RIP: The Find
The Find ruined by Facebook (another one bites the dust)
The Find was one great shopping search engine. It really found great deals out there – especially outside the “big E-tailer” ecosystem. I can’t tell you how many interesting shops I discovered using that search engine. Was truly a valuable resource for many items from everyday products at lower prices, or even better – hard to find items that were in stock. It allowed me to scour the results until I was happy with my choice.
Well – Fakebook acquired them. It’s over. Here’s my translation to their farewell message posted on the webpage.
The Find sells out to Fakebook – now useless to everyone (except FB)
For the last nine years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a shopping experience that’s easy, efficient and fun – searching all the stores on the web to find just the right products you’re looking to buy.
That’s right – you worked hard to make a great product!
We are now starting our next chapter by combining forces with Facebook to do even more for consumers. Facebook’s resources and platform give us the opportunity to scale our expertise in product sourcing to the over 1 billion people that use the platform.
Next chapter? Joining forces? Tell us how!
Key members of our team are joining the company and will be working hard to integrate our technology to make the ads you see on Facebook every day better and more relevant to you.
What? Mingling on Fakebook doesn’t mean I’m CONSTANTLY shopping. I guess you’ll snoop through my timeline to “predict” what myself and my friends will waste our money on next, rather than letting us shop when we want to!
Unfortunately, this means we are taking our search engine offline.
Really? No. What it means is that your “search engine” was either considered a threat to Fakebook – or a way for them to add more (faux) value to their hollow company. You guys didn’t really care about making a great “search engine.” When you saw the dollar signs – your “customers” no longer mattered.
Thank you for your loyalty and for making this a fun journey for all of us! TheFind Team.
Thank you for making us rich by using the site and allowing us to become part of Fakebook.
Another reason to delete Facebook.