Ning and Vultures

My hopes that Google would acquire Ning and reform it into one of their own awesome services has been a bit dashed. I should have seen this coming, but it is a wonder to know just how quickly Ning’s body will be consumed should the paywall launch.

I have already been approached by several Ning substitutes on twitter, including @edmodo and @mixxt.  I have not tried any of these platforms yet and they both look a bit fishy.

Techcrunch may come to the rescue once again with the following story.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/16/grou-ps-and-grouply-welcome-ning-refugees/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

That’s a pretty good list of potential Ning stand ins, but like the article said, they may not be able to handle the traffic a full fledged Ning exodus. Lets hope one of the big dogs catches on to the potentially profitability of this service and offers something at least comparable.

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