Ning News, Social Success Tip, and is Apple Evil?

Ning Changes

Ning is making some major changes: It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks to either make the change to premium accounts or migrate their networks elsewhere. Rosenthal has also just announced that the company has cut nearly 70 people — over 40% of its staff. Here’s the email Rosenthal just sent out to the company. More here >>

#1 Secret to Social Engagement

Hopefully you saw the article on Mashable where they talk about connecting with social media influencers. This article is spot on and I suggest you read it and take it to heart. How to integrate this into your social engagement is what should be the key point here. This is the secret sauce to making social media success.Read the article here.

Is Apple Evil?

I’ve scoured the net, read just about everything I can on Apple, the iPad, iAd, and Apples future. I give you my thoughts and share with you why maybe you should pay attention to what Apple is doing. Is Apple stifling innovation? Are they becoming the 100lb gorilla in new media? Should you be concerned? Is Apple Evil? What happens when Steve is no longer the visionary at Apple? Just a few questions I ask you to ponder.

AdAge article on Apple. Also check out this amazing write up (one of the best I’ve seen) from Fame Foundry on the iPad.

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