Filed under: english, linklist, rip, web2.0
At the time, we were disappointed of recent developments with Del.ico.us, a link sharing service we felt had headed off in the wrong direction by completely ignoring its most interesting aspect — the community contributing to the site. But more importunately, we thought a service for collecting links in lists for easy collaboration and sharing was missing (keep in mind this was before the breakthrough of Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). And when we noticed the domain name linkli.st was available, well... we just had to do something.
We launched linkli.st in September of that year, while on a hiatus (/residency) at Plan B (RIP) in Brooklyn and did little work on the site since. In fact, linkli.st still has the word “new” in all its description texts and until very recently used the Cufón technology for headlines — a technology so ancient it might make a comeback soon for all the wrong reasons.
The site gained a small but dedicated amount of users during the first couple of years, making the website a nice tool for finding interesting links from within our community. But over the years the amount of users decreased, and eventually we even stoped using linkli.st ourselves...
When watching a lecture with Charles Broskoski of Are.na at Post Design Festival in Copenhagen last October, I realised Are.na were doing everything we ever had set out to do way better and decided it was time to shut down the site.
So — as of June 15th, linkli.st is no more.
Thanks for all the links over these 11 years and see you on Are.na!