Formspring is social networkingsite for mainly social conversation which provide question and answers. This site launched on 2009 by Ade Olonoh, the founder of online form builder Formstack. This site offer a very privacy system because user can follow others user privately. While logged in as a registered user, people can also ask questions to his or her followers from the homepage. Spring.me also asks one question per day named “Formspring Question of the Day” which is flashed in user’s inbox. In January 2011, Spring.me added a smile button which acts similar to the Like button on Facebook. Formspring users are now able to see how many others on the site are following their account. Formspring released an iPhone Application and several months later, in January 2012, further added to its mobile presence with the launch of its Android Application.
Formspring has garnered some controversy, especially among teenagers, for the perception that it opened the door for harassment and bullying, due to the anonymity of the entries.A fight between several students at a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania high school, which started after an argument over Formspring, received some media attention in February 2010.s occur. In January 2012, Formspring also announced that it was a sponsor of the Great American NO BULL Challenge, a nation-wide video contest that encourages teenagers to stand up to bullying.
Closure and rebranding-
Formspring announced it would be closing over the months of March and April 2013. The reason for the closure was that “it’s been challenging to sustain the resources needed to keep the lights on.”
According to the announcement, asking questions on Formspring would be disabled on March 31, 2013, and the entire site would be shut down permanently on April 15, 2013, after which, all content on the site would be deleted.
On March 31, 2013 a short updated statement was released which stated “Great news! We have a last-minute deal in the works that will help keep Formspring up. More details to follow in the coming week.”
On May 8, 2013 a statement on the main page was issued stating; “5/8/13 – Great news friends, Formspring has been saved and is now under new management. Get ready for some cool and exciting new features. Stay tuned for more updates and happy posting!!”. In May 2013, Spring.me acquired the assets of Formspring. Spring.me was officially launched in beta in September 2013 and launched publicly in November 2013.
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