The new Ning on Techcrunch (of course):
"I have to hand it to Ning - it took them well over a year after their initial beta launch to fulfill their initial promise of allowing “anyone” to create social applications, but they’ve done it. Ning relaunches tonight with new functionality and an interface that allows even the most novice of web users to create their own highly customized social network in moments. The site has been down most of the day - the new stuff should be online around 10 pm PST.
Until today, creating new applications in Ning required at least some programming knowledge, unless you simply cloned an existing application. For the first few months after it initially launched it was so hard to use that basically no one was - I called it a dead application. I’ve softened on the company since then, giving them their requested time to fully bake the service. After seeing a demo earlier this afternoon, I’m now willing to offer a full mea culpa. The new Ning is an impressive and useful service [...]
The New Ning
Ning can be used to create a fully functional and customized social network in minutes ... [more]
Demo of the Bw Ning! (Video)
via GigaOM: Ning: let ‘000 Social Nets Bloom