Billions of websites in the Internet build by millions of organization among them a great site for business professionals launched first named as OpenBC.com and now popularly named as Xing.com. I have started visiting this site since last 2 years and found more or less 12,000 to 15,000 members visit this site at a time. Members of various professions and business organization of the world came under one umbrella through this web site which is lead by CEO and Founder Lars Hinrichs and CFO Eoghan Jennings, supported by an internationally experienced management team. I like to describe how “what is XING?” XING makes ones professional network an active part of your life. Far better than a directory of business contact, 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. Founded in August 2003, OPEN Business Club 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 62 people from 13 nations, with its headquarters based in Hamburg (Germany), and offices in Beijing (China) and in Zurich (Switzerland). XING. This site members find decision makers and experts fast to • 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 XING is committed to powering relationships based on trust for all professional people.
Based on the theory that “No two people are more than six degrees apart”, XING enables members to grow their trusted network by making their contacts’ contacts visible to them. As an active and productive community, we constantly strive to create real value for the world’s professionals, as an everyday online and live resource – across all countries, languages and industries. XING crosses barriers – for a sustainable world. Overview from this web site The Internet-based business network XING has become one of the leading professional online networking platforms. In April 2007 the platform had 2 million members (status: April 2007). Due to the multilingual nature of XING’s user interface and communication system – which supports 16 languages – OPEN Business Club AG has successfully and rapidly expanded around the world. Business professionals use XING to find useful contacts, important information, new business opportunities, employees, jobs and ideas. The XING network can be accessed around the world by Internet, mobile phone or PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). OPEN Business Club AG runs XING based on a contribution-based, scalable business model. Members can choose between a free “Basic-Membership” and a fee-paying “Premium Membership”.