January 2011

Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Mobilizing for Energy Independence

Last night, T. Boone Pickens appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to share his vision – breaking America’s reliance on foreign oil imports. It’s a tall order and Pickens believes this is achievable. Pickens describes how we can tackle this problem with the Pickens Plan.

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Jonathan Shambroom
Jonathan Shambroom

Introducing the Ning Product Roadmap

Many start-ups say they want to publish a public product roadmap. Few do.

There are several reasons why companies don’t do this: It might reveal too much to the competition. It might force commitments and limit flexibility. It may feel like a burden. Plus, don’t customers like to be surprised when they sign in and spot a shiny, new feature? Under-promise and over-deliver, right?

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Peter Slutsky
Peter Slutsky

We Dig This Article About Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Snowpocalypse. Flurricane. Coldtastrophe. Snowmageddon!

It seems we may be running out of clever names for extreme weather events. But we’re just getting started with applying the wonders of technology to how we respond to weather.

Witness Mr. Joseph Porcelli. This Boston resident is using his Ning Network, Neighbors for Neighbors, as a hub for Jamaica Plain residents who either need help digging out from 18 inches of snow that’s been dumped on Western Massachusetts or want to help other people dig out of this snownami.

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admin

Coming in Beta: Daily Email Digests

Are some of your members tired of getting too many emails from their Ning Network? Soon, they’ll have a choice.

Starting today, some Ning Networks will get to try out the newest feature on the Ning Platform: Daily Email Digests for their members. This new feature will allow members to receive emails from your Ning Network in a once-a-day digest, instead of all email notifications being sent individually as they are posted as they are today.

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Ioana Hampton
Ioana Hampton

Ethical Fashion Forum: The Forward-Thinking Couture

If you follow the fashion design world, there’s a lot of talk right now about green being the new black. But when it comes to knowing what really makes a garment environmentally friendly, the definition is a little rough around the edges. What is sustainable fashion? While some might think that eco-friendly fashion just means clothing made with organic cotton or recycled yarns, there are many ways to have a green wardrobe; some simple, some more complicated. How can you build a wardrobe that’s truly green?

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

Constant Contact and Ning Together Make for a More Social Web Experience

At Constant Contact, we’ve been heavily focused on integrating the power of social media into our suite of products. We know it’s increasingly important for our small-business customers to have a robust social media marketing strategy in place, one that will deliver results. That last part is key: How can an organization use social media in a way that delivers something tangible to its holistic online marketing efforts? Well, we are happy to say that we have an answer — the integration of Ning with Constant Contact. We are simply delighted to partner with the pioneer and leader in social websites.

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