Frank (arisbe) wrote,

Social Media and Me

I'm a Yahoo! groupie. At least I was. I had been active on E-groups when Yahoo! acquired them, and remained active, especially since Yahoo! had acquired my webmail host, Rocketmail. I joined quite a few groups, many quite esoteric, with few posts a week, or even a month. Then, around 2002, Yahoo! seemed to give up on groups, and the interface for checking your groups on the web became so clunky I almost never used it. Now I see that something called Grouply -- -- has built its own front end to Yahoo! and Google Groups, making them fun again. By the way, it looks an aweful lot like Ning, and Ning networks, which used to be free but aren't any more, are moving over there. That's how I found it. Now I was a big fan of Ning when they started out, but not any more, and I think I will be moving my own small network in a day or two. One thing I like is that it reminds me just a little of Delphi Forums, where I started two or three back in '97 or so. It seems a bit homier than MySpace and Facebook, social networking for the rest of us. I suggest you take a look, and, if you join, I invite you to friend me there.
Tags: delphi forums, facebook, google groups, myspace, ning, social media, social networking, yahoo! groups
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I have noticed that you are moving your Ning network. This is a once in a lifetime decision and I want you to choose a right platform for the future of your community.

Have you tried GROU.PS? Just take a look at this comparison page;
With, you are able to migrate not only your members, but also all your content (blogs, discussions, events, photos, videos, subgroups, music, pages) and even your template!

Before making your decision you should be aware that video and event migrations are not available on Grouply. You cannot upload videos. Therefore you always depend on 3rd party services to share a video. Which means no more private videos in your own network. It is going to be public in another external service anyway.

If you compare free packages of Grouply and, you'll see that with you don't need to pay for Custom Domain, full customization, analytics or to run your own ads. Moreover no limits in extra pages you can have and 60+ elegant templates are some of the other exclusive features of lets you empower your network with its powerful communication tools such as Blog,Wiki, Forum, Photos, Videos, Map, Ask, Funds, Video Chat, etc (some of them being exclusive).

Check out the links below for more information:
Give a shot to GROU.PS before it's too late.