Friday, November 14, 2008

Social Networking

Ning, http://www.ning.com/, is a site that allows you to create you own social network website and social networks. After getting a Ning ID, you can create, join, or request to join, these groups.

Even without a Ning ID, you can browse or search for groups from the Ning home page. This link, http://www.ning.com/?view=search&term=farming, will show you the results of a search for the term 'farming' on their site. Unfortunately, since Ning sites are community-based you may need to search to find an active Ning site where the members are asking and answering questions, uploading content, etc.

Agriculture Online, http://www.agriculture.com/, where you can also find the Successful Farming magazine, has a special feature on this site called Farmers for the Future. As part of this effort, they've created a Ning site for young and beginning farmers. The site has a forum and places for photos, videos and blogs. Check it out.

http://farmersforthefuture.ning.com/

If you are a geek, you might want to check out the NCSU Web Developers network that just started at: http://ncsuwebdev.ning.com/