- Your own photo or video sharing website (like Flickr, Shutterfly or YouTube)
- Your own group or social network (for your friends or school)
- Your own reviews site for anything (like Citysearch or IGN )
- Your own ratings or voting site (like Hot-or-Not™)
- Your own marketplace (like Craigslist for your own group)
All this can be achieved by cloning and modifying existing Ning apps, or, for the developers out there, delving deeper into writing some code.
I browsed around some apps on Ning, and although very compelling, they all looked virtually identical. Sure, the tools may be there to modify to your liking, but it doesn't seem to be the norm right now.
With maturity, Ning could become a great launching pad for some good social Web ideas, but they must first make it even more accessible for non-developers and provide easy to use customization tools to allow each app to stand on its own. This is one to keep an eye on.