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linkli.st 2009–2020

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Filed under: english, linklist, rip, web2.0

In 2009 Konst & Teknik & Martin launched linkli.st, a “web service for making and sharing lists with links”.

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 completley ignoring its most interesting aspect — the community contributing to the site. But more importantley, 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 technoloy 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.

  • June 15th 2020: Linkli.st will be made read-only and no lists or links can be created.
  • September 1st 2020: Linkli.st will go offline. The site might still be online (read-only), but not guaranteed.
  • You can export your lists as json or html from your account page.

Thanks for all the links over these 11 years and see you on Are.na!