Posterous to Turn Off the Lights at End of April, Just Over One Year After Being Acquired by Twitter
Posterous is one of those social media startups that never seemed to find a specific place to call its own on the Internet. It's not like we don't already have Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, among others. That was before it was acquired by Twitter last March. After just over a year of pretty much doing nothing with Posterous, it's been revealed that Twitter will be shutting the service down on April 30th. All five people that were still using the service will surely be very distraught.Read on...
Glitch Gives Up the Ghost, Posts Great Goodbye Before Going Away for Good
Today, the road all runners come. Tiny Speck's Glitch, which we've previously described as "a browser-centric, Flash-based, social MMORPG," has finally decided to call it quits. The company's posted a shutdown notice to the site that practically drips with sadness and humility. The game itself will close on December 9th, meaning the eleven giants must be dying, but the forums will live on until the end of the year so players can connect with one another before it's gone entirely.Read on...
Instagram Competitor picplz Shutting Down July 3rd
Sharing photos via mobile applications is certainly the hot thing to do, if Facebook's acquisition of Instagram is any sign, but apparently not hot enough for there to be room in this proverbial town for more than the one major service. One of Instagram's earliest competitors, picplz, has announced that they will be shuttering their service for good come July 3.Read on...
Facebook Lite Goes Dark
Facebook Lite, Facebook's attempt at a more minimalist interface, will henceforth no longer be supported. That means that if you've been using the site, you'll now be directed over to the main Facebook page. Or Facebook Classic if you will. Facebook created the Lite site in mid-2009 to be stripped-down and clutter-free, something a number of users had been clamoring for since the original STOP CHANGING FACEBOOK!!1! group. As such, it allowed users to send messages, write on friends' walls, and share photos and videos, but excluded the more the 500,000 apps that third-party developers created for the social networking site.Read on...