In the last six months we have helped build Ning social networks for the Pickens Plan and the National Peace Corps Association, among others.  We are fans of the platform.

Yesterday, Ning launched a redesigned version of their main website,  This is a major upgrade.  Users of Ning networks know that under the previous design you pretty much had to visit each network you belonged to individually to figure out what was going on in each community.  This redesign allows users to login to and get an aggregated view of activity in all your networks, much like the Facebook news feed.  This is significant, as it makes it much easier for Ning users to keep track of activity on all the networks they belong to.  This should lead to greater participation by existing network members, and help networks grow virally as this participation is documented in various news feeds.

Congrats to the Ning team.  This is good stuff.

Check out the video below and this blog post for more on the redesign

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About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.