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April 28 2013


The time has come


As you have probably noticed, we have had a persistent problem with Bolts showing up in feeds for the past few weeks.  Despite the best efforts of Tony and I, we have been unable to fix the problem.

We have as a result made the decision to wind down the Bolt service.  

I can tell you from personal experience that Bolt is a very sophisticated and powerful piece of software, and it is also very complex.  Unfortunately, this has made it very costly to maintain as a free service, and we have reached the point where we need to make a responsible business decision.

We will attempt to keep Bolt up as long as possible, but we encourage you to work to download any content that you want to keep.  

As you can imagine, this has been an extremely hard decision.  We love Bolt, the community, and the content we have collected and shared.  We never would have met you and learned what you love, had we not been on this journey together.

At a personal level, I hoped with Bolt to create a way for people to remake the web in their own personal image.  To select and collect the pieces we love in a way that was secure, personal, but also shareable.  The team was able to create what I believe is a magnificent service, and I will always be proud of what we built, both from a product and community perspective.

I want to thank all of you for your time, your passions, and your friendship. Please don’t be strangers.

Awww what a shame. It sucks when websites that are created to save pages from other dead websites suddenly died. Lucky I still have my saved pages saved as html files but this is just sad T~T

January 30 2011

Formspring is shutting down

Unfortunately, and with great sadness, I must announce that Formspring is shutting down. While we’ve had great success in reaching a broad audience, it’s been challenging to sustain the resources needed to keep the lights on.

Sunday, March 31st will be the last day you’ll be able to ask questions or post content on Formspring. You’ll be able to export your responses from now throughMonday, April 15th, after which the site and apps will go offline, and any content will be permanently deleted.

After Chacha.me, now Formspring.me. well everyone's gonna be moving to Ask.fm after this then, and there's also bound to be some asking & answering alternatives in the near future. Farewell formspring, eventhough I never make an account, but I do enjoy spamming my friends' Formspring accounts with stupid questions before it disables anonymous asking.

January 26 2011

Posterous will turn off on April 30

Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.

On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.

Right now and over the next couple months until April 30th, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.
Awww that's kinda sad. I always wanted to try Posterous (well before I had Soup). Oh well... seeing that Publr died, I guess after Posterous die off on April, Soup.io will be the #1 Tumblr alternative. HUZZAH. Proud living on the Soup side.
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