No More Free Rides at Ning: Pay Up or Leave

April 16, 2010


7 Responses to “No More Free Rides at Ning: Pay Up or Leave”

  1. Old Man Dotes on April 16th, 2010 12:29 pm

    I’ll leave, then. If I have to pay for a site, I want FAR more control over it than the crappy menu system at Ning offers.

  2. Jason on April 16th, 2010 1:31 pm

    As a member of the nonprofit community, I’m concerned about the impact that this decision will have on charitable and educational institutions. If you share this concern, please take a moment to sign the Change.Org petition to “Keep Ning Free for Nonprofit and Educational Use” at and pass along to friends/colleagues via twitter, facebook, email, etc.

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  4. Oliver on May 7th, 2010 5:38 am

    Another free alternative is, offering functionalities very similar to Ning but with some additions.

    Some of the advantages are:
    - Strong Community Management features (e.g., newsletter system, access control)
    - Powerful sub-groups
    - Full collaboration features including wikis, image albums, file systems, event-management and CMS
    - Advanced customization

    mixxt’s philosophy is different from Ning’s: it is based on White Labeled solutions for large institutions and enterprises, as well as Freemium services.

    mixxt networks are especially popular among education, work-related and event networks.

    Users wanting to import their Ning network to mixxt find a useful tool in our Ning importer (

    Give your own mixxt network a try for free here: (!

  5. Elizabeth on May 18th, 2010 3:42 pm

    That last sentence will soon be “Ning currently hosts 2.3 hundred social networks.”

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  7. anthony on August 11th, 2010 1:29 am

    if i joing ning will i get paid by drawing memebers on my site ?

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