Ning, a platform enabling everyone to create his or her own social network, is expected to cross 300,000 social networks in â€œa matter of weeksâ€ as announced by its co-founder Marc Andreessen in his blog.
This bold prediction comes up after Andreessen recently announced that Ning officially crossed 200,000 social networks for the first time. Based on its current growth rate, he estimates that 1,000 social networks are added per day.
Combine that growth rate with increasing usage will yield stronger growth and in terms of registered users and page views. In short, the milestone of 300,000 social networks will become a reality soon.
Andreessen also shared some interesting stats on about Ning at his blog. Hereâ€™s something really interesting:
There are now more — actually, a lot more — social networks on Ning than there are on the rest of the Internet in total, including all of the other services that let you create your own social network combined (i.e., all of our honorable competitors combined).
Originally posted on March 18, 2008 @ 11:20 am