familiar with the ON chair, it’s easy to find out more information, since detailed brochures have been added to the On Features page.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Creativity rules in the American Craft Guide Community

From knitting to knotting and everything in between, the American Craft Guide Community serves those in the crafting community. In the forum, many members are seeking advice on how to take their craft business to the next level. One member is wondering how to make more money in the craft fairs she participates in. Another is looking for new ideas for displaying her products at her booth in an upcoming juried art fair.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Introducing the Bay Area’s Distortion 2 Static to the world

Distortion 2 Static is a hip-hop show based in San Francisco. With its Ning Network, D2S streams exclusive highlights from the week right on the Main Page.

D2S has a big presence throughout the Bay Area, and members use the Events feature to find out where the next big show will be. This Saturday DJ Mr. E will be headlining Word Up! at Azul. And with photo albums, D2S spotlights recent events like Idle Warship performing at Yoshi’s.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Neighbors for Neighbors: Stepping up to fight crime

Ning Network Creator Joseph Porcelli is on a mission to make Boston a more neighborly, connected city. His weapon of choice? Ning Networks for Boston neighborhoods, each under the umbrella of Neighbors for Neighbors. The organization’s website — from which each of the neighborhood Ning Network is linked to — states “Neighbors for Neighbors connects people who live, work and serve in a particular neighborhood to others who they don’t already know. Neighbors discover common interests by sharing information via blogs and discussions and organize by joining or starting groups and posting events.”

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