So, Yahoo’s finally decided to close Upcoming.org, the events
community I started nearly ten years ago. And, in Yahoo’s typical
fuck-off-and-die style, they’re doing it with 11 days notice, no
on-site announcement, and no way to back up past events. […]
In hindsight, selling Upcoming to Yahoo was a horrible mistake.
Selling your company always means sacrificing control and risking
its fate, and as we now know, online communities almost always
fail after acquisition. (YouTube is the rare exception, albeit one
with billion-dollar momentum.) But Yahoo was a particularly
horrible steward for the community.