Ecademy was founded in 1998 and is one of the longest-standing online networking sites, with over six hundred thousand active and community-focused members worldwide. A strongly business-focused site, it provides an online and offline networking environment with a view to generating ‘real world’ business connections.
The site itself emphasises that it is a support network, in which members are there to help each other. This sense of a supportive community is made very apparent in the ease with which members can connect with each other.
User-generated content is at the heart of the Ecademy community and the best discussions and conversations are found on the users’ blogs. As one of the longest standing online networking sites, etiquette is well-established and reinforced by the core base of users who have been present from the start.
Ecademy provides a unique insight to the way Social media and Social Networking come together, helping members to quickly learn the power of growing their social capital assets.
‘Achieving business growth through connections and friendship’ is a culture that is encouraged in a world where people tempted to short circuit real engagement. Since the advent of micro-blogging and the focus on speed, many business people are forgetting the power of being part of communities. Ecademy serves those people, growing in number, that seek the efficiency of the online world, combined with the intimacy of business friendship.
Ecademy has created a three letter expression for successful ‘social engagement’
Open, Random and Supportive,
often referred to ORS, through the adoption of this along with an e-learning platform that helps new users to become ‘Known, Liked and Followed’ in a three step process, Ecademy is known as a ‘friendly educator’ as well as a network and community.
Since Ecademy launched in 1998 the offline world has remained an important feature of Ecademy with thousands of events on their calendar System.