June 2010

John McDonald
John McDonald

Expanding on Ning Mini: a Few New Details Added by Request

We’re getting closer to the launch of our new pricing plans on July 20th, and I’d like to take a few minutes to provide Network Creators with several additional details about the transition process for those of you who are interested in purchasing the Ning Mini plan.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Ning Plus & Ning Pro: Relaxing Limits, Strengthening Email Reliability

For the launch of Ning Mini, Ning Plus, and Ning Pro coming up on July 20, we’ve been revisiting every limit that’s currently in place on your Ning Network today. And for each of these limits, we’ve been asking: Does it make sense?

We’ve shared many updates on our FAQ page in the past two months, but I wanted to dive in a little deeper here and explain why we’ll be removing limits that don’t make sense anymore and introducing a few additional limits that will ultimately improve the member experience.

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Garnor Morantes
Garnor Morantes

Pearson to provide Ning Mini for free to educators

When we recently announced our new pricing plans (which launch July 20th, 2010), we heard from many of you who were concerned about the future of education-focused Ning Networks. Ning Networks have become a valuable complement to many schools and other educational institutions by helping teachers, parents and students supplement class curriculums; allowing educators and administrators to share best practices; and by helping all these groups bring the vitality and vibrancy of their institutions online.

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Charles Porch
Charles Porch

Smart Girls at the Party: Change the World by Being Yourself

Here at Ning, we are always excited to spotlight people who are using technology to help change the world. This is exactly what Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker, and Amy Miles are doing with Smart Girls at the Party. Their online video series highlights girls who are changing the world by being themselves.

This Ning Network’s videos are a series of interviews. My personal favorite is one with Ruby, a 7-year old singer, actor, musician, feminist, and skateboarder. Amy interviews her and gets her thoughts on feminism. The episode is authentic and hilarious — and sends a message.

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John McDonald
John McDonald

Start Making Money With 3 New Ning Apps

One of the most common questions I hear from Network Creators is, “How can I make money?” Or, “How can I make this a full-time job?” Lately, many of you are also asking, “How can I cover the cost of a Ning Network?”

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diego
diego

Our Product Roadmap

One area that we have been focusing on recently has been in increasing visibility for Network Creators on upcoming features. This post is the first of many (from myself and others in the product team) where we will preview what we are working on and what you can expect from us. Before that, however, I wanted to spend a minute covering how we will be approaching product changes in the future.

Going forward, we will aim for:

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