Launches New Member Forum and Micro-Blog Feature for Enhanced Networking, Communication

St. Petersburg, FL, June 23, 2009 --( Inc., a leading global provider of online member communities and membership management software, today announced the launch of its new member forum system and NOW! micro-blog. Designed to enhance member-to-member communication and collaboration, the member forum allows users to quickly and easily create forums and contribute to ongoing discussion threads. The NOW! feed is a micro-blogging feature that allows community administrators to post short, quick messages that are distributed to their organizations' members.

The site-wide and group forum system includes forum subscriptions, top poster list, topic posting, replies, sticky threads, announcements, image/file attachments, data export, tell-a-friends, locking of forums/topics and per member type post/read security settings with automated notification of activity updates and automated daily digest newsletters. Site administrators may establish private, group-level forums and publicly accessible forums; however, in order to post to a public forum a user must be an approved member of the organization's online community.

The NOW! feed allows community members and/or non-members to follow (subscribe to) an organization's micro-blog. When administrators publish a new NOW! post, members may be notified via email alert of the new activity and information. NOW! also provides an RSS feed that members may subscribe to using any feed reader.

"With our new forum system, we're extending the methods by which members may communicate, collaborate and contribute to the overall content direction of their organizations' online communities," said William H. Stover Jr., CEO and president of "And with the new NOW! feed, we're extending communication via a very familiar Web 2.0 mechanism – the micro-blog. NOW! is a convenient, real-time method for conveying timely, relevant information, and it's a helpful publishing tool that provides additional content for use in search engine optimization for our customers' communities."

As with all new product features and enhancements, the new member forum system and NOW! are rolled to all customers free of charge.

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Founded in 1998, Inc. develops online member communities and web-based membership management software for associations, non-profits, government organizations, corporations, congregations, secondary schools, universities, foundations, fraternal organizations and private social networking sites. Serving hundreds of customers around the world, creates truly dynamic, secure and connected member communities with all product features, design, hosting, future product upgrades and customer service included for one low fee. Please visit for more information.

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