Government Professionals Flocking to New Social/Business Network

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The latest addition to focused social networking has arrived. Without much fanfare, the Federal Contractor Network (http://www.federalcontractor.us) was launched in August and is enjoying great success with over 2,000 members joining in less than two months.

The latest addition to focused social networking has arrived. Without much fanfare, the Federal Contractor Network (http://www.federalcontractor.us) was launched in August and is enjoying great success with over 2,000 members joining in less than two months.

Membership is free, which helps fuel its appeal in the current economic climate. More importantly this site is proving to be an indispensible business tool for professionals doing business with the Feds. Federal Contractor Network is best described as a crossover between LinkedIn and Facebook given its business focus and Web 2.0 amenities. Site is currently hosted on Ning and it provides its users with rich communication tools such as forums, blogs, video, news feeds, user groups, chat and many more customizable functions such as mobile access, embedded browsing and member rankings. Site creator, Alex George, currently owns and runs small business specilizing in information security services provided exclusively to the Federal Government.

Having been in the federal space for over ten years Mr. George came to realize the need for a collaboration portal like Federal Contractor. Federal Contractor goes beyond networking options provided through large social and business networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Federal Contractor members are increasingly beggining to use the site as their hub and entry point from which they check on other destinations without ever having to leave. This useful function is made possible through highly flexible PhP scripting language and thanks to Ning's business model which allows unfethered integration with other social networks and web in general. If you provide service to the Federal Government or have future plans to do so you should definitely visit this new and exciting network.

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