Education-centric Ning social networks proliferating like bunny rabbits

Marc Andreessen says the list is a vivid illustration of what it means for there to be almost 150,000 social networks on Ning already, with hundreds more being added every day.

I'm incredibly excited to share with you something that our good friend Steve Hargadon just pointed out to us.

This is a list of user-created social networks on Ning in and around the world of education.

Each of these social networks was created by someone who signed up for an account on Ning, created a network, and then invited in friends, colleagues, and/or students to interact around specific educational topics.

I love this list because it is a vivid illustration of what it means for there to be almost 150,000 social networks on Ning already, with hundreds more being added every day. Our core thesis for Ning has been that people are incredibly creative, and if you give them a way to easily create and express themselves -- via social networks on any topic -- they will run with the ball and come up with more ideas than any one person or company can possibly come up with. And that is proving out in a major way.

Fun!

Read more at Marc Andreessen's blog.

About the author

    Marc Andreessen is the chair of Opsware and cofounder of Ning, a consumer Internet company. He is best known as a cofounder of Netscape Communications Corporation and co-author of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser. This is a repost of writings from his blog at blog.pmarca.com.

     

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