The end of Ning as a free resource is pretty discouraging for the future of free, and how it will affects educators. Will the domino effect leave free culture tumbling away in free-fall?
In an attempt to recover my balance, I've tried two more social networking sites today: Grou.ps, and SocialGo. My hopes were tilted upward for SocialGO until five minutes into my exploration revealed that little "Upgrade Plan" buttons emblazoned with the ubiquitous shopping cart icon were laid over all the good features. Ning, we never knew what we had until it was gone.
Trying the Grou.ps avenue will have to wait until tomorrow.