Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Social News Dropped from Netscape

Netscape users can no more enjoy the benefits of the social news functionality in their browser. Following a year of unsuccessful experimentation, popular Internet service provider AOL, the owner of Netscape, has decided to drop this feature from the browser.

For quite some time now, Netscape has been functioning as a social news site wherein visitors submit links for news stories and then cast votes on their significance. Most of these stories were verified and even edited by editors of Netscape. They also ensured that these write-ups were not spammed.

As per reports on the Web, AOL has decided to do away with this news feature for the time being. But it also insists that social news will continue being a part of its online sphere, maybe external to Netscape. Users have no idea about it as the company has not announced future plans regarding the same. AOL will definitely leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the wonderful rapport between its websites and their users is not broken.

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