I just read this today.
Ning said no more free networks, everyone has to pay now.
That is something that we're always telling to our clients / prospects. Why would you pay for a solution (Etheryl) instead of going to some kind of free service on the web?
Because we work for you, they don't.
We ask money because we know we need some to provide you a good service. They try to replace that with something you might not like (ads, selling data).