September 2010

Blake Colwell
Blake Colwell

CurrySimple: A Quick Fix for Thai Food Fanatics

It’s Thai food day at Ning! Yum. Nearly everyone digs deep into the Pad Thai when we get it delivered to the office, but it’s not a style of food the home cook can easily tackle with authentic flair.

If you’re a Thai food fan but don’t always have time to whip up a bowl of coconut soup or green chili sauce, you should definitely head over to CurrySimple. It’s a Ning Network where you can interact with other Thai food fanatics, browse a growing library of recipes, get some pointers from a few cooking videos, or simply pick up a package of their restaurant quality sauce and make doing it yourself a little easier.

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Casey
Casey

Fortune Shines on Ning

We got a great write-up yesterday by Fortune magazine’s Senior Editor-at-Large Adam Lashnisky. Adam covers the high-tech world for Fortune and other news outlets. He’s a long-time Silicon Valley journalist. (You may have heard his voice piping from a radio via his many appearances on NPR’s Marketplace.) Since he has well over a decade of experience covering the high-tech West Coast beat, it’s an honor to have him cover Ning.

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Junaid Basir
Junaid Basir

The New File Manager: Upload Files and Make a Splash with a Custom Main Page

Today, we’re launching a very exciting new feature that I know a lot of Network Creators are going to be thrilled with: a File Manager. This will enable you to both manage files on your Ning Network and customize your members’ experience. Available for Ning Pro accounts, it will allow you to — among other things — create an impressive “splash” page your members will see before visiting your network.
I wanted to spend a few minutes today letting you know how you can get started with the File Manager, as well as give you some examples of how you might want to use this new feature. If you’re a Pro user, you’ll find the File Manager on your My Network page. Simply select Content and choose the File Manager from your left-hand navigation area.

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Casey
Casey

Flood Relief in Pakistan: How You Can Help

There’s not a lot you can do to quickly solve big problems. They often require little solutions — lots of them.

Such is the case with the recent floods in Pakistan. Massive monsoons have led to floods that are covering one-fifth of Pakistan, land that regularly hosts about 10 million people. That’s a lot of people. By most accounts, these are the worst floods in 80 years. That’s a long time. All that extra water leads to a whole lot less clean, drinkable, uncontaminated H2O — which leads to disease and death. It’s a big disaster, no doubt about it.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Seesmic Desktop and Ning Network Extensions

We’re happy to announce that Ning Networks are now supported in the all-new Seesmic Desktop 2 product. If you’re not familiar with Seesmic Desktop, it’s an application that allows you to follow activity across multiple social networking services and post status updates from one easy-to-use location. In addition to keeping your finger on the pulse of your Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz accounts, you and your members will now be able to monitor activity on one or more of your Ning Networks. Even better, your members can post status updates to your Ning Networks at the same time they post to other services. This is a great way to increase your member engagement.

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admin
admin

Coming soon: Full text emails!

Following discussions and comments on Ning Networks today isn’t as easy as it could be. When another member comments on your content — or something you’ve already commented on — you receive an email notification.

The notification is pretty simple. It just alerts you to the comment and provides you a link to click through to view the comment. It looks something like this:

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