Good Riddance Mode Media! Exciting News About Ning + Cyndx LLC

Announcement from Creators.ning.com (Ning):

Exciting News About Ning + Cyndx LLC

We are pleased to announce that Cyndx LLC entered into an agreement with Mode Media to take over the operations of Ning Inc from Mode Media immediately.  The Ning and Cyndx teams together are bigger, stronger, and better positioned to provide innovative media solutions that will improve our customers social experience.

Our combined organization is committed to maintaining excellence and strong customer relationships (read more...)

From Ning's Facebook Page:

In the News:

Mode Media, once a $1 billion valued company, shuts down abruptly ...

What $1 billion? High-flying Mode Media shuts down


I say good riddance to the most destructive force this platform has ever had to endure.  Of course, I feel badly for the Mode Media employees, and the bloggers left without pay. But, let's not forget the disgraceful treatment of the original mighty, powerful, and talented Ning Team. And what about Ning's Customers? It would take me a week to express that story.

Summary: Practically since the day Mode Media purchased Ning, they (Management) have ignored the Ning Customer base. They have made it quite clear - - We don't give a crap about our customers. OMG, it feels good to finally speak the truth. There have been few promises met (if any), very little support, and nothing but a regimented team of detached employees. And, according to my inside sources, those employees were given no choice.

The Future:

I have my fingers crossed that Cyndx will take this bull by the horn, and bring back the creative power of Ning, that we all knew and loved. We can only hope for the best. In my view, just the fact that someone on Ning Creators is speaking like a real person instead of a robot, we're already in better shape. The hostages have been set free! Let's just hope that Cyndx doesn't take the same approach. If they do, I am done. But, I have a good feeling...

Let us know how you feel about these recent events.

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Comment by Garfield Creator on September 24, 2016 at 3:37pm

Depends on your definition of Mode.

Comment by JenSocial on September 24, 2016 at 3:03pm

Hi Garfield,

Thanks for your input. Yeah, I've changed my view about this being anything exciting. Still though, happy Mode is out of the picture. Here's how I look at it. Regardless to who takes over Ning, acquires Ning, with this scenario, the platform may have some chance of survival. I believe if it continued to fall under the hat of Mode, there would be no survival - - obviously. Still hoping for the best.

Jen

Comment by Garfield Creator on September 24, 2016 at 2:14pm

I am frustrated and upset. Almost more upset at the Ning Creators who think a hero will come save the day. You may think it's personal to you but it is not. I would have the same fiery intensity if I allowed myself to get duped into thinking everything was going to be alright. Same kind of upset I would have for one being abused thinking they can change their abusive partner. It's just sad and infuriating all at the same time. This is the Matrix. I'll just leave this here. Click here.

Comment by JenSocial on September 19, 2016 at 7:42pm

Fire-Tech, Truly, have no idea how this will go. But, I was impressed that they quickly posted on their Facebook page, what was going on. However, AFTER finding out what type of Company they are, pretty concerned.

Good to see you!

Comment by Fire-Tech on September 19, 2016 at 7:09pm

Thank God.... I'm not that optimistic anymore, but time will tell. If Cyndx had intentions of making things better, don't ya think they would have posted on Creators a "We're here to fix things, hang in there" post by now?

Comment by JenSocial on September 17, 2016 at 4:12pm

Writer Chick, agree. I want to like Jamroom. But, it's just not what I'm looking for in a Social Networking platform, at all.

Comment by Writer Chick on September 17, 2016 at 4:08pm

You have to be code savvy to use Jamroom. Kos tried it three times and gave up. So, I know I have no hope of mastering it. LOL 

Comment by JenSocial on September 17, 2016 at 12:31pm

@Writer Chick, love your positive outlook.

@ISN, nice to see you, and fingers crossed.

@OMT, I've run the gamut on platform evaluation. For now, Boonex Dolphin-Pro is my favorite for many reasons. I'll write more later, busy day.

However, there is no way to transfer data to any platform, with ease. It's apples and oranges. There's just not, sorry to report. A few have been successful with WordPress/BuddyPress, utilizing an outdated plugin for transferring. But, I only know of experienced Designer/Developers getting this done with any success, and ending up costing more time and money for both sides, than worth. I won't touch the process, unless I figure out a better way.

Jamroom and SocialEngine have an import tool for Ning's file. But I'm sure, still no easy task, and definitely not perfect.

Comment by OmtimesMagazine on September 17, 2016 at 10:01am

 Again, Jen, would you recommend an alternative for us, and  maybe suggesting a way to  transfer our data, especially of the relatively big networks

Comment by Intl. Starseed Network (ISN) on September 17, 2016 at 9:42am
Wow they've come back from the dead! (Ning)...hopefully they will make Ning worth the 100+ I have to pay per month come October

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