Just because entrepreneurs have an unending well of inspiration for intimate social networks doesn’t mean that users—or revenues—follow. Proust, the social diary service launched by IAC back in July, told users via email today that the site will close on January 31. The company, which tried to emphasize sharing deep, personal memories with close friends and family, offered a data export tool for any content that may have been uploaded, reports AllThingsD.
Proust started in beta in 2010. Since then, however, features like the ability to visualize one’s life history as a timeline, have been adopted by another social network you may have heard something about one time.
A startup called Ourspot launched in beta today with a novel proposition: Take Path’s 50-person limit and cut it down to size. Like way down.
The network lets couples or close friends privately share links and content with each other that also serves “as a document of a relationship,” (yup, singular) says AllThingsD’s Liz Gannes. And there you were thinking they’d run out of ideas for social networks!
According to the website Inside Facebook, the companies overall growth took a hit in April and May as users from the social network’s oldest markets began to abandon the site.
For the past year, Facebook has added an average of 20 million new users per month. But in April of this year they posted Read More
The new features added to Foursquare today transform it into a more robust social network that could compete with Facebook for a broad swath of user activity.
By adding comments and photos to check ins and archiving all of this activity on a history page, Foursquare has created a real “social diary” Read More
The social networking ideas that Chris Hughes and his college roomate Mark Zuckerberg worked on at Harvard have become a revolutionary platform remaking communications and business around the globe.
Now Hughes, who is based in New York, haslaunched the Beta version of Jumo, a social network that hopes to connect individuals working for global Read More