SongMeanings.net goes down, people freak out

Yesterday Songmeaning.net went down (just checked, still down). I started getting some comments and emails about it, which is odd because I have no affiliation with the site, I only posted a link to it. So, I googled "Songmeanings" and for some reason my blog post is the 3rd result. I guess that explains why people are contacting me. One email bordered on hysterical, the person clearly has a very strong attachment to the site.

Based on what little information I have, it sounds like the site has a very active set of users whose needs aren't quite being met. I've spent a little time on the site, and it could use a lot of usability tweaks, and apparently a much more reliable backend. I'd guess there is some real opportunity here for an enterprising web developer, the demand appears to be solid and unmet.

Posted April 20, 2005 11:13 AM