November 2009

Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

How do you pick college football’s national champ?

Florida versus Florida St. Michigan against Ohio St. Bears against Cardinal. These are some of the greatest rivalries in college football. And while it’s easy to see who’s won the individual games, fans must rely on the mysteries of the BCS rankings to find out which team has been named the national champion.

For example, last year Boise State, Florida, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, USC, Texas Tech, Alabama, and Utah all had either one or no losses after the 2008 regular season. Florida and Oklahoma were — in some people’s opinions — arbitrarily selected to play in the 2009 BCS title game.

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

Guest Post: We need each other

Ed note: This is first in a series of  guest posts we plan on publishing on the Ning Blog. If you are interested in penning a guest post for the Ning Blog, let us know in the comments below! Today’s post come from Douglas Aiken, the author of The Culting of Brands: How Customers Become True Believers. He is a partner at Purpose, an organization that creates 21st century movements and was previously the Chief Community Officer and Partner at Meetup.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Giving back for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for eating turkey, watching football and planning out Friday morning shopping. For many people, however, it’s also a time to give thanks for what they have, and to give back, too.

Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. Hannah Montana) has teamed up with Youth Service America to launch Get Ur Good On, a Ning Network that encourages young people to get involved with service projects in their community. She’s encouraging members to upload videos of the own good they’ve done, to help spread the word about volunteer projects. For newcomers to Get Ur Good On, there’s resources for finding a new project to start volunteering with. Once members find or create a new volunteer project, they can also apply to receive grant money to support it.

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Laura Gluhanich
Laura Gluhanich

Ning Creators at 2 Weeks

It’s been just over two weeks since we went live with our Creators Network and we are thrilled with what we’ve seen so far!

Here are some statistics:

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

The party and the mystery is at the Bamboozle Festival

What started in New Jersey and branched over to California, is now happening across the country with Hoodwink festivals. The Bamboozle Festival is a two-day, annual music festival, that features, dozens of bands, fake names and an endless assortment of puzzles and clues.

If you are interested in find out who will play this year’s festival, put on your thinking cap. A blog post from Snoop, outlines how members can find out:

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Tonight’s release is live! November 23, 2009

We’re pleased to announce that tonight’s release is live. Here’s what’s in it (click on any link to see more details):

Let us know what you think on Ning Creators!

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