March 2010

Carrie Harmon
Carrie Harmon

Action Begets Action: How the Cool Kids Get Involved

For anyone who’s ever thought you were “too cool” for getting involved, you obviously don’t know Frank Scura.  When he conjured up the Action Sports Environmental Coalition in 2001, the green movement was still just for hippies and squares. But when you get pro-skaters Bob Burnquist and Jen O’Brien, and DC Shoe cofounder Damon Way on your team, there’s just no denying your cool factor.

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Ernie Hsiung
Ernie Hsiung

Muziic Puts a Jukebox in your Ning Network

You know what they say about music — it soothes the savage beast. And now there’s a Ning App available for Network Creators who want to make music available for their members.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

From Skateboard to Snowboard, it’s Time to Shred or Die

Skateboarders, BMX riders, snowboarders, surfers and other extreme sport enthusiasts have a new online destination, Shred or Die. Started by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, Shred or Die is the perfect place for anyone who has ever gotten a broken arm skateboarding, picked themselves up, and come back for more, to spend a little quality time. Particularly in the videos section.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

From the NYT: Online Social Networks Bridge Gaps for Chronically Ill

There’s a great article in the New York Times today about how online social networks — including Ning Networks — can help the chronically ill find friendship, support and information.

For many people, social networks are a place for idle chatter about what they made for dinner or sharing cute pictures of their pets. But for people living with chronic diseases or disabilities, they play a more vital role.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

From Brazil, Speaking Portuguese, Living in the U.S.

Twenty five different languages are available to you when you set up your Ning Network. While here at Ning HQ we speak (primarily) in English, we love Ning Networks in all languages that are beautiful, active and thriving.

Alienigenas Na America is a podcast and Ning Network run by a Brazilians in the U.S. Each podcast is uploaded to the music player, and also listed on a page, for easy access. Interested in learning more? Check out the blog, where background on each episode is added, along with videos, photos and more.

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Casey
Casey

Now Live! Content Flagging on Ning Networks

If you have an active Ning Network, you know that moderating the content added to your Ning Network can be an important part of making it a welcoming place. We’re happy to announce a new feature we think Network Creators are going to be very excited about: content flagging. With the new content flagging feature, you don’t have to go it alone when it comes to moderation. You can appoint members to flag — and hide — content that might be inappropriate and then decide for yourself whether questionable content belongs on your Ning Network. The idea is simple: Use the power of crowdsourcing and make the moderation of your Ning Network more efficient for everyone involved.

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