Saturday, 17 April 2010

The unsurprising story of ning - Remember, it's all about money.

 ning social networking groups have been a favourite with educators for several years now.

There seems to be surprise, disbelief and even horror spreading among early adopters in the education community.

I wonder, do educators forget that these services and products belong to businesses? You have to make your money somewhere if a business is to be sustainable.  Even Twitter has a business model ready to launch. Etherpad has been swallowed up by google.

The story so far in the blogosphere:

A post by Steve Hargadon ning changes and the impact on educational communities

The company has written: ning update rolling out in full

ning eliminates free networks, we think.

Alternatives to ning by Wes Fryer

ning gives educators the heave ho!

RIP ning: Is that such a bad thing?

Will be interesting to watch developments.

Will the company be influenced by the outcry of educators.

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