Co.mments Dead

So often it is  passion that makes a user generated content site – like a blog – great. Or a social tool such as a bookmarking site stand out above the rest. Or a social network hit the spot. Every time, passion.

But what happens when the passion dies?

co.mments dead
co.mments dead

co.mments will be shutting down Jan 11, 2009. It’s been a wonderful ride, unfortunately regular upkeep, and our friendly spammers, have turned it into a chore. I need the time and energy to focus on other things, so sadly, I’m going to shutdown the site by the end of this week. Thank you all for your support, Assaf

I liked co.mments, it  allowed me to keep track when I was doing a social media audit. Some sites only give you RSS on the main posts, not comments. Plus, you only really want to track responses to your own comments in some situations.

With this dot.com crunch (see my post Dot.Com Crash 2.0: UGC Tears Before Bedtime from August 2007) it is OUR content, OUR sweat and blood, as customers, not investors that will be lost. Because the day they turn off YouTube or Flickr, you might wanna make sure you have backed up your content…

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Co.mments Dead

  1. @arkrausehardie I’m pretty sure that co.mments is shut down. http://twurl.nl/4hc37r I blogged about the guy giving up.

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