Founded in 2005, Elbo.ws, was among the first major music blog aggregators. By bringing disparate content and advertisers under one roof, Elbo.ws gave voice to a new generation of passionate citizen music journalists. That's all about to end, and in a blog post they explained why:
With a heavy heart, however, we feel it’s time to turn off the bot. It’s not an easy decision, but a few factors have proven hard to overcome. We get more DMCA notices these days than ever before (mostly regrading photos, believe it or not) and our advertising has dried up. Google doesn’t appreciate our aggregation as it once did.
At this point, we’re planning on keeping the lights on until the end of November. After that, we’ll probably redirect the domain elsewhere. If you have any questions, please comment here, send us an email – info at elbo.ws – or hit us up on Twitter – @elbows.
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