When I first joined a Ning network, it seemed like just about every other social network I'd ever seen. There were all the standard things on my page... latest activity, profile info, my picture, an email box etc
But one day, I saw this Text Box thingie. Hmmm... I wonder what that's good for, I thought..
Since that day, I have been totally entralled by this unique feature of Ning networks!
The STUFF you can do with it is just unbelievable!
Basically, you can embed html code in it - meaning that it can contain just about ANYTHING that you want - you can use it to put in your life story, a video or video playlist, music track or playlist, widget, guestbook, sharing plugin, picture or picture slideshow, link list, story, pdf... the list goes on..
I have even embedded entire websites in it!
Together with the custom profile page facilities, you can turn your profile page into your own custom "control station" for ALL your online activities! AND you can add Ning apps as well - there are dozens of them and they are great fun to try out and play with.
In short, there is NO END to what you can do with your profile page - it's like having your own free website :-)
Check it out!
Loctae the module called TEXT BOX and click the edit button.
You will see a window open up and in there you can insert all kinds of code, text and objects.
The text you put in the top line becomes the title of the text box and the code or text you put in the lower section becomes the content of the text box.
(for an example of a customised profile page, check mine out: http://omegapointproductions.net/profile/MichaelGNetworkAdmin)