Not sure how many of you are early adapting social networking natives from the late 90s and early 2000s. Here is a quick tribute to Ecademy and Ryze- The first online professional networks before the times of the LinkedIns and Facebooks.
For customers, a valuable new customer experience is never ahead of its time. Very vividly remember Ecademy and Ryze. Concepts which were bang on time for the end users, but perhaps not spotted by the right investors at the right time who could understand the progress and potential.
Professional Networking always would have been much better with slightly different takes on the concept of a Professional Network.
Disappointing not have likes of #Ecademy around at a time where everything digital revolves around a network! As entrepreneurs, it would have been a really lonely world for the founders to persevere the way they did. Kudos to the Ecademy founders Thomas Power and Penny Power who fought it out till they could not fight the inevitable! Coming to think of it their concept of a social network was lot more real and lasting. Their users like me still stay connected and stay valuable to each others’ professional goals.