Toonti is a new free service for creating your own small social network. Using Toonti you can create a private or public social network. If you choose to make your network private, only the people you invite and approve can join and interact with the members of your network. A public group is open to anyone who stumbles upon it. In your Toonti network users can create profiles, interact with each other through message boards, share media, or create an online study group.
Creating your own social network with Toonti takes only a few minutes. Watch the video below to learn more about Toonti.
Toonti is still in beta so there are some quirks. Toonti works best in Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Toonti and similar services can be used by teachers to create a small network in which their students can have online study/ homework help groups. Similarly, build your own social network tools can be used by school administrators to create networks in which they can interact with parents and parents can interact with each other around school-related issues.