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18 Social Network Alternatives to Ning and Facebook


This list of 18 Alternatives to Ning and Facebook, offers up a selection of jolly worthy social networking sites which each provide a decent feature set and yet will probably shamble along in the shadow of the great one until such time as the Facebook starts to atrophy from old age.

Still it’s worth a look if only to check out what other cool things you can do with a group of people online. And now that Facebook has introduced a more formal groups function, this list is even more relevant methinks.

 There are in fact quite a few social networking platforms and online group services that can be utilized as valid alternatives to Ning as these social networking platforms do generally replicate the key basic functionalities offered by Ning-based communities; and they also come in all flavors: free, paid and open-source.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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