16 Tips for Ning Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Ning seems to be gaining popularity since restructuring in 2010, and since smoothing some of its rough edges. Many Ning social networking sites are easier to navigate and operate than those of Facebook or LinkedIn. Small Business Network is the Ning site I created and run.

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Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

Facebook , MySpace , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning are ranked 4th, 11th, 25th, 89th and 154th among all websites in the world, respectively. Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. Each social networking site is different. There are features of each social networking site that differentiate the site and contribute to its popularity.

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How Much Real Networking on Social Networking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’ve written many articles about social networking sites. Facebook , LinkedIn and Ning call themselves social networking sites , while Twitter does not. However, Twitter has features like messaging and re-tweeting that can facilitate social networking.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m. We chose not to employ the term "networking" for two reasons: emphasis and scope. Not all social network sites began as such.

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Can You Back Up Facebook Relationships?

Online Social Networking

I asked you, “How can you protect your interests by diverting or diversifying your networking and marketing efforts starting right now?&#. We might instead choose a Ning social network or a Ning group within a particular Ning social network , etc.

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning Stop [social] networking: Build your own network! - thanks to Ning. Social networks create easy to access online communities out of shared interests and passions.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social Networking goes mainstream I was recently asked by a buddy to name off some social networking platforms that could be branded or changed as needed (that’s where that term ‘white label’ has come from). You decide if the network is private or public.&#

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Ning Social Network Controversy

Online Social Networking

A comment last week to my October 2008 blog post, Ning Social Networking Sites Update , linked back to Ning Exposed - Tech Company Scams its Clients , an article which sharply criticizes Ning’s latest business model and platform, and it alleges foul play on Ning’s part in reacting to complaints by network creators. Aggregating Ning Social Networking Sites. Member Contact Across Ning Sites.

Ning Social Network Ruffles Some Feathers

Online Social Networking

This is not the first Ning Social Network Controversy and probably not the last one either. My Take on Ning. I personally have been unhappy and hurt by many changes to the Ning social network in the past half-year or so. Alternatives to Ning.

The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks | Digital Tonto

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks 2009 September 6 tags: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi , Chris Andersen , Duncan Watts , Long Tail , Mark Granovetter , Network Theory , Réka Albert , Social Media , Steven Strogatz by Greg Social Networks are revolutionizing how we view our world. However, it is very rare to hear anything about the underlying forces that actually drive the social network phenomenon. Networks Grow, Don’t They?

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Are Social Networking Sites Easy to Use?

Online Social Networking

Connecting on social networking sites with family and friends requires little forethought or planning. The most popular social networks are easy enough to figure out, even without instruction manuals. Most of us would agree that social networking sites are easy to use for casual networking. On the other hand, reaching out to your target audience on social networking sites requires both planning and an appreciation of the fine points of each site.

Social Networking More Popular Than Email

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The far-reaching study also explored a number of other trends within the social networking space. As has been reported elsewhere, Facebook’s fastest growth demographic is older users – the social network tacked on 12.4 MySpace remains the most profitable social network, generating an estimated $1 billion in revenue versus $300 million for Facebook in 2008. Well, I think that's very possible as social networking sites today are growing like mushrooms.

Social Media Helping Real Estate Agents Defy Commoditization

Online Social Networking

If you’re in real estate, you ought to join the Green Pearl social network on Ning. How Social Media Helps Real Estate Agents. A typical real estate broker or agent has limited social media know-how but wants to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

List Building Using Ning Social Networks

Online Social Networking

List building is an essential part of online social networking , and Ning , if used properly, is a powerful list building tool. Here are some strategies that I believe will help you with list building on Ning. Creating Your Own Ning Network. You can create your own Ning social networking sites. Ning was designed with that end in mind. My new Ning site is Critical Thinking Outside the Box. Subscribe to my RSS feed!

Is Your Ning Network Closing?

Online Social Networking

August 20th is here, and all free Ning networks go dark at midnight. Do you have a Ning network that’s not upgraded or belong to one? Are your Ning networks closing tonight? I’ll possibly open additional Ning networks in the future.

Time to Upgrade Ning Networks Extended

Online Social Networking

This is a quick update on the Ning transition from free Ning networks to all paid networks. I plan to use the time to migrate more members from my old Ning networks to my two new improved Ning networks. Subscribe to my RSS feed or by e-mail.

Social Network Privacy Hampers Marketers

Online Social Networking

Privacy and spam concerns continue to induce Facebook and Ning to make changes that hurt marketers. Facebook, for example, will end network affiliations, while Ning has already disabled the sharing of any content across participating sites. Good-Bye Facebook Networks.

Social Media Mourns the Death of Ning

Online Social Networking

Yesterday, May 4, 2010, was a very sad day for social media and Web 2.0. Yesterday was the day that Ning died. However, yesterday, Ning, the concept , was laid to rest. The Ning concept was beautiful and elegant, a network of social networks.

My Top 10 Social Media Sites

Online Social Networking

My top social media sites aren’t particularly the social sites that receive the greatest number of visitors. They’re social media sites I find the most pleasurable to use and that fit in some way into my search and social strategy. My Top Social Media Sites.

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Ning Sign-Up Glitch Frustrates Users

Online Social Networking

The beta test of my two new Ning business networking sites has uncovered a troublesome glitch in the Ning sign- up system that makes it more difficult for new members to join. How to Deal with the Ning Problem. Wait who knows how long for Ning to fix the problem.

Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites

Online Social Networking

Ning sites aren’t disappearing. Granted, many Ning sites will close when the new Ning plans and pricing go into effect on July 20. However, many other Ning sites will remain open. If your favorite Ning sites survive, continue to use them without hesitation.

What is Wrong with Ning

Online Social Networking

Nearly a year has passed since my first Ning article, Ning Social Networking Sites. Since then online social networking has taken some exciting twists and turns. MySpace has lost luster, while Facebook and Twitter have become social media darlings. Ning Still Facing Obstacles. Ning seems to be in somewhat of a holding pattern. What is Right with Ning. Fortunately Ning can be used to build either communities or lists.

From the feed, ning edition

Chris Corrigan

Here a ning, there a ning. This week, a post about all the ning sites I belong to: Open Space World. Applied Improvisation Network. Bowen Island Ourselves (our local citizenship ning). Interesting to see how ning has tipped and how fluent people are becoming with it. I understand the issues with closed source code and one company controlling all of these sites, but ning certainly has cracked a useful, focused, social networking tool.

Why Bad Things Happen to Good Content

Online Social Networking

Your follow-through might include email , social bookmarking sites , Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Ning and other social networking sites. Subscribe to my RSS feed or by e-mail.

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How Amplify, Ping.fm and Posterous Help Spread the Word

Online Social Networking

Can social aggregation websites make life online easier? I wrote in Hubze is a New Business Site for Personal Branding and Social Media Aggregation that “the aggregation of social websites will be a major focus of 2010, as enabling technologies like semantic web come to the forefront.&#.

10 Ways to Brand and Market on Ning Networks

Online Social Networking

Business networking sites enable you to make business connections, and through their networking and marketing tools, business networks also facilitate personal branding and online business marketing. This article discusses features of Ning sites.

When Social Networking Sites Compete

Online Social Networking

When Twitter, Ning and Facebook Compete. Major social networking sites are constantly competing for new users and for a greater share of each user’s networking time. When Twitter , Facebook and Ning social networks compete, you and I win. Social networking sites are forced to keep improving in order to keep us as members. Monetization Strategies - How will changes affect the income social network owners derive from the site?

If We Pay for Our Ning Networks, Should We Expect More?

Online Social Networking

Ning plans to close thousands of free social networking sites this week. I believe Ning has drawn a line in the sand and do not expect Ning to grant a reprieve. Ning Customer Service Issues. Subscribe to my RSS feed or by e-mail.

Using Social Media (Ning) to Manage a Social Project - KETC and the Mortgage Crisis

Green Chameleon

How do all of us learn the essence of Social Media? We have discovered that Ning can be a brilliant social project management tool that allows us to do all of these things. I wonder - are we alone in using Ning in this way?

Introduction to Using Ning Sites

Online Social Networking

I’ve written quite a few articles about the Ning family of social networking sites focusing primarily on social marketing and business networking concepts. In this article I address every type of Ning user. By using Ning sites, not only can you transact business, you can also make new friends, discuss special interests, and promote favorite causes. Spamming is something that you should never do on Ning or anywhere else.

10 Ways to Promote Ning Networks

Online Social Networking

You’ve created Ning networks or belong to Ning networks started by others. In 10 Ways to Brand and Market on Ning Networks , I examine a variety of Ning network features that are useful for promoting yourself or your business. However, what if you’re interested in promoting a Ning social network itself? Badges or Widgets - Place your Ning network badge on blogs and other websites.

10 Reasons You Must Use Ning

Online Social Networking

He’s very enthusiastic about social media and a great people person as well. When speaking with Chris last week about inSocialMedia , the 3,200 member Ning network he started to enable practitioners to discuss social media strategies, I agreed to join his site’s team. An avid social media strategist myself, to work on inSocialMedia is very exciting. Reasons You Must Use Ning. Use Ning with Ease - Ning is fairly intuitive and easy to use.

7 Key Issues to Consider Networking and Marketing Your Business on Facebook

Online Social Networking

Here are seven key issues to consider when networking and marketing your business on Facebook: Facebook profile pages are intended for networking with family and friends and not for business networking, and you can’t separate your personal and business networking on Facebook.

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

and social media. Read more at Going Social Now more about Shiv Stories by Shiv Singh Practical Strategies for Creating a Successful Intranet [1 Comment] Value-Driven Intranet Design [3 Comments] Making Knowledge Management Work on your Intranet [2 Comments] A Web 2.0

New Facebook Groups for Better or Worse

Online Social Networking

I wrote several articles last summer about the old Facebook groups: Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites. If used effectively, the new Facebook groups can be a great tool for networking and collaboration. I plan to use the new form of groups primarily for business networking.

Online Social Networking Using Twitter

Online Social Networking

In this article I focus on building your Twitter community — people who relate to your niche and who share some of your interests — people with whom you can network and who also extend your list in a more targeted way than previously outlined. Using the tools available to you, you can build a community of friends just as you would at social networking sites such as Facebook , MySpace or any of the Ning social networks.

community in a can: ning vs wordframe vs facebook

Engineers without Fears

Ning - Getting more & more popular, Ning offers a pretty good entry-level on-line community environment. Obviously Ning has been designed for "fun" communities than "work" communities. You get wiki stuff, a document library and the ability to incorporate external blog feeds into the environment. communities social networksOver the past few months, I've got involved in more & more online communities using a range of different tools.

Social Media One Bite at a Time

Online Social Networking

Today I tell some of my own story and share some of my own social media strategy. Thirty years into my career I learned about the social media and Web 2.0 I saw that while I could no longer be one of the earliest adopters of social media, it wasn’t at all too late to position myself at the forefront of an enormous trend. I made a decision in January 2007 after reading the Time article to master social media and to see where that mastery would lead me.

10 Tips for Maximizing Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

I recently discussed Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites from a group creator’s vantage point. Social Media Enthusiasts - This Facebook group is for social media evangelists and enthusiasts at all levels of experience and skill.

BroadVision Offers a “Social Business Cloud” Through its Enterprise 2.0 Platform - Clearvale

Portals and KM

BroadVision then built a cloud based collaboration platform to provide social networking for the enterprise. Their offering, sometimes referred to as “Ning for the enterprise”, is built with the goal of not requiring heavy involvement from enterprise IT to set up.

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