The Seven Stages Of Li.St Shutting Down
- •1) Shock and denial. When I first started seeing lists about it, before I'd seen The Email, I thought it was some weird conspiracy and I denied that it could be true.
- •2) Pain and guilt. Obviously I feel deep emotional pain, but maybe it's my fault, because I only managed to get two people to join li.st, and neither is active. Should I have spent more time recruiting good users?
- •3) Anger and bargaining. Boy oh boy and I pissed off about losing li.st. I've even weighed in on lists talking about how I'd be willing to lay a monthly fee if they'd stick around!
- •4) Depression. I could make an entire "tfw..." list about this! • you wonder what you'll do with your li.st time. • if it's even worth it to go to the trouble of looking at your phone anymore. • all social media is pure crap now. • you wonder if the new app "they're working on" will be anywhere close to li.st. • anything matters. Anything at all.
- •5) The upward turn. At least people are listing heavily right now. That's good, right? I'm friending li.st people on twitter, FB and IG. That's good too, right?
- •6) Reconstruction and working through. Finally figure out InstaGram and start using it. Start tweeting about something other than that MoFo claiming to know what he's doing in the ova office.
- •7) Acceptance and hope. InstaGram might be a solid venue for Stuff Stuck To Cars, And maybe even Oreo flavor reviews. Twitter Li.St group and FB Li.St group - it sort of feels good already. This might work.
- •I'm still stuck on stage 4 most of the time.