A class presentation for a project in Management Information Systems class at Miami University. The client, new to the realm of social networking, was exploring options for family-friendly sites and network ideas. I was presented with the challenge of reviewing a current social network (ExpertVillage) and then making a recommendation of whether the firm should pursue a buy-out, or develop their own network. In the following slides, my team's recommendation's and findings are documented. Our proposed new venture is The Front Porch, a mix of social networking and social video site that seeks to gather families around meaningful activities that encourage growth and learning.