August 2007

admin
admin

Classroom 2.0: Back-to-School Edition

Classroom 2.0 is a social network for educators – 2537 strong – navigating technology in the classroom.

Here’s how Network Creator, Steve Hardagon, describes Classroom 2.0:

Welcome to Classroom20.com, the social networking site for those interested in the practical application of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in learning.

Read more
admin
admin

Numberonestunnas Motorcycle Club

Numberonestunnas is a motorcycle club founded in Chicago, now 18 chapters strong. There are so many things that they have done right with this social network. The design is dark, moody, and perfect. Plus, the use of widgets and graphics in the HTML text boxes on the Main page is beautifully integrated into the overall design.

Let’s take a closer look…

Read more
admin
admin

Brookline High School Alumni Go Social

Ah, Fall is in the air and our attention turns back to school. In this case, Brookline High School in Massachusetts, where they’ve created an alumni social network featured today in the hometown paper, the Brookline TAB.

Perfectly kicked off by a set of recent reunions, they are using this network to share updated information, photos, videos, as well as create groups for different classes and use the forum for announcements, not to mention discussing the glory days.

Read more
admin
admin

A Tour of Your Network’s Manage Page, Part I

Every now and then it’s not such a bad idea to take a quick tour of your network’s Manage page. We’re constantly adding new features and options for Network Creators and this is ground zero for taking advantage of them. In fact, we offer so many options for Network Creators on the Manage page, I’m breaking up this tour and spreading the love.

Here’s my Manage page for Santa Monica Beach Volleyball, my demo network on Ning:

The Manage page is divided into three sections:

Read more
Mackenzie
Mackenzie

TrikePilot.com Goes Social

TrikePilot’s new social network on Ning has been met with enormous enthusiasm. After taking a one-year break from his former website TrikePilot.com, Network Creator Spencer Forman decided to play around with a TrikePilot network on Ning. He called it the “social edition” of trikepilot.com and altered the header to reflect this.

Read more
Mackenzie
Mackenzie

Aunty Monkey: Up, Up, and Away

Aunty Monkey is a great example of how to build a successful social network on Ning about, well, anything. I’ve never given much thought to hot air ballooning as a hobby, and yet this tight-knit community has come together over just that. The network, with over 250 members, is now number 10 on the top 50 hot air ballooning websites. This is, in large part, due to the search engine optimization that comes automatically with your social network on Ning.

Read more