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Type of site
Social web reader[1]
Available inEnglish, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Korean
OwnerThing Labs
Current statusAvailable

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.[citation needed] It was described as FriendFeed for Twitter.[5]

On October 28, 2009, it released Facebook integration.[1] On November 20, 2009, the Brizzly team announced that it was in open beta.[6]

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.[7]

On August 22, 2018, Co-Founder Jason Shellen announced Brizzly is back.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Brizzly Adds Facebook - Aims to be The of Social Media (2000 Invites Below!)". 2009-10-05. Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  2. ^ MG Siegler (2009-09-21). "Brizzly: Faster, Better, More Open". Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  3. ^ AOL. "AOL acquires social software start up Thing Labs".
  4. ^ Siegler, M. G. "Brizzly: A Twitter Reader From The People Who Brought You Google Reader". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Brizzly – Making Twitter More Like Friendfeed". CenterNetworks. Archived from the original on 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  6. ^ "Brizzly now open to the public (and other big news) - Thing Labs, Inc". Thing Labs, Inc. 2009-11-20. Archived from the original on November 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  7. ^ Brizzly is shutting the cave door
  8. ^ "Hi, Techcrunch Here with an Amazing New Product, Brizzly".