Douglas Welch started off the New Year by launching a Ning network tied to his Career Opportunities podcast, which is somewhat interesting. Of course, the one big reason I went with Ning, as opposed to an existing social networking platform like Facebook, was to allow folks to participate in a network for child abuse survivors, without having to tie it to a professional, or other existing profile. I’m not sure why we need to Ning sites to network in common areas of interest instead of existing platforms, thereby making us keep up with yet another profile.
I’ll be interested to see how and if Douglas can differentiate this network from something like a Facebook group, so I did join. (Of course, the fact that I already have a Ning ID makes it easy for me to do that, even though I’d have to recreate profile customizations on this network as well if I wanted it to match the other Ning networks. But I don’t really want to do that, so I left my profile pretty generic for now.)
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