Saturday, June 06, 2009

Thing 10: Ning

From what I can tell about ning from an administrative standpoint, it would only be useful if you have a specific use for it. Arlington Reads tried to set one up for its volunteers to be able to connect and get useful information. You can see that there are sort of spammer joiners, which isn't helpful.

From a user standpoint, I don't see what the point of it is, unless I went to a website that I really liked and their community pages were on ning. For instance, Texas Prairie Farms updates the people that buy their produce on what is going on.

I don't think I will use this beyond this Thing, especially with their terms of service.

1 comment:

the1tbone said...

Yeah, I doubt I'll be back, either. For one thing, a person can only keep up with so many sites, unless she's fortunate enough to have a job where exploring those sites IS her job!!!!

For another, I'm irritated about the lack of transparency with the user settings tools. It seems these social network sites are fast losing their focus on social networking and becoming, instead, the next direct marketing technique.