Part of the Internet applications glossary:

XING is a European social networking website for business professionals.

As with LinkedIn, XING's goal is to help members find jobs or get in touch with people they have worked with. The social media platform offers profiles for individual people and groups, as well as discussion boards and assistance with event coordination. Basic membership for the site is free, but for access to certain functions -- such as specific searches or messages to people to whom one is not connected -- requires a premium membership, which costs about $7.50 a month as of May 2012.

XING was founded in August 2003 by Lars Hinrichs. The social media platform had more than 11 million users in more than 200 countries as of May 2012. The majority of XING users (more then 80%) are employed full-time and more than 40% of its members hold managerial positions. More than 60% have received a university degree. The majority of users are men. XING is well represented in most industries, with 12% of the members in the information technology (IT) field. About 90% of the premium members visit the site on a regular basis. XING's headquarters is in Hamburg, Germany, but it also has offices in Barcelona, Milan, Istanbul and Beijing.

This was last updated in June 2012
Contributor(s): Wendy Schuchart
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • OpenStack

    - OpenStack is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud computing environment. (WhatIs.com)

  • RESTful API

    - A RESTful application programming interface (API) is a method of allowing communication between a Web-based client and server that employs representational state transfer (REST) constraints. (SearchCloudStorage.com)

  • mobile application management (MAM)

    - Mobile application management is the delivery and administration of enterprise software to end users’ corporate and personal smartphones and tablets. (SearchConsumerization.com)

Glossaries

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question
  • Xing out of an AS400 session

    There is an option in the iSeries Access emulator that prompts users to click Yes/No when they close the session, even if they use the X. You can set this option for each user (or in a workstation...

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.