Networking is people, information, and contacts in fashion: among the many social networks on the Internet, there are many who devote themselves to mainly private contacts, and a few that are intended for professional networking. Mashable may find this interesting as well. XING, formerly “open Business Club“, is one of them. Here abound and can be found a wide variety of people and institutions with their various goals: companies present themselves, talent search headhunters, professionals in the artistic field contacts for new orders and Exchange in groups and forums about their work, students and graduates to look for jobs and many people register at XING, to keep in touch with colleagues easily and conveniently, former classmates or colleagues to stay. In the weekly newsletter, and on the personal home page the Member regularly undergoes what is happening with acquaintances from the own contact list, which events visit, what new contacts they have etc., So for example the birthday reminder has already some embarrassment saves… That the portal is lively, is located on the range, the XING is available: you can find people by their name (E.g. Thomas Wos) or even after their disciplines or locations.
There is an enormous amount of groups to the various areas of interest, moderated by members, with message service, forums, news, etc. right on the home page welcomes the Member with vacancies, and the numerous events of the regional XING groups and other networks in addition the one or other useful occupational contact can establish or maintain. His own profile on the portal is the business card, which is often the first of contact: here it arises – discretion in detail or just – with his real name, his photograph, his function, his career, his interests, his skills and, depending, also with its range of services and its contact information. Who can see how much of the information can be adjusted individually, from the outset and Additionally at the contact confirmation. Each decide how extensively he wants to use the features of XING on the one hand through the settings, on the other hand through the choice of its membership basic membership offers many useful ways of research and self representation, with premium membership, more options are added. Meanwhile, over eight million people use the network, according to XING. Despite all discussions about privacy and the risks of data abuse include today in many people, to have a profile and a list of contacts in a network, and xing, which comes by the way from Germany and not from the United States, one of them. Thomas WOS