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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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. Here are the details: Ning 2.0 Ning recently launched its all new version 2.0, The free version of Ning is ad-supported.

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Can You Back Up Facebook Relationships?

Online Social Networking

We might instead choose a Ning social network or a Ning group within a particular Ning social network , etc. Facebook LinkedIn Networking and Marketing Strategy Ning Sites Social Media and Social Networking Sites Facebook Groups Ning Ning social network

3 More Social Media and Web Marketing Strategies for 2011

Online Social Networking

3 Key Social Media and Web Marketing Strategies for 2011 discussed the decline of open networking on Facebook , the revival of Ning networks and the continued relevance of websites and SEO in building your web presence. Ning Network Groups.

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How to Cope with Google Friend Connect’s Untimely Demise

Online Social Networking

For a free email list, you can create your own group on a Ning social networking site, such as my Small Business Network. Business Networking List Building Networking and Marketing Strategy News Ning Sites Social Media and Social Networking Sites Web Marketing Widgets Aweber building a list Google Green Wave Email Marketing Ning Ning social network small business networking social networking site

NING Alternatives via Stephen Downes

Nancy White

I don’t normally wholly post others blog posts, but I think spreading the word about alternatives to NING , which will be ending its free service, is a useful thing. I had collected a few more, but I’ll add them to the Alternatives to Ning GoogleDoc! Today has been an active day in the community as people consider alternatives to Ning. An Alternatives to Ning. Wired says simply , “Ning fails at free social networking.

Me.com Launches A Ning Competitor

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The service is undoubtedly going to be compared to Ning , as this is the major point of comparison we have for describing a custom network service such as this. NETWORKS KickApps, Ning, elggspaces, People Aggregator, OpenServing, VisiblePath, Kwiqq, me.com, Haystack Networking, Carmun, [.]

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. Ning. I have written much about Ning and Twitter as well. I recently discussed Ning in my article, Introduction to Using Ning Sites.

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. The deadline for upgrading free Ning networks had been set to August 20th, but Ning announced today that the deadline for choosing a price plan for your network is now extended until the 30th.

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.

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.

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. I have always looked at Ning as a family of social networking sites.

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.

Social Media Mourns the Death of Ning

Online Social Networking

Yesterday was the day that Ning died. No, Ning, the company, did not die; Ning, the company, is still very much alive, and many Ning social networking sites are alive as well, looking forward to upcoming Ning changes this July.

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. Tags: News Real Estate Marketing Web Marketing Ning Ning social network real estate agents Social Media

What is Wrong with Ning

Online Social Networking

Nearly a year has passed since my first Ning article, Ning Social Networking Sites. Ning Still Facing Obstacles. Ning seems to be in somewhat of a holding pattern. There are new apps, a new Ning central networking site , and new flexibility, but site creators and users still have their reservations. My Ning sites now all require membership pre-approval, since I know of no better way to deal with persistent outsider spamming. What is Right with Ning.

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? Here are 10 ideas for promoting the Ning networks to which you belong: Your Contacts - Send personalized emails to people you know.

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

Green Chameleon

We have discovered that Ning can be a brilliant social project management tool that allows us to do all of these things. Everything on Ning is searchable so we don’t have to worry about a taxonomy that we could never keep up with. 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 Brand and Market on Ning Networks

Online Social Networking

This article discusses features of Ning sites. However, many Ning social network features are also available on other business networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. Groups - Used correctly, groups are the most powerful branding and marketing tool on Ning networks.

10 Reasons You Must Use Ning

Online Social Networking

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. I’ll continue to moderate and develop several of my own Ning sites, Beyond Business Coaching , Let’s Follow Each Other and Online Kosher Networking. Reasons You Must Use Ning. Use Ning with Ease - Ning is fairly intuitive and easy to use.

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.

Ning: just what I was looking for?!

Joitske Hulsebosch

Via my husband and Checklist, a Dutch blog , I found Ning. Ning sounds like an amazing innovation. A disadvantage of Ning could be the advertisements, but if you pay some money, it will be removed. I may be old fashioned because I see the first useful application of Ning for existing groups. With the public version, you can choose to build a ning around a certain topic that may attract new people, so in that sense it might be a tool to build a social network too.

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. I have seen many Ning sites die off from a lack of momentum.

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. 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.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

Ning - or other paid online platforms I hesitated whether Ning had to be included in the list because it is not a free tool. Ning is a social network, but it can also be a LMS (Learning Management System) such as Moodle. Ning is more focused on social interaction, works well and is affordable. (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money.

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Free Alternatives to Ning


Ning , the leading free social media platform provider has recently lost not only its CEO, but also about 40 percent of its workforce. Freshly-appointed CEO Jason Rosenthal posted last week , Ning will now "double down on our premium services business." " Where does that leave those of us who need a free-for-use Ning alternative? The following were both collaboratively edited by dozens of people across the internet: Alternatives to Ning Spreadsheet.

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. Over the past few months, I've got involved in more & more online communities using a range of different tools. You can create a personal profile & blog, you can incorporate a forum, video & photo uploading, all that stuff.

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

Online Social Networking

For example, I often want to share a link, an idea or content on all of the most popular social networking sites ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning sites, such as Beyond Business Coaching and inSocialMedia ). Can social aggregation websites make life online easier?

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. Thanks Ning for Duplicate Messages.

My Top 10 Social Media Sites

Online Social Networking

Ning - I use Ning for marketing and for community building. My favorite Ning social networking websites are the Small Business Network and My Linking Power Forum. I plan to launch more Ning sites in the future.

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Designing an online and face-to-face learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

We used a Ning platform (private network with public face) to convene the participants. A dairy and development Ning platform was put together and a group of roughly 100 registered people from all over the globe were invited to the platform.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

The next example is a good bit more involved, using the wonderful and free data cleaning tool OpenRefine to standardize the names of the countries people give when they register on the KM4Dev Ning site. Recency: how has Ning registration spread over time? Ning compared to Dgroups)?

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

Ning or LinkedIn group) to start exchanging online related to the topics of the trajectory. (3) You use Twitter and Ning to foster an online community to exchange in order to stimulate innovation, but also send someone to a conference and ask him to blogging about it.

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Sustaining Communities

Jenny Connected

Education Learning and Research Ning site (community?) John has taken this on and people have joined the Ning site, but whilst organisation and leadership is certainly not lacking, as yet there has been little interaction which lies at the heart of an effective community. So I wonder what people were hoping for when joining the Ning site. Tagged: community, connections, connectivitism, identity, Ning.

Social Relationship Management | Sociotoco - Blog - 2010 - 1 - 4 - White-Label Community Platforms: Ning vs. SocialGo

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

When Social Networking Sites Compete

Online Social Networking

When Twitter, Ning and Facebook Compete. When Twitter , Facebook and Ning social networks compete, you and I win. Twitter , Ning and Facebook are continually evolving. Recent Ning Developments. The way I see it, Ning takes the Web 2.0 That’s what makes Ning unique. Not only do users create site content, they even create the individual Ning social networks themselves. Ning encourages people to become members of multiple social networks.

Networking civil society

Social Reporter

Is it sufficient to just set up a meetup site or a NING site for example and then hope that it will take off into cyberspace and be successful. Strengthening Civil Society Through Social Media.

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My Top 10+ Blog Traffic Sources

Online Social Networking

Ning social network - I’m sorry to report that Ning has morphed into a host of unrelated niche sites. If you have your own Ning site, or a group or lots of friends on someone else’s Ning site, you can use that site to move traffic. As with Twitter, getting started with Ning is harder than it used to be, and the marketing benefits are fewer. I belong to many Ning sites and have several of my own.