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The Ning Blog announces its new pricing structure with three levels of pricing:
  • Ning Mini $2.95/month.
  • Ning Plus $19.95/month.
  • Ning Pro $49.95/month. 
Each level of pricing comes with a different level of service. Ning Mini provides service for up to 150 members, while the Plus and Pro levels are open to unlimited members. Mini only has blogs, forum, videos and photos, while Plus & Pro feature events, groups, chat, pages and Ning Apps.

In addition Ning revealed a yet unannounced education company will be supporting all K-12 social networks with free access.

The pricing looks pretty good to me, but judging from the comments on the Ning blog post there are still a lot of customers who don't like the move away from free sites. The announcement about the K-12 social networks is a good PR win for Ning, and whoever is picking up the tab should certainly look like the hero to many educational Ning clients and the wider social media community.

For more coverage on this blog and around the web, check out my earlier round-up post of the PR fumble at Ning.