Sunday, December 23, 2012

KickApps gets kicked

Another nail in the coffin of what was once touted as a wide-open Internet.

The KickApps content hosting service has been taken over by a corporation that - without warning - has promptly deleted all content. KickApps is now reportedly being used solely for corporate content - but I just checked it, and it's down completely.

All the work that KickApps users have put into their websites is now gone into thin air.

Government inaction has killed yet another valuable Internet service - not unlike when Yahoo!'s takeover of Geocities was rubber-stamped by the Justice Department's failure to intervene.

For an Internet that was once hyped as being a boundless frontier, the government sure hasn't done much to ensure the free flow of ideas.

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