Ning Eliminates Free Accounts…

…but BuddyPress Comes to the Rescue

By now, you’ve probably heard that Ning, the “roll-your-own” social network platform, is doing away with its free accounts. Details on the whole process are still a bit sparse, but the majority opinion seems to be that the free accounts will be deleted if the owners choose not to upgrade to one of the premium options. More details are supposed to be released on May 4, 2010.┬áThe party line, so far, has been that this move will allow Ning to focus all of its attention on the paid users, allowing the service to roll out new features and bug fixes more efficiently.