Brizzly

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Brizzly
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Web address brizzly.com
Type of site Social web reader[1]
Available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Korean
Owner Thing Labs
Current status Closed

Brizzly was a third-party Twitter and Facebook interface. It was unveiled at one of TechCrunch's events in 2009[2] and was acquired by AOL in 2010.[3]

Its features included allowing users to create lists to organize followers,[4] showing user the full in-line links from URL shortening services and showing photos from photo sharing services.[5] It was described as FriendFeed for Twitter.[6]

On 28 October 2009, it released Facebook integration.[1] On 20 November 2009, the Brizzly team announced that it was in open beta. Prior to that, using Brizzly was by invitation only.[7]

On March 1, 2012, Brizzly announced it was shutting down at the end of the month in light of time commitments by developers to AIM-related work.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brizzly Adds Facebook - Aims to be The Blogger.com of Social Media (2000 Invites Below!)". Readwriteweb.com. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ MG Siegler (2009-09-21). "Brizzly: Faster, Better, More Open". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ AOL. "AOL acquires social software start up Thing Labs". 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Brizzly Product Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Brizzly – Making Twitter More Like Friendfeed". CenterNetworks. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Brizzly now open to the public (and other big news) - Thing Labs, Inc.". Thing Labs, Inc. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-21. [dead link]
  8. ^ Brizzly is shutting the cave door

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