Future of IUOMA on NING

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Future of IUOMA on NING

NING announced that the free hosting will disapear. Soon after July we will have to decide what direction we will go. The minimal charge is US$24,95 / month (in 2011 )with the platform size we have. Disussions and sollutions.

On 1 oct 2016 the pricing will be 59 US$ each month. We'll have to find a solution or otherwise the network will stop to exist. Initial reactions from the members pays almost for the first year.

If you are a sponsor, please join in at the group for the latest news.

Website: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/sponsorgroup
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Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2016

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Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on September 26, 2016 at 4:44am
WOW, that's a kicker! Thanks to Andy for spotting that and Ruud for posting the link. We are so not aware of the biz side of all this.
Comment by andytgeezer on September 25, 2016 at 12:19pm
They have been taken over by another finance company, owned by an ex employee of Mode. The other creators are not happy. Many owners have changed to month by month billing as the future is uncertain
Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 25, 2016 at 10:11am
Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 25, 2016 at 10:09am

The news of the take-over in interesting. So Ning was bought by Mode, who suddenly stopped (they cuased the prize increase), and now a new firm took over. We will see what happens next. Haven't paid the new hosting price yet (is due in July 2017), so we will know by then. Just hope the network stays alive and well and the hosting isn't in danger.

Since there are a lot of lanrge players using NING / Mode as well, in will be quite something. This hosting of social networks is milion-business, and not very much social work.....

Thanks for informing us. I'll be watching this closely.

Comment by andytgeezer on September 25, 2016 at 2:51am
The official ning post about the takeover. The contents make for some interesting reading to anyone interested in the hairy business of network creation http://creators.ning.com/announcements-from-ning/exciting-news-abou...
Comment by Lucky Pierre on September 25, 2016 at 2:41am

24 hrs after the WSJ reported Mode’s shutdown, Variety writes: it (Mode) has entered into an agreement with New York-based Cyndx LLC to take over the operations of its Ning social-networking division. Mode Media (then Glam) in 2011 acquired Ning, founded by Gina Bianchini and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Earlier this year, Andreessen resigned from Mode’s board.

“The Ning and Cyndx teams together are bigger, stronger, and better positioned to provide innovative media solutions that will improve our customers social experience,” the Ning team said in a blog post late Thursday.

Full article here: http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/mode-media-shuts-down-1201862679/

Comment by andytgeezer on September 25, 2016 at 2:24am
Oh dear. The owners of Ning, Mode media have just closed down suddenly. http://venturebeat.com/2016/09/15/mode-media-once-a-1b-valued-compa...

This is not a good development
Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 3, 2016 at 11:58am

If you are a sponsor (gave a donation to the IUOMA) or plan to do so in the future; please join the special group, Website: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/sponsorgroup

That will be the group where I will publish updates for you.

Comment by Samantha Althoff (SamaLama) on September 3, 2016 at 8:00am
Nice Ruud! Thanks for all your hard work. Keep us in the loop. We are here to help support This platform and you in any way we can. Let us know what you need.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 3, 2016 at 7:51am

for 2016-2017 we need 588 usd , and we have that now almost (30 usd are missing). The challenge will be we need this every year. Are the members up to that. As soon as we have the money for one year, I will reserve the new donations for the next year and will keep the financial situation transparent. Seems a first year is now almost realized.

 

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