We’re launching a new online social network for the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School community at:
I’ve heard from a bunch of people who were part of our ning network who missed it, and personally I’ve missed the community and the forums. I didn’t want to do the same thing again, though, and I’ve got a few issues with some of the other online networking sites, so we decided to do it ourselves this time. This provides three distinct benefits:
- Control. We’ll be able to set it up to play nice with other social networking sites.
- No surprises. After putting a lot of time into the Ning network, they decided to pull the rug out from under us (and their other users) and completely switch their model.
- Privacy. We’re not selling your information to marketers. You won’t have to update your privacy settings on a weekly basis.
As we’re still learning how to use the software, there will be some growing pains. But right now we’ve got a functioning forum, with other additions to come.