Snip.it

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Snip.it
Web address snip.it
Slogan Collect the Web
Type of site Social networking service
Registration Required for full functionality
Available in English, Japanese, Italian, Greek, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese
Launched September 2011; 2 years ago (2011-09)

Snip.it is a social platform for creating collections of articles, videos, and images on the web. Users create and maintain theme-based collections around interests such as politics, science, education, and fashion. Users can browse other collections, 'resnip' from another users collection into their own, comment on or favorite a snip, share on other social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Reddit), and review stats on where their page traffic comes from.[1]

Founded by Ramy Adeeb [2] (of Cairo, Egypt), the site is managed by a team of 6 engineers and funded by True and Khosla Venture [3] as well as several other prominent investors.

On January 22, 2013, Yahoo! has acquired Snip.it for an amount of $10 million in total. Snip.it have stopped their services temporarily in order to redesign the site.

Technical[edit]

Snip.it's backend is written in Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js and Node.js [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "TechCrunch - Hands-On With The Newly Revamped Snip.it: Where Pinterest Meets News, And So Much More". 
  2. ^ "FastCompany Meet Snip.It Founder Ramy Adeeb, Who's Debunking Web-Induced A.D.D.". 
  3. ^ "Khosla Ventures-Backed Snip.it Lets You Clip, Save And Share Collections Of Content On The Web". 
  4. ^ "Making Snip.it".