A year ago the MoMB was born. Actually I just wanted to check out the blog publishing system Textpattern (I love it.) I wrote a quick script which grabbed all links tagged as beta from my bookmarks at del.icio.us and populated them as articles to get some data to play around with. But then I couldn’t stop and the betas just kept coming…
If you like statistics:
1888 sites have been added (average of 5.17 per day)
- 1432 in public beta
- 96 in alpha
- 360 in private beta, by invitation, or stealth mode
Of those only 24 (1.3%) went out of business and 76 (4%) went out of beta (I might have missed a few.)
It has been an interesting year, tons of apps I can’t imagine living without now – if you’ve been hanging in here for a while I hope you’ve been discovering some cool sites too. A big thanks to all who have contributed links, feedback, and suggestions.
It doesn’t seem like the beta-phenomenon is cooling down soon, so stay tuned.