Monday, October 06, 2008

The Continued Growth of Social Networking (in Education)

Ning reached 500,000 social networks, a fascinating milestone.  Classroom 2.0 passed 12,000 members this weekend, and the Ning in Education network hit 2600 members a few hours ago.  I think we're learning a lot about using the community and creativity aspects of social networking in highly educational settings, and (maybe) getting a little past our pre-conceived notions of social networking that came from early experiences with MySpace and Facebook.

Of course, even though I do consulting work for Ning and consider myself their "education evangelist," I want to say "Good on ya, Ning!"  I do believe that they've played a great role in helping to redefine our perceptions in this area.

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