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Feb 08, 2008 - 19:02

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Goodbye, Consumating

A little while ago, Ben Brown, the founder of Consumating (my favorite social network ever), mentioned in twitter that CNET is shutting the old girl down.

According to, the last day is March 15.

“Though there hasn’t been an official statement from CNET on the matter, sources close to the company confirmed that the shutdown date will be March 15. Users will be able to download a data dump of their questions, answers, and other social activity as a comma-separated file.”

I’ve been a passionate daily user of Consumating since March 30, 2006. Between then and now, I’ve met lots of amazing people and made friends that I consider to be among my best friends. There were points during which I soured on the Consumating community, but we always come back together with open arms and quick jokes.

I’ll miss Consumating. It’s sad that CNET would shut it down, but I hope the teams that are trying to engineer a replacement do a good job. I’ll be there. Will you?

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