I really like the educational site that ning provides. What really caught my attention though is the safety feature of having to be approved to use the site. That is straightforward and you even have to provide a reason why you want to join which I have never seen before. I feel like for education purposes it is a good tool, it took me forever to figure out how the safety features of myspace and facebook worked it seems like they are almost an after thought of the sites. I also like the organization of Ning. All of the labeled groups at the top make it easy to navigate through the site because it seems like a standard setup for each page.