Members can share content on your Ning Network to a multitude of sites, from Facebook to Digg. This gives your content new sets of eyes, and gives you new potential members. However, when sharing happens, that activity is hidden from most members, because the rest of your members don't know anything was shared.
Starting today, sharing will now appear in the Activity Feed. Every time a member shares content to any of the services we support (check out /main/sharelinks/edit on your dashboard), an event will appear in the Latest Activity Feed. This also includes Network "Likes", Facebook Likes and Google +1's.
Not happy with this? You have the ability to customize your Ning Network's Activity Feed, including turning these events off. Simply head to the "Features" page in your Dashboard and click "Activity Feed" (or go to /main/activity/settings on your Ning Network). Uncheck the "Sharing and 'Likes'" box, and these events will be hidden:
I think I'm seeing your favicon in Firefox. Are you missing it still?
can ning start to provide statistics on the number of eg facebook shares and likes per member?
also ranking of members based on the above
I switched on the new function that displays my network's Twitter account tweets in latest activity but it is associated with my profile and I want to switch it to my 'network generic profile'. For the life of me I cannot work out where I set this up.
Can anyone help? Thanks
Hey, Gusk. You can change the Twitter account that gets pulled in from the same location you enabled this: http://YOURNETWORKNAME/main/beta. You can use any Twitter username, even one that isn't your own.
Thanks Eric.. that was hidden!
My mini problem with it is that is pulls in the tweets but associates them with my profile (avatar pic) and not a generic account one or pulling in the avatar of the Twitter account itself. So it looks like there is a lot of me me me me going on.
Anyway, thanks for helping me find it and switch it off the moment.
Yeah, this is sort of designed to work this way. But, we may add more options around this. I know that some people assume it should be their network avatar and some assume it should be a Twitter avatar. Hopefully, we can make this work for everyone. You can turn it off from the same location where you edit the settings. I think this is the discussion you might be looking for.
This is a great feature, but... thanks for making available the ability to disable Sharing and 'Likes' in the Activity feed!
I had set up my RSS feed to post automatically to my Twitter account. This would have caused an endless loop of each activity posted onto my RSS feeds.
I've disabled it, but it's still re-posting my member' activities from my Twitter account.
Fortunately, the Sharing and 'Likes' messages haven't re-posted to my Twitter account, for some reason. So, no posting loops have been created, thus far.
Please add LIKES to Blog, Forum and Profile Comments. This is the highest requested thing I have on my network!