Archive for the ‘SNS’ Category

SNS Ethnography of Ning: By Lee Harris

May 5, 2008

Ning: The Land of a Million Social Networks With the 21st century upon us, new forms of communication have been developed to allow access to individuals all over the world. Before, people would communicate between one another via word of mouth, letter, phone, or e-mail, but now there is a new tool at their disposal […]

Ning vs. MySpace/Facebook

May 3, 2008

My experiences using SNS website like MySpace and Facebook were to mostly network with my friends and find new friends in my general area.  They provided a way to keep in touch with those people who I graduated with from high school and college who I have not seen a long time.  In that respect, […]

Customer Service

May 3, 2008

Ning has a help section tab on its main page for you to click on if you have any questions regarading the various tools found within social networks.  The help page is broken up into two main sections for questions regarding tools for members of a social network and another section for those who are […]


May 2, 2008

More data from the Ning in Education social network on Ning: “I like it because of the quick feedback. If you have a question or comment someone is going to respond in a short period of time. When you respond to a blog you never know how or whether that conversation is proceeding (I know, […]

More Data From Ning

May 2, 2008

Here is the latest data I received today from Ning: How often do you use Ning? “I use Ning every day, often all throughout the day. :)” How many networks are you apart of? “Probably 25, but 4 that I regularly participate in.” I will have more data posted later.

Ning and Collecting Data

April 30, 2008

One of the ways I have been collecting data for my ethnography has been through discussions in forums.  While the number of responses have been limited, I have received some feedback from users on different social networks found on Ning. Classroom 2.0 Social Network “1) I decided to join NING because it is a fantastic […]

Ning…Still Not Sure About It

April 28, 2008

Making my way around Ning this morning, I’ve noticed a couple of things. One, I have not heard back from the 20 some people I sent messages to about a week ago. It makes me wonder whether they are busy with their daily work or maybe they’re just not using Ning anymore. Kind of frustrating. […]

Ning Is Down For The Count!

April 22, 2008

After doing some networking activities last night on Ning, I wanted check for some replies to the many messages I sent out.  I typed in the URL for and to what did my wondering eyes see but an error message.  The status of Ning as of 12:30pm today is “We’ll Be Right Back” like […]

Thinking About Ning

April 19, 2008

Ning is a third party medium that serves as a global community for social networks created by its members.  Anyone has the ability to create a social network pertaining to just about any topic they want to discuss with others.  The website provides opportunities to empowers its members with creating these social networks and starting […]

Making the Jump to Ning

April 18, 2008

So, I’ve worked with Twitter for a bit, but I think I’m going to change my SNS to Ning.  It just looks like you can do a whole lot more with it.  I know I said I was going to look for more things to do with Twitter, but I don’t think I would find […]