Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

May 23, 2007

Yahoo Closes was a site created by Lucas Gonze that allowed users to share playlists. In a sense, it let people assemble their own virtual jukeboxes: a cute enough idea for Yahoo to acquire it in early 2006, making Gonze a very rich man. never really seemed to gain traction and never broke Alexa's Top 100,000 list. In the wake of the infamous "Peanut Butter Manifesto," issued internally last year, which excoriated Yahoo's management for "spreading itself too thin," was given the deep-six in May of 2007, and will close at the end of the month.

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