October 2009

Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Tonight’s release is live! October 30, 2009

In the spirit of making features easier to use and rapidly fixing long-standing idiosyncrasies, we’ve rolled out various improvements to your Ning Network with tonight’s release. As we talked about here and here, this release includes an update to the default My Page layout and a new option for exporting the attendees of your event.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Have a Hershey’s Halloween

Everyone loves Hershey’s Kisses, but not everyone bakes with them. That’s where the Cookie Exchange comes in. It’s a Ning Network for members to share recipes and win prizes around the ultimate Hershey’s Kisses recipe.

One highly touted recipe to try out this Halloween is this one, for Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookies. Angela S. commented:

OMG!! This recipe is amazing!!! I baked these for my kids birthday and the outcome was so great that a lot of guest were asking me to bake more for future occasions! And I definitely will.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Cruising and twisting through RipCity

A RipStick isn’t quite a skateboard, a pair of skates, or a bike — it’s an entirely new way to get around. Dedicated RipStikers can connect with other in RipCity, a the official Ning Network for those who would rather RipStik to get around, than use any other method.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Friends or Enemies — now on Ning

What do Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and Katy Perry have in common? All three have their own profiles, interact with fans and post updates and need-to-know info on Friends or Enemies.  This Ning Network, which was recently re-launched on Ning, offers fans a way to connect with more than just these three; more than 30 other artists, musicians and groups make their online home on Friends or Enemies.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Starting Friday: Export a guestlist for your event

In addition to the updates to the profile page layout, starting Friday, Event Creators on Ning Networks will be able to export a list of attendees as a CSV file on your computer. This allows you to create a guest list, print it out and bring it to your physical event. We’ve heard from many of you that this ability would make it easier to turn the events you create on your Ning Network into offline successes, so we’re glad to introduce it!

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Derrick Or
Derrick Or

Create your own virtual gift from scratch

So let’s say you’ve already resized a photo and turned it into an awesome virtual gift. Now you’re ready for a new challenge — to create your own virtual gift from scratch.

For this post, we’ll use Aviary Phoenix, a free web-based image editor. Another free application to check out is Sumo Paint. While we won’t cover tips and tricks to becoming an awesome illustrator here, Aviary has a nice set of tutorials that should help boost your skills.

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