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Updates to Ning version 2.0

More power to your community management experience with Ning 2.0 updates!

As 3.0 users have the possibility to use Groups and Events features free of charge, we decided that 2.0 users should enjoy this opportunity too!

Meeting Creator’s expectations is what Ning is all about – and 2.0 users are our most seasoned and long-time supporters. Many of you have been loyal to the company for more than a decade. We highly appreciate your contribution, and value our long-term partnership. That is why, striving to be responsive to your experience, we decided to waive Groups and Event fees for all 2.0 users.
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Relive The Golden Age of Hollywood

It was the time of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly and Greta Garbo. Although the days of their silver screen glory are in the past, their memories are commemorated by the members of The Golden Age of Hollywood.

Members discuss their love and admiration for this fantastic era in forums. Find out who shares your love for your favourite musical star or discuss the movies that made you cry. If Fred and Ginger movies make you want to sing and dance, join the discussion on the 1935 classic, Top Hat.

Groups have been created for every movie genre you can imagine! Whether you love screwball comedies, Film Noir, are a fan of classic animation or simply can’t get enough of classic movie comedians, there is a group for you.

A great amount of videos and photos have been posted as well. Watch a Cary Grant or Clark Gable tribute or a vintage trailer of the 1932 “The Mummy. ” Or simply take a look at some great movie clips.

If you love classic movies, The Golden Age of Hollywood is a network that should not be missed!

Get your blues at LiveBluesWorld

LiveBluesWorld is a social network that currently houses close to 400 members of blues music lovers. They’ve come to promote their work, share ideas and discuss the blues music industry or simply just “talk about the blues”.

LiveBluesWorld is a great place to promote the blues music scene and blues musicians who can apply to be selected as a featured artist by sending in a bio and samples of their work. GravelRoad is the current featured artist whose music is being showcased on the social network’s music player.

Recently, LiveBluesWorld announced some sad blues-related news: Wesley Jefferson, who has been playing blues music for the last 40 years, is currently battling lung cancer. Passionate for blues music, according to a member, he is “still out there gigging and working hard despite some pretty tough chemo treatments”. Another member described him as “a true blues man. He’s a living link to another time and place.” A forum discussion and a blog post were created to reach out to members for online donations as well as two benefit shows to help support his family with the raising medical bills.

No music social network would be complete without events, and LiveBluesWorld has certainly made excellent use of this feature. The events calendar has several blues music venues lined up all the way through November. One such event that recently took place was the Juke Joint Festival, an annual event that “combines an international “blues festival” with a community-minded “small-town fair”. Another big blues venue that is coming up is the Spring 2008 Chicago Blues Tour where buses will be taking attendees to live blues venues throughout the city of Chicago.

So if you’re a big blues fan or would like to learn more about this reviving music genre, come check out hundreds of photos and videos like the one below at LiveBluesWorld.

Guy Davis, singing the blues of “Things about Coming My Way”.

Meet the Bioneers


The mission of Bioneers is to be a social network “where you can connect with people who share your passion, discover solutions for healing our world, take action with tools for change and find resources to support your work.”

More than 400 Bioneers have joined since the network was created last October. Environmental and social changes in the world are the main themes generating the most discussion in the forum. The most popular groups on the network focus on Urban Environmentalism, Alternative Energy Solutions and Cultivating Women’s Leadership.

Come visit the Bioneers Community and take the pledge: “I believe in solutions” — solutions for a better place we call Earth.

Enter the aquatic world of ReefSpace


ReefSpace is a network for reef aquarium hobbyists. The network was started by Network Creator Travis Staut one year ago as “an experiment” and has grown to close to 300 reef aquarium enthusiasts.

Blog posts and groups are the network’s main avenues for connecting with fellow ReefSpace members. Travis has customized his network’s main page appearance with an aquatic theme and taken advantage of Domain Mapping to run the network of his own domain.

Of course, people love reefs for their looks, so members have taken full advantage of the media uploader. There are plenty of aquatic photos and videos, beautifully captured by members of the network.

If you’re feeling inspired to build yourself a 30-gallon reef aquarium, perhaps this video will entice you!

Find more videos like this on ReefSpace