Pownce, the free social networking and Social Blogging site, which made its name based on its easy user ability to share messages, files, events, and links with friends and associates, will soon be no more. Many of my friends, who are Pownce users, have compared this service to “Twitter on steroids”, so I’ll be sad to see it go.
On December 1, 2008, Pownce announced that it has been acquired by Blogging company Six Apart, and will be shutting its doors on 15 December, 2008.
Today’s announcement by Pownce founder Leah Culver stated, that as of that date, the company will be moving their technology over to Six Apart, the company behind Blogging software Movable Type, TypePad and Vox which is a similar, free, Pownce like service .
Current Pownce users should visit pownce.com/settings/export/ to generate an export file which can then be imported into Vox, TypePad, or WordPress.
Pownce advises that this must be done by December 15, 2008, since current content will not be accessible past that date.