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.