I was nagging Ning about this in 2009. Evan immediately agreed that this was something that should have been added from the start (you can find the thread somewhere). And so he did! But one year later I'm asking if this is in the works only to find out it had already been on our networks ....for about 1 year. Nobody knew, cause as Evan agrees it's not very easy to find right now. This is my suggestion for how it could and should be implemented if we want to attract talent to our networks? Do we?)
Would you like the talent from YouTube
and the celebrities from twitter,
to join your network?
They won't if they can't build up a following!
We can follow a forum thread, a photos or a movies comments, a blog posts comments etc. but nobody knows it cause the first implementation of this back in 2009 was not optimal. You have to click ie forum, blog etc. and go to the bottom of that page to follow a members forum or blog posts. Sherlock Holmes wouldn't catch on here ;)
Here's a script to move it the follow link to the top, if you want. http://creators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/move-follow-links
I tried it and posted some feedback on
I would also like such a link-move. I can't imagine it would be a big undertaking and ask YouTube or twitter how much "follow" means to the success of a website.
When you got a small task with a potential HUGE benefit - the answer is YES WE CAN! :)
If you're not signed in, you shouldn't see the link or you should be asked to sign up. That's definitely a bug.