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While this news isn’t as big for wrestling fans as the time when Hogan slammed Andre or Roddy Piper smashed a coconut over the Superfly’s head, the WWE has announced they are closing their social networking service WWEUniverse. The service will close on January 2, 2011. It appears the WWEUniverse site was managed by social networking provider ONEsite. There doesn’t appear to be a way to export any of the content that a person placed on the social networking site and with only three days until closing, most won’t even know the site has hit the mat for the 1-2-3.
You can read the full announcement regarding the WWEUniverse closure and WWE Online Community Leader Corey Clayton notes, “Our WWE Universe Twitter account, @WWEUniverse, will continue to provide answers to your fan questions, re-tweeting the best comments from our followers, Superstars and Divas, and provide live coverage and pictures from select WWE events. In parting, I just want to say thank you to all the dedicated long-time members of this site that participated, contributed photos, blog posts, and comments in the Forums.”
Some fans wonder if the popularity of Twitter and Facebook rendered the site useless.
The WWE (will always be known as the WWF to me) is suggesting you add their accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For now I am going to go take my vitamins, say my prayers and be true to myself!
Last year Sevenload was ranked as one of the top 10 German-language startups. In May, Sevenload announced a new partnership with Brightcove. Today Sevenload has announced a new partnership with professional wrestling organization WWE.
The new partnership has launched localized websites in both Germany and France. The WWE loves to push their website stats each week on their wrestling shows. This partnership should help to increase their user counts and media impressions.
The new websites will feature the entire WWE video and photo content catalogue, as well as the latest RAW, SmackDown and ECW news in German and French. WWE also notes, “Every user will have the opportunity to become a fan of their favorite Superstar or Diva, which offers extensive biography information, statistics, a guestbook, new videos and photos.” The Sevenload team calls these new sites, “social media environments”.