I always welcome the Ning interface, granting loved the versatility, the easy customization.
A year ago I've been working a project to invest time and money (perucool.com).
I like and a lot of new updates and price ($ +100 monthly) is acceptable because it thought doing something "big".
However, I work my brand using ning services, which is perfect, but with the new policies, Ning brand will work using my services..
On the other hand you could previously avoid competition from intermediate knowledge and were unaware that the platform of your social network, now will be very easy to become competitive.
Nothing will prevent your competitors, acquire a Ning social network, hire a bulk email service and exclusive goodbye to your niche, competition for everywhere!.
Under these concepts, I was looking for alternatives and share them.
I share links require hosting.
- http://buddypress.org/ - Wordpress
- http://phpdolphin.com NEW
ire testing each if anyone has used any of these and not "worked" warning to avoid.
Excuse my English, I speak Spanish