July 2007

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AdGabber

AdGabber is a social network created by Adrants, a marketing and advertising news site and daily email newsletter with a bit of attitude. We like this social network because it takes an established set of “one-way” readers and evolves them into a vibrant social network of “two-way” contributors.

Things we love about AdGabber:

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5,500 New Social Networks in 10 Days!

Last night, we passed 80,000 social networks on Ning. That’s 50,000 social networks created since February 27th! Along with having a little party about this fact, I also thought it might be a good opportunity to break that number down a little further and talk about what it means.

There are really three buckets of social networks on Ning and they follow the Power Law Curve (or The Long Tail, it’s more easily digestible cousin):

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Introducing the Ning Help Center

We want to let you about some changes we’re making to our Help and Support efforts here at Ning.

The Ning Help Center

First, we’ve added a comprehensive Ning Help Center from which we are going to be funneling all help requests going forward.

In addition to a rocking FAQ that we are always updating, we also have a better method to Contact Ning which will allow us to better respond and solve issues that you or your members encounter.

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Feature of the Week: Customizing Your Network’s Appearance

We want your networks on Ning to be truly yours.

We put our money where our mouth is with our Terms of Service, the fact that you can customize everything on your network down to the code running it, as well as the ability to easily import as well as export the content and members of your network. With easy exporting in fact, you can back up your network or move it off the Ning Platform, although we plan to continue to blow you away with great service, features, and the freedom to make your network exactly what you want so you’ll stay.

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Positively Speedy

In the past few weeks you should have noticed how positively speedy your social networks on Ning have become. We spent a few months going back and optimizing every last nook and cranny of the service to ensure that we were the fastest social networking service out there.

I think our crew knocked it out of the park.

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Network Badges & New Widgets Are Here!

You’ve got some new features on your social network on Ning that we think you’re going to like. Specifically, we’ve added network badges to your choice of the video, photo, and music widgets that you and your members can take from your network and embed anywhere across the Internet – all branded and linked back to your network.

Here’s our screencast that will take you through all the details of the new stuff you’ve now got on your network:

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