Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Social Network For Everyone!

In reading "Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship" I ran over a single mention of Ning which is a platform to create a social network. There are already 8,009 social networks on Ning and the Popular Networks page shows networks ranging from Horse Aficionados to Disc Golfers to school affiliation networks. A cool feature of that page is that there is a tag cloud linking to tagged networks. Although clicking on 'food'  makes me wonder why 1Club.FM Radio Portal is tagged food...

Anyway, I suppose it was a natural evolution with the popularity of social networks someone would build a platform to create new social networks on.

1 comment:

Harry Chen said...

Excellent. We will talk about this paper in the class today.