Shiny Poll: Ning to charge for all sites, what should Ning users do now?
Lots of small social networking groups based around Ning web-software look set to close after announced an end to their free services hitting May 4th.
Ning is focussing on their paid-for services and shutting down the free elements of their site. Hosting a social network on the premium model currently costs $10 – $25 a month, it’s likely that the
Ning suggest that network hosts can make the money by crowdsourcing micro-payments from their users, by selling goods through the Ning store or by running ads through the Ning ad service.
Details of the new prices will be announced on May 4th, check back to the Ning Blog here.
What should Ning users do now?