Fraxi – The Ning of Pligg

December 19th, 2007 (71,429 views) by Pinny Cohen

Fraxi - The Ning of PliggPligg, the creators of free web software that works like Digg (where users vote submitted content up to the front page), announced in their second birthday newsletter some exciting news. They plan to launch Fraxi soon, which will operate like the Ning of Pligg.

To those of you who aren’t familiar with Ning, they offer a 5 minute setup for your own branded social network. This way you don’t have to worry about installs, upgrades, maintenance, and all the other obstacles for non-techy users to build their own sites.

Pligg decided to develop their own version for quick non-techy installs of Pligg, and it will enable anyone (even those who don’t know anything about developing websites) to run their own user content submission sites with user voting.

This is an important development because we can expect to see many people jumping on board and starting Digg style sites due to the ease of owning one. This also puts more pressure on the big online news sites (such as CNN, FOXnews, MSNBC) by creating an even longer long tail and further diluting the power of the old media.

Currently, the Fraxi site only shows a splash page, but I’m looking forward to giving it a test-run.

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8 Responses to “Fraxi – The Ning of Pligg”

  1. Pligg to Launch a Ning for Digg Clones Says:

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  2. Stubb Says:

    Corank does that already. We’ll see how Pligg compares with them.

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  5. DIGEST Says:

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  6. SlightlyShadySEO Says:

    In related news, blackhats everwhere rejoiced with the news that yet another piece of software would become even more homogenized and easy to automate…

  7. Canada SEO Says:

    Hopefully this new software will be better then Pligg. Sphinn can be quite unresponsive at times, and not as user friendly as possible. But I’ve always been a go big or go home, and develop it custom kinda guy :)

  8. Conrad Hees Says:

    Great article Pinny!

    I recently joined a Ning young bloggers group myself, and have found it to be a very useful networking tool if you have the time.

    I think that the early adopters of these ready made Digg sites will be the ones to dominate, and after a few months the opportunity will be over.

    Keep up the great work!

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