This week has been quite interesting for me, since new Ning CEO Jason Rosenthal announced that following a strategic review, Ning would be announcing the demise of all free networks in the next 3 months (see Techcrunch article here)

Well, what a surprise as this is exactly what we were trying to tell Ning to avoid 18 months ago when they alienated all serious network creators by removing all source code access to Ning sites. 

Here I chat about our experience with Fidgetstick/ and how we dealt with the Ning Curve Balls we have come to love knocking around the park.