Ning: a playground for social applications

Ning, a new free service that helps to enable…well, the FAQ says it best.

Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for people to build and run social applications. Social “apps” are web applications that enable anyone to match, transact, and communicate with other people.

Okay, the apps that have been built now are kind of lame, but there is lots of potential for the LAM community to use a social application platform, er, playground. Museum directory? Standard registry (people who liked this standard also used…)?

Found on BoingBoing. Reported to be the first product of a Marc Andreesen startup.