Amazon Shuts Down DPReview

DPreview Masthead and text saying 'DPReview.com to close'

Dear readers,

After nearly 25 years of operation, DPReview will be closing in the near future. This difficult decision is part of the annual operating plan review that our parent company shared earlier this year.

The site will remain active until April 10, and the editorial team is still working on reviews and looking forward to delivering some of our best-ever content.

Everyone on our staff was a reader and fan of DPReview before working here, and we’re grateful for the communities that formed around the site.

Thank you for your support over the years, and we hope you’ll join us in the coming weeks as we celebrate this journey.

Sincerely,

Scott Everett
General Manager – DPReview.com

Source: DPReview

In the Noughties, I joined Last.fm, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Google/Gmail and many other services that, back then, were the plucky upstarts.

Some died, some grew wealthy and then more and more evil. With our data, with our interactions. And I watched as years of my data was sold on from company to company.

DPReview is just the latest reason for me to never, ever put any effort into a privately-owned, centralised service again.

Nope.