Create a social network on Ning and get the gang together — it's free and easy!
Got a passion about a topic or cause to promote? Ning's the thing! Here's how to explore and join existing networks to interact with others who share your obsession, and how to start one of your own. Learn to plan your network so it stands out from the crowd, set up a profile for your members, manage interaction, include multimedia, and more!
Explore Ning — investigate the many existing networks, see how to join private networks, and manage your profile for privacy
All about the media — learn how to add photos, videos, and music files to existing networks
Communicate — discover the comment wall, rate items from members, moderate comments on your blog, and respond to events
Get something going — start a discussion, invite people to an event, or create a group
Start networking — set up your network, decide if it should be public or private, research the competition, and find your niche
Add the cool stuff — give your main page character with custom widgets and personalized features
You'll manage — a lot of things, including members' profile pages; forums, notes, and chats; groups and events; and multimedia
Open the book and find:
The author's favorite Ning networks
How to protect your privacy
What to decide before you start creating your network