I was one of those people who though Ning was a fabulous solution to creating my own little universe community of folks with related interests. Well, at least until Ning recently announced the fabulous free service will now cost $24.95/month.

In an effort to find other solutions, I’ve come across these places specialising in creating personalised and private social networks. Here are a few other free and open-source solutions:

Looking for more?  Check out this list:

Top 40 Free Downloadable Open Source Social Networking Software

Do you have a recommendation? Let me know, I’ll add it to this lists.

Ciao for now,

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 Creating Your Own Community Online Hi, I'm Teena Hughes and I'm a techno-geek who loves the internet, technology and the fast pace of exciting new innovations. I love to share my knowledge and experience with others by helping them create their websites, build an online presence, become an expert in their field by using techniques like SEO, video marketing, online & offline marketing and many other groovy tools :-) If you'd like some help or to be pointed in the right direction, contact me today - I'd love to chat and to offer help in an easy-to-understand way, with easy-to-follow instructions and guidance.
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