Shuts Down is a social media link-sharing website that is similar to and Somebody submits a story and if it gains enough popularity, that story hits the homepage. was created out of an experiment by AOL subsidiary Netscape.

The project was headed by Weblogs Inc. co-founder Jason Calacanis. After AOL bought out Weblogs, Calacanis started to head up One of the reasons why did not take off is because of its terrible design.

Calacanis and Digg co-founder Kevin Rose had beef with each other after the creation of too. Supposedly Calacanis paid some of Digg’s top users to join Propeller and become just as influential on that service as well. But the two ended their quarrels after they met on a podcast show.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at Shuts Down Comments

  1. john says:

    too bad.Well, thankfully there are many other social bookmarking sites out there to socialise on.

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