I just received notification that Pownce.com (a major competitor to Twitter and other micro-blogging platforms) will be shutting down service starting December 15, 2008! This comes as quite a surprise considering it seemed to be growing in popularity. I think Twitter’s relentless growth along with economic effects have made SixApart consolidate to sustain a solid future (especially following the recent acquisition).
Here is a quote of the email I received from them moments ago:
We are sad to announce that Pownce is shutting down on December 15,
2008. As of today, Pownce will no longer be accepting new users or new
To help with your transition, we have built an export tool so you can
save your content. You can find the export tool at Settings > Export.
Please export your content by December 15, 2008, as the site will not
be accessible after this date.
Please visit our new home to find out more:
Our thanks go out to everyone who contributed to the Pownce community,
The Pownce Crew
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