If you're dying to take a bite out of the social networking pie, but want something that's all your own, take in a whiff of Ning — a customizable social networking community. Like Blogger and Wordpress are to blogging (which allow you to start your own blog about whatever the heck you want), Ning lets you to gather up all interested parties and socialize together in one place.
Why would you want to start your own social network? See one reason when you read more.
Say you want to start a social network for your 10-year class reunion (which is creeping up a little too fast for yours truly, by the way). Just head over to Ning, set up your network, then mass email all your old buddies that you found on MySpace, letting them know where to hang out online. Plus you can incorporate videos, photos, and calendar events to keep you all informed and up to date. Ning is so simple to use, free, and easy to customize your way. And that's what it's really all about isn't it — getting what you want, the way you want it. You're so spoiled!