Maybe it will do better than the orkut group. March 5, 2007 11:31 PM   Subscribe

I went and created a Metafilter social group on Ning. I imagine it as a convenient place to put photos and videos (and maybe tools, like greasemonkey scripts etc.) all in one more or less neat little pile. If that doesn't catch on, at least it won't be used for anything evil.
posted by bingo to MetaFilter-Related at 11:31 PM (21 comments total)

Ning the merciless? What? Is this another one of those social networking sites? Oh, fuck, it is...
posted by klangklangston at 12:07 AM on March 6, 2007


Erm, except klangklangston, as far as I can tell, "Ning" is pretty much Google Groups or Yahoo Groups with a "social networking" catchphrase on the front page.

Seriously...Members? Forum? Post Photos? Haven't we dont this before?
posted by Jimbob at 1:14 AM on March 6, 2007


I posted about Ning 18 months ago. Guess they're out of beta or something.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:20 AM on March 6, 2007


MetaFilter: Haven't we dont this before?
posted by brundlefly at 1:34 AM on March 6, 2007




While we're on it.
posted by lodev at 2:14 AM on March 6, 2007


But where is the picture of the penis and the chicken?
posted by liquorice at 4:45 AM on March 6, 2007


Also.
posted by Olli at 5:58 AM on March 6, 2007


What we really need is MefiChan.
posted by Jimbob at 6:01 AM on March 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wasn't there also a flickr group, as well?

Seriously, do I really need an join an online group to manage my online group? Please tell me it hasn't come to that.
posted by necessitas at 6:24 AM on March 6, 2007


Looks nang.
posted by teleskiving at 6:42 AM on March 6, 2007


But where is the picture of the penis and the chicken?

Right here.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:21 AM on March 6, 2007


With regard to social networking software, I am now resolutely a late-adopter. I got on Friendster early, and Orkut. I have a MySpace page (because bands are retards and have abandoned making real webpages), and a Facebook page. I was on egroups before it became Yahoo groups.
Fuck all of them.

You know how I connect with the Metafilter community? Through motherfucking Metafilter.com.
posted by klangklangston at 7:54 AM on March 6, 2007


Yes, that's right, if you don't join the ning group immediately, then your metafilter experience going forward is spiritually bankrupt. I'm glad nobody is making this out to be more than it is.
posted by bingo at 9:08 AM on March 6, 2007


I was on egroups before it became Yahoo groups.

God I miss egroups. It was sad what Yahoo did to it.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 9:17 AM on March 6, 2007


your metafilter experience going forward is spiritually bankrupt

Some day a messiah will come and tell us what the Metafilter Experience really means.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:20 AM on March 6, 2007


And I say, "Hey, Metafilter, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And Metafilter says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
posted by Kwine at 9:46 AM on March 6, 2007


We 14k'ers got total consciousness upon joining, along with the hookers and blow. (You did get the hookers and blow, didn't you?)
posted by languagehat at 10:11 AM on March 6, 2007


"God I miss egroups. It was sad what Yahoo did to it."

You mean club it to death like a baby seal? Yeah, that sucked.
posted by klangklangston at 10:21 AM on March 6, 2007


We 14k'ers got total consciousness upon joining, along with the hookers and blow. (You did get the hookers and blow, didn't you?

The hookers and the blow were all gone by the time us 17k'ers signed up.
posted by necessitas at 5:00 PM on March 6, 2007


Orkut did pretty well, it's just that it became completely dominated by Portuguese speakers for some reason.
posted by delmoi at 9:12 PM on March 7, 2007


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