Created by Marc Andresseen and Gina Bianchini in Oct 2004, Palo Alto, CA (ning.com)
Ning is a social network site that lets anyone create theri own social network. Ning offers the latest social networking features, all infinitely customizable to meet your unique needs. The Ning Platform makes this possible. As a platform, you don’t have to appeal to Ning for the features you want. If you have the time and the inclination, you can build them yourself. It’s the software equivalent of Home Depot. Unlike other services that offer a “one-size-fits-all” offering, your social network on Ning runs on a programmable platform.