Wed, 30 May 2007
Tonight (May 29) at 11:15 PM, Zooomr Mark III launched and everyone in the Zooomr Ustream.TV chat room rushed onto the site and started posting what they found. Twenty minutes late it went down as fast as it went up. Zooomr had lost a data base server and had to be taken off line.
For those who don’t know Zooomr is a photo sharing site similar to Flickr and has been down for the past week being overhauled with over 250 new features. The lead (and only) programmer, Kristopher Tate, has been working night and day on this venture and tonight was a major defeat in Zooomr’s launch.
While the site was up everyone was excited by what they saw. Reading the posts in the chat room reminded me of kids running to be the first on the rides at Disneyland after they opened the gates. For many of us it’s been a week’s wait watching Kristopher and Thomas Hawk broadcast the ups and downs of this launch live over Ustream.tv. Hanging out in the chat room and getting to know Kristopher and Thomas felt like family and everyone was enjoying being part of it all.
Even before the launch actually happened, Robert Scoble wrote a post about Zooomr asking for others to help this startup survive.
After the launch I was going to title this post “Did Ustream Save Zooomr,? but even though that may be true, I don’t think Ustream can fix this. What can you do to help?
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:28am PST