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alexei

It all seems so innocent now

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alexei

Badges badges badges…

For centuries, mankind has pondered the question of badges and whether we need them. Some have said: No, we do not need them, and furthermore, they smell. But these people have usually been angry and moustachio’d. Others have said: Actually, we quite like them – could we have some more please?

Badges are useful for communicating simple messages, usually about the wearer; such as “I rather enjoy cake”, “I have 117 cats” and “I believe you to be angry and moustachio’d“.

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alexei
alexei

The best things in life are… ranked from 1 to 10

From cheeses and houses to wristwatches and web startups, our How Much Do I Rock? example app has been put to all kinds of linearly-subjective uses. (I’m particularly fond of Phenomenologist or Not?)

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admin

New! Anytown Marketplace with Maps

On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for family, friends, Ning, and a new Example Apps created by Jonathan Aquino, Anytown Marketplace with Maps .

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alexei

This one is the turkey holiday, right?

Please forgive me: being a Brit, I don’t have much experience with the whole “Thanksgiving” thing.

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admin

College Mascot Face-Off

Just in time for the big college football line-ups this weekend comes College Mascot Faceoff.

Thanks Athenavo!

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Yahoo Maps on Ning!

Jonathan Aquino has been busy. He’s just added Restaurant Reviews with Yahoo! Maps which let’s you use Yahoo! Maps for restaurant locations and reviews. It automatically detects whether your browser supports the Flash version of it, and if not, it uses the DHTML version.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Performance of the Ning Playground

I’d like to take a moment to mention a couple of things we are doing
preemptively on performance and scalability. While we’ve only experienced the
occasional slowdown so far (knock on wood!), we think we can do even
better.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Happy six week anniversary, and a fun thing to download

Hi all — it’s been six weeks since we took the covers off of Ning, and we’d like to thank everyone for all of your great ideas, feedback, and creativity! We’ve been blown away by the response and the enthusiasm we’ve seen.

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admin

Restaurant Reviews with Maps: The Fix is In!

If you’ve cloned Restaurant Reviews with Maps and want to add the features described earlier, you’ll need to add one line of code into your app and follow a couple more instructions.

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admin

A Quick Tour of This or That

This or That offers anyone the ability to clone and run a head-to-head competition between two things. What are some of the creative things we’ve seen in competition? Well, here’s a few for you to enjoy and share:

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Cricketer Arena

This would be one of those days I wish I were from somewhere other than California and had some clue as to how this game was played. For those of you passionate about Cricket, this is the app for you.

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