Do you love answering random question from formspring? I, personally start to addicted into it. But unfortunately, Formspring thas has launched in November 2009 announce that they are shutting down their site. You can check their blog to get know their original announcement.
Last Sunday, March 31st was the last day you able to ask questions or answering questions on Fromspring. And tomorrow (Monday, April 15th), the site will officially go offline and any content will be permanently deleted.
Therefore, you better to backup or export your account by following these steps:
- Log into your account and visit http://www.formspring.me/account/export
- Click the export button
- When your export is ready you’ll receive an email
- Visit http://www.formspring.me/account/export again to download a zip file with your data
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. On March 22, 2010, a 17-year-old West Islip, New York high school graduate committed suicide, reportedly after dozens of insulting comments about her had been posted on Formspring in the days leading up to her death. Soon after, a local grassroots boycott of the Formspring site began.
They said in their blog, "While we’ve had great success in reaching a broad audience, it’s been challenging to sustain the resources needed to keep the lights on." Well, bye then Formspring. Thanks for such a great experience answering random question through the website.