16 000 km away from Saturday’s finale of the Tour de France, Adelaide Cyclists were celebrating a win for their country’s very own Cadel Evans. “With the Tour de France,” Adelaide Cyclists Ning Creator Angus Kingston highlights, “a member found a cinema to watch a big stage and got 50 members of Adelaide Cyclists there to watch [the race].” The Ning Network, a 1,600-strong cyclist community, serves as an ultra-local hub for riders Down Under in the country’s fifth largest city.
If you’ve ever watched Project Runway, The Devil Wears Prada, or have been to a Barneys sample sale, you know that for many people around the world, fashion is king. Couple this passion with the dream of getting your 15 minutes of fame, and you’ve got yourself a competition that’s sure to cause a flurry of activity and drive engagement on your Ning Network.
Earlier this month, we announced the ability to customize the URL of a Page on your Ning Network. Later today, we’re bringing that same functionality to other types of content, like photos and discussions.
As before, URLs will be automatically based on the title you give to the content you’ve added. But now, Network Creators and administrators will be able to customize the URL to display the text of their choice.
Today, we’re excited to unveil the Aviary Ning Extension, a tool that can increase member engagement and inject fun and utility into Ning social websites using photos feature.
The Big Picture
Photo sharing continues to be one of the most popular features on Ning, second only to the inbox/forum. By working closely with Aviary (www.aviary.com), a leading provider of creative web and mobile tools, we make photo sharing even more powerful and fun for your community through the Ning API.
This is the second in a two-part series by Ning’s Marketing intern, Nicholas O’Farrell, on teen mobile use. You can check out his earlier post on the basics of mobile in the teenage world.