There has been lots of talk about social networks, but XING is not a social network and is more like an address book. I found about it while surfing and got the invitation to join.
XING makes your professional network an active part of your life. Far more than a directory of business contacts, XING enables its members to discover professional people, opportunities and privileges through its unique discovery capability and advanced contact management tools. Its novel approach to professional services has resulted in OPEN Business Club AG being named one of the world’s hottest Web 2.0 startups by Business 2.0/CNN Money and one of Europe’s “Top 100” by Red Herring.
With XING you can:
• Find decision makers and experts fast
• Open doors to thousands of companies
• See your contacts' contacts
• Market yourself in a professional context
• Open up new sales channel
• Find old student friends and former colleagues
• Let other people find you
• Manage and expand your network
Founded in August 2003, as OPEN Business Club (BC), and is now called as XING. AG’s global network manages tens of millions of member-to-member connections across 16 languages and all industries, with “real world” events held around the world. OPEN Business Club AG currently employs an international team of 67 people from 13 nations, with its headquarters based in Hamburg (Germany), and offices in Beijing (China) and in Zurich (Switzerland).
Interested, and want to join, you are cordially invited.