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alexei

Questions: Now with answers!

A key area of social apps that we want to explore with Ning is that of knowledge sharing. We already have Restaurant Reviews With Maps (already repurposed for a variety of geographical resources), Discussion Board, Bookmarks and others. Now we’ve added a new example app for you: Question and Answer.

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alexei

Our new tech blog is up!

Like many here, I’m of the firm belief that the more useful information we can give to our users, the better. Hence, I’m very happy to announce a great new resource: The Ning Tech Blog.

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alexei

Taking a Short Break

Good morning from California! I just wanted to let everyone know that we’ve taken Ning down for a little break.

We discovered something we did during maintenance last night has caused error messages in most of the social apps running on the Playground. We’re looking into this now and hope to be back up in the next few hours. Thanks for your patience. We appreciate it.

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alexei

“It’s not funny ‘cos it’s ironic. It’s funny ‘cos it looks like it’s funny ‘cos it’s ironic.”

In the red corner: Stumpy Moose Theoretical Fistfight. In the blue: Hipster Battle Royale. Which is the coolest, most tongue-in-cheek cultural-reference battle app? Let the people decide!

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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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admin

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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