Create custom social websites with Ning

Ning looks an interesting idea. It describes itself as “Ning is the fast and free way to create custom Social Websites!”

It offers three options:video, photos or group (profiles, photos, events etc). It also appears to allow discussion boards, blogs, ratings, Q&As, listings etc.

Haven’t had time to explore it yet, but my first thoughts are:

  1. Creating a custom site for video interviews or case studies to accompany social media news releases.
  2. Custom sites for community, campaign, political groups etc to share ideas and content.

Lots of other uses, but those are the two that impact directly onto projects I’m currently working on.

Will have to return to it when I have time to experiment.

Thanks to Philippe Borremans for the tip.