Professional social network Ryze, which has 600,000 users, offers both free and paid memberships. Want to sign up? You'll need to apply for a membership—it is currently approving one free and one "gold" membership a day.
Ryze's features include profiles, messaging, groups related to your industry, interests and location. The gold membership, which costs $9.95/month, lets you perform advanced searches and contact distant potential connections directly.
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