Vox (blogging platform)

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Vox
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Web address www.vox.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Blogging service
Owner Six Apart
Launched October 26, 2006
Alexa rank positive decrease 130,272 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Closed September 30, 2010

Vox was an Internet blogging service run by Six Apart, which ran from October 26, 2006 to September 30, 2010.[2][3] Before launching, it had the codename "Project Comet".

The service claimed to be more streamlined and easier-to-use than other blogging tools available. Its design had features often associated with the Web 2.0 trend. The service was more focused on social networking features than other blogging platforms. Such features included the ability to set permissions on who is able to view each post and a friends list on the sidebar.

Vox was written in Perl, using the Catalyst framework.

On September 2, 2010, Six Apart announced Vox would be closed permanently by the end of the month, providing export tools to their TypePad blogging platform and to Flickr. New content could be posted to the service until September 15, 2010, and it closed permanently on September 30, 2010.

The Vox.com domain name was sold by SAY Media (formerly SixApart) to Vox Media for a new general news site, Vox.

Features[edit]

Some of Vox's features include:

  • Picking of predefined designs
  • Uploading videos
  • Control over which posts are available to the public
  • Linking of content from other sites, such as YouTube, Flickr, iStockphoto, Photobucket, iFilm, etc.
  • Ability to create your own banners, thus customizing the blog further.
  • Community-oriented components, such as QotD (Question of the Day) posts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vox.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Official Vox website
  3. ^ Review of Vox, at GizBuzz

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