The Social Network Service (SNS) NING
by Donna L. Quesinberry
Government Business Examiner
On the 15th of March 2010, Jason Rosenthal moved from the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Ning to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rosenthal replaces Ms. Gina Bianchini the former CEO of Ning. She and co-founder Marc Andreessen are out of the proverbial loop at this time.
This online platform for creating your own social network, for anything, launched as a “free resource” in October of 2005.
Ning competes with other SNS favorites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and BigTent by appealing to people who want to create their own social networks around specific interests. Using independent visuals, design, features, and member data – each of these SNS sites have established social networks that number in the hundreds of thousands under the Ning umbrella are virtually millions of members.
Features Ning proffers that differ from other SNS sites include catering to specific membership bases and allowing developers to ignite source level control of their SNS, which enables underlying logic and feature changes. Ning sites become more extensible and very privatized in their look and feel. Familiar to the Washington DC area are GovLoop and TFCN (formerly The Federal Contractors Network).
With the size and scope of the current Ning infrastructure – it may be no wonder that Ning is experiencing financial difficulties causing them to begin a premium fee requirement in order to maintain a Ning presence. From Rosenthal as CEO in under thirty days:
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