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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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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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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Shali Nguyen
Shali Nguyen

Congratulations to our Ning Design Competition winners!

The results are in for the Ning Design Competition! Huge thanks go out to the design community for submitting 100+ entries. While there were only four winners, many of the submissions will also be considered for our upcoming Ning Theme Marketplace launch (stay tuned for details).

We’d also like to give a shout-out to our panel of judges for their help in determining the finalists.

Without further ado, here are the winners of our first-ever Ning Design Competition:

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Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger

Mom 2.0 Summit and Ning’s place amongst “Mommy Bloggers”

I’ve attended many conferences, with major themes focusing on the music-tech community. Over the last 6 years, during the growth of social media and the expansion of community-building tools, I’ve observed recurring and like-minded questions asked by panelists from every background. Similar core issues arise amongst community creators and leaders. As niche intimate communities grow to bountiful online spaces where humans transcend physical boundaries and interact globally in meaningful ways, creators are asking:

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Intern Spotlight! Cole Ott

In a few weeks, we’re kicking off the quarter by welcoming our Summer 2011 class of engineering interns to Ning HQ. Hailing from colleges across the US, our interns spend their summers coding, working on projects of interest and enjoying life out in the San Francisco Bay Area. They’ll have the chance to dive into Ning’s production code and we’re looking forward to seeing the things they ship to our nearly 100,000 customers using the Ning Platform and their millions of members! In the meantime, Cole Ott, a senior from Dartmouth College has been with us for the past few weeks and we wanted to highlight his experiences thus far interning at Ning!

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