It’s not all that surprising; what is surprising that there are not more Web 2.0 dead sites, at least ones that will let you know they are tanking. It’s a useful reminder for anyone who puts all their assets into one bin (if there are such people) as well as the transient nature of the fun web cloud; like the economy it may just collapse on you leaving you to cry, WHY WHY WHY? (or WTF? WTF WTF?).
I am thinking it is the beginning of some Darwinian evolution of only the ______-iest will survive (help me out with what the blank means… Bankrollediest? Funniest? Bought by Googliest?).
The honesty of the first bits of the letter are bottomed out by the plaff in the reason why section
We have spent three years providing over a hundred thousand of you with a unique video experience. We believed that by putting creative tools and rights-cleared media into the hands of influencers and connectors, Eyespot would enable social media and participation culture like no other company.
After playing over two hundred million of your video creations, we have to stop. After assembling possibly the most potent team in digital media ever, we’re now moving on.
That is more likely written by Cupid’s Dear John Letter Generator or some other buzzword spewing bot.
“We have to stop” Is your mother calling? Did you get called in to the principal’s office?
After assembling possibly the most potent team in digital media ever, we’re now moving on. Sounds pretty impotent to me. Moving on to where? Beverly Hills? Public assistance?
I don’t really care all that much about this, but am surprised that people have the gall to spray transparent no-speak words out like that and think the public will just nod and say, yup, you, yup.. Even give us a bit of truthiness.
Well actually I do care. Now My 50+ Web2.0 Ways to Tell a Story is gonna be knocked back down to 62 (once I can edit my wikispaces site; editing seems to be on the fritz tonight). Or I have to go and poke around http://www.fliqz.com/.
Yep, Eyespot shall soon be making an appearance on Ghost Sites of the Web.
So long and thanks for all the fish videos.
The post "Dear John Letter from Eyespot" was originally thawed from a previous ice age and melted at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2008/10/dear-john/) on October 9, 2008.