We’re writing as a company today to express our concerns with a couple legislative bills currently being debated in Congress (the “Protect IP Act” and the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA). Much has been written, many have opposed, but the beat goes on. We think this kind of legislation is a big deal that doesn’t come around often. Here’s why:
Hard to believe, isn’t it? Just as quickly as 2011 kicked off, it’s come to a close. With the new year here, new businesses, channels, events, tactics and trends will surely be looking to populate 2012’s online marketing landscape. But let us not forget the breakthrough blog posts packed with top-shelf takeaways, classic case studies, and meaningful advice that helped make surfing the net in 2011 totally worthwhile.
Last week, Ning was mentioned in Marty Weintraub’s Search Engine Land article, Content Marketing Essentials: Tactical Advice From A To Z. His post highlights ways marketers and businesses can develop a strategy through crafting quality written and creative content for their presence online, further building their brand. Interestingly, many of the steps Marty highlights appeal to the greater audience of Ning’s community organizers and those looking to weave social conversations in their content and inspire action online.
We’re excited to announce a series of feature updates and improvements to Mogwee, Ning’s free mobile communication and collaboration service available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android and Web. Mogwee is a fun way to easily create “Hangouts” and stay connected with friends, family, co-workers, study groups and more, no matter where you are.
Join in seconds, easily invite friends, express yourself with a custom theme, then start enjoying our features. Some highlights:
We’ve had quite the year at Ning! Most notably, Glam Media, a premium digital brand advertising and platform company, acquired us in September. On the product front, we’ve introduced add-on features, built-in support for Google+, Twitter, Ustream and Aviary, paid access, the Ning Design Studio, and launched Mogwee, a new mobile social communication service. We’re continuing this momentum into the rest of 2011.