Liz Gannes

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Ning Customers Can Now Defray Costs by Charging Members for Access

Ning, the social network creator, turned off its ad-supported version and went all-premium last year (plans cost $3 to $50 per month). Now, it is helping its customers recoup their costs by charging their members as well. Starting today, the company will offer four paid access tools: Membership fees, paid groups, premium content and donations.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work