February 2010

Liz Ratto
Liz Ratto

Celebrating and Supporting Theater

Any lingering notions that theater is only for the elite, or for times when your significant other drags you against your will to some stuffy play, are officially dead.  Whether you’re into eccentric off-Broadway musicals, supporting your local theater company or grand Broadway productions, there’s a Ning Network for you.

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Integrate your Ning Network with Facebook

Ready to integrate your Ning Network with Facebook? We’re putting the finishing touches on our Facebook App. It’s designed to help your members introduce their Facebook friends to your Ning Network.

We’re always interested in giving Network Creators the tools they need to grow their Ning Networks as seamlessly and organically as possible. Early last month, we launched Twitter integration, and in the following weeks saw powerful growth in many Ning Networks as Network Creators and their members started sharing content with their Twitter followers. We think our Facebook integration will be just as powerful, if not more so.

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Laura Gluhanich
Laura Gluhanich

Win a trip to SXSWi with Ning!

Join us at SXSW Interactive March 12-16 and be a part of the Ning {RV}IP Lounge!

Experiencing SXSWi is something you will never forget and we want to send you! Three lucky Ning Network Creators will be our privileged guests, receiving backstage passes to all Ning events, a SXSW Interactive badge, travel and hotel accommodations and $250 spending cash.

In return, we ask that you take the experience to expand your industry knowledge, network with your peers, promote your Ning Network and most of all, have fun! We also ask you to blog, share photos and videos about your time on the SXSW Insider Guide Ning Network.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Increasing Member Engagement: An Interview with NutshellMail’s Mark Schmulen

Recently named a finalist in the Ning Appathon competition, the NutshellMail Ning App allows your members to receive newsletters highlighting recent activity on your Ning Network. We recently chatted with Mark Schmulen, CEO and co-founder of NutshellMail, about the origin of the company, developing on the Ning Platform and their plans to launch a fully-integrated email newsletter service designed specifically for Ning creators. For more information on Ning Apps, please visit the Developer network.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

CAPTCHA for New Member Posts is Live

The spam tools release we blogged about here is now live on your Ning Network. Members who join your Ning Network with unverified email addresses, who are not part of a Ning Network with moderation, will now have to enter a CAPTCHA the first time they go to post profile comment. For legitimate members, this will take an additional few seconds while preventing “bots” – or automated scripts from spammers — from adding spam.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

A Night Out with Denver Six Shooter

Six bars. One night. Countless stories to tell and retell.

It’s all part of Denver Six Shooter, a Ning Network with a simple premise. Members journey to six Denver-area bars in a single night, and then post their adventures (and mis-adventures) to Denver Six Shooter.

Beer Jenn reports on their latest adventure, which occurred Feb. 2, on her blog:

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