Ning Network Spotlight

Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Ning in education: Social media today

Ning was recently mentioned in Dan Klamm’s Mashable article, 6 Best Practices for Universities Embracing Social Media, as a tool for colleges and universities looking to build communities and embrace social media in a content-rich world.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

PARK(ing) Day: Transforming metered parking spots into parks

Today is PARK(ing) Day, an annual event inviting people around the world to transform metered parking spots into temporary mini parks for the public good.

Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, started the endeavor in 2005 when they converted a single parking space into a 1-day public park in downtown San Francisco.

Since then, PARK(ing) Day has yielded 850 parks in 183 cities, 30 countries and 6 continents! To help inspire more people to set up shop with a park(ing) spot in their local community, the organization uses its Ning community as the repository and go-to place for DIYers looking to make an impact.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Digital empathy: 9/11 communities bringing us closer together

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. We wanted to highlight 2 amazing Ning communities that have sprouted as a result of that fateful day.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Ning in the education department: The writing’s on the blackboard

As educators and students head back to school, we wanted to highlight a few ways Ning is used in the classroom as an e-learning tool. The goal with any community is to foster and drive conversation and learning, in meaningful and engaging ways, bridging the online conversations with the real world ones happening in the classroom.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Quality Counts When it Comes to Your Company and Community Definition

Sharing content like photos, videos, blog posts, reviews and physical location has become mainstream for the vast majority of people on the web—it’s now instinctual. And while it’s easy to post, at times this content can lack relevancy or context, and only scratches the surface, not really diving into the nitty-gritty details.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

London Protest – Help is in Your Neighbourhood

I was curious to see how London-based communities are using Ning to connect and learn about the violence erupting out of the Tottenham riots in London, and how they’re also disseminating information. I came across 2 such Ning Networks: W14 and Beckenham Town .us, both London borough communities.

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