Thursday, October 06, 2005

De-stealthing 24 Hour Laundry

Back in June there was a good bit of controversy about a stealth start-up called 24 hour laundry. Well a couple of days ago they launched their service, intriguingly called Ning.

I immediately grabbed an account and beta developer status and tried to have a poke around, but it turned out I couldn't log back into the site after registering, so I wandered off and did something else for a while instead.

Other people seemed to be better off, so if you might have heard all about this by now, but for those of you who might have missed the fuss, Ning is a web platform for creating social applications, or as the developers put it,
We've built an online service (or Playground, as we like to call it) for building and using social applications. Social "apps" are web applications that enable people to match, transact, and communicate with other people.
I'm not convinced that anyone, except perhaps the folks at Ning, really know what they're talking about, but the site does look intriguing. So now I can actually get back into the site again I'll let you know how I get on...