Create Your Own Social Network! A Brief Introduction to NING!
Here is the Ning Homepage: www.ning.com
Start out by choosing a network name and a network address. Select “Create” and you are on your way!
Now you are prompted to sign up for a free account. Fill out the prompted fields and select the orange “sign up” button at the bottom of the page (omitted here as the page is so long)
Now you are prompted to verify your email address. Go to your email and look for a message from Ning!
Here is the text of the email you will receive: We need to verify your email address before you can sign up to Ning. Please click on the link below to verify your email address:http://www.ning.com/main/verify?key=700341b63e&sn=12prm78t6mjjwThanks,The Ning Team Just click the link…..
Now is the time for you to add tags, describe your network, or if you choose you can launch it right away (but it would be difficult for anyone to find you if you skip this step)
Here I have chosen to create a ning network for library science students. I have added a tagline, description and tags so that people can find this new network. Now select the orange “next” button (omitted here as the page was too long)
Now you can add features to your network. It gives you all of them and you remove the ones you do not need.
If you wish, select “view all features” to see everything you can have in you network. If you have questions about any of the features, simply click the question mark on the right side of the feature.
Next you may customize the appearance of your network. If you scroll down, you may also customize the color of your media player, text, etc. There are many choices, just click the orange arrows in the upper right hand corner to see more. Once you have customized the appearance of your network, it is ready to launch! Select “Launch” in the upper right hand corner or in the lower left.
Here is the home page of your new social network! Now you must get to work adding content, photos, and inviting members!