Aside from any political views about the and their approach to covering the news, I wanted to bring attention to their website and the way it is arrange. I honestly believe it is the ultimate social network. At least the way it is arranged to promote member engagement and showcase content.

Has anyone else spent any time on to and agree or disagree with this? I find myself on that site from time to time wishing I could make my community more like it. What tools are others here using to showcase content in a way that's relevant to increase time spent on website by your members?

I recently added Outbrain and that works pretty good, but always looking to add more tools to keep the members engaged.


Views: 348

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I'm on the Huff all the time.  I love how their subtabs spread out in two columns instead of one big long list.  I'd love to know how to do that!

Their site is clean and uncluttered, but still FILLED with all kinds of info.  If you didn't look at it really closely, you might think it was a super-coded Ning.  It has a lot of similarities in look and layout. 

Great site. No wonder it has a PR of 7.

it's also one of the top 100 most visited on the net according to alexa.

Never looked at the home page before today, someone usually sends me a link to an article which I read and then leave.

You could customize your network the same way. I've seen plenty of Ning networks that don't look like Ning networks at all. Despite my best efforts, I think my network still resembles a Ning network. I'm looking at the networks at Nings competition, and they are looking awesome as hell! 

How did you setup the permalink for Outbrain?

that was installed by my good friend Jen of Jen Social:

Good luck,

awww, made me smile, the "good friend" part.

Me too,




What's Up With Ning 3.0?

Click here to share your thoughts on what features we should develop next! - Survey will close Friday, 4/25

Projects that the Ning 3.0 Team is currently working on: 

Articles - a new way of organizing longer content pieces. Released 4/16.

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

Forum Notifications - ability for members to opt into receiving notifications of new discussions in forums. Released 4/9. 

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

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

Latest Activity

Luke Jones replied to Luke Jones's discussion 'Help'
"Ye I am :) I've tried all the options on google webmaster tools to let me verify my site,…"
49 minutes ago
Saurabh replied to Saurabh's discussion 'Title of a group home is not having group name'
"HI Crystal - Just wanted to know - has improved request filed for same.. There has been couple of…"
1 hour ago

NC for Hire
Bernard Lama replied to Luke Jones's discussion 'Help'
"Are you talking about google webmaster tool that you are able to verify your site? "
2 hours ago

NC for Hire
Bernard Lama replied to Jeffrey Haskins's discussion 'Need a Link for page addition on manage pages'
"Yeah why not can add a link next to any links on group pages. Just go to Group Options>…"
2 hours ago
Phillip Brunelle replied to Crystal Coleman's discussion 'Ning 3.0 Progress Update for March and Let's Hear Your Thoughts'
"I'm hoping a video section is included in Ning 3.0 because my network is taking a loss of…"
2 hours ago

NC for Hire
Bernard Lama replied to Dutchlabel's discussion 'Align images horizontally'
"Hi there, Did you try this ever?"
3 hours ago
Troy Marquis replied to Troy Marquis's discussion 'Ning Activity feeds Going CooCoo's'
"its not its the profile pic of the uploader showing instead of the pic"
5 hours ago

NC for Hire
JFarrow replied to Troy Marquis's discussion 'Ning Activity feeds Going CooCoo's'
"this looks more like milicious member...or spam activity by a member uploading the same photos over…"
6 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Ning.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service