NING, one of the famous custom branded social network creating tool is now becomes only a paid version. The UI is one of the special that makes people to choose NING for custom branded social networks. NING has hosted many social networks and all of a sudden they changed it to a complete premium service from last month and they extended the duration to change the existing users plan to a paid one. The date set was August 30th, 2010 to delete all the free accounts and their user posts and data. When i logged in today to my NING Free account it gives me a pop up notice that it may delete the account and data anytime.
Gaming Communities and Free communities that was running under free plan will surely get hit. But NING do treat the Educators , Teachers and Health Care Activists with good respect by providing Free option (NING MINI) only for people fall on those two categories.
Still free for educators and health professionals
We’ll continue to accept applications for both teachers and educators and health-care actitivists who want to take advantage of two generous offers. Pearson is offering Ning Mini for North American educators and WEGO Health is sponsoring Ning Plus for health-related networks. If your network falls into one of those categories, simply sign up to continue for free.
To power your Ning Networks, Ning is teaming up with the education and technology company Pearson as an exclusive Ning Sponsor Partner. Pearson will make Ning Mini free for eligible North American K-12 and Higher-Ed Ning Networks. Ning Mini is a great way to get your educational institution online. With Ning Mini, you can add up to 150 members, and enhance your classroom, educational institution or your learning group with customized, online, social networking features like blogs, forums and photos
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