Your own Social Networking site?

27th January 2009

Create your own social networking site, like Facebook, for free. Designed for collaborations, workgroups and social groups all kinds, you can create a private social network (you approve membership) or a public one that’s open to all. Once people have joined your network, members can share their blogs, message, post, share media and so on. Educators are increasingly using Ning for collaborations and its use is spreading rapidly. You get 10GB free webspace free and  can upgrade (£).

Craete your own social networking site

Ning was co-founded by Marc Andreessen (of Netscape) and Gina Bianchini. Programmed in PHP and built in Java, Ning allows developers to access some of its source-code – but most users simply create a social network and start connecting with people straightaway. Why Ning? The word is Chinese for “peace” (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: níng), as explained by Gina Bianchini on the company blog at www.ning.com.

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University of Southampton

Coaching, teaching and employability projects to develop academic staff, students and researchers. I career coached MBA students each year and project managed the design of a massive open online course (MOOC) on Digital Marketing, attracting 17,000 learners.

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Open University

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Isle of Wight Council

Coaching and support for staff affected by change and redundancy

University College London

Designing online learning for university professionals

Land Registry

Writing and sub-editing online versions of the Land Registry Annual Report

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Project management of an online course to empower patients with long term health conditions

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