May 2010

Sridatta Viswanath
Sridatta Viswanath

The Ning Infrastructure Roadmap

The Ning infrastructure runs all Ning Networks. It consists of thousands of machines with software that scales to millions of users. We have consistently delivered high uptime with our platform. As the usage characteristics change, the behavior of our infrastructure changes as well. We keep working on a number of projects that are designed to evolve our infrastructure and make the platform even more stable. As I promised last week, I wanted to provide details of the infrastructure projects we are currently working on. They’re not visible to Network Creators and are all low-level “plumbing” work, but they will enable higher uptime for all Ning Networks.

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Garnor Morantes
Garnor Morantes

A Criminally Good Ning Network of Readers and Writers

If you enjoy reading, writing, watching, or simply discussing crime fiction, then CrimeSpace is a Ning Network you’ll want to focus your magnifying glass on. Over 2,800 members gather here to share their passion for the crime fiction genre.

CrimeSpace is teeming with content. As you might expect, it’s got a lively section where you can discuss your latest read, but there’s really something for everyone on this network, including a bookstore where you can find the latest crime novels from your favorite authors.

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Peter Slutsky
Peter Slutsky

Dispatches From The Clinton Global Initiative

Last week, Ning had the exciting opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) mid-year meeting in New York City.

Getting a chance to see President Clinton present his vision for CGI and share the stories of how the different action groups are working for positive change around the globe was inspiring. The passion to make the world a better place and to have real and meaningful impact was clear in the stories from the many companies, non-profits, government agencies and opinion leaders that make up CGI.

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admin
admin

Now Live: Pick and Choose Your Viral Features

As a Network Creator, you want  to be able to choose the functionality, look and the design of your Ning Network. In the past, that’s only been achievable by adding special CSS or Javascript codes — something that is slow, less effective and has the potential to conflict with future Ning updates.

Today, we’re making it much easier to turn off social sharing and viral features that you don’t feel belong on your Ning Network.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

TuDiabetes launches TuAnalyze with a Custom Ning App

Thanks to a new custom Ning App, TuAnalyze, members of TuDiabetes can submit a key health metric known as Hemoglobin A1C as part of a massive data donation drive.

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admin
admin

Now Live: 3 New Ways to Stop Spam on Ning

It just got a whole lot easier to ensure that only the right people are joining your Ning Network.

As mentioned on this blog two weeks ago, we’ve added three new ways to stop spam and verify your new members. All Network Creators can now take advantage of:

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