May 2011

Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

SheCon’11 and the trail-blazing women of the Web

Whenever I am surrounded by women of the Web, I am impressed with how they leverage new digital products and services to enrich their lives and to help other women succeed in digital channels. This spirit of innovation and collaboration was especially noticeable at SheCon’11 and defined the tone and the energy of the conference in Miami this May 20-22.

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Updates on revamped Activity Feed and other Main Page improvements

A few weeks ago, we announced a project to make the Main Page of your Ning Networks more interactive and engaging. I’d like to share our progress with you.

Here’s a screenshot of the new Activity Feed in action, along with a Main Page status box:

There several things I’d like to highlight here:

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admin
admin

Coming to Groups: Add Pages, change privacy settings and more

[Note: This release is now live.]

Groups are about to get a whole lot better.

Later next week, we’ll be rolling out a slew of improvements to the Groups feature, one of the most popular features on the Ning platform. We’re doing this based directly on feedback from Creators.

First, groups creators and administrators will be able to add static pages to a group. Added pages will be featured prominently on the group’s home page, which will make it easier to share knowledge or information with group members (or potential members).

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Cannes we go to the movies?

Video content is a major way for us to get outside perspectives through stories and expand our imaginations. And people want access to this content anytime, anywhere. We’ve all seen the success of YouTube; Netflix recently announced it has 23.6 million subscribers globally, eclipsing U.S. cable juggernaut Comcast.

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Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Digital Summit and Mogwee

Earlier this week, I headed to Atlanta to discuss the past, present and future of mobile group communication for the Digital Summit.

Over the past several decades, there have been major technology cycles that have disrupted the mass market. From mainframe computing in the 1960s to the rise of the web in the 1990s, it’s been a crazy ride. So where are we now?

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Nick Barr
Nick Barr

Announcing the Spam Watchlist and other anti-spam tools

Later today, we’ll be releasing the Spam Watchlist — a new tool to help you fight spam.

This feature surfaces a list of people on your Ning Network that might be spammers, based on an algorithm that analyzes their content:

It’s totally up to you to take action (either to suspend for spam or whitelist as not a spammer). All the Spam Watchlist does is let you know who seems fishy. You’ll find it on your Members Moderation page, and you’ll only see a link when there are any members in the list.

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