Pownce shutting down
Pownce the micro blogging community site that allows you to send messages, links and files to your friends will shut down on 15 December 2008. The site, created by among others Kevin Rose the man that brought you digg, has been bought by six apart the company behind blogging software such as moveable type and typepad.
The decision to simply close the site rather than attempt to integrate the pownce community into their own site seems a little odd since community sites rely on their ability to retain and build users. Tools have been provided allowing the users to move their content to Vox, six aparts blogging community, however, I imagine many users will feel rejected by six apart and move to another platform. One can only imagine that unnamed factors made the cost of maintaining both communities or integrating them prohibitive.