Well, if you haven’t taken down the CliqIN widget by now, you’ll be forced to. I received word today that on January 31st, Cliq will be taken down indefinitely. All members that have registered with the Cliq website will be notified this week. Personally, I thought CliqIN was a good idea. However, it never seemed to garner a lot of press and it never took off like BlogRush did. As for the reason why Cliq is shutting down?
As it turns out, CLIQ was a client of Offermatica, INC and was built as a way to extend their story into the social media space. Well, Offermatica has since been acquired by Omniture. Omniture already has a number of projects within the social media space and therefor, it makes no sense for them to continue development and funding for Cliq.
It was a decent ride I suppose. I’ll never understand why the bloggers who fell for BlogRush didn’t get smarter and move to something like CliqIN which gave the user full control over their blogging network. If you still have their widget published on your site, now would be a good time to remove it.
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Interesting. I was wondering what was happening to it. I actually finally just removed the code earlier today.
@John Kolbert Now John, this doesn’t mean you won’t know what’s going on around this part of the internet will it? :)
I found the widget took too long to load and messed around with the performance of my site.
Considering my site was slow already, I couldn’t afford to keep CLIQ on so I removed it a while ago.
Great idea, but it was a bit too intensive for me. :(
Well that sucks. Oh well, I’m setting up a Blogroll now anyways!
Be nice to me and you might make the list ;) haha
Brad is my hero! He’s the best! :D
LOL, no worries Jeffro. I’ve got you in my RSS feed, so I’ll be able to keep an eye on you. :)