Received the email below from Atlanta Business magazine and couldn’t help but to think about the "Relationship Currency" cost of picking the wrong private social network platform.  Many companies with interesting concepts won’t remain viable, unless they start to deliver quantifiable value and as such, charge for their services.  If you’re using "freebies" because they’re free, you may want to reconsider that strategy!

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From: Atlanta Business Magazine
Date: June 1, 2010 1:46:49 PM EDT

Subject: Ning Site Atlanta Business Magazine

Where Atlanta’s Smart, Influential, Powerful and High Net-Worth Do Business

A message to all members of Atlanta Business Magazine

As an administrator of this site I need to inform everyone that Ning is getting ready to charge a fee for hosting sites of this nature. ABM may not continue this site pass the deadline of free Ning Sites. We look forward to staying connected to you however and are building an online business community that will be more dynamic than this current site.

We will stay in touch with the members of this site through email and you will be getting an invitation to join the new business community soon. Meanwhile please feel free to visit SMS on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest news concerning the new business community and Social Media trends and helpful hints on how to use SM in your business and daily lives.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding any ideas on how to make the new community work for you and connect you to businesses, colleagues,  contacts and prospects.

Please feel free to contact me in person through the following means.

I wish everyone success and prosperity and look forward to keeping this community alive.

Atlanta Business Magazine.

Visit Atlanta Business Magazine at: http://atlantabusinessm


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