Your own Social Networking site?
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 (£).
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: 宁; traditional Chinese: 寧; pinyin: níng), as explained by Gina Bianchini on the company blog at www.ning.com.