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APRIL 15, 2010 Ning cancels “free”
Big news today from Ning: no more free networks (and 40% staff layoffs). Many educators use Ning for creating social networks. But, for Ning, ad revenue has not been able to meet their financial needs. If you decide not to host your own site, at least make sure you can own and export your own data on your terms.
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| || | HAROLD JARCHE
MARCH 29, 2010 Elgg: it’s a community effort
This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. So what is the alternative to Ning?
| | HAROLD JARCHE
JUNE 21, 2010 Introduction to Social Networking
As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. As a learning professional, you will want to think of Ning in two ways. cannot do that with Gmail or Skype or Ning.
| | JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY
APRIL 17, 2010 115 Social networking and collaboration spaces
Following Techcrunch's posting on Thursday, Ning's bubble bursts. that the new CEO of Ning had written to its staff to tell them that it will phase out their free service and that "existing free networks will have the. transition off of Ning ", there has been a lot of blogging activity about Ning. . into the fire!
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JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY C4LPT Guide to Social Learning
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
Comparison of Facebook, Ning
. I recently did quite a bit of updating of the C4LPT Guide to Social Learning, so thought it was worth posting about it again here. Here's the contents list: Introduction. From e-learning to social learning. What is social media? Examples. of social. media in learning. Social. Social media and. MORE >>
JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY Building a social learning environment
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
I've written quite a lot about this subject on my website, but here I am going to approach it slightly differently and focus on is how you can create an open, learner-autonomy-supportive social environment using 4 different platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Ning
. At 11.30 Below is the presentations slideset. MORE >>
JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY My year in review
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
learning environment, using the open source social engine, Elgg
, I decided to open up. my own Elgg
platform for learning professionals to try out. themselves and their online presence: their blog, website, Twitter account(s), as well as the social networks (like Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning
) where they can. All things Elgg
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- New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
The last few years have seen the development of social network services online such as Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace to name a few) as well as a service for creating social networks, Ning
, 2009) Systems such as Elgg
therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking. Akili, G. 2007). MORE >>
HAROLD JARCHE DIY is here
| TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
was wildly popular as a DIY online community builder, but that business model did not seem to work. Open source Elgg
may replace Ning
with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. MORE >>
- 2010 in Review Part 1: Top 10 C4LPT resources JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY | MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
- Beta, data and more HAROLD JARCHE | FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
- Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0 JOHN HAGEL | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007
- Selecting OS learning technology platforms HAROLD JARCHE | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
- Social Networks CLARK QUINN | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
- Too Many Social Networks? TONY KARRER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007
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