Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

TuDiabetes launches TuAnalyze with a Custom Ning App

Thanks to a new custom Ning App, TuAnalyze, members of TuDiabetes can submit a key health metric known as Hemoglobin A1C as part of a massive data donation drive.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

A Place to Discuss What’s Going on in The Nation

The Tea Party, economic democracy, Arizona’s immigration reform efforts — there’s plenty to discuss on The Nation Social Network, an online community for reader and associate of The Nation magazine.

If it’s on the pages of the magazine, or in the news elsewhere, it’s being discussed in the forum discussion. No topic is off limits, which means members discuss everything from SCOTUS nominees to baseball (hint: some think there should be a salary cap). For a discussion that’s indicative of the intense debate that regularly occurs amongst readers of The Nation, make sure to read through this discussion on the pros and cons of a national ID card.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

The Crunchiest, Cheesiest Ning Network in Colombia

Crunchy, cheesy and full of rock and roll: that’s the promise of Cheese Tris, a snack offering from Frito Lay. To get Colombians excited about Cheese Tris (and the possibility of becoming a rock star), they’ve created a new Ning Network, Cheese Tris Rockero. At the heart of Cheese Tris Rockero is a contest to discover the next great rock and roll star in Colombia.

To enter the contest, members need to upload a video or song and then get their friends to vote for their submission. The top 20 vote-getters receive prizes. You can check out some of the submissions on the video and audio pages.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Exploring and engaging through TEDx

The TED conference is an invite-only event held annually in Long Beach, Calif. The theme of TED is “ideas worth spreading,” and speakers have included everyone from Jamie Oliver to Urgent Evoke Network Creator Jane McGonigal. Inspired by the talks and ideas at TED, communities around the world are creating their own TED events, called TEDx. From the TED website: “TEDx is a new program that enables local communities such as schools, businesses, libraries, neighborhoods or just groups of friends to organize, design and host their own independent, TED-like events.” Many TEDx events are using Ning to organize attendees, post information and continue the conversation, even after the conference is over.

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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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