July 2006

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Juicy new Developer Features!

This weekend saw our eager-beaver engineering and operations teams roll out another release of the Ning Playground. The front-end differences are fairly small this time, but there are quite a few of them: for example, the Ningbar’s easier to get around with “Back” button support and a dedicated user search on the “People” panel.

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Timeliner and the Build-To-Clone Model

Here’s a little app I cooked up recently: Timeliner. It’s based on a gorgeous Javascript widget produced by the SIMILE Project at MIT. (Thanks to Rob Mowery for pointing it out – he sends us all kinds of goodies, that man.) It’s a very basic proof of concept that just makes it easy to add events on a timeline and share it. Try clicking on events, or grabbing the timeline and dragging it around – nifty, eh?

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A Chat with the “Amy’s Robot” Team

Since 2002, Amy’s Robot has been essential reading for those in the know. The blog provides a compelling stream of news, celebrity gossip and political opinion, addictively flavored with their own brand of wit and snark. They’ve now expanded their efforts into a number of single-topic blogs such as ScaryNY, Bad Love and The Ledger.

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alexei

Top Of The Haystack

On September 30th, the Farm Aid musical charity celebrates its 21st year of raising support and awareness for family farms with another spectacular concert. The booking office opens this Saturday; if you’re thinking of going you’d better not hang around, as those tickets sure won’t.

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alexei

Sending Messages, Importing Contacts

You’ve probably already looked at the Message Center in your user panel – that’s the one labeled with your username and icon. It’s basically a mailbox, and we figure that you already know how to use one of those.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

A Lot Can Happen in 30 Days…

As the Ning train keeps rolling, we’re proud to introduce our collaboration with FX Networks on the new season of Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days.

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