This morning I read on Twitter that Ning would no longer be free anymore. Blink.
Can this be true?
TechCrunch announced the news.
Steve Hargadon was quick to send off a post; I was grateful.
Twitter has contributed various links, including a place to go to share how people are using nings in education. A Google document has been created for a collaborative space – already the number of participants is impressive (where’s Australia though? )Posterous has committed to building a ning blog importer. Somebody has thought of a way to save ning. Ideas are cropping up everywhere.
People are realising how valuable some of the networks are:
@RobertTalbert I agree and don’t care about my own Ning, but I am member of several large, wonderful networks (eg. English Companion) #Ning
As disastrous as this is, one thing is clear. Ning means a lot to many, many people. If you feel upset, you are not alone. This is a collective, global problem, and it will continue to receive a collective, global response and – dare I hope – solution.
Here’s a tiny part of the #ning Twitter stream: