April 2010

Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Keep on Truckin’

24,000 members can’t be wrong. Let’s Truck is the place to be for anyone and everyone in the trucking and long haul business. A longtime Ning Network (it was started in spring of 2007), Let’s Truck has a suite of features meant to keep members engaged and coming back for more.

In addition to the standard suite of features, Let’s Truck is also rocking the BlogTalkRadio Ning App. Members can tune into “Let’s Truck, with Kevin Rutherford” without ever leaving the Ning Network. If you have an existing online radio show, using a Ning App is a simple way to integrate it with your Ning Network.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

On the Last Tuesday of the Month, a Virtual Artwalk

On the last Tuesday of every month, artists and art lovers are invited to meet up for a virtual art crawl. Tomorrow night, at 7 p.m. Eastern, art lovers from around the globe will congregate online and try to answer the question, “Where is the best art now?”

Much of the monthly artwalk happens on Twitter. Participants use the hashtag #artwalk to mark their tweets, and usually include links to their favorite new art. Following the stream creator Kim Sherrell has set up is a fantastic way to explore the contemporary art world without ever leaving home.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Go Joe Sestak, for Democrats in Pennsylvania

Rep. Joe Sestak is challenging Sen. Arlen Specter for the democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s next primary. Sestak’s Ning Network — Go Joe Sestak — is the online action center for his most committed volunteers and supporters.

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John McDonald
John McDonald

Mythbusters: Three Things We Aren’t Doing on May 4

Since announcing that we are now focusing 100 percent of the company on enhancing the features and services we offer to paying Network Creators and plan to phase out our free service, we’ve received a lot of feedback from Network Creators. We’ve heard from free and paid, business and nonprofit, educators and artists. We’ve been interacting on Creators, reading your comments on the Ning Blog and taking in your tweets. And, we’ve been listening to all of your ideas, suggestions and concerns.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Political Voices: Retire Harry Reid

Nevada’s senior senator isn’t well loved by all Nevada residents. He isn’t even well-liked by some. And so those who dislike their D.C. representation (or who are voting for Republican Sue Lowden) have launched a new website, Retire Harry Reid. To go with it, a Ning Network for political activists to connect with each other, share plans and starting making plans to get out the vote..

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

Guest Post: Create A University Class Ning Network

Today’s guest blog comes from Jack Hadley, CEO of Lava7 and an adjunct professor at BYU. We frequently hear about educators using Ning in the classroom, but it’s rare to find out just how effective using a Ning Network in a school setting is. That’s why it was so exciting to read a recent post from Jack, explaining how he used a Ning Network in an advertising class he taught at BYU. Jack’s post not only included how he used it, but what his students thought of it — and if they’d recommend it. After reading, we asked him to pen a similar post for the Ning Blog.

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