Library 2.0 to close?

Members of the 4000-strong Ning-based network Library 2.0 recently received this message:
“Unless I hear a huge outcry over the next 24 hours, I will shut down this group effective Thursday evening , Feb. 25.  Most people trying to join are spammers or just seeing what they can get into.  I do not want to transfer the ownership of this group to anyone else.  There have only been a few blog posts since the first of the year and hardly any discussions.  The groups appear to be moribund as well”.
Is this another indication that the Summer of Social Media Love is a fading memory? See also Will Social Media Eat ItselfSome support for keeping Library 2.0, so maybe it’s just a rather robust way of engaging with the members. However, if the Ning Creator wants to close it down, there’s nothing the members can do.

One comment

  • February 23, 2010 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes communities just die – they serve their purpose and then it is time for people to move on. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    However, it seems odd that the organiser seems so hell bent on closing it down in the face of opposition from members – why not just hand it over to someone else if you no longer want to be involved?

    As you say, though, he could well be just calling people’s bluff.

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