NING re-designs their product with new pricing.
Shy Matsi stashed this in Social Media
Even the basic pricing is $300/year: https://www.ning.com/pricing/
Out of the range of most consumers.
By comparison, basic Meetup pricing is $150/year and that's considered high among Meetup organizers I know.
In other news, Ning is still around.... *boggle*
After Glam bought Ning, Glam decided to invest in Ning.
There's really no other product out there that's good for social groups.
Yahoo Groups is very ten years ago.