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Announcements From Ning

Introducing Activity Feed Improvements, Including Member Status Updates

Today we're pleased to release a set of improvements to the Activity Feed feature on Ning 3.0 networks. The updated Activity Feed allows members to view older items in the feed, and to view new items that have appeared since they loaded the page. We've expanded the capabilities of Social Feeds so that you can have items automatically added to the Activity Feed via RSS and Twitter. We've added a status feature, so that your members can leave status updates in the feed, and we've added link…

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If you want to give your members a tool to use for showing where their posts and content are geolocated, here is a tool for you.  Use this static map generator tool to create an embed code for adding maps to your posts, pages and groups or virtually any post on Ning 3.0 networks using this tool. Code is below for adding your own to a site.  

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Last week, we hosted our first Migration Demo and Q&A Webinar. Thanks to Juliet for her awesome Demo and to everyone who attended. There were a few technical glitches, but we worked some of those out for the recording and we'll definitely be taking your feedback on things we can improve on for the next webinar. Read on for the video and additional resources.
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Members need both the motivation to initiate and to overcome their fear of starting a discussion. Their motivation to initiate will be to either learn something (e.g. "Does anyone know how to....?"), to impress others (e.g. "does anyone else think business class travel isn't as great as it used to be?" or to bond with others (e.g. "I'm upset Kelly got fired from the Apprentice").
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Getting Started

Welcome to Creators! 

This is the space where Ning Network Creators come to discuss anything to do with managing their Ning communities. From how to get members more engaged and active to best ways for implementing a feature on your network, it's all here. 

What's Up with Ning 3.0

PROJECTS THAT THE NING 3.0 TEAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON: 

Activity Feed Updates - options for more content in the activity feed.

APIs - The ability to create new members and content programatically.

For more information on what's next, visit the Product Roadmap

The Feature Prioritization Survey is now closed. Thanks for your feedback and we'll be reviewing the responses and releasing a report in early May.

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Back to School Community Reading http://ow.ly/zbQJh

Back to School Community Reading

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As August rolls around, the Back to School signs start going up and recommended reading…

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Awesome Questions to Ask New Members of your Online Community http://ow.ly/zbQzA

Awesome Questions To Ask New Members Of Your Online Community

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Ditch the About Me section and…

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How to Optimize Your Social Media Strategy to Gain More Followers http://ow.ly/zbQio

How to Optimize Your Social Media Strategy to Gain More Followers

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Social media represents a…

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Creating a Sense of Belonging in Your Online Community http://ow.ly/zbMfs

Creating A Sense Of Belonging In Your Online Community

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Not many groups offer a sense of belonging.…

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Activity Feed 3.0 Updates Has Officially Been Released! Check out the official announcement on Creators: http://creators.ning.com/announcements-from-ning/introducing-activity-feed-improvements-including-member-status-up

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Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey Part 2 http://ow.ly/zbM4Q

Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey - Step Two: First Visit

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In the first visit,…

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Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey Part 1 http://ow.ly/zbLXh

Designing The Perfect Newcomer To Regular Journey - Step One: Awareness

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How do people hear about…

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Are Comments Bad for Science? http://ow.ly/zbLKV

Are Comments Bad for Science?

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Popular Science declared that it is shutting off comments because "comments can be bad for…

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The Purpose of Community Platforms http://ow.ly/2KgJJf

The Purpose of Community Platforms

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The platform for a community performs a single function: to facilitate interaction…

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Prevent Summer Community Blues http://ow.ly/zbLpp

Ideas to Prevent the Summer Community Doldrums

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How do you keep your community active and engaged when all they want to do is…

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Before You Spend $500K On A Community Platform... http://ow.ly/2JQDWi

Before You Spend $500K On A Community Platform...

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Before you spend a lot of money on a community platform…

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Power and Influence http://ow.ly/2JsEKn

Power and Influence

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You can’t use your power to get any member to do anything. Much of what we recommend is impossible unless you…

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8 Overlooked Elements Every Online Community Should Have http://ow.ly/2IUtId

8 Overlooked Elements Every Online Community Should Have

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Most communities overlook a number of…

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A Simple Online Community Reputation System http://ow.ly/ycrvl

A Simple Online Community Reputation System

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Identify the positive contributions you want members to make and…

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A Basic Online Community Wireframe http://ow.ly/2I1BxS

A Basic Online Community Wireframe

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The design of most online community sites is terrible. Aesthetics is put before…

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Essential Elements Of Community Platforms http://ow.ly/2HuOIy

Essential Elements Of Community Platforms

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Don't compare community platforms by the features they…

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