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Gay social network DList.com to cease operation at year end

Chicago, IL — The gay social network DList.com will be closing December 31, 2011. Limits in their service have already begun.

According to a statement on their site today DList cited changes in social networking:

"DList started back in 2006, when the world of social networking was still in its infancy. Facebook was still exclusively for college students and had limited privacy options. Myspace was booming but if you didn't want to be totally out to everyone you were out of luck. There were very limited options for gay guys to be themselves online---places where you could freely discuss your late night trysts, random crushes, and anything else about your life as a gay man, from the mundane to the most fascinating.

"Fast forward to the end of 2011. Facebook has more than 800 million users, including your mom, your boss, some childhood friends, and just about everyone else you encounter. They've even added somewhat decent privacy filters so that you can be your best and worst self to different crowds of people in your life. While MySpace is practically dead, new social networking experiences like Twitter and Tumblr have entered the game and flourished. And, well, there just isn't as much of a need anymore for DList. Two other large, exclusively gay social sites have closed their doors over the past year too, and we don't think it's a coincidence. Without as much interest or need, we just can't keep the community going as a vital, vibrant, sexy and fun place to express yourself. And no one wants to be a bore."

According to statistics compiled by Alexa.com, the major Internet barometer, a precipitous drop in traffic to the site has occurred over the past year. Advertisers who use web sites to promote their products carefully watch the standings and traffic of sites and an ability to generate revenue becomes compromised with poor numbers.

DList was most popular with males in the 18-24 age group.
 
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Dlist was destined to fail from the begining. who calls a gay website "dlist"? It means having to clarify your message every time you advertise. And they wasted sooo much on advertising it's a shame. It actually failed back in 2009 when it was "aquired" by manhunt (at firesale). It should have been allowed to fail then, but instead manhunt poured $100K's into this failure, which goes a long way to explaining the management at Manhunt.net.

Good luck to Onlinebuddies, you have failed our community, you have put profits ahead of your customuers, and you will pay the price.
Posted by Christopher33 on Fri, 11/4/2011 4:55 PM
with dlist and connexion shutting down this year woohim.com is the last great free gay social network.
Posted by trace on Fri, 11/4/2011 7:29 PM
lol... the guest below called woowho a great site... yeah if you need a prostitute LMFAO or a free trip to the clinic! LifeOut.Com , Overthescene.com are far better SOCIAL networks - not porn drenched fishing holes for creating more orphan porn stars who do not make enough to fix their teeth.
Posted by PopWhore on Thu, 11/10/2011 8:21 AM
awww, popwhore... sounds like sourgrapes. did one (or all) of those dentally impaired models reject you? did it remind you too much of real life? effin' lame ass troll... no wonder you didn't last long <3
Posted by BrittonK on Thu, 11/17/2011 7:51 PM
Morgan Stanley
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