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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10 45

New submitter Randall Booth writes Fotopedia has sent notice to its users that it is shutting down. 'We are sorry to announce that Fotopedia is shutting down. As of August 10, 2014, will close and our iOS applications will cease to function. Our community of passionate photographers, curators and storytellers has made this a wonderful journey, and we'd like to thank you for your hard work and your contributions. We truly believe in the concept of storytelling but don't think there is a suitable business in it yet. If you submitted photos and stories to Fotopedia, your data will be available to download until August 10, 2014. After this date, all photos and data will be permanently deleted from our servers."
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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

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  • by istartedi ( 132515 ) on Thursday July 31, 2014 @02:16PM (#47575847) Journal

    Raise your hand if you never heard of it. There's just too many people that want to do this kind of thing. I don't think it would have helped them, but the site design sucks too. 1. Metro-like on the front page, always a bad sign. 2. Read the article on Zanskar, which is interesting except that the borderless wall of photos that fill the window is too hard to scroll through on my machine... It jerk, Jerk, JERKS and I have to play finger games to maybe get it to line up right. Don't make it hard on your users like that.

    I suppose it all looks great on an iPad, but really... writing code that accomodates different (and not nearly as uncommon as you think) browsers really shouldn't be that hard.

    Of course none of that would have saved them because like I said, there's too much of this stuff already.

    I look forward to more $unknown_site is shutting down articles on /. in the future.

  • by jonfr ( 888673 ) on Thursday July 31, 2014 @04:41PM (#47577155) Homepage

    So it appears that the new IT bubble (or internet bubble 2.0) is starting to show signs that it is about to burst. It always starts with companies like this one, since they normally run out of money first. This collapse is going to be interesting.

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN. -- Alan Perlis