Snip.it

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Snip.it
Type of site Social networking service
Available in English, Japanese, Italian, Greek, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Key people Ramy Adeeb (Founder/CEO)
Slogan(s) Collect the Web
Website snip.it
Registration Required for full functionality
Launched September 2011; 5 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! acquired Snip.it for an amount of $10 million in total. Snip.it have stopped their services temporarily in order to redesign the site. By March 2013, the site suspended all snipping. [4] By August 2014, the site's url permanently redirected[5] to Yahoo Tech.

Technical[edit]

Snip.it's backend is written in Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js and Node.js [6]

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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. ^ "WayBack Machine, March 2013". Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "WayBack machine, August 2014". Archived from the original on August 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Making Snip.it".