June 2009

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

New advanced management options

As we mentioned Sunday, the upcoming release to your social network contains a new bulk media uploader and a new list view of the Members and Friends pages. This release, now scheduled for July 7, will also include some new Advanced Options and other improvements making it easier to manage your social network. Additionally, we’re making it easier for members to manage their profile pages by adding a “My Page” link to the Settings page.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

The 405 Club for New York’s (un)employed

The 405 Club is New York’s (Un)employment social network. Named after the $405 per week that the unemployed can receive in New York State, The 405 Club is all about members finding their next job and taking advantage of unemployment while it lasts.

Ultimately, The 405 Club serves as a fantastic job resource. Groups drill down to specific career paths, like Marketing and Technology. Useful third party sources, like a Twitter Job Search widget, are placed in text boxes on the main page. And an RSS box pulls in job posts from other websites. This post asks whether your resume should exceed 1 page in length, and offers some pro tips on the subject.

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie

A social network for pugs and their people

Pugslife is a social network for people who love their pugs. Members discuss the ups and downs of being a new pug parent, health issues, and organize in person meetups. They’ve also added nearly 12,000 photos and over 200 videos of their pugs doing everything from playing with their puppy siblings to going for a drive to taking a nap.

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Athena von Oech
Athena von Oech

New articles in the Ning Workshop

A month ago, we launched a new feature in the Ning Help Center called Ning Workshop, which is a set of tutorials to aid you in creating a successful, vibrant, active social network. Since we launched the Workshop, we’ve added more tutorials including how to Use Google Analytics to track sign ups, how to create in-network FAQ or Help Center and how to add a store to your social network.

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie

A social network for T-Pain’s record label

Nappy Boy Online is the official website and social network of hip hop artist T-Pain and his record label, Nappy Boy. The artists on his label all have profiles on the social network and write blog posts to keep fans updated on everything from last night’s BET Awards to rehearsals for their upcoming tour to videos from the studios. Blog posts from T-Pain, Tay Dizm, and others are highlighted front and center in the middle column of the main page.

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie

Safe tanning at FakeBake

Fake Bake is a UK-based company that makes and sells self-tanning products. Their social network by the same name connects self-tanners around the world to discuss achieving the perfect glow, promote Fake Bake’s products, and highlights the company’s “Save your skin” campaign. Members are reminded that the only safe tan is a fake tan, and they’re encouraged to “live the lie” of a faux glow.

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