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See the news here http://gigaom.com/2013/03/25/remember-ning-once-buzzy-social-network-has-relaunched-again-as-a-publishing-platform/

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  • Hey RB, what do you make of Eliza's write up? I think it misses the mark in a lot of ways. Ning 3.0 will be much more powerful than a publishing platform. Publishing is a big part of the upgrade, as is responsive design, but facilitating discussion and creating opportunities for proactive collaboration is what Ning has been and will always be about. Social aggregation and distribution is increasingly important, and 3.0 offers more tools to achieve this as well, but creating space for interaction is what makes publishing relevant and have impact, IMO. 

    • Yes Allison and that's why way back in 2008 (are you already at NING at that time?) I've choose NING to pay for a service instead many so called competition you had at that time and, as I told many times at Creators, I'm was a very happy one, I keep the content and NING develops a platform, something I suposed to be as a kind WP. XOOM, Joomla continuous developing and improving platform.

      "I think it misses the mark in a lot of ways" Really, Allison? I suppose NING should do a better PR and not guilt the reporter and act fast to fix missinformation of press, I have nothing to do with it.

      When NING came with a such wannabe much better product (still under construction, in a phase we can easely call alpha) that not includes crucial parts of finnished product, and asking me to help develop it and trying selling it is marveous, I just don't get. And you can see that press or part of it didnt too.

      This was one example that came up to me and I just want to share it as information to you know that's how outside are getting your move.

      Sure NING have the motive, the means and the opportunities to do so, and since still there's no a real competition on the market (none I can find) for my needs and I can stay the way I am: NING 2.0 still rocks!

      If the NING 3.0 will be better than 2.0 I really need to see when it's finished because 2.0 is amazing, but since you will be dropping URL Rewriting Tool, as Aaron told here, will kill a big part of my bussiness I really do not think so.

      NING 3.0 could be really 7th maveous of the new internet but your PR and sense of oportunity in make the news out, as a serious big corporation - and I very sorry in say that, really sucks!

      NING need to have an ombundsman, someone to talk for their customers, a payed professional in the director board with veto power, to keep the balance and speach for us, one that can even disagree with NING and sometimes save Glam Media investors money.

      I really wish a peacefull and nice easter to all you and yours!

      • Hi RB,

        Judge us again in the summer... 

        in terms of Eliza and her write-up I think its actually rather fair. we have lots to prove etc  we're up for the challenge. 

        rome wasn't built in one day.

        we have a clear strategy, we have the team and the resources to deliver - hopefully you'll tag along for the journey

        regards,

        -bernard

      • Radialistas, I wasn't aboard in 2008; you've got some Ning years on me! Also think it's great that you're bringing attention to this article. Didn't intend to "guilt the reporter," rather wanted to open up the conversation. ;-) 

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  • Compelling article.

  • I still see Ning as a sleeping giant.... However as Radialista mentioned, good PR will make a hell of a difference.... Keep up the good work guys!

    • Good PR is key but it starts with good word-of-mouth by you all.

      thanks,

      -b

      • Respectfully- Indeed so, sir, it starts and ends with customer word-of-mouth.   

  • This was an interesting read, especially since I've been fiddling around with Tumblr for the past week, having become bored with mucking around my Ning 3.90 site. I've been with Tumblr for a few years, but never used it much. It wasn't until a week ago that I began experimenting and finding that I can do so much more than I initially thought. 

    Right now I'm considering whether or not I still need Ning, something that becomes more crucial for me to consider as I now have folks willing to invest in my concept next month. The questions before me are: do I want to spend time trying to build membership, or would I prefer to regularly publish quality blogs? I could do the latter with Ning, but the price would be far too high. My investors are interested in purchasing two Ning sites, and that's a lot of work for me, and I maybe able to do it with just one Ning or stick with Tumblr.

    The other thing that appeals to me about Tumblr (aside from being free) is that we have certain freedoms not permitted at Ning. In addition to bands, I also promote alt models, and I've become acquainted with not a few photographers. When it comes to social networking platforms, Tumblr is the only safe haven on the internet for models, artists and photographers these days (Pheed balked at the last minute when they realized their commercial potential). 

    Since the announcement of Ning 3.0, it was my intention to keep both my primary (Ning) site, and all of my satellite websites/social accounts. Despite the fact my investors will be paying for the full year for my Ning site and not me, I need to be cautious that I do not spend their cash unwisely. 

    The other thing I have to consider is the absence of the ability for my artists share their music, seeing as they will not be able to add SoundCloud or ReverbNation widgets to their profile page. Maybe Ning isn't the place for musicians to share their music, or to interact and share music with fans any more. In which case, I would do better taking my team of journalists and photographers somewhere we could provide coverage of bands, and news and editorial content for fans, without requiring anyone to sign up.

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