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Business Social Networking Community

Published 08/24/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for? is a website that aims at building the largest Trusted Business Network in the world. It aims at doing this by bring people together and providing the platform for connecting people to each other. The application can provide the acquisition of knowledge and the ability to gain insight through sharing information with others or reading articles and blogs. Users can acquire new contacts and connections which could help take them to the next level of their business or business-related projects. It is social network for business that helps business people to build relationships and do business with each other. Also, existing or new users can invite others to join the Ecademy network.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The Ecademy application and website was founded in 1998 by Thomas and Penny Power. It is based in the UK and run by a team of professional. There are many members of the website and the membership is growing. The application is able to maintain a prominent position on the web and a steady membership due to its emphasis on business.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are numerous websites that focus on business and the Ecademy website is one of them. Hence, there is competition among these sites to acquire members and maintain an engaging community. Unlike websites like Facebook and LinkedIn, the the emphasis for Ecademy is on business. It is not only for personal networking. The Ecademy website has had a devoted group of followers and continues to make progress with new memberships.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

There is a lot of information and things going on on the pages. It can present a cluttered look and feel. There is also advertising displayed on the website, which can add to the clutter and information. With careful observation, it is possible to see how to navigate the website. However, a less busy design for the application could be quite beneficial.

How does the registration process work?

Registration at the Ecademy website is free. Users need to provide an email address, a password, their first and last name, the name of their organization and country. Email addresses are validated and this will give the user access to the basic account. Basic members can maintain a profile, search for contacts and respond to messages on the website. However, there are limitations which include not being able to send messages or use any of the other features of the website.

What does it cost to use the application?

Users use the Ecademy application free of any charges. There are testimonials on the website pertaining to the benefits of joining the website. However, there are paid accounts that start at $9.99 that provide more features to users. Users may retain their free membership or upgrade to a paid account.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Ecademy is recommended to individuals who own a business and would like to be part of a business-focused network. Business people and organizations that would like to become part of a business network which would help them grow and be profitable can benefit from joining a network like Ecademy. The website provides resources for business and a community of users that can support each other with videos, articles and blogs. There is a free account platform available with the application. However, there are also paid accounts that offer more features. Hence, users are want free resources can also find this application appealing.

  • Users join an established social network for those interested in business
  • Business-related resources are available on the website
  • Tools to assist people with their business are provided
  • Connections can be made and users may establish contacts
  • Users may join clubs, form groups or start blogs

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FREE - Permanently free version
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