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Ning cancels “free”

George Siemens

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.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

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?

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

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.

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

you could also say ‘a wordpress.com project, a moodle hosted project or a ning project if you don’t care about controlling your data… which I do… but you may not). would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

— @courosa “ Ning Exposed – Tech Company Scams its Clients&# [2008]. Is Ning a scam? There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public.&#.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. Even as an organizer, when I get into the Ning group, I feel overwhelmed. don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Compare Ning (Web 2.0 and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0 Dont Count On It. from a business perspective. continues to unfold.