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Type of businessPrivately held company
HeadquartersVienna (Austria)
Founder(s)Christopher Clay, Lukas Fittl, Andreas Fuchs
IndustryMicroblog service
Alexa rankIncrease 3,698 (March 2015)[1]
LaunchedApril 2007
Current statusOnline is an Austrian social networking and microblogging site.

Introduction[edit] allows the user to publish (editable in HTML) text, images, videos, links, quotes and reviews. It allows users to share files (within the limit of 10 MB) and create events. Its interface professes to follow the KISS principle[citation needed]. In March 2015, had close to 3.8 million monthly users.[2]

In January 2017, suffered data loss, and had to be restored over several weeks from a 2015 backup.[3][4] After that the ownership was transferred to its webhost who will continue running it out of personal interest of the company's CEO.


  • Aggregation in real time data from issues of social networks, blogs and RSS.
  • Auto-posting data from other social networks (including Digg, Flickr, Delicious, YouTube, Twitter, or even Tumblr)
  • Infinite scrolling of content
  • Publication (by sending email, via a javascript Favorites, or from and possible edition in HTML
  • Re-posting of content from other blogs on the service, after the manner of Tumblr
  • Groups
  • Videos channels
  • Code custom CSS
  • Integration of domain names
  • Semi-private access to a blog

Awards[edit] received an investment during Seedcamp 2008,[5] has been classified by the Guardian as one of the essential 100 websites of 2009,[6] and was named "Innovative IT-Challenger" by APA – IT in September 2009.[7]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. ^ Quantcast
  3. ^ "Update after crash ;)". 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ Clay, Christoper (1 February 2017). ""I've heard that @soup_io will be coming back online in the next days; but likely with some significant data loss after hardware failure #fyi"".
  5. ^ Seedcamp 2008 Archived 10 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ The 100 essential websites – The Guardian
  7. ^ Innovative "IT-Challenger" von – APA – IT ausgezeichnet – ANHÄNGE – APA