Ning For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ning is a cool, free social networking platform, and you can learn how to use Ning quickly and easily with Ning For Dummies. If you have a cause to promote or a passion about a topic, here’s how to explore existing networks and interact with others who share your obsession, as well as how to start one of your own.

Begin by joining other networks and participating in groups. Then you’ll find out how to create your own social network, develop your profile, customize your network’s...

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Ning For Dummies

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Overview

Ning is a cool, free social networking platform, and you can learn how to use Ning quickly and easily with Ning For Dummies. If you have a cause to promote or a passion about a topic, here’s how to explore existing networks and interact with others who share your obsession, as well as how to start one of your own.

Begin by joining other networks and participating in groups. Then you’ll find out how to create your own social network, develop your profile, customize your network’s look and feel, set up privacy controls, oversee participation, and manage all the details.

  • Investigate existing networks, see how to join private networks, and manage your profile for privacy
  • Add photos, videos, and music files to existing networks
  • Discover the comment wall, rate items from members, moderate comments on your blog, and respond to events
  • Start a discussion, invite people to an event, or create a group
  • Set up your network, decide if it should be public or private, research the competition, and find your niche
  • Choose a good Web address and learn to monitor traffic with Google Analytics
  • Give your main page character with custom widgets and personalized features

Ning is fun, easy, and free. Ning For Dummies shows you how to plan your network so it stands out from the crowd, manage interaction, include multimedia, and more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470504536
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Manny Hernandez is a former community advocate for Ning. He created TuDiabetes.com and EsTuDiabetes.com, two social networks on Ning for persons touched by diabetes. They both are run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit organization he also cofounded.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: An Overview of Ning.

Chapter 1: Exploring Ning.

Chapter 2: Joining an Existing Network on Ning.

Chapter 3: Privacy, E-Mails, and Friends on Ning.

Part II: Using an Existing Network on Ning.

Chapter 4: Adding Multimedia Content to the Network.

Chapter 5: Communicating with Others on the Network.

Chapter 6: Interacting with Others on the Network.

Part III: Creating and Managing Your Own Social Network.

Chapter 7: Setting Up a Network on Ning.

Chapter 8: Changing Your Network’s Appearance.

Chapter 9: Tweaking Your Network’s Main Page.

Chapter 10: Managing Members and Profi le Pages.

Chapter 11: Managing the Forum, Notes, and Chats.

Chapter 12: Managing Multimedia, Groups, and Events.

Chapter 13: Enlisting Help to Manage the Network.

Part IV: Promoting Your Network.

Chapter 14: Inviting Others to the Network.

Chapter 15: Promoting Your Network.

Chapter 16: Using Google Analytics to Learn More about Your Network.

Chapter 17: Keeping Your Network’s Members Coming Back.

Part V: Advanced Tips and Tricks.

Chapter 18: Purchasing Premium Services.

Chapter 19: Breaking the CSS Code.

Chapter 20: Using the Language Editor.

Chapter 21: OpenSocial Applications in Your Network.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Monetize Your Network.

Chapter 23: Almost Ten Ways to Make Your Network Rock.

Chapter 24: Ten Handy Tools to Help You Run Your Network.

Chapter 25: Ten Ideas for a Network on Ning.

Appendix: Ning Resources.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2009

    Good, solid coverage of Nings

    So far, this is the only book about Nings, but you only need one if it's good. This book contains a basic overview of all Ning member functions, and even has a section on how to start and manage your own Ning.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    I would have given it a zero star if that was an option

    I have never returned a book in my life. This one goes back. In the first 20 minutes of reading it my 10 year old already went in created his own network! The writing was very unclear, not at all technical, as if a teenager were writing this.
    If you google Ning you can find more information in a webpage then in the whole book. I did google the author to find he had a Ning network called ask Manny where he had contest for whomever would write a review he would give away a book and he could not even give the books away.
    This book goes back. VERY weak writing and not at all a professional piece. Many For Dummies series are delightful. This one is a disaster. Save your money!

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