Six Apart’s Vox Heads To DeadPool

Six Apart’s Vox Heads To DeadPool.

“When Six Apart launched Vox, a blogging/social network platform with strict privacy controls, in 2006, investor David Hornik had high hopes. Vox is an “amazing blogging platform,” he said, because “Finally I have a place where I can post pictures and video of my kids without concern about who is looking at them.”

Vox will be shut down on September 20, says Six Apart.”

alas poor VOX.  I knew it well…

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12 thoughts on “Six Apart’s Vox Heads To DeadPool

  1. It’s very sad. Vox is so much easier to use. I really love the neighborhood feel there. I will miss it so much.

  2. I wonder if investors like David Hornik were responsible for shutting Vox down. I hate how things get shut down just because they’re not turning the profit expected by investors, no matter how amazing they are.

    Oh well. I’m going to go back to figuring out why none of my widgets are showing up on my WP blog.

  3. I wonder why none of the other blog sites incorporate the privacy features that Vox had. Is it difficult to program? Does it reduce the profitability? I guess we’ll never know.

    • It would be nice to have a neighborhood setting! I think you can do private blog with invites, but I think there’s a limit to the number of people you can invite for free. I’ll have to look again.

  4. several of the articles I’ve found seem to agree on two major points:
    – 6Apart is rumored to be moving towards a merger with an ad network named “VideoEgg” and is cleaning house in preparation

    – the notion of privacy in teh internets has eroded quite a bit in the last few years (blame FaceBook) and has become less relevant to users who are more interested in portability, open IDs, etc.

  5. OMG, I did not hear that. Then again, I haven’t paid much attention to what 6A is doing. I suppose it’s inevitable. :-\ Hi, fellow ex-Voxers!

  6. You can fine-tune privacy levels in WordPress. Go to the dashboard and at the bottom of the left hand side, in the box labeled “Settings” you’ll see an option for setting privacy. You can also set privacy levels for each individual post At the top of the page, where you see the actual blog editor, you should see a box called publish. Click on the Visibility edit option and you’ll be able to make that particular post private or public.

  7. Yeah. Vox was special. I didn’t like that non-Voxers couldn’t leave comments, but I loved that I could save posts with varying levels of security. Most of all, I loved that there were nutballs like me and thee. :D

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