Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

Wrap Up of MIDEM Keynote


(Photo courtesy of MIDEM(Net))

Greetings from France! We had a great session on Saturday with Pete Wentz of Fallout Boy and Friends or Enemies here at MIDEM(Net). The MIDEM(Net) Blog has a good write up of the session and, if you are a Network Creator on Ning, there were a few highlights worth taking a closer look at:

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Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

2 Million Ning Networks! – Jan-2010

While we haven’t posted about our total Ning Networks created in quite a bit, the new Ning Networks created keep rolling in. We just passed 2 MILLION Ning Networks created on the Ning Platform. This means we’ve doubled the number of Ning Networks created in eight months.

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Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

A new Ning.com

Today, we’re rolling out a new Ning.com design with a new Ning Network discovery feature. Here’s the new Ning homepage:

This new design strives for a clean, simple and elegant design with pops of beautiful images to represent the diverse interests and passions across the Ning Platform. You’ll see these new visual changes across Ning, including the Creators, Developer, the Ning Help Center and here on the Ning Blog. Our new logo will also replace our old logo in the Ningbar you see at the top of your Ning Network. Here’s the new Ning About page:

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Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

Happy New Year to our 1.9 Million Ning Networks!

2009 has been quite a year for us at Ning. We released new features that we were especially excited about such as Ning Apps and Virtual Gifts. This year also saw the launch of Ning Creators, a Ning Network exclusively for Network Creators that has grown to more than 4,000 members in under two months.

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Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

Changes to Ning.com – a Rationale

As promised, here’s a bit more color on the changes to Ning.com we launched on Monday.

We redesigned Ning.com to focus on Ning Networks and your settings across Ning Networks. Now on Ning.com, you have full access to your list of Ning Networks created and joined as well as Settings across Ning Networks, which is super handy when you want to, for example, update your photo across your Ning Networks or change what types of email notifications you receive from all of your Ning Networks at one time.

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Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini

Small changes with a big punch coming next week

Update: This release is live as of 11/16. Thanks!

One of the more interesting challenges of growing a social platform with a base of passionate Network Creators is how to communicate the less visible success factors that make a Ning Network a hit. In the case of performance, the data is black and white: if your Ning Network is light and fast, you will grow. If it loads slowly, it won’t.

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