The most direct way to get people to join The International NanoScience Community (TINC)
is to invite them! Just sign in to TINC network and go to the Invite new member
tab to let your friends know about the "Spicy world of NanoScience". You can invite your friends from across Ning network systems, manually type in email addresses, or import your contacts from Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, or your computer's address book.
There are three options for inviting your friends from this page.
Enter Email Addresses:
If you have a particular set of email addresses you want to send invites to, you can manually enter them in this section. Enter multiple email addresses into the "Send To" field, or click "Add Friends" to invite friends already on Ning.
Import from Web Address Book:
Just type in the address and the password for an email account on AOL Mail, Gmail by Google, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Mail or Hotmail — you'll immediately be able to invite any of your contacts to your social network.
Import from Address Book Application:
You can also upload a .vcf or .csv contact file from services like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Address book. You'll be able to invite any contacts on this list to your social network.