Published by Angus on 16 Apr 2010 at 09:43 am
The internet is a buzz with the news that Ning has ended it’s free service. For many grassroots efforts that means they are looking for a new home. WiserEarth offers free groups to people working on social justice and environment issues. We already have close to 2,000 groups with more people joining the WiserEarth community everyday.
WiserEarth Groups provide the following benefits:
- We are free to use and free of advertisements: There are no charges for using any of the tools provided and unlike other sites, your group is not cluttered with advertisements.
- We offer similar tools to Yahoo!/Google Groups and Ning Networks: A WiserEarth group has many of the standard tools offered by these popular sites. Plus, interacting with membership and content of other WiserEarth groups is easy, encouraging cross-pollination and synergies.
- We are part of the bigger picture: Your group becomes part of a larger social justice and environmental restoration network, allowing you and your group members to connect with others around the world who share the same interests.
- We make it easy and provide ongoing support: Quickly and easily invite and manage members, create customized layouts, share knowledge and build your network. We also offer free ongoing support.
To learn more about the switch from free to paid at Ning look at these posts. Many also provide a list of alternative services:
- No Free Lunch for Ning Users; Still Plenty of Bargains Elsewhere (Mashable)
- Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff (TechCrunch)
- From Ning to Causes to Ideablob: Why We Need a New Way of Building (Amy Sample Ward)
- Ning Ends Free Networks – Try these Alternatives (Free Technology for Teachers)
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