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Ning is short for Nothing

24 Jan

And as such, it should be renamed N’ing.

As in:

“Watcha doin’?”

“N’ing” (shrugging)

I don’t get it. If you’re going to create an online area for people to meet, why not just have a group on a social network that people are already a part of?

You know, stuff like #edchats on twitter or groups on facebook, google docs, quora, etc…

Do I need a whole new network with a new profile, a new username, a new identity… in order to do what I already do with my facebook and twitter accounts? Really?

You’ve gotta have a solid reason to start a new network; you’ve gotta have something to show. Ooooby is an example of a Ning with a reason for being, and I’m sure there are others, but I joined over 20, even created one, and found no joy at all. None, zip, zilch, nada, N’ing.