Thursday, August 21, 2008

Have you checked out Ning, and if not, why not?

I am trained to be a skeptic. So when a high school classmate told me I have to check out a social network site for people from my hometown on Ning.com, I was underwhelmed. And I didn;t bother going there for almost a month. But curiosity got the best of me.

And boy, did it turn out to be interesting! Over 4600 people are signed up for the hometown site in just a few months. I've seen and interacted with people I hadn't seen in years. Even an "old" guy like me can navigate Ning with ease.

More important to this blog, I also found a commercial real estate network that I think might be worth your time. The site is still growing, in my opinion, but several hundred people have already signed up and I think this night be worth your while for the discussions that can be had on CRE. Check it out for yourself.

3 comments:

Deal Junkie said...

Ning is the best! It's for people who are not hip enough to be on facebook though. :)

Frenchie said...

Hey DJ -
In CRE I always figured it's hip to be square.
It's good to do both - Ning now has a badge that can be put on Facebook. And it's good to have a degree or two of separation between frat party pics and looking for a biz contact.

David Stejkowski said...

Being over 40 (LOL) I haven't gotten into the facebook thing yet. But one of my contemporaries loves it. And I am a LinkedIn member. So I guess I'm getting there. :)

 
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