Goodbye Pownce - Twitter's zaftig twin bites the dust

Pownce , the Twitter clone we loved to hate is shuttering it's service December 15.  The blog announces that the code and coders have packed their bags for Six Apart.  Leah Culver and Mike Malone will become part of the engineering team there.  Pownce came into the scene with well entrenched competitors, but seemed to feel that they brought something new to the table.  Unlike Twitter's simple text messages, they added photos, video, events to the mix.  They never seemed to be able to gain market share, however.  For us, it was just to annoying to be bombarded by photos and video.  Pownce added bulk to the incredibly lightweight Twitter but the audience seems to feel that less is more.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.