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.
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.