We all know there’s a new social networking site popping up every 5 minutes. Some last a couple minutes, some become Facebook.
What if you could create your own social networking site, revolving around your music??
That’s exactly what NING.com is all about. They actually let you build your own online community with them. K’naan, a hip hop artist, is using his ning site as his official site and linking out to his other online sites (YouTube, MySpcace, Bebo, etc…).
The site’s a little busy in my opinion, but what I like about it is that if you want more access, you gotta sign up to be part of his tribe. There’s work involved if you want to find out more. At first I thought that was foolish, but the more I think about it, I realize it’s a great way to build a list of REAL fans. It weeds out the rest.
Signing up for sites is a pain in the ass and a lot of people abandon the process because it seems so tedious. If someone signs up, that means they have a solid interest in what you or the site has to offer.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PB7c6lEhpA]