Sucks to see these guys shutting down, I was really into Amplify as a curation tool up till about a year ago. Their sister site clipmarks.com is shutting down as well. Forbes acquired Clipmarks a couple years ago and created a spin off of the site as Amplify.com. Amplify introduced me to the likes of Joe Hackman, Flavio, Louis Gray, Stefan Svartling, Jay Gilmore, Danny Brown, Paisano, Mark Krynsky, Dave Yank and many others who I still follow on other social sites. As Amplify saw competition from micro-blogs like Posterous and Tumblr, and then later Google Plus and now Pinterest, the community slowly died off. Best of luck to Eric Goldstein, Dave Grossman and the rest of the Amplify team on their next venture.
Dear Mitchell McKenna,
After much consideration, we’ve decided that it is time to shutdown Amplify. On behalf of the team, I want to thank you for being part of our journey. It is important to us that we shut down the service in the most responsible and considerate manner possible. Towards that end there are two things that you should consider:
- First, we’ve arranged with Clipboard (a new service under entirely different ownership and management) to give you an account on their service, which is currently accessible by invitation-only. You can accept this invitation and register your account now.
- Second, from the registration page, Clipboard will allow you to easily request that your old clips be preserved in Clipboard. If you don’t want them converted, then do nothing. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to convert all of your older clips, but if the demand is sufficient, we will do our best.
We hope that you’ll accept the invitation to join Clipboard. Like Amplify, they believe that the Web is better when people can easily save, share and discuss the parts that they care about.
For more information, please see the Clipboard blog post.
All the best,