Saturday, August 08, 2009

Thing 22

A ning is a social network that one can create. It is similiar to Facebook in that one can post pictures, blogs, and discussions, but a ning can be tailored to the interests of the person creating one. You can have a ning related to teaching, recipes, quilting, parenting, etc.

The idea is pretty good I guess but I feel that it is very similar to things already out there. I use Facebook regularly, and I can tailor Facebook to different interests. It is also similar in idea to Livejournal communities.

I am not sure I would be able to use it effectively in a classroom. I can see perhaps for a high school class one could make a ning especially for that class, or for teachers to share information. I would probably not use it though.

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