Bubblews shuts down without allowing users to retrieve their posts
It's finally happened. Bubblews is officially shut down. Here's the notice displayed on their site:
After being up and running for almost 3 years now we regrettably need to inform you that we will be shutting Bubblews.com down. The climate for display advertising has drastically changed and made it impossible for us to sustain the business model and operations.
We want to thank everyone that was a part of this journey. We wish you all the very best.
What strikes me is that Bubblews acted in character to the very end. As was normal for them, they made this decisive change with no prior notice to users. The site is no longer accessible. The homepage shows the above message. If you try to access your articles, you get a 404 error. I'm sure thousands of users have completely lost work they had posted on the site, but now cannot access.
I just had a comment on a Bubblews article I wrote on HubPages from someone who was using Bubblews as a kind of daily journal. In my reply I cautioned her that if they shut the site down, they would probably do it without allowing users to retrieve their posts. Unfortunately, my prophecy has come true.
To me the biggest issue with Bubblews has always been their lack of integrity in dealing with their users. Well, the one semi-positive thing you can say about them is that they were consistent. They were characterized by lack of integrity from beginning to end.
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